March 8, 2004


Norse men’s basketball duo named All-GLVC

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. - Northern Kentucky University men’s basketball players Jesse Rupe and Mike Kelsey have been named second team All-Great Lakes Valley Conference.

Rupe, a senior center from Zanesville, Ohio, averaged 15.8 points and 7.3 rebounds per game this season. He also shot 51 percent from the field and led NKU with 37 blocked shots.

Rupe finished his career with 889 career points, which ranks 29th in Norse history.

Kelsey, a junior guard from Cincinnati, Ohio, averaged 16.9 ppg and made 83-of-202 three-point attempts this season. He also scored a school-record 50 points against the University of Indianapolis on Jan. 2.

Kelsey, a graduate of Elder High School, will enter his senior season 19th on the NKU all-time scoring list with 1,130 career points.

Lewis University’s Monta McGhee was named GLVC Player of the Year. Jim Whitesell, who led Lewis to the GLVC regular-season title, was named GLVC Coach of the Year.

2003-04 All-GLVC

1st Team

Monta McGhee, Lewis

David Logan, Indianapolis

Demitrius Hunter, Lewis

Corey Seegers, Saint Joseph’s

Dontae Truitt, Kentucky Wesleyan


2nd Team

Mike Kelsey, NKU

Jesse Rupe, NKU

Jason Wright, Indianapolis

John Oden, Southern Indiana

Billy Harris, Southern Indiana


Player of the Year: Monta McGhee, Lewis

Coach of the Year: Jim Whitesell, Lewis

Freshman of the Year: Geoff Van Winkle, Southern Indiana

Jesse Rupe