Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks placed four players on the men's and women's American Southwest Conference All-East Division basketball teams, which were selected by conference coaches and announced by the league office on Wednesday.
Senior center Christie Shuffield of Dover and junior forward Mandy Thomas of Lamar earned first team All-East Division while sophomore forward Jenna Corbell of Ashdown earned second team All-East Division. Sophomore guard Mandrell Howell of North Little Rock was named to the All-East Division second team. Shuffield averaged 13.8 points and 9.0 rebounds for the Lady Eagles who finished the season as the ASC East Division co-champions. She led the ASC in field goal percentage (.614) and blocked shots (2.8) for the second consecutive season. Shuffield ends her career at Ozarks as the fourth leader scorer (1,264) and rebounder (711). She ranks first in career blocked shots (228). Thomas led the 19-7 Lady Eagles in scoring (14.4) for the second straight season and also averaged 6.4 rebounds per game. She led the Lady Eagles in scoring in eight games this season including two outbursts of 32 and 30 point games. Corbell averaged 10.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. Corbell had a team leading 35 three-pointers. Junior guard Kristy Watts earned honorable mention All-ASC after averaging 8.9 points per game. Watts shot a team-high 81 percent from the free throw line. Howell led the 14-12 Eagles in scoring (14.6), rebounding (5.8) and steals (33). Howell was named to the ASC all-tournament team for the second consecutive season. Sophomore guard Brent Johnson of Ozark and junior guard Ricky Johnson of North Little Rock were named honorable mention All-ASC. Brent Johnson averaged 11.2 points while Ricky Johnson averaged 11.9 points per game. The Eagles advanced to the ASC playoffs for the third consecutive year.