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Akasha Westbrook
Player Profile:
Akasha Westbrook 1854591
Position: Guard
Height: 5'10"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Malvern, Ark.
High School: Malvern High School
Major: Biological Sciences
Experience: 3 Letters

REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2017-18): Appeared and started in 29 games … named as an All-Sun Belt Conference Second-Team pick … led the team with 13.4 points per game … finished second on the team with 5.2 rebounds per contest … finished as the Sun Belt’s leaders with 71 steals (2.4 per game), making her the first A-State player since Sonja Tate in 1992-93 to lead the league in steals … finished the year as one of just eight players in the league to have an efficiency rating of 10 or better (finished at 10.5) … scored in double-digits in 14 straight games between Dec. 5 and Feb. 1 … scored in double-digits in 24 of her 29 games played … led the team in scoring and rebounds in eight games … scored a career-high 23 points against South Alabama on Feb. 10 … grabbed a career best 11 rebounds on Jan. 11 against UT Arlington … collected a career-high six steals three different times throughout the year … knocked down 48.1 percent of her shots from the field, which ranked sixth in the Sun Belt … ranked seventh in the league with 79.7 percent free throw percentage.

JUNIOR (2016-17): Started in eight games at the beginning of the season before suffering a season-ending foot injury against South Florida on Dec. 11 … at the time of her injury she was averaging 10.1 points per game and shooting 32.3 percent from the field … she was also averaging 4.9 rebounds per  game … scored a career-high 20 points at Iowa State on Nov. 27 ... set a career-high with 6 rebounds at Oklahoma State on Nov. 11 and tied the mark at Iowa State.

SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Appeared in 24 games and averaged 4.6 points per contest in the those games … played four minutes in the Red Wolves WNIT home victory over Southern … played seven minutes in A-State's SBC Tournament Opening Round win over Appalachian State … scored a season-high four points twice … collected a career-high three rebounds against UT Arlington on Feb. 27 … went 7-of-9 from the free throw line for a .778 free throw percentage … played in 10 consecutive contests from Feb. 6 to March 9 … named to the SBC Academic Honor Roll.

FRESHMAN (2014-15): Played in 11 games including the Red Wolves victory over Western Michigan in the opening round of the postseason WNIT … scored a season-high six points against Jackson State in the season opener against Jackson State in the Preseason WNIT … played a season-high nine minutes in a home victory over Texas State on Jan. 17 … grabbed a season-high two rebounds against Jackson State and then matched the total against Texas State.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Led Malvern High School to back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014 … named the class 4A tournament MVP in 2013 while also earned All-State tournament, All-State, All-Region and All-Conference honors in route to the championship ... team has won 12 straight games in the postseason in two seasons … earned All-District honors in 2014 … a 2014 finalists for the KATV McDonald's Full Court Player of the Year … selected to play in the Arkansas Activities Association All-Star game … also played volleyball at Malvern High School where earned All-State and All-Conference honors in 2013 and 2014. 

PERSONAL: Daughter of Carlos and April Westbrook ... has one brother Carlo Westbrook ... born Aug. 27, 1996 … majoring in exercise science. 

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