#32 Zac VanDeWater

Water is the most genuine guy I have met in my life. He is always looking out for others and doing his best to make them feel loved. He is also a lockdown defender. I would trust him to guard Lebron James on the final play of game 7 in the NBA finals.
— Bob Peters, Sophomore


  • 6'5 Senior Guard
  • Named Crossroads League Defensive Player of the Year in 2013-2014
  • Two-time member of the 'Man's Club' at IWU
  • Had double-doubles in the Final Four and National Championship games in 2014


Why I chose IWU...

I chose IWU because it was the best fit for me.  Through prayer, the Lord made it clear IWU was the place I should be.

What IAm3 means to me...

IAm3 means that I put God and others before myself.  It means that I don't look out for myself but I do what is best for the team.

What does it mean to play fearlessly?

Playing fearlessly means that I have put my faith in something greater than myself, which allows me to play freely and without worries.

Thoughts on the coaching staff...

The coaching staff at IWU has been one of the biggest factors in transforming me from a boy into a man.  They challenge me in all aspects of my life but have always been with me throughout the entire process.  Without the IWU coaches, I can honestly say I wouldn't be half the man I am today.