Young a Cheryl Miller Award Top Five Finalist

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame and the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced the five finalists for the 2019 Cheryl Miller Award on Wednesday. Notre Dame junior Jackie Young was acknowledged among the nation’s elite and joins teammate Arike Ogunbowale in advancing in their respective ‘Naismith Starting Five’ positional awards.
Joining Young in the top five for the best small forward in the country are Bridget Carleton (Iowa St.), Sophie Cunningham (Missouri), Kaila Charles (Maryland) and Satou Sabally (Oregon).
As the ‘glue’ of the Fighting Irish, Young continues to steal headlines. After a 21-point, 10-rebound double-double in the ACC Tournament title game, Young was named the tournament’s MVP. Young averaged 19.3 points, 10.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists over the three tournament games.  
A Second Team All-ACC selection, Young has achieved an Irish first – two triple-doubles in the same season. In addition, Young is up to 10 double-doubles on the year, which continues to shatter the program record for most by a guard.
Young has proven to be Notre Dame’s most sound all-around player, averaging 14.8 points, 7.3 rebounds and 5.3 assists, with a league best 2.6 assist-to-turnover ratio. Young shoots an efficient 55.4 percent from the floor, which ranks third in Division I among guards.
The winner of the 2019 Cheryl Miller Small Forward Award will be revealed during the WBCA Coaches’ All-America/Naismith Starting 5 Presentation on Thursday, April 4, at the Women’s Final Four in Tampa, Florida.
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