The Mount Vernon Nazarene College athletic department honored its men's and women's basketball teams with a banquet in the MVNC cafeteria on Tuesday night.
The women's basketball team selected senior guard Anne Nussbaum as its Most Valuable Player and senior guard Holly Riggle as its Cougar Award recipient.
Nussbaum led the Lady Cougars in scoring (13.4 points per game), assists (129), and steals (90), while also becoming the program's career leader in three-pointers. She also broke the single-game scoring record with 40 points in the final game of her career against Oakland City (IN) University. Meanwhile, Riggle, who played in all 36 games this year, averaged 4.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game off the bench.
The men's basketball team selected senior forward Adam Stevens as its Most Valuable Player and senior forward J.D. Burke as its Cougar Award recipient.
Stevens led the Cougars in scoring (17.6 points per game) and rebounding (8.6 boards per contest). He also finished his career ranked first in rebounds (1,112) and third in points (1,995). Burke averaged 4.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game as he played in all 34 games and made 18 starts.
Freshman Phil Argento, a guard on the men's basketball team, was selected as the Cougar Sports Associates' "Freshman of the Year". Argento, who was the American Mideast Conference Freshman of the Year, averaged 13.7 points per game and nailed a team-high 82 three-pointers in his rookie campaign.