OTTAWA, Kansas –Cavazos “CV” Cummings is a general manager with NPC International, Inc. of Overland Park. He was honored by his alma mater, Ottawa University, on October 2, 2009, by being inducted into its Braves Athletic Hall of Fame. The event took place during OU’s Homecoming weekend.
Originally from Chicago, Cummings graduated from Ottawa University in 1996 with a B.A. in Computer Information Systems. He lettered in men’s basketball all four of his years at OU (1992 – 1996), earning the school’s all-time career points record with 1,885 and all-time field goals made at 770.
Cummings was chosen as Freshman of the Year in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference (1992-93), 1st Team All-KCAC three years (1993-94, 1994-95, 1995-96), All District #10 and Honorable Mention All-American (1994-95), and Player of the Year in the KCAC (1995-96).
Head Basketball Coach Andy Carrier coached Cummings during his standout basketball career at OU.
“Cavazos Cummings is arguably the most talented athlete I have had the privilege to coach in my twenty years at Ottawa,” said Carrier. “He is the one player that changed the face of our program and took us from competitive to championship caliber.
“He put Ottawa basketball on the national map for the first time since the fiftiesand laid the foundation for us to recruit higher profile recruits,” Carrier continued. “As great as he was athletically, he was also a great teammate, unselfish and made all those around him better. This induction is well deserved. ‘CV’ is truly one of the greats in our long and storied history.”
Cummings currently resides in Kansas City, Missouri, and is married to Michelle Cummings. The couple has two children, Alexandria and Kobe.
The Braves Athletic Hall of Fame was established in 1988 for the purpose of honoring those individuals who have gained recognition and fame for themselves and Ottawa University as a result of their endeavors and accomplishments while a student-athlete, coach or director of athletics at Ottawa University. Candidates must have completed their degree at Ottawa University, distinguished themselves by being an outstanding athlete and bringing honor to OU by earning superior recognition and achievements within the league in which OU competed during their tenure, and must have completed their collegiate athletic competition at least 10 years prior to selection.
Founded in 1865, Ottawa University is a comprehensive, not-for-profit educational institution serving more than 9,000 students through its residential campus in Ottawa, Kansas, and adult campuses in Overland Park, Kansas; Phoenix and Chandler, Arizona; Brookfield, Wisconsin; Jeffersonville, Indiana; as well as multiple international instructional sites and online. For more information, visit www.ottawa.edu.