2010-2011: Will sit out this year after suffering an ACL tear in the preseason . . . is planning on playing during the 2011-12 season after recovering from the injury . . . will serve as a Spartan captain despite not seeing the court this year.
2009-10: Had another All-CAC year as she played in 24 games, drawing a start in 22 of those contests . . . . earned first-team All-CAC accolades for the second consecutive year . . . named to the d3hoops.com All-Atlantic Region second team . . . averaged 24 minutes, a team-leading 17.3 points, 8.8 rebounds, 2.9 assists, and 1.3 steals per game during her standout junior campaign . . . established a new career-high with 33 points in the February 17 win at Stevenson . . . reached double figures in all but one game during the year including ten 20-point plus performances . . . recorded 10 double-doubles for the year . . . notched a career-high 17 rebounds in the January 13 game at Salisbury . . . reached double figures in rebounds in 10 games during the season and grabbed at least one rebound in every game during the year . . . finished third in the CAC in scoring, third in free throw percentage, fourth in three point field goals made, fifth in rebounding, sixth in assists, sixth in three point field goal percentage, eighth in blocked shots, 14th in field goal percentage, and first in minutes played . . . became the 13th member of the 1,000 career point club with her three point in the January 30 win over Hood . . . has 1,145 career points and 553 career rebounds . . . blocked 28 shots for the year including a career-high six in the January 2 win over Ursinus . . . earned ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II honors for the second consecutive year as she was a second team selection.
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 . . . is one of the Spartans’ top students with a 3.80 GPA . . .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.
Career Highs for #24 April Sparkman
Points: 33 @ Stevenson (2/17/10)
FG Made: 13 @ Stevenson (2/17/10)
FG Att: 26 vs. Washington (11/21/09)
3pt FGM: 5 @?Johns?Hopkins (11/23/08)
FT Made: 11 (twice) vs. Stevenson (1/16/10)
FT Att: 16 @ Salisbury (1/13/10)
Rebounds: 17 @ Salisbury (1/13/10)
Assists: 6 (three times) @ Salisbury (2/8/10)
Steals: 4 @?Wesley (2/14/09)
Blocks: 6 vs. Ursinus (1/2/10)