Ashland University senior guard/forward Tyler Rosenberger (Woodmore) is tied for first in the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference in free throw percentage (.889) and is fourth in steals (14/2.0 spg.).
So far, Rosenberger is averaging 8.0 ppg., and 3.1 rpg and is shooting 47.4 percent (18-of-38) from the floor.
The Eagles are 2-3 on the season so far. In Ashland’s last game the Eagles jumped out to an early lead and overpowered the Tiffin Dragons, 90-65. That was AU’s 13th consecutive win over the Dragons, but it was the first time the teams met as members of the GLIAC.
The Ashland University men’s basketball team has been selected to finish third in the 2008-09 GLIAC media preseason poll.
The 6-6, 195 pound Rosenberger has made a steady climb up the bench since he arrived on campus in 2005-06. Once known as a role player off the bench, he's now a team leader and one of AU's key players for the 2008-09 season.
A year ago, Rosenberger played in 28 games, started 27 times and averaged 8.2 ppg. He averaged 4.9 rpg., the second highest figure on the team.
Rosenberger had two double-digit rebounding games last season. He had a career-best 13 rebounds at West Virginia Wesleyan (Dec. 17, 2007) and collected 10 boards at Wayne State (Dec. 8, 2007).
The forward was sixth in the GLIAC in field goal percentage (.563). He handed out a career-high six assists against Rio Grande (Dec. 28, 2007). Rosenberger scored 16 or more points four times and reached his career high of 19 points twice - at Gannon (Mar. 1, 2008) and at Wayne State (Dec. 8, 2007). Rosenberger tied for second on the team in steals (23).
In 2006-07, he played 28 games and averaged 24.2 minutes per game coming off the bench. He averaged 5.2 ppg. and 4.3 rpg. That season, he had a season-high 11 rebounds at Gannon (Jan. 4, 2007) and reached his season high of 11 points twice. He handed out a season-high four assists against Tiffin (Dec. 19, 2006). His freshman year, Rosenberger averaged 1.8 ppg., and 1.7 rpg., while appearing in 17 games.
At Woodmore, Rosenberger was a two-time, all-state selection in basketball. At the time of his graduation, he was second in career points (1,369) and steals (227). His senior year he averaged 20.3 ppg., 7.0 rpg., 4.9 apg., 2.0 spg.
Twice he was named the Suburban Lakes player of the year. Rosenberger was the District 7 player of the year and a first team All-Northwest Ohio Division III all-star.
Rosenberger’s senior year (2004-05), Woodmore went 21-3 and won league, district and sectional championships. He played in the Ohio North-South all-star game and the Ohio-Indiana all-star game.