Tusculum College senior guard Jasmine Gunn will be featured at halftime of Saturday’s national telecast of the NCAA Division II Women’s Basketball Game of the Week. Gunn is being featured on the NCAA On Campus TV Show, which will be aired at halftime of the women’s basketball game between Lenoir-Rhyne University and Newberry College, which is being televised on CBS College Sports and NCAA.com. The game is scheduled to tip-off at noon (EST) from Hickory, N.C.
CBS College Sports is available locally at Greeneville Comcast Channels 393 and 744, as well as DirecTV Channel 613 and on the Dish Network at Channel 152.
Producers from NCAA On Campus were on the Greeneville campus this past December as they interviewed Gunn, her teammates and head coach Adell Harris. Senior teammate Brittni Oliver (Kokomo, Ind.) also served as host of the program.
For fans who cannot view Saturday’s game, the NCAA On Campus feature of Gunn will be available next week on NCAA.com, YouTube and TusculumPioneers.com.
Gunn, a 4-11 native of Nashville, Tenn., has accounted for one of the greatest basketball playing careers in school history. The 2010-2011 Preseason National Division II Player of the Year is closing in on a significant milestone as she is just 16 points shy of becoming the second player in school history and fifth in South Atlantic Conference history to score 2,000 career points.
The reigning SAC and Division II Southeast Region Player of the Year will be looking to achieve that feat on Saturday as the SAC-leading Pioneers (13-6, 9-2 SAC) travel to Brevard College for a 2 p.m. contest at BC’s Boshamer Gymnasium.
Gunn’s 1,984 points are second most in TC history and tied for fifth in the SAC record book. The two-time All-American currently holds school career records in free throws made (607) and free throw attempts (775). She is also third all-time in career field goals made (667) and career steals (254), and second in career assists (586).
During her storied career, Gunn has led the Pioneers to three 20-win seasons, two SAC Championships and three NCAA II Tournament appearances. Last year’s squad posted the best postseason run in school history, by winning the program’s first SAC Tournament title and parlayed that momentum in knocking off the top three seeds in the NCAA Regional to advance to the Division II Elite Eight in Missouri.
This year’s squad is riding a seven-game winning streak and has won nine of their last 10 contests. Tusculum is currently ranked seventh in the latest NCAA II Southeast Region poll, while Gunn leads the Pioneers averaging 19.2 points per game, which is second in the league and 12th in the nation.