LEXINGTON, Va. - VMI basketball's Austin Kenon has been named the VMI Athlete of the Week, for the time period ending Jan. 6.
Kenon led VMI to a pair of conference wins on the road this past week, as VMI triumphed over UNC Asheville and Gardner-Webb. On New Year's Eve, Kenon scored 26 points on 7 of 14 shooting, including five three-pointers as the Keydets ended Asheville's 13-game home winning streak. Two days later in Boiling Springs, Kenon was 7 of 15 from the floor for 18 points, helping the Keydets rout Gardner-Webb 97-76 to move to 2-2 in the conference.
For the two games, the senior was 14 of 29 (48.3%) from the floor, averaged 22 points per game and had 11 total assists.
VMI basketball will return to action Thursday night, as the Keydets play host to Coastal Carolina at Cameron Hall. Tip time is set for 7 p.m.
2010-11 VMI Athletes of the Week
Jan. 6 - Austin Kenon (Basketball)
Dec. 7 - Stan Okoye (Basketball) and Jenna Moye (Track and Field)
Nov. 30 - Rodney Glasgow (Basketball)
Nov. 16 - Stan Okoye (Basketball) and Ronnie Ellsworth (Wrestling)
Nov. 9 - Brian Harding (Men's Soccer) and Mia Cunicelli (Women's Swimming and Diving)
Nov. 3 - Eric Church (Football) and Christelle Ndongo (Women's Soccer)
Oct. 27 - Brian Sowell (Men's Soccer) and Josh Wine (Football)
Oct. 19 - Kodiak Bowers (Swimming and Diving) and Tammy Cheung (Cross Country)
Oct. 6 - Mario Scott (Football), Felix Kitur (Cross Country) and Sarah Strand (Women's Soccer)
Sept. 29 - Tammy Cheung (Cross Country)
Sept. 5 - Rebecca Sweeney and Ermin Mujezinovic (Cross Country)