Wildcat fans have voted to select alumni players onto the ACU Lone Star Conference Era Starting 5 men’s and women’s basketball teams.
Voting for the teams began in January after ACU announced the move from the Lone Star Conference to the Southland Conference. The teams are comprised of student-athletes who played for the Wildcats between 1973-2013. The teams are being set to commemorate 40 years as part of the LSC.
“It gives us a chance to look at 40 years we’ve been a part of the Lone Star Conference and the quality of players we’ve had,” said Lance Fleming, assistant director of athletics for media relations. “There have been a number of outstanding players that have come though our program during that time.”
The athletic department has announced four guards and two centers who have been chosen to be a part of the teams. Guards Hunter Cooley, Deonna Moore, Randall Moore and Anita Vigil have already been selected along with centers Melanie Carter and Andrew Prince.
The guards and centers were chosen based on voting by Wildcat fans during the month of January.
“The more we can engage fans and give them an opportunity to weigh in and be a part of what’s going on the better. I think that’s a really valuable thing for our fans we’re trying to do this season,” said Jared Mosley, director of athletics.
Four forwards and the sixth man and sixth woman honors were chosen by members of the athletic department and were announced on Feb. 27. The Starting 5 teams will be officially introduced at the men’s and women’s basketball games against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Saturday at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.
“For those who are named to this team I think it’s just a great recognition from the fan base and those who have watched and covered ACU basketball for a number of years,” Mosley said. “It’s a really neat way to honor and recognize the accomplishments and the investment those individuals made while they were on this campus.”
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