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Posted January 12, 2018 at 9:39 am

Tim Biakapia Earns NJCAA Player Of The Week Honors For Second Time In His Career

Pennsylvania Highlands Community College men’s basketball forward Tim Biakapia (Northwest High School, Germantown, MD) has been named the NJCAA Division III National Player of the Week for the second time in his career.

During play last week, he averaged 33 points per game, 17.5 rebounds per game, and 3 blocked shots per game. He shot 94.1% from the free throw line. Penn Highlands won both games played (January 4th and January 6th).

“Tim is a leader that deserves all the recognition that comes his way,” stated Landon Loya, Black Bears Head Basketball Coach. “He is resourceful, has a great attitude, and is a respected teammate. Being able to coach a player like Tim is an honor, and Penn Highlands is grateful to have him.”

Tim Biakapia, a sophomore, has recorded a double-double in 13 straight games. He currently ranks in the top ten in numerous NJCAA national statistical categories including:

  • 3rd in points per game
  • 3rd in field goal percentage
  • 4th in rebounds per game
  • 4th in defensive rebounds
  • 5th in points
  • 6th in total rebounds
  • 9th in offensive rebounds

In his collegiate career at Penn Highlands, Tim has scored 898 points, has grabbed 471 rebounds, and has a double-double in 31 of 38 games played. He was a 1st Team All-Western Pennsylvania Collegiate Conference and 2nd Team All-Region XX in his freshman year.