Brady Skeens wins MIAA's Ken B. Jones Award

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. (WIBW) -- Former Washburn basketball player Brady Skeens was named the MIAA's Ken B. Jones Award winner Monday night.

The award is given to the conference's top male and female student athletes from the previous academic year.

He is the third Washburn athlete to win the award, the first since Nikki Olberding in 1997-98 (Michael Dritlein won in 1995-96).

Skeens guided the Ichabods to the program's first NCAA postseason appearance since 2012. Washburn went 22-10 under first-year head coach Brett Ballard.

Skeens was named the MIAA Defensive Player of the Year for the third year in a row. As a senior, he led the nation with a 72.2 field goal percentage.

Skeens leaves Washburn as the program's all-time leader in blocked shots with 242.

Skeens graduated earlier this month with a double major in Bachelor of Business Administration (Management and Finance) as well as three minors in computer science information, economics and leadership studies.