2010-11 a-state women’s basketball bound performance against Louisiana Tech, cleaned the glass for 13 rebounds against Missouri State, then topped that figure with 15 more against Saint Louis. For the week, Schlup averaged 11.3 rebounds per game and added four blocked shots and four steals. She currently leads the Red Wolves on the boards, averaging 8.4 rebounds per game and has five double-digit rebounding games this season. HOT SHOOTING: Although the Red Wolves came up on the short end of a 75-69 score, Arkansas State made a season-high eight 3-pointers at Saint Louis Nov. 30 and shot a season-high .533 (8-15) from behind the arc. CLEANING THE GLASS: The Red Wolves tied a Convocation Center record for rebounding in their 72-58 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff when ASU ripped down 71 rebounds against the Golden Lions, matching the mark set against Ouachita Baptist Dec. 13, 1988. Arkansas State’s 71 rebounds in the game was just shy of the school record of 75 set against UAPB during the 1975-76 season and are the most pulled down by any team in the Sun Belt this season. The Red Wolves’ 34 offensive rebounds against UAPB topped the previous Convocation Center high of 33 set against Central Florida Feb. 14, 1991. THE RED WOLVES AT HOME: Over the last seven years, ASU Women’s Basketball boasts a winning percentage of .777 (77-22)at the ASU Convocation Center. SBC HONORS: Arkansas State senior Ebonie Jefferson (Laurel, Miss.) has been named preseason third-team AllSun Belt Conference, and the Red Wolves are picked third in the Sun Belt West Division preseason poll as voted on by the league’s 13 head coaches, the conference office announced Oct. 20. "I expect Ebonie to play at an all-conference level this season,” said ASU head coach Brian Boyer. “I can't imagine that there is a tougher competitor or a harder worker in the league. I am so proud of how far Ebonie has come during her career, and I look forward to her continued improvement this season." Jefferson scored in double figures in 14 of ASU’s last 17 games a year ago, had 19 double-figure games on the season and led ASU in scoring with an 11.8 points-per-game average, a figure that climbed to 13.0 points-per-game in Sun Belt Conference play. The Red Wolves return three of their top four scorers and four of the top five rebounders from last year’s team that finished 16-14. ASU IN SEASON OPENERS: The Red Wolves are 20-16 all-time in season openers, with a record of 7-14 when opening the season on the road. Under head coach Brian Boyer, the Red Wolves are 6-5 in season-openers, including a 3-5 record when opening on the road. Junior NeNe Hurst has already etched her name into the ASU record books with 152 assists to rank 23rd all-time. She is also ranked 21st in career steals with 105, and with 619 career points is poised to break into the top-25 list of all-time scorers at Arkansas State.
INTERNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP: In an effort to help acclimate Arkansas State’s international students to life in the United States, the ASU women’s basketball program began a partnership with the university’s international com-
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munity by holding a basketball clinic Sunday evening at the ASU Convocation Center. Over 80 international students were on hand as the team members and coaching staff introduced themselves and introduced the students to Red Wolves women’s basketball. The students joined the team on the court for drills and fundamental instruction, then enjoyed a pizza party to wrap up the night’s activities. “This is a semester-long project that got underway with the clinic last night,” said ASU head coach Brian Boyer. “We wanted to let our international students know how much we appreciate them and to encourage them to be more involved with all of the activities on campus. We also wanted to increase their awareness of athletics here at Arkansas State, introduce them to the Convocation Center and allow them to get to know our team.” Arkansas State’s players will partner with an international student throughout the semester, meeting with the student for at least an hour each week to help them become familiar with Arkansas State and ease their transition to life in the United States. The women’s basketball team will salute ASU’s international students at the Nov. 18 home opener against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. Next week’s game has been designated as “International Students Night” at the Convocation Center.
Published on Oct 25, 2017