December 5, 2011

April Sparkman Named the Spartan Athlete of the Week for December 5

York senior guard April Sparkman was named the Spartan Athlete of the Week for the week ending on December 5, 2011. Sparkman led the women's basketball team to a pair of conference wins to open up the team's Capital Athletic Conference slate.

The Spartans went on the road and routed Wesley 92-47 before returning home and grinding out a 53-43 win over Marymount on Saturday.

For the week, Sparkman averaged 25.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and shooting 59.3% from the field (16-for-27) in the two wins for the Green and White. Sparkman also earned the CAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week award for her performances.

Sparkman opened the week with a double-double, including a team-record tying 36 points and 12 rebounds, at Wesley.  In the rematch of the 2011 CAC championship game foes, Sparkman drained 11-for-15 from the field, including 6-for-9 from three-point range, and had a perfect night on eight tries from the free throw line. The double-double is her third of the season and the 18th of her illustrious Spartan career.

Saturday, Sparkman added 14 scores, five boards, two assists, two steals and a blocked shot in a defensive struggle against Marymount as the Spartans won the fourth straight in the series.

Sparkman is averaging a conference-best 20.8 points per game as she is shooting 45.3% from the floor, 38.9% from three and 83.3% from the free throw line. She is also pulling in 9.7 rebounds per game, which is the second highest average in the CAC.