NewsFormer Danville Basketball Standout Transfers to MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women's basketball team has added another key player to its 2003-2004 roster as the Lady Cougars have received a commitment from Hillary Proper to join the team next season.
Proper, a 5-foot-8 guard from Danville, Ohio, has decided to transfer from Point Loma Nazarene (Calif.) University to MVNU after attending PLNU for two years and playing basketball there for one season. As a senior at Danville High School, Proper averaged 17 points, eight rebounds, five steals, and three assists per game. She was named the District Player of the Year and selected to the All-Conference First Team. She was also an Honorable Mention All-Ohioan.
"We are excited that Hillary has decided to transfer back home to MVNU," said Steve Gregory, the Lady Cougars' head coach. "She had a very good high school career full of honors after posting some good statistics at Danville High School. We missed out on Hillary in the first go-round of the recruiting process, but I am glad that she is back home now and ready to get going."
"Hillary will be a sophomore eligibility-wise and is coming in with a big class of eight freshmen," Gregory added. "She will have the opportunity to compete right away. I look forward to helping her reach her full potential on and off the hardwood over the next three years."
In addition to playing basketball and also participating in track and field, Proper was a member of National Honor Society and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. She served as Student Council president and a class president. She was also active in Physics Club and French Club.
MVNU, an NAIA Division II school, finished the 2002-2003 season with a 10-19 overall record. The Lady Cougars, who won the National Christian College Athletic Association national title in 2001, compete in the American Mideast Conference South Division.