The NEC Awards Those Responsible for the Madness this Past March

From the Mount’s surprise run to the NEC Men’s Championship Game to…  LIU Brooklyn becoming the first team in league history to secure a third straight title to… the Quinnipiac women delivering the school’s first-ever NCAA bid to…  Robert Morris’ NIT game against Kentucky, this past March was as action-packed as ever in the Northeast Conference.

The most-active folks last month weren’t the student-athletes on the court, but the rabid fans of the NEC.

Fans packed the league’s venues, flooded social media outlets, and stoked the madness that has become synonymous with March.

In this Overtime! Blog post, we honored the Best of the Best when it comes to fan participation.

Through various contests and promotions, fans had opportunities to secure a NEC Prize Pack.  The lucky recipients are listed below.

 

Overtime! #NEC13 Sixth Man Award Winner
Founded in 2012, the Overtime! Sixth Man award goes to the No. 1 fan of the NEC Tournament as chosen by the Overtime! Blog staff.  Attendance to games, Social Media Activity and Submitting Photos are the ways to score points in this contest.

Robert Morris may have come up short in the NEC Tournament semifinal round, but the Colonials’ early exit wasn’t enough to stop Ethan Woy.

 

Congratulations @WoyRMU15, you are the #NEC13 Sixth Man!

We’ve collected some of @WoyRMU15’s Tweets and posted the in the gallery below…

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For being named the #NEC13 #SixthMan, @WoyRMU15 will receive a Grand Prize pack that consists of:

– $100 in American Express Gift Cards
– Official NEC Hoodie Sweatshirt
– 2 NEC Tournament T-shirts
– NEC Tournament Program
– NEC Blanket

 

#NECPridePix
The NEC asked its fans to provide the sights of March by sending their photos over Twitter and Instagram.  The Overtime! Blog staff sifted through the pile of images it received and pulled out six of them, which the staff felt best projected #NECPride.  The captions and descriptions that accompanied the photos were weighed heavily in the selection process.

The contest will give YOU the chance to whittle these six photos down to one #NEC13 winner.  Beginning on Tuesday April 30 at 5:00 pm EST, the NEC will conduct a fan vote on its Facebook page.  Fans will have until Monday night, May 6 at 11:59 pm to log onto the NEC’s Facebook home and “like” the photo they think is best.  The photo that accumulates the most “likes” during the voting period will be the winner.  The person who submitted the winning photo will receive a #NEC13 Grand Prize Pack.

The #NECPridePix Grand Prize Pack consists of:

– $100 in American Express Gift Cards
– Official NEC Hoodie Sweatshirt
– 2 NEC Tournament T-shirts
– NEC Tournament Program
– NEC Blanket

The six photos are displayed in the gallery below, but to vote for your favorite, you must log onto Facebook and visit the Northeast Conference page.

#Final6 – Browse the Photos

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#Final6 – The Culprits
Here’s a list of the “tweeps” responsible for the #NECPridePix #Final6.  The NEC school they resprent is in parentheses ( ).

@im_auric (Mount St. Mary’s)

@Annajdelatorre (Robert Morris)

@Just_E_Nough (Robert Morris)

@TheTimWhite (Bryant)

@DC_redneck (Mount St. Mary’s)

@duck_duck_roos (Saint Francis U)

Forecasting the #NECElite
Below are the winners of our “Forecasting The #NECElite” Contest.  Particpants were asked to predict the 2013 All-NEC major award winners via Twitter.  Only two perfect submissions were received.

2013 #NECElite MBB Champion
Nelson Castillo (Hillside, NJ)
@NelCastBHJ
COY: Tim O’Shea (BRY), ROY: Shivaughn Wiggins (MSM), DPOY: Kenneth Ortiz (CCSU), MIP: Earl Brown (SFU), POY: Jamal Olasewere (LIU) #NECElite

2013 #NECElite WBB Champion
Joseph Irace (Oceanport, NJ)
‏@josephirace
POY – Artemis Spanou, DPOY – Felicia Barron , ROY – Ashley Ravelli, COY – Tricia Fabbri @NECSports #NECElite

Each winner will receive an #NECElite Prize Pack that consists of:

– $50 in Ruby Tuesday giftcards
– NEC Tournament Tee-Shirt
– NEC Tournament Program
– NEC Blanket

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