SATURDAY, MARCH 03, 2012
Abril Peeples named to A-Sun all-tournament team
JU women’s basketball sophomore Abril Peeples made her presence known during her first conference postseason to earn Atlantic Sun Conference all-tournament accolades.
Despite missing her first two tournaments due to a knee injury, Peeples hit double-digits each contest in helping the Dolphins reach the semifinals for the sixth straight season.
"We are proud of Abril," JU head coach Jill Dunn said. "She was huge in our win over Belmont. It was nice to see her shoot the ball so well and play with so much emotion and confidence."
Peeples scored a career-best 22 points in the quarterfinal against Belmont. She was 6 of 8 from beyond the arc, the third-best three-point total in a single-game at JU. Peeples closed the tourney with 12 points, three assists and three steals in the loss to Stetson.
The Americus, Ga., native ended the year ranked first in assists (75) and second in scoring (10.8). She finished scoring double-digits in 10 of the final 12 contests.
Peeples is the eighth Dolphin to earn all-tournament honors. Taneskei Richardson and Jessica George were named to the all-tournament team last season.
The Dolphins finished the season with an 11-20 record, the sixth straight double-digit win campaign under Dunn. JU also set the program record in steals with 334.