NewsHarrison Native Signs to Play Basketball at MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s basketball team has signed another recruit for the 2004-2005 season as Amy Sebastian has committed to attend MVNU to further her education and continue her basketball career with the Lady Cougars.
Sebastian, a 5-foot-8 guard from Harrison, Ohio, averaged 22.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.9 steals, and 3.0 assists per game as a senior at Landmark Christian Academy. In addition to becoming the school’s all-time leading scorer, she also set the school record for most points in a game with 42. Sebastian was a three-time Southwest District 16 First Team and Miami Valley Conference First Team selection and was the Southwest District 16 and Miami Valley Conference Player of the Year as a senior. She was also the Most Valuable Player of the NCSSA Thanksgiving Tournament as a senior and was named to the NCSSA Second Team.
"I am excited that Amy has chosen MVNU to continue her education and athletic career,” said MVNU head coach Steve Gregory. "She is very humble even after putting up outstanding numbers this past season at the high school level. She is a strong Christian, who will be a very nice fit for our institution. She is also a very good student and maintained a high grade point average, and she will receive an academic scholarship which I am very pleased about.”
"Amy will come in and compete for playing time primarily at the 3-guard position,” Gregory added. "She has the size and speed to play the position. Now, she will need the knowledge and confidence that will come with time and repetition at our level. I look forward to helping her reach her full potential as a person and a student-athlete while here at MVNU.”
In addition to playing basketball, Sebastian was also a member of student council and National Honor Society at Landmark Christian.
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Sebastian of her college choice. "I wanted to attend a smaller Christian college and I just really liked the atmosphere at MVNU. I wanted the opportunity to play basketball as well, and the people at MVNU are great.”
MVNU, an NAIA Division II school, finished the 2003-2004 season with a 7-22 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.