44 Josh Kipfer
44 Josh Kipfer
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 225
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Wadsworth, Ohio
High School: Wadsworth
Position: C

A true low post player who can score with a variety of moves and has the potential to take on an important role once again … Expected to combine his competitiveness, experience, intelligence, and size into his best season yet … Team captain.

2014-15: Had a productive season as he was Wooster’s fifth-leading scorer, piling up 7.0 points as well as 5.6 rebounds in 14.8 minutes per game … Very efficient scorer as he converted 61.3 percent from the field and 79.2 percent at the foul line … Also had the second-most blocks on the squad with 26 and ranked ninth in the conference (0.9 bpg) in that category … Scored double figures in nine games, including 11 points versus DePauw (Feb. 28) during the NCAC Tournament finals and a career-high 26 in season opener against No. 20 Cabrini (Nov. 15) … Collected a career-high 15 rebounds in the Cabrini game as well for a double-double.

2013-14: Earned a spot in the regular rotation, averaging 16.6 minutes while playing in all 30 games … Scored 5.0 points a night and grabbed 3.8 rebounds, plus totaled a team-high 25 blocked shots as well as 21 steals … Ranked 10th in the conference in blocks (0.8 bpg) … Recorded five double-digit scoring outings, highlighted by a stretch of three consecutive 12-point games (Dec. 29-Jan. 4) … Two of his three nine-rebound games on the season also came during that stretch … Produced two games with three blocks and two with three steals, including a three-block, two-steal effort at Allegheny (Feb. 19).

2012-13: Appeared in 16 games, totaling 18 points, 32 rebounds, six assists, and five blocked shots … Played in two of three NCAA Div. III Championship games, including matching a season high with five rebounds during 10 minutes against Penn State Behrend (March 2) … Also pulled down a key rebound and had a steal during eight productive minutes of the eventual conference tourney semifinal victory over Wittenberg (Feb. 22) when top-two centers both got into foul trouble … Scored season-high four points in collegiate debut versus Carnegie Mellon (Nov. 16), and recorded three blocked shots next night against Adrian (Nov. 17).

Prior to Wooster: Honorable mention all-Ohio in Division I as a senior at Wadsworth High School … Also the 2011-12 Medina County Gazette MVP after averaging 18.9 points, 11.0 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks … Twice selected to Northeast Inland All-District Second Team and three-time all-league with the Grizzlies.

Personal: Born on July 26, 1993 … Is the son of Jon and Suzanne Kipfer … Majoring in business economics.