Senior Shalonda Young - CCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Senior Shalonda Young - CCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Women's Basketball - Tue, Nov. 9, 2010

Joliet, Ill. - Saint Xavier University senior guard Shalonda Young (Chicago, Ill./Crane Tech) was dubbed the first Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Women's Basketball Division I Player of the Week of the 2010-11 season after a huge performance in the team's big season-opening win over No. 25 ranked McKendree University (Ill.) Saturday. Young finished with game-bests of 29 points, nine rebounds and five steals as the No. 6 ranked Cougars picked up an 86-67 victory over the visiting Bearcats. She led a Cougar defensive effort that helped force 38 McKendree turnovers behind 20 steals.

Young shot an impressive 12-for-20 from the field (60 percent) Saturday and hit four of her five free-throw attempts in the game. She also was a force on the glass with her nine rebounds, including four on the offensive end. The 29-point performance was a career-best as well for the senior guard. Her previous high scoring total was 22 points against Aquinas College (Mich.) back on December 27, 2009.

Saint Xavier (1-0 overall) takes on Calumet College of St. Joseph (Ind.) on the road tonight at the Crimson Wave Athletic Facility in Whiting, Ind. The game is scheduled for a 5:30 p.m. start.