Back in his days as a Cougar Gunner St. John was known for his excellence both on and off the basketball court. Now as a Royal of Johnson University this excellence is being recognized on a national level. St. John has been awarded the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association’s Pete Maravich Award. This award recognizes the outstanding NCCAA student-athlete in Men’s Basketball and highlights excellence in competition, skill, academics, and Christian service during his career.
St. John is a senior at Johnson University who has averaged 10 points and 4.7 rebounds per game. For his career, St. John averaged 9.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game, with his play helping turn the program around and make an appearance in the 2016 Division II National Championship.
Away from the game, St. John is someone others look up to on his team and around campus. He serves in multiple areas including the hospitality team at his church, student government, FCA, as a Resident Assistant, and more. In the classroom, St. John holds a 3.42 GPA in Non-Profit Management studies and is preparing for a life of investment in the non-profit ministry world.
Johnson University Tennessee Men’s Basketball Coach Brandon Perry stated, “Gunner is an amazing man of God.” Perry added, “He is devoted to mentoring and investing in the lives of people.”
This award is sponsored by Mr. Gary Beck, manager of the Gary Beck Foundation and a former NCCAA All-American student-athlete from Greenville College, IL. The award is presented annually at the National Men’s Basketball Championship.