NASHVILLE, Tenn. - - Belmont University men's basketball freshman Nick Muszynski (Pickerington, Ohio) has been named OVC Freshman of the Week, the league office announced Monday.
The 6-11 center tallied a team-high 19 points, 11 rebounds, four blocked shots and two assists in Belmont's 76-74 victory over Lipscomb Dec. 4.
Muszynski ranks among OVC leaders in five statistical categories.
In addition, the Pickerington, Ohio native ranks second nationally among freshmen in blocked shots per game (2.8) and fourth in field goal percentage (.632).
This marks Muszynski's second OVC Freshman of the Week award; he was also honored Nov. 19.
Belmont was one of only two NCAA Division I programs to go undefeated in the month of November while recording at least three true road victories (Furman).
Belmont (7-1) returns to game action Saturday, Dec. 15 at [rv/rv] UCLA.
Belmont University men's basketball has earned postseason invitations 12 of the last 13 seasons, including seven automatic berths to the NCAA Tournament. The Bruins have won 16 conference championships since 2006 - third-most nationally over that span (Gonzaga, Kansas). Belmont is one of only six NCAA Division I programs outside the Power 5 to post Top 100 RPIs eight consecutive seasons (BYU, Gonzaga, Saint Mary's (CA), San Diego State, Wichita State). Belmont is one of only nine NCAA Division I programs to win 19 or more games 13 consecutive seasons (BYU, Duke, Gonzaga, Kansas, Louisville, Michigan State, North Carolina, San Diego State). Belmont University men's basketball boasts an NCAA-leading 16 CoSIDA Academic All-America selections since 2001 and is one of only three NCAA Division I programs to make the NCAA Academic Progress Rate (APR) Honor Roll every year of existence.