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24 - April Sparkman
April Sparkman
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Walkersville, Md.
High School: Walkersville
Position: G

2009-2010: Enters her junior year as one of the best players in the conference and the region. . . is a poised player that will be expected to continue the production she has displayed in her first two seasons in the Green and White . . . has tremendous range on her jump shot as she can drain it consistently from beyond the arc . . . does a great job of moving without the ball and has a knack for making the right play . . . is a lanky player that has proven herself as a defender and as a rebounder . . . will be expected to be, not only one of York’s top scorers, but also a defensive stopper . . . is one of the Spartans’ top students with a 3.80 GPA.

2008-09: Played in all 30 of York’s games, drawing a start in 29 of those contests . . . was the second leading scorer in the Capital Athletic Conference as she averaged 15.8 points per game . . . shot 51.6% from the floor and 42.2%?from three as she earned first-team All-CAC?accolades . . . earned d3hoops.com all-region honors in addition to being named to ESPN The Magazine Academic District II regional honors . . . reached double figures in 26 contests and scored at least six points in every game during the year . . . notched a pair of double-doubles with 14 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Franklin &?Marshall on January 4 and 15 points and 10 rebounds in the win over Stevenson on January 31 . . . notched a career-high 24 points in the February 7 win at St.?Mary’s as she also had a career-high with 11 field goals in the win . . . handed out a career-high six assists in the November 18 win over Rowan . . . set three career-highs in the win at Wesley on Valentine’s Day with nine free throws made, four steals, and three blocked shots . . . finished the campaign averaging 31.7 minutes, 5.9 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.1 blocked shots, and 0.8 steals per game . . . was the CAC Player-of-the-Week on February 9.

2007-2008: Made an immediate impact on the Spartan squad as she played in all 27 games, earning a start in 26 of those contests . . . finished the season averaging 29.0 minutes, 9.5 points, 6.1 rebounds, and 1.7 assists per game . . . established her scoring season-high with her 18 points in the January 9 win at St. Mary’s while she also set a new career rebounding mark with 12 in that same contest . . . recorded two double-doubles for the year as she had 10 points and 11 rebounds in the December 1 win over Villa Julie in addition to her career night at St. Mary’s . . . she shot 45.8% from the floor  and 34.8% from three . . . converted 75% of her attempts from the free throw line including a season-high five makes in the January 4 win over Oneonta State . . . reached double figures in points in 16 games including her last five games of the season . . . pulled in at least one rebound in all 27 contests including a trio of double digit efforts . . . handed out a season-high five assists in the February 26 win over Wesley . . . blocked 20 shots for the season including notching a season-high two blocks in the back-to-back home wins over Lycoming and Hood . . . converted a season-high three three point field goals twice.

Personal: Is the daughter of Howard and Kathy Sparkman . . . born January 10, 1989 . . . is a Biology major . . . played for Mike Mathis at Walkersville High School . . . as a senior, earned first team Fredrick News Post, first team Maryland Gazette, and first team All-MVAL honors . . . honorable mention Washington Post area squad.

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