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USF Senior Forward Named Crossroads League POTWk

University of Saint Francis senior Austin Fox has been named Crossroads League men’s Player of the Week after averaging 15.5 points and 12.0 rebounds and helping the fifth-ranked Cougars upset second-ranked Indiana Wesleyan University on Saturday.

Fox (Muncie, Ind. / Muncie Central H.S.) scored 11 points, nine in the second half in the Cougars’ 82-67 win over IWU. The 6-foot-3 forward played 19:28 minutes in the second half and also finished with three assists. Fox hit 3-of-4 shots from the field and finished with his 11th consecutive double figure scoring game.

Fox recorded his fifth consecutive double-double this season when he scored 20 points and hauled down 15 rebounds in USF’s 84-62 win at Spring Arbor on Jan. 12. Fox has scored 1,193 points in three seasons at USF, which ranks 20th on the USF career scoring list.

Fox leads the CL in rebounding averaging 10.4 rebounds per game and he has rebounded in double figures in 11 games. In CL-only competition, Fox is averaging 11.0 rebounds per game and has 88 to lead the CL in both categories. He has 17 more rebounds than the player in second place. He has scored in double figures in 15 games and he has shot 50 percent or better in nine of USF’s last 11 games.

This is the second time in three seasons at USF that Fox has been named CL Player of the Week. The last time was Dec. 9, 2013. Fox joins teammates Jordan Hahn, Bryce Lienhoop and Perry Poindexter on the 2015-16 USF Player-of-the-Week list.

Fox in NAIA Top 50 Rankings . . . .

Ranks Number 2 in Division II in Rebounds (207)

Ranks Number 4 in Division II in Defensive Rebounds per Game (7.950)

Ranks Number 7 in Division II in Total Rebounds per Game (10.350)

The University of Saint Francis celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1890 as a comprehensive university in the Catholic Franciscan tradition, USF offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs through the School of Health Sciences, School of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Keith Busse School of Business and Entrepreneurial Leadership and School of Creative Arts. In addition to its traditional programs, the university designs focused curricula for working adults in Fort Wayne, Crown Point and online. The university will open a Downtown Fort Wayne Campus in the fall of 2016 that will feature business, entrepreneurship and music technology programs. Currently 2,300 students from a broad geographic region attend USF for its academic excellence.