Preston Wynne – First Native American MVP at NAIA

Posted By Toyacoyah Brown April 2nd, 2014 Last Updated on: April 2nd, 2014

Preston Wynne, from the Spokane Reservation in Washington, becomes the first Native American to win MVP at the championship game of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament.

Charlie Perry with NDNSports.com spoke with the basketball star and Wynne offered some great advice to young athletes across Turtle Island.

“I want to show that everybody can do this, there are way better players than me on every rez, and I just want to show them how easy it is just to go and do it, it’s so simple, I wish everyone the opportunity to do what I do, they just have to get off the reservation and do it. I hope this run just opens doors, that’s my biggest thing. Everyone just follows this and I want them to know it’s doable.”

Photo by Ryan Coody

Photo by Ryan Coody

Photo by Ryan Coody

Photo by Ryan Coody

Check out more on Wynne's story and a recap of the game on NDNSports.com.

Home » Native American Articles » Native American Culture » Preston Wynne – First Native American MVP at NAIA

About Toyacoyah Brown

Toyacoyah Brown is an enrolled member of the Comanche Nation, currently living in Chicago. She received her B.A. in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an M.A. in Media Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. When she's not scouring the Internet for fun things to share with PowWows.com readers you can find her digging for vinyl in her local record store or curling up with a good book.

0 0 votes
Article Rating
Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments

Free Email Series: What to Expect at Your First Pow Wow