Mount Vernon Nazarene University
800 Martinsburg Rd
Mount Vernon, OH 43050
Two Cougars Named to CoSIDA
Academic All-District Team
written by Dave Parsons, Sports Information Director
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio - For the second straight year,
two members of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University men’s basketball
team have been named to the ESPN The Magazine® Academic All-District
IV College Division First Team as selected by the College Sports
Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Only six NAIA players
were selected nationwide.
For the second straight year, MVNU landed two players on the
five-person All-District IV First Team as senior point guard Alan
Bock and junior center Mark Hess were each selected along with Andy
Warnock of Ohio Wesleyan University, Brad Brinkiman of Kalamazoo
(Mich.) College, and Kyle Witucky from the College of Wooster.
Bock, a native of Tallmadge, Ohio, is averaging 5.5 points and
2.8 rebounds per game to go with a team-leading 143 assists and
60 steals. A member of the All-District IV Second Team in 2004
and the All-District IV First Team in 2005, Bock is a Biology
(Pre-Medicine) major with a 3.995 grade point average.
Hess, a native of Ashland, Ohio, is second for the Cougars in
scoring (15.0 points per game) and leads the team in rebounding
(8.2 rebounds per game) to go with 54 assists, 17 steals, and 10
blocked shots. Hess is an Integrated Math Education major with a
3.609 grade point average, and he was named to the All-District
IV First Team in 2005 as well.
The Academic All-District IV College Division Teams are selected
by CoSIDA members. Eligible student-athletes are nominated by
their school’s sports information director and must have at
least a 3.20 grade point average and be at least in their
sophomore year. The District IV College Division consists of
NCAA Division II and III and NAIA schools in Alabama, Kentucky,
Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee.
MVNU is currently 19-8 overall and in second place in the
American Mideast Conference South Division with a 10-5 mark. The
Cougars, who are also ranked 19th in the latest NAIA Division II
poll, will host Ohio Dominican University on Saturday at 7:30