Kitchens and McManus Named MC Merit Health Athletes of the Week
Kitchens (Jackson, Miss.) recorded a pair of career-highs as the Lady Choctaws went 1-1 during the week. Kitchens posted a career-best with 22 points to lead MC to its first ever win over Union University and added a career-high and GSC-best nine steals. The nine swipes rank sixth in NCAA Division II this season. The Ridgeland, Miss., sophomore played all 45 minutes in the victory against the conference's previously, top ranked team. Kitchens started the week with a roster-best 18 points against Christian Brothers and added three steals and three assists in the contest.
McManus (Trussville, Ala.) recorded one of the three event titles for the Mississippi College indoor track and field at the Samford Invitational over the weekend. McManus recorded a personal best in the men's long jump with a distance of 22'10 to take home the crown. His leap ranks third in the NCAA Division II South Region.