The Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's basketball team has added another player to its 2001-2002 recruiting class with the addition of Amy Myers.
Myers, a 5-foot-5 guard from Van Wert, Ohio, has decided to further her education and continue her basketball career at MVNC. As a senior at Crestview High School, she set a school record by making 55 three-pointers while averaging 12.7 points and 2.6 assists per game. She also finished her career with a school-record 105 treys. For her efforts, she was named to the Northwest Conference First Team and selected to play in the District 8 All-Star game following her senior season.
"Amy had an outstanding senior season at Crestview," said MVNC head coach Steve Gregory. "She shot the ball very well from the three-point line and averaged almost three assists per game. She will compete for playing time at the point and shooting guard spot for us in 2001-2002."
"Amy has also shown great leadership during her high school career," Gregory added. "She has proven herself as a very good student. She is a great fit to our institution and our basketball program. She is a solid Christian student-athlete, and I look forward to working with Amy for the next four years. She is a tremendous person and a gifted player who will help us in the near future."
In addition to her success on the basketball court, Myers has been active on Student Council for three years including serving as the president her senior year. She is also a member of National Honor Society, and was selected as the homecoming queen as a senior.
"There are several reasons why I chose to attend MVNC," said Myers, who plans to major in biology. "It is a Christian school where I can continue to grow in my Christian faith. I can also further my education in the field of biology and also advance to the next level in my basketball career. The school has a beautiful campus, and I have also seen the success and heard the positive comments of previous graduates."
The Lady Cougars posted a 20-12 overall record this year for their second straight 20-win season. MVNC also won the National Christian College Athletic Association national title despite entering the NCCAA National Tournament as the eighth-seed at the eight-team tournament.