Cousin awarded endowed scholarship (Basketball)

July 27, 2011

Anthony Cousins

It seems fitting that a point guard with court vision was honored with an award named after an athletic director with vision for the future.

Illinois State University Anthony Cousin of Anchorage has been selected to be the recipient of the 2011 Milt Weisbecker Endowed Scholarship, honoring the late AD from the 60s and 70s.

The scholarship was founded in 1990 and is funded by private donors. It is given annually to a upperclassmen on the men’s basketball with the strongest commitment to academics and athletics.

“I’m blessed to be named in the same company of Milt Weisbecker,” Cousin told the school’s website. “I’m truly happy.”

Cousin, of South High fame, started 22 of 31 games and averaged 6.8 points for the Redbirds as a sophomore transfer last season. He led the team with 67 assists and a 1.2 assist-to-turnover ratio.

His season high point total was 23 at Missouri State on 8-of-11 shooting.