April Young Named ASC Player of the Week
Release Date: 01/12/2010
Clarksville, Ark.-Sophomore guard April Young was named the American Southwest Conference East Division Women's Basketball Player of the Week, it was announced Monday by ASC Media Relations Director Greg Weghorst.
The 5-foot-6 native of Deer, Ark., averaged 16.5 points, 11 rebounds and three assists over two conference road games. Young, who also added four steals, two blocks and six assists, had a double-double to fuel a win over Schreiner University January 7. Young followed that performance with another double-double (18 points, 11 rebounds) in a double overtime loss to Texas Lutheran University January 9. She went a combined 8-for-16 from three-point range over the two-game stretch.
Young, who ranks second in the ASC in scoring (17.3) and leads the league in three-pointers per game (2.8), has reached double figures in scoring in all 12 games this season. She nailed five three-pointers against Ecclesia College to open the season, and has hit four three’s against four other opponents. She ranks eleventh in the ASC in free throw percentage (76.1%) and eighth in three-point percentage (39.5%). For the season, she is averaging 17.3 points, 6.2 rebounds and has hit 34-of-86 from the three-point line.
Young is a graduate of Deer High School where she was named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference and All-District her senior season.
Ozarks (4-8, 2-6 ASC) will travel to Longview, Texas, to face LeTourneau University January 14. The Lady Eagles will then head to Marshall, Texas, to face East Texas Baptist University.
University of the Ozarks Sports Information Office