NewsMVNU's Dunn Earns NCCAA Player of the Week Honors Again
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Andy Dunn, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team, was recently selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for his efforts during the week of January 5-11.
Dunn, a 6-foot-1 senior guard from Hamilton, Ohio, led the Cougars to a 2-1 record for the week as he earned the NCCAA Player of the Week award for the third time this season. In a 57-56 victory over Shawnee State University, the former Lakota West High School standout led the team with 14 points as MVNU rallied from a 17-point deficit for the win. Dunn added a game-high 28 points and nailed six three-pointers in an 84-76 loss at Malone College. Then, he closed out the week with a game-high 29 points including 20 points in the second half as the Cougars rallied from another 17-point deficit to post a 75-73 win at Wilberforce University. Dunn's three free throws with two seconds left gave MVNU its only lead of the second half.
For the week, Dunn averaged 23.7 points per game and accounted for 34.1 percent of the Cougars' scoring. He shot 48.8 percent from the field (20-for-41), 42.4 percent from three-point range (14-for-33), and made all 17 of his free throw attempts including an 11-for-11 performance at the charity stripe in the victory at Wilberforce.
On the season, Dunn leads MVNU and ranks twelfth in NAIA Division II with a 20.4 points per game scoring average. He is also second in the nation in three-pointers made per game (4.12) with 70 treys in 17 contests, and he ranks fourth in the nation by shooting 93.8 percent from the free throw line (60-for-64). Dunn recently tied the MVNU school record for consecutive free throws made at 32 and counting, and he is just 64 points away from becoming the 26th member of the Cougars' 1000-point club in only his third season with the team after transferring from Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) University.