7:37am

Thu March 1, 2012
LaRon Dendy Named Player of the Year

MTSU Basketball Receives Top Sun Belt Honors

MURFREESBORO, Tenn  (WMOT)  --  Blue Raider Basketball picked up some top honors Wednesday.

The Sun Belt Conference named MT women’s coach Rick Insell and men’s Coach Kermit Davis as coaches of the year in their respective leagues.

Middle Tennessee State men’s basketball standout LaRon Dendy was named the Sun Belt "Player of the Year" and also named to the conference first team.

Davis says Dendy has been a pleasure to coach.

"The Biggest Quality about LaRon is just his unselfishness that lends itself to the team. He's about one thing and that's winning."

Three Lady Raiders were also honored Wednesday by the conference. Ebony Rowe, Kortni Jones and Icelyn Elie were picked to join their leagues postseason All-Sun Belt Conference Team.

The women’s team goes into Championship play this weekend with a perfect regular season record. The men go into post season play as the Sun Belt tournament’s top seed.