Schutte chosen as NAIA Honorable Mention All-American

By Jacob Knabel on Mar. 21, 2023 in Men's Basketball

2022-23 NAIA Men’s Basketball All-Americans

SEWARD, Neb. – A major reason why Concordia Men’s Basketball has made back-to-back national tournaments, Noah Schutte was recognized on Tuesday (March 21) by the NAIA. Schutte was selected as a 2022-23 NAIA Honorable Mention All-American. The All-America list includes 36 individuals named to either the first, second or third teams and another 47 honorable mention award winners.

Schutte is the fourth player under Head Coach Ben Limback to earn some form of All-America recognition. The others were Carter Kent (second team in 2022), Brevin Sloup (honorable mention in 2020) and Chandler Folkerts (second team in 2017 and honorable mention in 2016).

Said Limback of Schutte, “He went into this year as a marked man and I don’t think people understand, when you’re the marked man that’s a really hard thing because everybody’s gameplan is geared around you to start with. He had that kind of pressure and always drew the best defender and double teams, but the team needed him to produce. He wasn’t using that as an excuse. He really came on at the end in those back-to-back games at Dakota Wesleyan and Northwestern and had probably one of the best games in Concordia history. We fed off Noah’s consistency. I don’t know if people understand how hard it is to do that every night. I’m so proud of him, not just statistically but also for his leadership by example. He continues to elevate his game, and I’m thankful he’ll be back next year.”

A native of Laurel, Neb., Schutte earned First Team All-GPAC accolades this past season while averaging 20.1 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. His shooting percentages were impressive across the board: 54.4 from the floor, 46.3 from 3-point range and 79.4 from the foul line. His crown jewel single game effort was his 38-point, 18-rebound output in the GPAC quarterfinal win at Northwestern. In that contest, Schutte broke the school record with nine 3-point field goals. Schutte’s average of 20.1 points per game is the highest in a season for a Concordia player since Jon Ziegler averaged 21.3 points in 2006-07. Schutte was recognized on the NAIA National Championship All-Tournament Team in 2022. Through 83 career collegiate games, Schutte has totaled 1,157 points and 458 rebounds.

All-Time Concordia All-Americans
Scott Beck (2005-HM)
Porter Birtell (2012-HM)
Tyler Byrd (2011-HM)
Josh Dahlke (1999-HM)
Rick Dietze (2003-HM; 2004-2nd)
Darin Englebart (1995-2nd; 1996-2nd)
Chandler Folkerts (2016-HM; 2017-2nd)
Jason Glines (1993-HM; 1994-HM)
Jason Jisa (2005-3rd)
Carter Kent (2022-2nd)
Ben Limback (1998-HM; 1999-HM)
Drew Olson (2003-HM)
John Puelz (1992-HM)
Scott Schmidt (1997-HM)
Tim Schroeder (2000-HM)
Noah Schutte (2023-HM)
Brevin Sloup (2020-HM)
Devin Smith (1992-HM)
Glen Snodgrass (1997-HM)
Bret Walter (1996-HM)
Travis Wischmeier (2002-HM)
Jon Ziegler (2007-3rd)