TenHove receives NCCAA Pete Maravich Award
By: Brandon Gilmore, NCCAA Communications Director
CEDARVILLE, Ohio – Senior at Cedarville College Conner TenHove was named the winner of the 2021 Pete Maravich Award for NCCAA Division I Males’s Basketball.
A superb communicator and clever defender, TenHove, the three-year-old captain, has confirmed to be an excellent chief for the Yellow Jackets. The 6-foot-7 ahead completed the common season averaging 11.3 factors and seven.2 rebounds per recreation.
All through his 4 years, TenHove averaged 88% of the free throw line, together with 75 of 79 makes an attempt in his second 12 months. In January 2019, he recorded a career-high 32 factors towards Malone College.
The senior racked up quite a few honors throughout his time at Cedarville, together with US NCCAA Second Staff, All-G-MAC First Staff, NCCAA Midwestern First Staff, and most notably led the Yellow Jackets by successful the 2019 NCCAA DI Males’s Basketball Nationwide Championship. the place he was honored as match MVP.
Off the sphere, TenHove leads his staff in group Bible research, leads a small group in his church, and sits on the UC Pupil-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) as an officer / treasurer. He’s a double main in political science and historical past, with a 3.47 GPA. He’s a three-time Dean’s Checklist member, two-time All-G-MAC and 2021 NCCAA Fellow.
“We had been lucky to have such a fantastic Christian chief on our staff,” mentioned head coach Pat Estepp. “Conner is a superb teammate who likes to see others do nicely.”
The aim of this award is to acknowledge the excellent NCCAA student-athlete in males’s basketball and to acknowledge excellence in competitors, talent, lecturers and Christian service throughout his profession.
“Pistol Pete” Maravich was recognized for his ball dealing with, capturing abilities and artistic passing. He was an NBA All-Star, named one of many 50 Best Gamers within the NBA and inducted into the Basketball Corridor of Fame in 1987. He knew Christ later in his life and spent the final years of his life. life to guide individuals to Christ.