Summary for Recipient: David Swanson, senior co-captain forward for Grace College (IN) led the Lancers to a 3-0 week and posted a double-double in each win. He averaged 21.7 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game. Swanson led all scorers against a win over IU-South Bend with 28 points on 13-18 shooting and 10 rebounds. In the Terry Polston Hoops for Hope Classic (hosted by Grace), Swanson helped Grace College upset #11 Cornerstone University. He scored 17 points and 11 rebounds. In the finals against NAIA DI Robert Morris, he scored 20 points and 12 rebounds. The Lancers captured the title and Swanson was named the Tournament MVP. He was also named the Mid-Central College Conference Player of the Week.
Summary for Recipient: Katie DeWitt averaged 27.5 points and 13.5 rebounds and shot 51% from the field over two games last week (66-72 loss to UW-Superior and 77-68 win over Augsburg). Against Superior, DeWitt scored 31 points and against Augsburg, her numbers included 24 points and 18 rebounds.
Summary for Recipient: Justin Kinsey, sophomore guard/forward for Valley Forge Christian College (PA) helped lead the Patriots to a 2-0 week and a championship at Messiah College’s Hampton Inn Invitational. In the first game, Kinsey scored a game high 20 points in a victory over NCAA III Messiah College. He also recorded six rebounds, two assists, and two steals. In the championship game, Kinsey tallied a game high 17 points, eight rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a victory over NCAA III Dickinson College. He was also named the tournament MVP.
Date:December 7-13, 2009
Sport/Division: Women’s Basketball Division II
Northland International University (WI)
Atlanta Christian College (GA)
Summary for Recipient: Abbey Armstrong senior wing for Northland International University (WI) led her team to two wins this week while playing her final two games for the Lady Pioneers (she graduates this week). Armstrong scored 23 points (8-16 from the floor and 4-7 from 3 pt. range), grabbed 8 rebounds, recorded 2 assists and blocked 2 shots in a region win against Kuyper College (MI). On Saturday, she scored 23 points (4-8 from 3 pt. range), collected 8 rebounds, dished out 2 assists, and blocked 2 shots in a road win against NCAA III Silver Lake College.