Turpin grad earns All-America honors at Central Oklahoma PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 08 April 2011 11:06

By University of Central Oklahoma Sports Infromation Department
EDMOND, Okla. — Central Oklahoma standout Ashley Beckley capped a spectacular senior season by earning NCAA Division II All-America honors from two different organizations Tuesday.
The 5-foot-11 forward from Turpin, Okla. was a third-team selection on the Daktronics All-America Team that is voted on by members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and received honorable mention acclaim on the State Farm Coaches' All-America Team as selected by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).
Beckley is the first UCO player to earn Daktronics All-America recognition and she's just the third to be honored by the WBCA, joining previous honorable mention selections Ton'Nea Cox (1992 and '93) and Lizzie Brenner (2009).
The lone senior on the team in 2010-11, Beckley enjoyed a phenomenal season in leading the Bronchos to a surprising 22-10 record that included runner-up finishes in the Lone Star Conference North Division, the LSC Tournament and the NCAA Division II South Central Regional as UCO advanced to the Sweet 16 for just the second time.
Beckley averaged an LSC-best and school-record 19.5 points a game while adding 8.6 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 2.0 steals. She shot 47.2 percent from the field and 76.2 percent from the line, scoring in double figures all 32 games.
The LSC North Division Player of the Year, Beckley was also a first-team Daktronics All-South Central Regional pick and made the all-tournament teams at the LSC and regional tournaments.
Beckley set single-season school records for points (623), free throws made (199) and free throws attempted (261) while also establishing career marks for free throws made (479) and attempted (698). She finished second in three other career categories at UCO – points (1,627), field goals made (573) and field goals attempted (1,175).

 

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