WALLA WALLA - Whitman freshman Josh Duckworth was selected D3hoops.com NCAA D-III West Region Rookie of the Year.
Duckworth, a 6-foot-2 guard from Los Angeles, was Whitman's second-leading scorer, averaging 12.6 points per game, during the 2010-11 Missionary season. Duckworth earned All-NWC Honorable Mention recognition at season's end.
The Missionaries rolled to an 18-7 regular season record that included an 11-5 mark and second-place finish in the NWC.
Making its first postseason appearance in 15 years, Whitman knocked off Lewis & Clark in the first round of the NWC playoffs before losing at Whitworth in the conference finals with a national championship tournament berth at stake.