March 7, 2013

Daress McClung Named All-Atlantic 10

2013 ALL-ATLANTIC 10 TEAMS

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. - Junior forward Daress McClung was voted second team All-Atlantic 10. Butler's leading scorer and rebounder was among the league leaders in points, rebounds, steals and blocks. 

McClung, an Indianapolis native, transferred to Butler from Cincinnati and immediately became BU's leader in most categories. The 6-0 McClung averaged 16.5 points and 9.0 rebounds during the regular season, leading Butler to a 17-12 overall record. She currently is second in the A-10 in scoring and fifth in rebounds. Defensively, McClung ranked third in the conference in blocks (2.4) and steals (2.5).

In conference play, McClung posted averages of 16.2 points and 7.8 rebounds. For the season, the forward from Lawrence North High School and University of Cincinnati posted nine double-doubles. Her best game was a 31-point, 12-rebound effort at UIC in January.

McClung had some big games in A-10 play, starting with 19 and seven blocks at La Salle and a 25-point and five-steal effort vs. VCU. McClung scored 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds at Saint Joseph's and recently poured in 22 points on 11-for-12 shooting in a win at Saint Louis. 

Charlotte's Jennifer Hailey was the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. Hailey was a first team all-conference pick with Andrea Hoover (Dayton), Chatilla van Grinsven (Saint Joseph's), Erin Rooney (Fordham) and Wumi Agunbiade (Duquesne).

McClung was joined on the second team with Dayton's Ally Malott, Marah Strickland of Fordham, Robyn Parks of VCU and Temple's Victoria Macaulay.

McClung and the Bulldogs open conference tournament play as the No. 6 seed in Philadelphia this weekend. BU plays No. 11 seed Saint Louis Friday, March 8 at 7:30 p.m.