Senior Shalonda Young earned her fourth CCAC Player of the Week award
Senior Shalonda Young earned her fourth CCAC Player of the Week award
Women's Basketball - Tue, Feb. 22, 2011

Joliet, Ill. - Saint Xavier University senior guard Shalonda Young (Chicago, Ill./Crane Tech) has earned her fourth Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Women's Basketball Division I Player of the Week award of the season and the ninth for the team when the honor was released by the conference office Tuesday afternoon. Young was instrumental in two big conference wins for the Cougars last week, including a 111-97 home victory over then No. 12 ranked Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.). In addition, SXU defeated Indiana University-South Bend (IUSB), a team receiving votes in the latest NAIA Top 25 Poll, on the road by a score of 68-62 last Saturday.

In the game against No.12 Olivet Nazarene, Young posted 22 points, eight rebounds, four assists and five steals. She played in 27 minutes and shot 8-of-13 from the floor as Saint Xavier tied Olivet Nazarene for first place in the CCAC standings. In 28 minutes of play against IUSB, Young had 15 points, four rebounds and three steals. She made five shots from the floor and went 5-of-6 from the charity stripe.

Saint Xavier (20-6 overall/7-1 CCAC) continues its regular season and conference slate this evening with a home game against rival University of St. Francis (Ill.). The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. start in the Shannon Center in Chicago. Prior to the game, SXU will honor its two seniors, Young and point guard Alex Barone, for their contributions to the women's basketball program for the last four years.