The recognition of hard working athletes on the Keene State College campus continues, as three athletes were awarded LEC weekly awards.

Junior Ty Nichols (men’s basketball), first-year James Anozie (men’s basketball) and first-year Jessica Massotta (women’s swim and dive) all received LEC weekly awards for their athletic performances representing KSC.

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Nichols was named LEC player of the week for the second time this season after performing tremendously during conference week.

All season Nichols has been showing great success on the basketball court, and now recieving yet another LEC weekly award, Nichols proves that hard work is essential to success.

Nichols found the net, his shooting climbing to 61.3 percent, averaging 22 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game.

In a win over Western Connecticut State University, Nichols put up 14 points with four rebounds and four assists.

He then hit a season high of 30 points, matching a career high with 11 rebounds, seven assists and four steals against UMass Dartmouth.

Nichols said that it is nice to see all the hard work pay off and that he plans to continue the effort.

Fellow teammate James Anozie was awarded LEC rookie of the week for the third time this season and for the second consecutive week.

Like Nichols, Anozie had an outstanding week, stepping up for the KSC men’s basketball team.

Anozie averaged a double-double with 17 points per game, and a shooting percentage of 70.

On top of that Anozie averaged about 11 rebounds per game.

Against the Colonials, Anozie averaged a double-double with game highs of 20 points and 12 rebounds.

He went on to score 15 points, pulling down 10 rebounds in a win over the Corsairs.

Like Nichols, Anozie said it was nice to results after so much effort and hard work had gone into the season already.

The last KSC athlete, who was named LEC Rookie Diver of the Week, was first-year Jessica Massotta.

Massotta was named the LEC Rookie Diver of the Week for the first time this season after winning both dives against Roger Williams University.

She took the one-meter board with a score of 178.42 and the 3-meter board with a score of 138.97.

Massotta, as well as the KSC women’s swim and dive team took a 134-103 victory over Roger Williams.

As a first-year Massotta said that finding such success is an amazing thing and she is very glad that she had her team to support her in her accomplishments.

With the winter season gradually coming to an end, all three athletes hope to accomplish their true goals before the seasons end.

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