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McPhersonSentinel - McPherson, KS
  • McPherson cagers named NAIA Scholar Athletes

  • McPherson College had four Bulldogs and Central Christian College had one Tiger selected to be among the 2012 - 13 Daktronics-NAIA Division II Scholar-Athletes.
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  • McPherson College had four Bulldogs and Central Christian College had one Tiger selected to be among the 2012 - 13 Daktronics-NAIA Division II Scholar-Athletes.  
    Seniors Madison Chambers, Taylor Roop and Kasey Miller and junior Natasha Chaney were among the honorees for McPherson College.
    Central junior Scott Brooks picked up the nod for the Tigers.
    Roop is a four-year student athlete for McPherson, playing football his freshman year and then transitioning to basketball his sophomore through senior seasons.  
    This past season, Roop has been a valuable piece of Bulldog athletics, serving as a role model to the younger players.  
    Post-graduation, Roop plans to attend graduate school to obtain his PHD.
    Miller is a four-year player for the varsity squad of the men’s basketball program.  
    As a freshman, he made an impressive 45.7 percent of his 70 three pointers.  
    Since then, Kasey has been a solid shooter for the Bulldogs, making a career high five three balls in a game as a sophomore.  
    This season, Kasey has made 46-of-128 from downtown and is averaging over 25 minutes of playing time per game.  
    After graduation, Kasey will attend graduate school at the KU Medical Center.
    Chambers is a three-year starter for Lady Bulldog basketball and has mounted up 555 total points during that span.  
    This season was her best  in terms of scoring, as she mounted 203 points with a career high of 18 coming back in November.  
    Chambers has pulled down 480 rebounds and has had four double-doubles in her tenure at Mac.  
    She has finished the year in the top-10 of the KCAC in steals each of her three years as a Bulldog.
    Once she graduates, Madison will attend Washburn Repertory Therapy School in the fall.
    Chaney has been a part of Bulldog basketball for three years with her best varsity season coming as a freshman when she scored a career-best eight points.  
    This season, she has played a vital role in junior varsity, improving her skills and helping the JV squad to a 6-4 conference record.
    Chaney finished up her final year with Bulldog basketball as she will graduate McPherson College in December of 2013.
    Brooks is a junior, having played all three years with Central Christian College.
    He played in 31 games for the Tigers this past season, averaging 4.3 points per game. He was a 56.3 percent free throw shooter for Central, who finished the year 19-12 with a trip to the NCCAA tournament in the postseason.
    Student-athletes are nominated by their institution's head coach and must maintain a minimum grade point average of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale. The honoree must also have achieved a junior academic status in order qualify.
    Page 2 of 2 - A total of 134 men’s and 178 women’s Div. II players were selected from across the nation.
    The full list can be found at www.NAIA.org.

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