Young leads the way with first career double-double

AUSTIN HAMM Sports Editor

For her first career double-double that led the South Dakota State women’s basketball team to a season-opening win over Marist College, junior guard Kerri Young is this week’s Collegian Sports’ Athlete of the Week.

 In the 77-68 win over the Red Foxes Nov. 13, the 6-foot guard had an all-around game. She finished with 12 points and a game- and team-high 11 rebounds. Young also had four assists and a steal.

 Although Young was primarily a perimeter player for the Jacks her first two years on campus, Head Coach Aaron Jonhston could easily see her tallying much higher rebound totals as the year goes on.

 “We really need Kerri to rebound well for us this year,” Johnston said. “How she plays in a big physical wing spot will be a big part of our season. For her to have a double-double is exactly what we need.” 

Young and the Jacks continue their homestand on Wednesday against Arkansas and wrap it up on Saturday against Notre Dame.