Helping his team post a perfect 8-0 record in the month of January and becoming the school's all-time leading scorer were just a couple of the highlights that led to senior guard Brad Karp (Valparaiso, Ind./Valparaiso) being named the January World Hyundai-Saint Xavier University Athlete of the Month Friday recognizing his impressive play on the court over the stretch. Karp will be publicly honored with a certificate from World Hyundai Matteson prior to Wednesday's 7 p.m. game against Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) foe Purdue University-Calumet (Ind.) at the Shannon Center in Chicago.
Karp averaged 23.0 points, 8.4 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.3 steals over seven of the eight games he played in over the month. He also shot an amazing 65 percent (52-for-80) from the field in January. In addition to his averages, Karp was also awarded the CCAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week award on January 27. On January 15, he broke Saint Xavier's all-time career scoring mark that had stood since 1978. Karp surpassed Mike Walaszek, who finished his career with 2,517 points. He also helped the Cougars extend their current win streak of 17 games, which ties the longest streak in program history.
World Hyundai is located in the Matteson Auto Mall at 5337 Miller Circle Drive (at Route 30 and Interstate 57) in Matteson, Ill. The dealership takes pride in making new or used car shopping not only easy, but also as enjoyable as possible. With a knowledgeable and well-trained staff, plus outstanding service facilities, World Hyundai Matteson looks forward to helping you with all of your auto needs. Check out the dealership website at www.WorldHyundaiMatteson.com.