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Thank you seniors

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Thank you seniors

Caroline PowellCaroline Powell’s story is one of determination and desire to be a Razorback. The Conway, Arkansas, native waited a year and a half to suit up for the Razorbacks. A junior college transfer, Caroline returned to her home state for the 2008-09 season joining the team first as a manager and then a practice player, finally becoming eligible to play in January 2010. Caroline has played in four games for the Razorbacks and has one defensive rebound and one steal.

Caroline led Shelton State Community College to a 62-9 record and a pair of conference titles prior to joining the Razorbacks. She was a three-sport high school athlete at Conway playing volleyball, basketball and participating in golf.Caroline is a biological engineering major at Arkansas and plans to graduate in the spring of 2011. She is joined today by her parents Don and Vanessa Powell.

Skye ReesSkye Rees joined the Razorbacks last season as a junior college transfer from Northeast Oklahoma A&M. Although mostly a role player for Arkansas, her contributions have been important for the team’s success. In two seasons, Skye has played in 36 games shooting 33.3 percent from the floor for Arkansas. Skye is one of the team’s top free throw shooters hitting 11-for-15 in her career for 73.3 percent. Skye has 52 rebounds, 13 assists and 20 blocks while scoring 104 points in two seasons. Skye’s career-bests include 10 points at No. 20 Georgia and at Kentucky.

Skye is a native of Drouin, Victoria, Australia and is one of four children to Glen and Wilma Rees. She is a child development major and plans to graduate in the fall of 2011. She is joined today by Lynn and Rebecca Loyd.

Brittney RichardsonHampered by injury and illness for much of her career Mountain Home, Arkansas, native Brittney Richardson has become a crowd favorite for the Razorbacks. Brittney’s first two seasons showed flashes of her abilities as the 5-11 forward played in 56 games and scored 207 points. But injuries sidelined Brittney for much of her junior year and, after playing in two games as a senior, she redshirted her senior season. Brittney played in 70 games for the Razorbacks shooting 33 percent from the floor. She was a deep threat making 38 three-pointers and was solid from line shooting 75.5 percent. Brittney has scored 230 points and grabbed 57 rebounds in her career.

Brittney is one of three children to Mike and Sherry Richardson. She is a kinesiology P-12 major and plans to graduate in the fall of 2011. She is joined today by her parents, Mike and Sherry, her brother Dane and sister Taylor.

Ashlea WilliamsAshlea Williams is a four-year member of the Razorback basketball family. As a player, Ashley scored 50 points, had 64 rebounds, seven steals, six blocks and eight assists in 46 games. Ashlea battled injury for much of her junior season and she retired from basketball at the end of the year. She returned to the team in 2010-11 as a student assistant assisting the coaching staff with practice and game-day activities.

A native of Springfield, Missouri, Ashlea is the daughter Steven and Navita Williams. Ashlea is pursuing a her master’s degree in exercise science/biomechanics and plans to graduate in the Spring of 2011. She is joined today by her parents Steven and Navita.

Mike JenningsMike joined the Razorback women’s basketball team as a manager for the 2010-11 season. Fans have seen Mike 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. Mike 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 Dstrehan, La., Mike is the son of Scott and Toni Jennings. He is majoring in kinesiology P-12 and plans to graduate in the Spring of 2011.



Sports Category : Basketball (W)