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CU athletes honored by NAIA, MSC

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After winning Mid-South Conference player of the week honors earlier in the day, Cumberland’s Justus Dauscha and Mike Self were voted NAIA Defensive and Special Teams Players of the Week on Monday after their performances in a victory over fourth-ranked University of the Cumberlands.

Defensive end Justus Dauscha recorded double-digit tackles and a sack in Cumberland’s 34-27 win over No. 4-ranked Cumberlands (Ky.) to earn Defensive Player of the Week.

The Murfreesboro sophomore defensive lineman totaled 10 tackles, including three tackles for a loss in the Bulldogs’ upset win. During his sack, Dauscha forced a Cumberlands’ fumble late in the first half to help the Bulldogs maintain a 20-13 advantage at the break.

Kicker Mike Self was instrumental in the Cumberland’s win as both the kicker and punter en route to earning the Mid-South Special Teams Player of the Week.

The Lebanon junior converted both of his field goal attempts -- from 31 and 47 yards -- while making both of his point after attempts in the kicking game. Self added a 47 and 43-yard punt during the game, including one inside the 20-yard line.

Self’s eight points on Saturday is good enough for fifth in kicker scoring in the Mid-South. He ranks second in the MSC and NAIA with the two field goals this season.

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