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Razorbacks honor seniors today

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Razorbacks honor seniors today

Join us today as the 2012 senior class takes the floor for their final regular season home game. The first recruiting class of head coach Tom Collen, these five players have won 60 percent of their games in four seasons, reached the postseason twice in 2009 and 2011 and rewritten the record books at Arkansas. Equally as important, this year’s senior class has been ambassadors for the program, active in the community and getting it done in the classroom with all five on track for graduation. Now, let’s meet the Razorback Senior Class.
ASHLEY DANIELS A bit undersized for a post player in the SEC, Ashley Daniels has never let that stop her as she battles with the country’s best interior players. A consistent scorer and rebounder in her first three seasons, Ashley has exploded onto the scene as a senior posting her best numbers this year. Ashley paced Arkansas to a school record eight consecutive SEC wins and scored in double-figures in each of those victories. She averages 7.9 points per game in all contests but her numbers soar to a career-best 10.6 ppg in SEC games. One of the keys to the Razorbacks’ stifling defense, Ashley ranks second in the SEC in offensive rebounds and is 14th in overall rebounding. More of a scorer this year as well, Ashley ranks 21st in the league in scoring, fifth in field goal percentage and fifth in free throw percentage. She ranks in the top 30 for career points at Arkansas, and 10th in rebounding. A sociology major, Ashley will graduate this July. A native of Coldwater, Mississippi, Ashley is joined today by parents Carolyn and Roy Daniels, brother Brandon and niece Brandiah.
LYNDSAY HARRIS Lyndsay Harris has never met a three-point shot she didn’t like. A four-year starter, Lyndsay had to battle back from a knee injury suffered at the end of last season but returned strong for the first game of the season working her way back into the starting lineup for the SEC schedule. The school record-holder for three-point attempts with 801, Lyndsay ranks ninth in field goal attempts (1,171), fourth in three pointers made (261), 16th in assists (250) and 14th in points (1,251). Among the SEC leaders in several statistical categories, Harris has scored 1,251 points averaging 10.9 ppg for her career. She has grabbed 338 rebounds and played in 115 games in four seasons. Lyndsay is a criminal justice major and is hoping to earn a graduate assistanceship to pursue her master’s degree in sports management at Arkansas this May. A native of Hoover, Alabama, Lyndsay is joined today by her dad Robert, stepmother Lisa, sisters Ashley and Jordan and brother Robert.
JULIE INMAN One of the fan favorites for the Razorbacks, Julie Inman is the epitome of what it means to be a student-athlete at Arkansas. A role player on the court, Julie has played in 59 games scoring 92 points and grabbing 47 rebounds in her four-year career. Julie played a career-best 20 minutes against Tennessee State last year and averaged eight minutes a game in the postseason as a junior. Julie’s role with the team extends into the community and the classroom as well. Julie has been active in several community service events including Book Hogs, Sweat Hawgs, several food drives and she is often a speaker at area events. Julie is a member of the Razorback Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and is majoring in biology with plans to go into dentistry after graduation. A native of Carlisle, Arkansas, Julie is joined today by her parents Dr. Thomas and Cindy Inman, sister Jana and brother Tommy.
C’EIRA RICKETTS C’eira Ricketts can’t hide on the basketball court. Opponents key on this versatile player and yet, Ricketts delivers earning All-SEC Second-Team honors in both the coaches and media polls as a junior and she garnered pre-season nods as a senior. In her four-year career with the Razorbacks, C’eira has scored 1,394 points ranking 12th all-time, grabbed 601 rebounds ranking 16th, dished out 463 assists ranking fourth and attempted 1,365 field goals ranking fourth. C’eira knocked the ball away from the Auburn offense at the 3:45 mark in the first half last week giving her the Razorback career record for steals with 293. Consistently among the SEC leaders, C’eira ranks 14th in scoring, third in assists, second in steals and assist/turnover ratio this year. A kinesiology major, C’eira will graduate in May. A native of Louisville, Kentucky, C’eira is joined today by her mother June, stepfather Eric, sister E’myah and brother Tevin.
JAMESHA TOWNSEND Jamesha Townsend has played many roles in her four-year career with the Razorbacks. A starter last year, Jamesha comes in off the bench for the team this season. Jamesha has played in 94 games, starting 35 contests. She has scored 157 points and grabbed 175 rebounds in her career. Jamesha hit the weight room and conditioning center hard last year to earn her spot as a starter but more importantly, she served as a role model to teammates and became a leader on and off the court. This season, Jamesha has played in 20 games scoring 11 points and pulling in 23 rebounds for the Razorbacks. A broadcast journalism major, Jamesha has worked with the Razorback New Media department on webisodes of “Courtside with Tom Collen.” A native of Chula Vista, Calif., Jamesha is joined today by parents James and Regina Townsend
JACOB TOLMAN – Manager Jacob joined the Razorback women’s basketball team as a manager for the 2009-10 season. Fans have seen Jacob on the sidelines as he helps prepare and maintain the bench area, prepare coaches for timeouts and assist players as they transition in and out of the game. Jacob also assists with statistics, equipment and team travel often arriving at the plane before the team and staying long after players and coaches have gone. A native of Ft. Smith, Arkansas, Jacob is the son of Gary Tolman and Tammy Richmond. He is majoring in kinesiology and plans to graduate in December. Jacob is joined today by his mother Tammy.



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