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April Young Named ASC Player of the Week

February 20, 2012
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-University of the Ozarks senior 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.

Young, a native of Deer, Ark., averaged 22.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 1.5 blocks over two conference games, including a 65-64 road victory over Texas-Tyler in the regular season finale to clinch a berth in the ASC tournament. Young had a game-high 24 points, including six three-pointers, in the must-win over Texas-Tyler. On Thursday, she hit four more three-pointers and scored 20 points against LeTourneau University. She shot a combined 48 percent and added three steals and one assist.

The 5-foot-7 Young set the school record this season in career three-pointers (190). She broke the previous mark of 177 set by Erica Eneks, who played from 2004-2008. Young is the conference leader in three-point shots per game (2.4), while ranking tenth in scoring (14.0).

Young is a two-time All-Conference performer and a three -time Academic All-American.

She is a graduate of Deer High School where she was named All-State, All-Region, All-Conference and All-District as a senior.

Ozarks (13-12, 9-11 ASC) qualified for the playoffs for the second straight season under Carl Ramsey and will play Concordia University Texas in the ASC tournament Friday in Pineville, Louisiana.