When senior Mikey Rosario travelled all the way from Fort Worth Texas in the summer of 2009 to visit Trinity Bible College little did he know he was taking the first steps to a rewriting the Trinity Bible College Basketball record books. Mikey in his freshman year scored 378 points in 31 games, he followed that up with 469 points in his sophomore season in 32 games. Rosario then had his coming out party is junior year in which we collected accolade after accolade starting with MCAC Tournament MVP, Assemblies of God Credit Union All Tournament Team, NIAC Conference MVP, North Central Region First Team and Second Team NCCAA All American. Mikey poured in 782 points that season which put him in second place for single season scoring record behind 910 points from Matt Linehan (1988-1989). Heading into his senior season this year Mikey had racked up a total of 1629 points, 2000 career points was in his sights and the school record of 2184 was not too far off either. Mikey surpassed 2000 career points on Friday, January 11th against the then #2 team in the NCCAA Valley Forge Christian College. Mikey headed in the last weekend needing only 16 points to tied the 2184 record and 17 points to set a new record. With his team up late in the second half on Friday, February 8th against Crossroads College, he stepped to the free throw line needing 1 point to tie the record and 2 to set his own new record. He sank them both, setting a new Trinity Bible College Lions Basketball record. Mikey added 30 more points then on Saturday against Crossroads College to push the new record to 2205.
Mikey only has one home game left to play at Trinity Bible College and that is tomorrow night, Tuesday, February 12th at 8pm against United Tribes Technical College. He then has just the NIAC Conference Tournament and the North Central Regional Tournament left unless he and the Lions repeat and head back to the NCCAA National Tournament for the second year in a row. Coach Nowell had this to say about his four year starter, “Mikey is such a hard worker. He has put so much time into his craft that I am glad to see it pay off for him. I hope the school, fans, and his teammates realize the great player they have had the privilege of watching these last four years. It is quite an accomplishment to leave a school knowing that you are the most prolific scorer that has ever walked through the doors.”
Mikey has now played in 123 games in a Trinity Bible College uniform and his career scoring average is 17.9 points per game. The record which is now his was previously held by Bill Jackson, who scored 2184 points between the years of 1995-1999. Mikey is one of two players in the top five who is considered a guard, the other three are post players.
Mikey’s last home game in Ray Ulmer Fieldhouse on Tuesday starts at 8pm and before the game the Trinity Bible College Athletic Department will be honoring him for his achievement! Please come out and show your support and appreciation!