CHICKASHA – Averaging nearly 16 points a game, senior Norris Rumph’s performance on the court this season earned him NAIA All-America Second Team honors, the NAIA released Wednesday.
“I think it’s a tribute to him. He put the time in to make himself better, and he was the leader of our team,” said Brisco McPherson, head men’s basketball coach. “I’m happy that he was able to accomplish that. He worked at it.”
Rumph is the one of seven athletes from Oklahoma schools to be recognized by the NAIA on any of its All-America teams and honorable mention lists.
Rumph scored 408 points for the Drovers this season alone. He led the team in points and in assists with 83 on the season.
He also led the team in three-point shooting percentage and free throw percentage. By sinking 43.7 percent of his shots from beyond the arc, he comes in 10th in the NAIA in that category. Additionally, he’s in the top 25 nationally in free throw percentage at 81.5 percent.
Although a senior, it was Rumph’s second year at USAO, having joined the team in 2011 from North Dakota State College of Science. In his career with the Drovers, he has scored 706 points, collected 122 rebounds, helped out with 122 assists and grabbed 65 steals.
In February, he was named Sooner Athletic Conference All-Conference First Team. In 2012, he was named All-Conference Honorable Mention.
He is a physical education senior from Savannah, Ga. He is the son of Josette Jenkins.