Durr Named Kay Yow Scholar Athlete of the Year

first_imgMinimum academic requirements for selection to the All-ACC Academic Team are a 3.0 grade point average for the previous semester and a 3.0 cumulative average during one’s academic career. Athletic achievements during the most recent season are also considered in selecting the All-ACC Academic Team. The ACC Honor Roll, which recognizes all conference student-athletes with a grade point average of 3.0 for the current academic year, will be released in July. No. 3 Louisville (27-2, 14-2), the defending ACC Tournament Champion, will be the 2-seed in the 2019 ACC Tournament in Greensboro, NC. The Cardinals open play on Friday, March 8 at 6 p.m. against 7-seed Clemson. Print Friendly Version ACC Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards were established in September 2007 to be awarded annually to the top junior or senior student-athlete in their respective sports. Candidates for the awards must have maintained a 3.0 grade point average for their career as well as a 3.0 for each of the last two semesters. The award is based 60 percent on academic achievement and 40 percent on athletic accomplishment. LOUISVILLE, Ky. – After being named ACC Player of the Week for the second consecutive season earlier this week, University of Louisville senior guard Asia Durr has been named the 11th annual Kay Yow Scholar Athlete of the Year.The ACC women’s basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is named in memory of the legendary Yow, who won 737 games as a head coach while directing NC State to four ACC Tournament championships and the 1988 U.S. Olympic Team to a gold medal. Yow, who passed away in January of 2009, is also remembered for her leadership and courage in her fight against breast cancer.”I am thrilled that Asia Durr has been named the Kay Yow Scholar Athlete of the Year,” said head coach Jeff Walz. “There is no question that Asia is a talented basketball player and a great teammate, but I am so proud of the work that she has done in the classroom. She puts as much work into academics as she does basketball and it’s been a privilege to coach her.”Durr is the first Louisville player to win the Kay Yow award and headlines of group of four Cardinals who were named to the All-ACC academic team, as she is joined by Arica Carter, Dana Evans and Sam Fuehring.Durr is averaging 21.4 points per game this season, which ranks first in the ACC and 13th in the country, while connecting on 2.9 3-point field goals per game, which ranks second in the league. Story Links In the 92-62 win over No. 10 NC State on senior night, she tied her own program-record with 47 points, while breaking the ACC record with 11 made 3-pointers.She ranks second in program history with 2,343 points and 360 made 3-pointers.Durr will graduate in the spring with a degree in communications. She has a 3.065 career grade point average, along with a 3.437 GPA in the spring 2018 and a 3.500 GPA in the fall 2018. She is a five-time member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll and two times has been named to the Dean’s List.Carter graduated last fall with a degree in exercise science and is now pursuing a psychology degree. She had a 3.494 grade point average last semester and a career 3.39 GPA. She was also named All-ACC Academic team last season. Three times she has been named to the Dean’s List, along with three times being named an Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar.She ranks fourth on the team with 8.6 points per game and is shooting 54-137 (.394) from distance, which ranks eighth in the ACC. In ACC play, she is averaging 8.8 points, while shooting 32-83 (.386) from downtown.Fuehring will graduate with a degree in sport administration and a minor in communications. She had a 3.925 GPA last semester and a 3.47 GPA for her career. This marks the second consecutive season she has been named to the All-ACC Academic Team. She has been named to the Dean’s List five times and was named to the Chi Alpha Sigma Student-Athlete Honor Society.She is averaging 10.4 points, which ranks third on the team, while shooting 111-205 (.541) from the floor, which ranks 10th in the ACC. Her 7.0 rebounds also lead the team. She recorded her fifth double-double of the season and ninth of her career with 12 points and 12 rebounds vs. NC State.Evans is pursuing a degree in sport administration with a minor in communications. She had a 3.80 GPA last semester and a 3.478 GPA for her career. Two times she has been named to the Dean’s List and she has been named ACC Honor Roll, Red & Black Scholar Athlete, and Athletic Director’s Honor Roll.Earlier this week, Evans was named ACC Sixth Player of the Year. After starting the first two games, she has come off the bench in 25 of last 27. She is second on the team with 10.5 points and is averaging a team-high 4.1 assists, which ranks seventh in the ACC. She is 42-101 (.416) from deep, which ranks fourth in the league. She has 119 assists and 54 turnovers and ranks third in the ACC with a 2.2 assist-to-TO ratio.last_img

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