Dominique Rambo named SAC and NAIA Player of the Week
Waxahachie, Texas — January 9, 2014 — After averaging 36 points per game last week, Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) guard Dominique Rambo was named the Player of the Week in the Sooner Athletic Conference (SAC). The 2012-13 NAIA Co-Player of the Year averaged five rebounds, five assists and 4.5 steals per game during games played between December 30 and January 5.
Rambo poured in 40 points on January 2 as the Lions won 89-76 against the team to beat, Oklahoma Baptist University. On January 4, he earned 32 points, seven steals and seven assists in an 82-77 triumph over Mid-America Christian University.
A day after been named the Player of the Week (POW) in the SAC, Rambo was honored as the National Player of the Week by the NAIA. He was one of eight Players of the Week.
“I know I speak for Rambo when I say this is a team award,” he pointed out. “The reason for our success is because we play for One and play as one. Our goal is to bring God glory on the basketball floor.”
“If it is 'Bo driving, Hondo (Caleb Gentry) diving, Jon (Walter) dunking, (Caleb) Feemster launching a three or “E” (Emmanuel Adoyi) controlling the paint and the boards,” he said. “All we see are the SAGU Lions tapping into a power bigger than any individual.”
A year ago he was named First Team All-Red River Athletic Conference as well as the RRAC’s Most Valuable Player. He averaged 19.5 ppg as the Lions won their first RRAC championship in basketball en route to a 33-5 season.
His 3.55 steals per game was tops in the league and his 135 for the season led the NAIA. Rambo’s highest scoring output came in March when he rattled home 43 against Texas Wesleyan University in the RRAC tournament.
Fans can view the highlights of that game on the SAGU Sports Network's Facebook fan page.
Southwestern Assemblies of God University (SAGU) is a private, Christian university located 30 minutes south of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex in Waxahachie, Texas. The university was established in 1927, and now offers more than 80 associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees on campus or online. More information is available at www.sagu.edu or by calling 1-888-YES-SAGU.