NewsFour Cougars Earn AMC South Basketball Honors written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Four members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men's basketball team were recently honored when the American Mideast Conference South Division awards were announced.
Andy Dunn, a 6-foot-1 senior guard from Hamilton, Ohio, highlighted the list as he was named to the AMC South Division First Team. The former Lakota West High School star leads the Cougars in scoring at 20.2 points per game. He also leads the nation with 132 three-pointers made, and he ranks among the national leaders in free throw percentage at 92.0 percent (103-of-112). In addition, Dunn has recorded 68 assists and 28 steals.
Mark Hess, a 6-foot-6 freshman post from Ashland, Ohio, was named to the AMC South Division Second Team and was also selected as the AMC South Division Freshman of the Year. The former Ashland High School standout has averaged 12.5 points and 7.8 rebounds per game while shooting a team-best 54.6 percent from the field (159-for-291) in his first collegiate season. Hess has also contributed 43 assists, 17 blocked shots, and 21 steals.
Matt Hilbert, a 6-foot-7 senior center from Plain City, Ohio, was an AMC South Division Honorable Mention pick. The former Jonathan Alder High School star has averaged 10.2 points and a team-leading 9.1 rebounds per game. Hilbert has also compiled 52 assists, 17 blocked shots, and 34 steals.
Ryan Seesholtz, a 6-foot-4 freshman forward, joined Hess on the AMC South Division All-Freshmen Team. The former Georgetown High School standout has averaged 5.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game to go along with 19 assists, 10 blocked shots, and 22 steals.
MVNU is currently 21-11 overall, and the Cougars finished tied for second in the AMC South Division with a 13-5 mark. The team will host either Nyack (N.Y.) College or Roberts Wesleyan (N.Y.) College in the National Christian College Athletic Association East Region championship game at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 13.