Men's Basketball: Grace Signs 6'2 Freshman Shooting Guard Dawson Christy

Men's Basketball: Grace Signs 6'2 Freshman Shooting Guard Dawson Christy

OMAHA, NEBRASKA: Coach Kliewer and the men's basketball program are proud to announce the signing of Dawson Christy, a 6'2" shooting guard from Corona, California, who will join Grace as a freshman in the fall.

Dawson Christy, the son of Glen Christy and Jodi Foster, graduates from Crossroads Christian High School in Corona, California, this year. He also attended Corona High School. He has played basketball for Crossroads Christian for two years under head coach Josh Zonker. Christy also played football and was involved in missions; he has been on two mission trips to Kenya with fellow students from his school. Christy plans to major in business management while at Grace. He is excited to attend Grace, where he will get to work, learn, and grow each day.

During his senior year of high school, Christy averaged 25.1 points per game, 15.1 rebounds per game, 5.1 assists per game, and 3.3 steals per game in 18 games played. He shot 46% from the field. During his senior year alone, Christy scored in double digits every game, scored over 20 points in 8 games, and scored over 30 points in 5 games. In the state of California, Christy was ranked 12thin the CIF Southern Section for rebounds per game. His career high of 40 points was set during his junior year against Cornerstone Christian and was closely matched by a 38-point game against Packinghouse Christian Academy during his senior year. He was awarded league MVP his senior year.

"I decided to choose Grace University after realizing that I would be able to earn a degree, play basketball and grow in my relationship with God all at the same time," says Christy. I want to glorify God in all I do and grace is the place for me to pursue that."

"I am very excited to have Dawson on board at Grace University. From my first conversation with Dawson, I could tell that he was very passionate about God and continuing to grow more spiritually," Coach Kliewer says of Christy. "He is a good student and basketball player as well. He is an all-around good fit for Grace University! He has 4 years to dedicate to the program and I am excited to see him grow on and off the court during his time here at Grace!" 

by Loretta Gamboe, SID Staff