December 18, 2003
University Center Sets NCAA Mark with 18 Blocked Shots
in Victory Over Valley Forge Christian College
Bunch, a 7-foot- 2-inch, 300-pound sophomore center from
Randallstown High School in Maryland surpassed the previous
record of 16 blocks set in 1997.
University, PA (www.lincoln.edu)Lincoln University
sophomore center John Bunch entered college basketballs
record books during a tournament at Rowan University when
he blocked 18 shots in a 68-58 victory over Valley Forge
Christian College on December 13.
to a current edition of the NCAA record book, Bunch, a
7-foot 2-inch, 300-pound center from Randallstown High
School near Baltimore, eclipsed the previous record of
16 blocked shots set by Troy Black of the New Jersey Institute
of Technology in February 1997. According to the NCAA
record book, Bunchs blocked shot total surpassed
highs for NCAA Division I, II and III basketball.
addition to his 18 blocks, Bunch produced his third triple
double of the season in Saturday nights win over
Valley Forge Christian with 13 points and 22 rebounds.
Bunchs record-breaking game occurred during the
Rowan Heritage Classic basketball tournament on the campus
of Rowan University in Glassboro, N.J. In addition to
Lincoln and Valley Forge Christian, Albright College and
Rowan University participated in the tournament. On the
season, Bunch is averaging 11 points, six rebounds and
eight blocks per game for the 2-7 Lions. During the 2002-2003
season, Bunch led NCAA Division III in blocked shots with
97, averaging four per game.
in southern Chester County, Pennsylvania, Lincoln University
is the nations first Historically Black University
and is nationally recognized as a major producer of African
Americans with undergraduate degrees in the physical sciences
(biology, chemistry and physics); computer and informational
sciences; biological and life sciences.
University is in the midst of a yearlong celebration of
its 150th anniversary that will include galas in Washington
D.C. (April 17, 2004) and New York City (May 6, 2004)
as well as numerous on-and off-campus special events marking
the milestone celebration.
more information on Lincoln University, please visit our
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