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Adam Koch

School

University of Northern Iowa

Position
Forward
Major
Biology/Biomedical
PPG
11.8
RPG
4.9
APG
1.4

Classroom

Koch carries a 3.34 grade point average at Northern Iowa entering his senior season while studying biology/biomedical.  He earned ESPN the Magazine all-district honors and is a Missouri Valley Conference first-team Scholar-Athlete selection.

Character

Koch speaks at elementary schools with the UNI coaching staff and works with the youth during Panther Pals, a basketball camp for youth who are fans of the Northern Iowa Panthers.  He represents Northern Iowa athletics at fundraisers and is a high school retreat leader at Nativity.

Community

Koch volunteered his time sandbagging during the summer of 2008 floods in Cedar Falls, Iowa.  He also participated in cleanup after an F5 tornado destroyed the town of Parkersburg, Iowa, that same summer.  Koch has spoken to kids at Woody Wilson’s basketball camps in Green Bay and has volunteered at Christmas tree lots and soup kitchens for the Knights of Columbus.  Additionally, he participated in the “Just Read!” program, where he read to elementary students in the Cedar Valley.

Competition

Koch earned first-team all-Missouri Valley honors as a junior and was named to the MVC All-Tournament squad after helping lead the Panthers to the MVC postseason title and an automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.  Also during his junior season, he was a first-team NABC All-District choice and led the squad with 412 points (12.1 points per game).  He poured in a team-best 158 free throws out of 205 attempts (77.1 percent) and ranked second on the team with 173 rebounds (5.1 rebounds per game).  He had four double-doubles to compliment 20 double-figure outings on the year and scored 17 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in an 81-70 victory over Chicago State on November 25, 2008.  Koch also tallied 18 points and secured 12 rebounds in an overtime game versus Iowa State on December 3, 2008.  He was named the MVC Player of the Week (January 12, 2009) after averaging 17.5 points per game, 10.0 rebounds per game and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 61.6 percent from the field in wins at Creighton and at home over Missouri State. Koch had an impressive streak of 28 consecutive free throws made snapped against Southern Illinois on February 11, 2009, four short of the Panthers’ record held by Bill McCoy (32 in a row in 1971-72).