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Oregon 2A Player of the Year to Join Lions Basketball Team

5/14/2007

Multnomah Bible College is pleased to announce the Oregon 2A State Player of the Year Mike Woodard as the newest recruit to the Men's Varsity Basketball team. Woodard will begin attending Multnomah in the fall of the 2007-08 and brings a high level of athleticism and academic achievement to a Lions team that finished 8th in the NCCAA National Tournament in 2007.

"We are excited about this year's new additions," Coach Curt Bickley of the Multnomah Lions said. "We are adding a solid point guard that had a great high school career. Mike not only is a very skilled player, but he brings intensity and toughness to the program that will be a great asset."

During Woodard's senior year of play with the Pioneers basketball team at Western Mennonite High School in Salem, Oregon he was named to the Tri-River Conference (TRC) First Team All-League; TRC Player of the Year; First Team All-Tourney at the 2A State Tournament in Pendleton, Oregon; First Team All-State at the 2A level, and First Team All-Region and 2A State Player of the Year published by the Statesman Journal newspaper in Salem, Oregon.

After setting 13 records with the program as a four-year starter, scoring a total of 1,604 points, Woodard is the most decorated player in the history of the Western Mennonite High School basketball team. "Mike has been a great leader both on and off the court," said Western Mennonite coach Gary Hull in a statement submitted to Multnomah. "We will miss his aggressive, gritty, and relentless style of play he brought to us each and every night."

Woodard capped off his high school career with a 3.6 GPA and by leading the Pioneers to the Tri-River Conference title with a 27-3 season record and a 96-22 career record. "All Pioneer fans wish Mike the very best as he continues on with his basketball career at Multnomah Bible College," Coach Hull said.

For more information on Multnomah Lions Basketball, visit www.multnomah.edu or contact the Athletics Department at 503.251.5395.