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.