WASHINGTON D.C. - Loyola University New Orleans senior forward Amy Sprout was named to the 2011-2012 Nationall All-Academic Women’s Basketball Team on Friday. Fellow senior Keiva Council as well as sophomore Jasmine Brewer were tabbed Honorable Mention.
Sprout started in all 29 of Loyola’s contests providing a spark each minute she stepped on the floor. She was called upon for her defensive and rebounding efforts all season. The psychology/pre-med major scored a career-high 18 points against the University of New Orleans and scored eight or more points in six games this season. She was named to the Daktronics NAIA Scholar-Athlete Team, the SSAC Musco Lighting Champions of Character Team, and the SSAC All-Academic Team.
Council, a criminal justice and sociology major, garnered All-Academic Honorable Mention after starting in in all 29 of Loyola’s games this season. She finished her career at LU as one of most decorated players in school history. She was named to the 2011-2012 All-Jesuit Team, a State Farm WBCA All-American, a Second Team NAIA All-American, SSAC All-Conference, and SSAC All-Academic.
She lead the Wolfpack in points (23.1 ppg), assists (3.7 apg), and steals (2.2 spg). The Houston, Texas native scored 30 or more points five times this season, while breaking Loyola’s single game scoring record with 48 points against Northwestern State.
Brewer, a psychology major, also was named Honorable Mention All-Academic after an outstanding sophomore season. After starting in all 29 games, she led the ‘Pack in rebounds (7.4 rpg) as well as double-doubles with seven. Brewer was also second on the team in scoring (15.8 ppg). The Houston, Texas native was named to the 2011-2012 All-Jesuit Team, a NAIA All-American Honorable Mention, SSAC All-Conference, and SSAC All-Academic.
The All-Jesuit Team represents student-athletes from the 28 Jesuit colleges spread across the United States that play basketball on all three levels of the NCAA and also in the NAIA. They share the mission of Jesuit education, founded nearly 500 years ago under the principles of St. Ignatius Loyola to educate young people to become men and women dedicated to service and compassionate leadership. Students at Jesuit colleges have long excelled in the classroom and in the community, but they also have played a major role in collegiate basketball in the last 100 years.