by Cory Guinn
WILSON, N.C. – The Barton Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) has selected Kianna Wynn of the women’s basketball team and Isaiah Buck-Lowman of the men’s basketball team as the recipients of the SAAC Athlete of the Month Award for December.
Wynn, a sophomore forward, averaged a double-double of 13.8 points and 11 rebounds to go along with 1.8 steals per contest to lead the Lady Bulldogs to two wins.
She began the month with 19 points and 14 rebounds in a road loss to league foe King University before recording her second double-double of the month with 22 points and a career-high 18 rebounds in a win over Converse College in Wilson.
Buck-Lowman, a freshman forward, was the team’s leading scorer for the month of December with an average of 19 points per game to lead BC to a 4-1 record. He shot 50 percent from the floor, 37.5 percent from three-point range and 87 percent from the charity stripe to go along with 5.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists over five games.
The Woodbridge, Va. native began the month with a double-double of 22 points and 13 rebounds in a double-overtime win over defending Conference Carolinas champion King University. He followed with 24 points in a home victory over Elizabeth City State and ended the month by scoring 20 points in a loss to regionally ranked UNC Pembroke on the road.
The Barton College SAAC seeks to provide leadership in the athletic program for the 2016-17 academic year. The Committee includes two representatives from each of Barton’s athletic teams and including its two advisors totals 30 members.
SAAC members will be asked to review proposed NCAA Division II legislation to be considered at the NCAA Convention held each year and comment as to the impact of each proposal on student-athlete welfare and a suggest voting yes or no. Committee members will also act to communicate with teams they represent, sharing ideas with them from SAAC meetings and taking information and concerns from teammates to the committee. In the broad context of the NCAA Division II philosophy of Life in Balance, service on the SAAC is intended to be a significant leadership opportunity.
-SAAC Athletes of the Month-
September: Tolly Beatson (Men’s Soccer) & Hayley Marshburn (Women’s Volleyball)
October: Justin Plane (Men’s Golf) & Riley Bane (Women’s Volleyball)
November: Michael Boykin (Men’s Basketball) & Angelica Acevedo (Women’s Volleyball)
December: Isaiah Buck-Lowman (Men’s Basketball) & Kianna Wynn (Women’s Basketball)