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, Mar. 1, 2011

Joliet, Ill. - Saint Xavier University senior guard Shalonda Young (Chicago, Ill./Crane Tech) has earned her fifth Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference (CCAC) Women's Basketball Division I Player of the Week award of the season when the honor was released by the conference office Tuesday. It is also the 10th time this season that a Cougar player has earned the recognition out of the 17 times it has been awarded since November 9, 2010 (also won by Young). Young had a huge week as SXU secured a share of the CCAC regular season title with Olivet Nazarene University (Ill.) after defeating rival University of St. Francis (Ill.) and Robert Morris University (Ill.) in impressive fashion.

She averaged a double-double over the two-game stretch with 19.0 points and 11.0 rebounds a game to go along with 3.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 1.0 block per game. In the 95-51 win over St. Francis (Ill.), Young produced 18 points, four rebounds, three assists, two blocks and two steals. Her best game of the week came in a 71-41 road victory over Robert Morris with 20 points and 18 rebounds. She also had three assists and two steals, while shooting 9-of-15 (60 percent) from the floor.

Saint Xavier (22-6 overall/9-1 CCAC) takes the No. 1 seed into this week's CCAC Tournament. The Cougars will host a semifinals game on Thursday, March 3, at 7 p.m. at the Shannon Center in Chicago and play the winner of tonight's game between No. 4 seed Indiana University-South Bend (IUSB) and No. 5 seeded St. Francis (Ill.).