Nine Foresters earn MCC honors

Huntington, Ind. - The Mid-Central Conference (MCC) announced its post-season awards for the 2010-11 basketball season and nine Huntington University Foresters were among the list of honorees.

On the women’s side, junior forward Kelsey Green (Van Buren, Ind., Eastbrook High School) was named First Team All-Conference. In 24 games for the Foresters, Green averaged a double double of 13.1 points and a team-high 10.6 rebounds per contest. In addition to leading the MCC in nearly every rebounding category, she has also made a name for herself at the national level (NAIA Division II). She is currently 8th in total rebounds per game (10.62), 9th in offensive rebounds per game (4.12), 16th in defensive rebounds per game (6.50), 21st in total rebounds (255) and 15th in double doubles (11).

Junior guard Sarah Miller (Eaton, Ind., Delta High School) earned Second Team All-Conference honors. She currently leads the Foresters in scoring at 16.6 points per game. She is also averaging 4.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists. Miller has also turned some heads in the MCC. She is currently 3rd in scoring (16.36), fourth in total points (458) and 5th in 3-point FG made/game (1.82).

Freshman guard Pazia Speed (Portland, Ind., Jay County High School) and freshman forward Amy Kramer (Danville, Ind., Danville High School) were both named to the MCC All-Freshman Team. Speed has started in seven games for the Foresters and is currently averaging 6.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists. Kramer has posted similar numbers in her rookie season, starting ten games and averaging 6.2 points and 4.2 rebounds.

Head coach Lori Culler was named MCC Coach of the Year. This is Culler’s eighth time to have received this honor. She currently boasts a career record of 443-289. Her teams, which have won an average of 18 games during her 24 years, have posted 17 winning seasons. Seven squads brought home a Mid-Central Conference (MCC) regular season title, including five teams that went undefeated through conference play.

For a complete list of MCC women’s basketball honors, click here.

For the men, senior guard Kellen Zawadzki (Tipp City, Ohio, Tippecanoe High School) was named First-Team All-Conference. Zawadzki leads the team in scoring at 22.3 points per game. He also averages 5.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.4 steals. He currently ranks 3rd in NAIA Division II for total scoring (668), 6th in points per game (22.27) and 9th in total 3-pt. FGs made (84).

Senior guard Tyler Shively (Columbia City, Columbia City High School), earned Second-Team All-Conference honors. Shively is averaging 19.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game. He is currently shooting 93.4 percent (171-for-183) from the charity stripe to lead the nation (NAIA Division II) in free throw percentage. He also ranks 9th in the NAIA Division II in total scoring (580).

Junior forward Caleb Kennedy (Charlottesville, Ind., Eastern Hancock High School) was an MCC Honorable Mention pick. Kennedy tosses in 11.4 points and grabs a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game. He ranks third in the MCC for total rebounds/game (7.40), total rebounds (222) and double doubles (6) and fourth in defensive rebounds/game (5.17), offensive rebounds/game (2.23) and total blocks (27).

Freshman forward Shane Merryman (Fort Wayne, Ind., Carroll High School) earned a spot on the MCC All-Newcomer Team. Merryman has started in 25 of the Foresters’ 30 games. He is currently averaging 6.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists. He is shooting 58.6 percent (78-for-133) from the field and is second on the team in total offensive rebounds with 49. He is fourth in the MCC in assist/turnover ratio (1.20).

For a complete list of MCC men’s basketball honors, click here.


Heather Barkley
Director of Communications
Joanne Green
Sports Information Director