NewsFour Lady Cougars Receive NCCAA East Region Awards
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - Four members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University women’s basketball team were recognized when the National Christian College Athletic Association East Region awards were announced on Friday.
Amy Sebastian, a freshman wing from Harrison, Ohio, was named to the 10-person NCCAA East Region Team. The former Landmark Christian Academy standout led MVNU in scoring (13.5 points per game) as she started all 27 games in her first collegiate season. Sebastian also recorded a team-high 60 steals to go with 61 assists and 129 rebounds. She shot 40.3 percent from the field (127-for-315), 26.7 percent from three-point range (23-for-86), and 62.1 percent at the free throw line (87-for-140).
Erin Arnett, a junior center from Miamisburg, Ohio, was also named to the NCCAA East Region Team. The former Miamisburg High School product averaged 11.7 points and a team-high 6.6 rebounds per game while shooting a team-best 51.3 percent from the field (119-for-232). Arnett also compiled 12 assists, 12 blocked shots, and 11 steals, and she shot 68.4 percent from the free throw line (78-for-114).
Katie Keller, a sophomore guard from Prospect, Ohio, rounded out the NCCAA East Region Team selections for the Lady Cougars. The former Elgin High School star averaged 11.9 points and 2.1 rebounds per game, and she was also second on the team with 73 assists, 51 steals, and 36 three-pointers made. Keller shot 36.8 percent from the field (111-for-302), 29.0 percent from three-point range (36-for-124), and 79.0 percent from the free throw line (64-for-81).
Jenny Morris, a senior forward from Mount Perry, Ohio, was an NCCAA East Region Honorable Mention pick. The former Sheridan High School standout averaged 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds in her final collegiate season and led the team with 45 three-pointers made. Morris shot 35.8 percent from the field (73-for-204), 31.9 percent from three-point range (45-for-141), and 78.6 percent at the free throw line (22-for-28).
MVNU finished the season with a 7-20 overall record and a 3-15 mark in the AMC South Division.