DURHAM, N.H. – Junior Radar Onguetou (Yaounde, Cameroon), a forward on the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team, received the Political Science Faculty Award at the political science department’s award ceremony May 12 at Murkland Hall.
The award, which was handed out by Dante Scala, an associate professor of political science, as well as the political science department chairman, is given annually to the student who has shown significant growth in his or her studies, and displays great enthusiasm for the subject.
“Radar Onguetou sat in my class on Civil Rights and Liberties, and he always made his presence known through his enthusiasm for debate and discussion,” Scala said.
Onguetou is already a member of the political science honor society, Pi Sigma Alpha, and owns a 3.41 grade-point average. Onguetou, who in addition to majoring in political science also has minors in anthropology, French and international affairs, will graduate later this month after just three years on campus. The native of Cameroon is currently a candidate for the Master’s program in public administration.
“It’s a great honor for Radar and really shows that he is a true student-athlete,” said head coach Bill Herrion. “We’re very proud of Radar’s accomplishments both in the classroom and on the court.”
The award is not the first academic honor of the year for Onguetou, who was also named to the five-member America East All-Academic Team in March. Onguetou also possessed the highest GPA on that squad.
Onguetou played in 28 games for the Wildcats this season, including 23 starts, and averaged 5.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 0.8 assists in 24.3 minutes per game. He ranked 11th in the conference in rebounding and finished second on the team in rebounding, third in field goal percentage (.387) and free throw percentage, and sixth in scoring.