ST. CLAIRSVILLE, Ohio - Monroe Central's Alex Kuhn and Shadyside's Kelsey Holloway helped to lead Ohio University Eastern to their fourth ORCC title in the past five years this season. In recognition of their efforts, the conference coaches have voted Kuhn as the Most Valuable Player, while Holloway was named Honorable Mention All-ORCC.
Kuhn, an Honorable Mention selection in 2012 after averaging 13.6 points per game as a freshman, is the first Lady Panther to be named league MVP since Barnesville great Nicole Anderson accomplished the feat in 2006.
A 5'6" sophomore guard, Kuhn led OUE in scoring this season at 20.2 points per game. She also contributed 4.0 rebounds, 3.8 assists and 2.9 steals per outing. "Alex had a tremendous season," said Head Coach E. J. Schodzinski. "She was our primary ball handler, leading scorer and just as importantly, she made everyone better with her passing ability."
Holloway, a 5'8" wing, was named Honorable Mention after registering 18.5 points, 4.2 rebounds and 3.1 steals as a sophomore. "Kelsey did a great job once again this season," said Schodzinski. "She was a marksman from the perimeter and a finisher taking it to the basket. Kelsey is a first teamer in my book." Holloway was also named MVP of the 2012 ORCC State Tournament last season as a freshman.
Kuhn, a health services administration major, is the daughter of Chris and Jodie Kuhn of Lewisville. Holloway, an exercise physiology major, is the daughter of Brent and Linda Holloway of Shadyside.