Date Posted:04/11/2006,  11:00AM

Petrie Named State Player of the Year

BRUNSWICK, Maine - Bowdoin College senior Kyle Petrie (Iowa City, Iowa) has been named as the State Player of the Year by the Maine Basketball Coaches Association in postseason honors released on Monday. Petrie was also named as a First-Team All-State selection, while first-year Kyle Jackson (Acton, Mass.) was named to the state's All-Rookie squad.

Petrie led Bowdoin in scoring and rebounding with 16.7 points per game average, to go with 6.8 boards, and closes out his career as one of the most versatile players in school history. The 6-5 forward is the only player in Bowdoin College men's basketball history to rank in the top five all-time in points, rebounds and assists. In addition, he also stands among the best defensive players, ranking in the top five in blocked shots and in the top ten in steals in Polar Bear history. He scored exactly 1600 points in his four years at Bowdoin to rank fourth all-time at the school and finished with 770 career rebounds (third) and 336 assists (fourth). His 121 blocks stand third all-time, while his 114 swipes are sixth. His 101 career three-pointers are tenth among Bowdoin players, while his .428 percentage from beyond the arc stands third.

Kyle Jackson posted a solid rookie campaign with the Polar Bears, seeing action in all 25 of the team's games and averaging 19.6 minutes per contest. The 6-3 forward averaged 4.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game last season, connecting on 41% of his shots, including 13 three-pointers. He was also strong defensively, grabbing 1.2 steals per game.

The Polar Bears finished fifth in the NESCAC standings in 2006 with an overall record of 16-9.