Clarksville, Ark.-Three University of the Ozarks women's basketball players received awards from the American Southwest Conference, it was announced by ASC Media Relations Director Greg Weghorst Tuesday.
Sophomore center Sabrina Goddard was named to the All-ASC East Division Second Team, sophomore guard April Young earned ASC All-East Division Honorable Mention and freshman point guard Chelsea Glasscock made the ASC East Division All-Freshman Team.
“I’m real proud of all three of these girls,” said head coach Carl Ramsey. “Sabrina was one of the top scorers, rebounders and shot blockers through out the year. Anytime you have a big kid on a team it is a valuable thing. She did a great job inside and drew a lot of attention, and that opened up things outside. She gave us a stabilizing force inside. April was also one of the top scorers during the season. She is a great presence outside. She could score off the dribble and she provided a lot of leadership for us. Chelsea handled the ball and ran our offense. She did a great job of getting us in the play and taking care of the ball. I think we made some strides this year and with all three coming back I am looking forward to the future.”
Goddard, a 6-foot-1 native of Stroud, Okla., ranked in the ASC’s top-10 in four different categories. She was fifth in scoring (15.5), eighth in rebounding (8.3), third in blocked shots (2.0) and seventh in free throw percentage (78.9%). Goddard started in 19 games and led Ozarks in rebounding, field goal percentage (43.8%), and was second in scoring and free throw percentage. She posted six double-doubles and scored more than 20 points eight times. She led the team in scoring ten times and in rebounding 11 times. She scored in double figures 15 times. Goddard scored a career-high 27 points and grabbed a career-high 20 rebounds against Hendrix College in November. A member of the ASC All-Academic Team, she earned ASC Player of the Week honors in December.
Young, a 5-foot-6 native of Deer, Ark., was fourth in the ASC in scoring (15.6) and led the conference in three-pointers per game (2.4). She was fifteenth in rebounding (6.3), ninth in free throw percentage (77.1%) and second in minutes played (36.1). Young led the team in scoring 11 times and in rebounding seven times. A starter in 24 games, she was the team’s leading scorer, and hit a team-best 57 three-pointers. She finished second in rebounding and steals (1.5) and third in free throw percentage. She scored in double figures in all but three games, and had five games with 20 or more points. She hit at least one three-pointer in 12 straight games during the season, and ended the year hitting four or more eight times. She scored a career-high 26 points, hitting 4-of-9 from behind the arc, against Texas-Tyler January 22. Young was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Team and is a member of the ASC All-Academic Team. She earned ASC Player of the Week honors in January.
Glasscock, a 5-foot-2 native of Prairie Grove, Ark., ranked among the ASC’s best in four categories. She finished seventh in assists (3.3), sixth in steals (2.3) and fifth in three-point percentage (40.3%) and minutes played (33.4). She started in 24 games and averaged 8.5 points and 4.3 rebounds per game. She led the team in steals and assists, and hit 31 three-pointers, second-most on the team. She scored a career-high 17 points against LeTourneau and had a career-high 14 rebounds against Texas-Dallas. In an overtime win against McMurry, she scored 15 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out eight assists. She made a three-pointer in 18 of 24 games.
Complete list of All-Conference Team: http://www.ascsports.org/news/2010/3/2/WBBALL_0302105434.aspx