March 14, 2012
DALLAS (SMU) - Senior Robert Nyakundi has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 11 second team. Nyakundi, an SMU team captain, adds to his accolades after being selected All-District by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and All-Conference USA third team. He ranks seventh in C-USA in scoring (14.8) and leads C-USA in 3-point percentage (41.4). He also ranks second in C-USA for threes made (2.7) and sixth in free throw percentage (.780).
Nyakundi also led SMU in rebounds (4.7) and field goal percentage (46.3) while adding 1.1 steals and an assist per game.
In 2010-11, Nyakundi led C-USA and was second in the NCAA in 3-point percentage (.497). He could become just the second person to lead C-USA in threes percentage twice. Drake Diener of DePaul led the league in 2003-04 (.459) and 2004-05 (.462).
Nyakundi finished his career second at SMU in 3-pointers made (267), second in 3-point percentage (43.4), second in free throw percentage (84.3) and 15th in points (1353).
Before his senior season, Nyakundi was selected Preseason All-C-USA second team by the league's coaches and Lindy's Sports Annuals. Additionally, The Sporting News tabbed him as the Best Shooter in C-USA.