YORK, PA-York College sophomore guard
April Sparkman has earned a spot on the
ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II
women’s basketball squad as announced by CoSIDA on
Thursday morning. Sparkman, a sophomore undeclared major from
Walkersville, Md and Walkersville High School, earned third-team
honors in her first year of eligibility for the award.
Sparkman has been outstanding in her second year in the green and white. She is averaging 15.3 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.6 assists per game. Sparkman is shooting 51.1% from the floor, 43.5% from three and 83.7% from the charity stripe. She also has 17 blocked shots and 15 steals in her 20 games.
Sparkman, who owns a GPA of 3.89, has blossomed in her second season. She was the MVP of the Mike Durgala Tournament at Johns Hopkins in mid-November and also earned All-Tournament team honors in the Spartans’ Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament in early January.
Spartan head coach Betsy Witman is thrilled to see Sparkman recognized for her academic prowess.
“April is the model student-athlete,” says Witman. “Her hard work on the court and in the classroom has paid off in so many ways. In less than two years, April has already become one of the premier players in the Capital Athletic Conference and the Atlantic Region. I am proud and pleased to have her as a member of the women’s basketball program at York College.”
Sparkman's name is all over the current Capital Athletic Conference leaders. She is first in three point field goal percentage, fourth in scoring, fourth in field goal percentage, second in free throw percentage, ninth in three point field goals made, tenth in blocked shots, 11th in assists, and 18th in rebounding.
The Spartans are currently ranked 12th in the country in both the d3hoops.com Top 25 and the WBCA USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. York has won a school-record 19 straight as they have not lost since opening day to nationally ranked Messiah. The Spartans’ 19 wins ties their school record for victories in a season which they established last year.
York returns to action on Saturday, February 7 when they travel to CAC foe St. Mary’s for a 2:00 pm contest.