Horner Named Finalist for Bob Cousy Award

Feb. 2, 2006

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Iowa senior guard Jeff Horner is one of 16 finalists for the 2006 Bob Cousy Award, an honor presented annually to the nation’s top collegiate point guard. Horner is one of 16 finalists that includes 12 Division I players and two players each from Division II and III. The award will be presented Monday, April 3 at the Final Four in Indianapolis, IN.

The Mason City native has played in 111 games over the past four seasons, missing four games earlier this season due to a knee injury after playing in every game his first three years. Horner scored a career-high 32 points in Iowa’s win at Purdue Wednesday night, helping Iowa improve to 6-2 in Big Ten play and 17-5 on the season.

With seven three-point baskets at Purdue, Horner became Iowa’s career leader with 230 three-pointers. He ranks second in three-point attempts (630), third in assists (557), ninth in blocked shots (148) and 14th in scoring (1,327). He has also totaled 510 career rebounds. His career averages are 12 points, five assists and 4.6 rebounds and his career free throw percentage is 81.5%.

Nominees for the Bob Cousy Award were solicited through the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC). Horner is one of three players from the Big Ten Conference on the list of finalists. The others are Dee Brown of Illinois and Daniel Horton of Michigan.