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APRIL AUSTIN -- Women's Basketball

Jan. 11, 2012

April Austin is a junior point guard on the Point Park women's basketball team. She is the Featured Athlete for the week of Jan. 11, 2012. Austin is a native of Penn Hills, Pa., and a graduate of North Catholic High School.

Austin has made her mark on the Point Park 3-point record book. Entering the Jan. 17 home game vs. Houghton (5:30 p.m.), she is tied with Brittney Wilson for the career 3-point record with 145 treys. Her next 3-pointer will give her the career record.

Austin already holds the single-season record for 3-pointers with the 65 she hit as a freshman in 2009-10. And just recently, she took sole possession of the single-game record with her eight long-range bombs Dec. 30 vs. Rio Grande. Austin had previously hed the single-game record along with three others at six treys.

Austin is a two-time all-conference player, and this is her third year as the starting point guard. She leads the team at 10.9 points, 3.6 assists and 2.7 steals per game. The former NCAA DI recruit at Dayton has 864 career points and a career scoring average of 12.3 ppg. The Pioneers are 12-4 overall and 3-0 AMC this year.