NewsNorth Union Basketball Player Signs to Play at MVNU
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - The Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s basketball team has added another recruit for the 2005-2006 season with the addition of Sarah Feasel, who has decided to further her education at MVNU and continue her basketball career with the Lady Cougars.
Feasel, a 5-foot-7 guard from Richwood, Ohio, averaged 12.2 points and 4.7 rebounds per game as a senior at North Union High School. She also shot 73 percent from the free throw line and 31 percent from three-point range. Feasel was a two-time Mid-Ohio Athletic Conference Second Team selection and was an All-District Honorable Mention pick as a senior. She was also named to the Columbus Dispatch Honorable Mention list in Division III following her senior year.
"I am happy that Sarah has chosen to join our program and become a Lady Cougar basketball player,” said MVNU head coach Steve Gregory. "She had a very nice senior season as she was her team’s focal point each night out. She did well, but I’m sure it will be nice to have some of that pressure off her shoulders as she can come in and concentrate on just being another weapon here at MVNU. Her team needed her to make the plays every night in order for them to succeed, while we will just simply ask her to go out and play her game and not worry about having to do too much. I think she will be a very nice fit.”
"Sarah was also forced into playing mostly at the point guard position during her senior season,” Gregory added. "We will ask her to focus more on the shooting and off-guard positions here. I look forward to the opportunity of working with Sarah over the next few years and helping her continue to reach her full potential athletically, academically, and spiritually.”
"There are several reasons why I chose MVNU,” said Feasel. "First, it is a Christian school and the campus is really nice. MVNU has what I want to study (Psychology) and it offers many opportunities to go on mission trips. It is also close to home and I will get the opportunity to continue my basketball career there.”
MVNU, an NAIA Division II school, finished the 2004-2005 season with a 7-20 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.