BELLEVUE, Wash. - Gallaudet University senior forward Andy Cruz (Bronx, N.Y.) was named the Division III Men's Basketball HERO of the Week as announced Friday by HERO Sports for his performance last week against North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) foe College of Saint Elizabeth on Jan. 27.
Cruz scored 21 points, grabbed 11 rebounds, made six blocks, five steals and passed out two assists in a 79-72 victory over the Eagles in the Field House on Padden Court.
Cruz collected 175 votes to win 75.11 percent of the weekly vote over nine other top Division III players from last week.
Gallaudet (6-13, 6-5 NEAC) will head north this weekend to face the top two teams in the NEAC North Division. The Bison will first face Morrisville State College (11-8, 9-2 NEAC) on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 1 p.m.
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