April Young Nets Third Career Academic Honor

February 2, 2012
By cnp
Posted in Athletics

Clarksville, Ark.-For the second straight season, University of the Ozarks guard April Young was named to the Capital One Academic All-America Women?s Basketball All-District First Team, it was announced by the College of Sports Information Directors of America Thursday.

Young, a senior, is among the top three-point shooters in the American Southwest Conference, hitting 2.1 per game. The 5-foot-6 native of Deer, Ark., ranks ninth in the ASC in scoring (13.6). Young has started in all 19 games this season and is the team-leader in three-pointers (39), while ranking second in scoring. She has made a three-pointer in all but one game this season, and has hit two or more three-pointers 13 times. She has nailed four three-pointers three times thus far and scored a season-high 25 points against Hendrix College. To date, she has 169 career three-pointers and 1,060 career points.

Young earned a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Team her sophomore season. She earned Second Team All-Conference last season and Honorable Mention All-Conference honors as a sophomore.

A biology major, Young is a three-time member of the ASC All-Academic Team. She was the ASC’s Distinguished Scholar-Athlete for women’s basketball last season.

The Capital One Academic All-District Women’s Basketball Team, formerly known as the ESPN Academic All-District Team, for the college division recognizes outstanding NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, and NAIA student-athletes from the region.

To be eligible for Academic All-America honors, student-athletes must be a starter or important reserve with at least a 3.30 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) for their career. Freshmen are not eligible.