CHICAGO -Saint Xavier University junior guard
Marissa Young (Monroe, Wis./St. Joseph's College/Monroe) was recently named to
the 2010-11 Capital One Academic All-District Women's Basketball Team.
Student-athletes receiving this distinction are chosen by the College Sports
Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and are recognized as the nation's
top student-athletes for their combined performance both on the floor and in
the classroom. Young was one of just five players named First Team
Academic All-District in District Five of the College Division, which combines
NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA, Canadian and two-year schools.
Young currently leads the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic
Conference (CCAC) in scoring averaging 18.4 points per game and is second in
the conference in steals with a 3.8 a game average. Her scoring average (18.4 ppg) ranks her No.
16 in the entire NAIA in points per game and is fourth nationally in steals per
game (3.8 spg). Young is majoring in
biology (pre-medicine) at Saint Xavier University and carries a 3.95
grade-point average. Although a junior
in terms of athletic eligibility, she has completed enough hours to rank as a
senior academically. As a first team
all-district honoree, Young will now advance to the national Capital One
Academic All-America Team ballot, where First, Second and Third Team
All-America honorees will be selected later this month.
Saint Xavier (16-6 overall/4-1 CCAC) continues its regular season slate
on Wednesday, February 9, with a non-conference game against Trinity Christian
College (Ill.). The match-up is scheduled
for a 5 p.m. start at the Shannon Center in Chicago. Click here to view the official release sent out by CoSIDA