Monday, March 17, 2003
Center Leads Division III Schools in Blocked Shots, Lions
Season on Positive Note
Lincoln center John Bunch (left)
and guard Shuaib Abdur-Rahman.
University, PA (www.lincoln.edu) Lincoln Basketball
Coach Robert Byars sees a light at the end of the tunnel.
the teams 9-15 finish, the Lions won five of their
final six games. The team also had two players who were
among the countrys leaders in NCAA Division III.
Freshman center John Bunch led the nation in blocked shots
for the 2002-2003 season with 97. The 7-1 Randlestown,
Md. native averaged four blocks per game in 23 games.
Junior guard Shuaib Abdur-Rahman led the team in scoringaveraging
22 point per game which ranked him 18th in the nation
among Division III scorers.
in 1854 as the nations first Historically Black
University, Lincoln University combines the best elements
of a liberal arts and sciences-based undergraduate core
curriculum and selected graduate programs to meet the
needs of students living in a highly technological and
has the unprecedented distinction among all colleges and
universities of having two of its alumni honored with
U.S. commemorative stamps. Last month, the U.S. Postal
Service honored Thurgood Marshall, the first African-American
Supreme Court Justice, and a 1930 Lincoln University graduate,
by making him the 26th honoree in Black Heritage Commemorative
Series. Last February, the U.S. Postal Service also issued
a commemorative, first class stamp for 1929 Lincoln alumnus
Langston Hughes, a world-acclaimed poet.
University is nationally recognized as a major producer
of African Americans with undergraduate degrees in the
physical sciences (biology, chemistry and physics); computer
and information sciences; and biological and life sciences.
April 2003 through May 2004, the University will celebrate
its sesquicentennial, or 150th anniversary, with an array
of campus and external events, activities and announcements.
For more information about Lincoln University, please
visit our Web site at www.lincoln.edu.