The Mount Vernon Nazarene College women's basketball team will honor its three seniors prior to the Lady Cougars' regular-season finale against Shawnee State University at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
Angie Svagerko, Trisha Smith, and Angie Trainer will be recognized for their efforts over the past fours. During that span, MVNC posted a 64-59 overall record, played in three National Christian College Athletic Association national tournaments, and won the program's second NCCAA national title in 2001.
Svagerko, a 5-foot-6 guard from Campbell, Ohio, is a three-year member of the women's basketball team in addition to playing four years on the varsity softball team. Despite limited playing time throughout her career, the Ursuline High School product accepted her role and continued to work hard with her team-above-self attitude.
Smith, a 5-foot-1 guard from Gahanna, Ohio, has played for the Lady Cougars all four years. She has seen action in 39 games during her career, but her contributions to the team reach beyond her time on the hardwood. The Gahanna-Lincoln High School graduate has shown dedication and willingness to help out the team in any way during her time in an MVNC uniform.
Trainer, a 5-foot-10 forward from Washington Court House, Ohio, has compiled one of the best careers in the program's history. The former Miami Trace High School star ranks second in school history in career scoring (1,570 points), first in career steals (282), second in career free throws made (473), fifth in career assists (286), and seventh in career rebounds (636). She leads the team this year in scoring at 14.2 points per game, and she has compiled 146 rebounds, 74 assists, and 66 steals. Trainer was also an important part of the Lady Cougars' NCCAA title last year as she was named the Most Valuable Player of the national tournament and also an NCCAA All-American.