NewsMVNU's Keller Named NCCAA Basketball Player of the Week
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Katie Keller, a member of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University women's basketball team, has been selected as the National Christian College Athletic Association Player of the Week for her performance during the week of November 3-9.
Keller, a 5-foot-5 freshman guard from Prospect, Ohio, had a memorable college debut as she scored 39 points - one shy of the Lady Cougars' single-game record - in an 84-55 victory at the University of Michigan-Dearborn. The former Elgin High School star nailed a school-record 12 three-pointers in 15 attempts as she shot 80 percent from beyond the arc. The 12 three-pointers made were one shy of the NAIA Division II national record.
For the season, Keller is tied for the team lead in scoring with a 19.5 points per game average. She leads the team with 12 three-pointers and four steals. She is shooting 60 percent from beyond the arc (12-for-20) and 46.4 percent from the field overall (13-of-28).
MVNU (2-0) will return to action on Friday when the Lady Cougars will host Grace (Ind.) College at 6:00 p.m. as part of the annual Homecoming festivities on campus.