NewsMVNU's Dunn Sweeps Basketball Player of the Week Honors
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Andy Dunn, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team, has been selected as the American Mideast Conference and National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for his performance during the week of December 7-13.
Dunn, a 6-foot-1 senior guard from Hamilton, Ohio, led the Cougars to a 72-66 overtime victory at the University of Rio Grande in the team's only game during the week. The former Lakota West High School standout scored 21 of his game-high 25 points after halftime as he helped MVNU rally from an early 15-1 deficit. Dunn finished the game shooting 9-for-15 from the field overall and 3-for-9 from three-point range. He also nailed all four of his free throw attempts and added one assist, one blocked shot, and one steal. The win was only the third ever for the Cougars at Rio Grande and only the tenth in 58 meetings overall between the two schools.
For the season, Dunn leads MVNU in scoring with a 20.2 points per game average. He has already nailed a team-high 52 three-pointers and is shooting 40.0 percent from beyond the arc (52-for-130). He also leads the team in free throw percentage by going 34-for-38 at the charity stripe (89.5 percent). In addition, he has compiled 29 assists and 17 steals.
The Cougars are currently 9-4 overall and 1-0 in the AMC South Division as the team heads to a two-week break for the holidays. MVNU will return to action on Saturday, January 3, when the Cougars will travel to Cedarville for an AMC South game against the Yellow Jackets, who are currently ranked second in the NAIA Division II national poll. That game is slated to tip off at 7:30 p.m.