March 7, 2014
American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco has announced that University of Louisville guard Antonita Slaughter has been named the 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year. The selection was made by the Conference's Academic Affairs Committee.
A senior from Louisville, Ky., Slaughter will receive a $2,000 scholarship, which may be applied to graduate or professional studies.
Slaughter has helped Louisville to a 28-3 regular season and a 16-2 finish in the American Athletic Conference as the Cardinals earned the No. 2 seed in the first American Athletic Conference Championship. The Cardinals enter the postseason ranked No. 3 nationally.
Slaughter has appeared in 25 of Louisville's 31 games this season, with 20 starts. She has averaged 7.9 points and 3.9 rebounds per game, shooting 43.4 percent from the field and 33.0 percent from 3-point range.
Slaughter has made 50 career starts and is a veteran of 129 career games. She has averaged 6.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game in her career, helping Louisville to three NCAA tournaments, including the 2012 national championship game. She was chosen to the 2013 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team.
Slaughter, who holds a 3.334 grade-point average as a sport administration major, is a four-time Red & Black Scholar-Athlete at Louisville, recognizing a cumulative grade-point average of least 3.25.
Slaughter's community service efforts include participation in the Women 4 Women Walk/Run, which raised funds for non-profit organizations centered around female services, helping to construct a home as part of Habitat for Humanity, and mentoring young girls with the Maryhurst Organization.
The American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year award is one of a number of scholarships presented by the conference during the 2013-14 academic year. One male and one female from each of the conference's 10 member institutions may be named as the winners of the conference's Institutional Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. The conference also names male and female Basketball Scholar-Athletes of the Year and a Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year.
^ Information for this release was provided from by the American Athletic Conference Communications Department