April Leonard

#2 April Leonard

POS. G
HT. 5-0
CLASS Jr.
HOMETOWN Quitman, LA
PREVIOUS SCHOOL Jonesboro-Hodge HS

Awards

  • ASC East Freshman Team (2012-13)
  • All-ASC East Honorable Mention (2012-13)
  • ASC East Freshman of the Year (2012-13)
  • ASC East Player of the Week (Nov. 15, 2012)
  • ASC East Player of the Week (Feb. 11, 2013)
  • ASC East Player of the Week (Nov. 18, 2015)
  • ASC East Player of the Week (Dec. 7, 2015)
  • ASC All-Tournament Team (2015-16)
  • ASC East Division First Team (2015-16)

Career Highs

Basketball

  • Points: 30 vs. Southwestern (TX) (11/14/15)
  • Assists: 9 vs. Schreiner (12/29/13)
  • Rebounds: 9 vs. Howard Payne (1/17/15)
  • Steals: 7 at CalTech (11/29/14)
  • Blocks: 2 at Louisiana College (2/14/13)
  • Field Goals Made: 10 vs. Southwesten (TX) (11/14/15)
  • Field Goals Attempted: 18 at Hardin-Simmons (1/10/15)
  • Free Throws Made: 8, 2 times; last vs. Hardin Simmons (12/5/15)
  • Free Throws Attempted: 11 at Belhaven (1/16/16)
  • 3-pointers made: 6 vs. Southwestern (TX) (11/14/15)
  • 3-pointers attempted: 8, 4 times; last vs. Texas-Tyler (1/30/16)

 

20-30 point games

  • 30 vs. Southwestern (TX) (11/14/15)
  • 24 vs. Hardin Simmons (12/5/15)
  • 23 at Texas-Tyler (1/30/16)
  • 23 at Texas Wesleyan (11/23/15)
  • 22 at Sul Ross State (12/17/12)
  • 21 vs. Louisiana College (12/10/15)
  • 21 at Hardin Simmons (1/10/15)

 

Softball

  • Runs Scored: 1, 5 times; last vs. Howard Payne (4/21/15)
  • Steals: 1, 2 times; last vs. Howard Payne (4/21/15)

Basketball

2015-16 (senior)

  • Started 25 of 27 games
  • Named to All-ASC East First Team
  • Scored in double figures in 18 of 27 games.
  • Scored 20+ points in five of 27 games (Southwestern, Texas Wesleyan, Hardin Simmons, Louisiana College, and Texas-Tyler)
  • Scored a season and career high 30 points, grabbed four rebounds and hit a season high six three pointers against Southwestern (TX) (11/14/15)
  • Tied career high with six steals and added 13 points, five rebounds and sixassists in win at Centenary (11/17/15)
  • All-Time ETBU leader in steals with 226
  • Ninth all-time ETBU scorer with 1100 points.
  • Led the team in scoring
  • Seventh in the ASC in scoring
  • Fifth in the ASC in field goal percentage with 41.2%
  • Seventh in the ASC in steals at 1.9 per game
  • Tenth in the ASC in assists
  • Finished season with 14.8 ppg, 3.9 rpg, and 3.0 apg

2014-15 (junior)

      • Started in 24 games
      • Scored double-figures in nine of ten games from 12/19-1/22
      • Third on team with 10.7 points per game, 21st in the conference
      • Scored a season high 21 at Hardin-Simmons
      • Led the team in assists with 81, 3.375 per game
      • Seventh in the conference in assists per game
      • Second in the conference in steals per game with 2.5
      • Made 21 three pointers with a season high four at Sul Ross State

2013-14 (sophomore)

      • Played and started all 25 games
      • Scored 11 points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out three assists and swiped a career high tying six steals in season opening loss at LeTourneau (11/26/13)
      • Scored 10 points and grabbed career high eight rebounds with five assists in win at Ozarks (12/2/13)
      • Scored 15 points, making a season best three three-pointers, with two rebounds and two assists in loss vs. Mississippi College (12/7/13)
      • Scored six points and dished out a career high nine assists while grabbing five rebounds in win vs. Schreiner (12/29/13)
      • Tied career high with six steals and added 13 points, two rebounds and four assists in win at Mississippi College (1/23/14)
      • Scored season high 16 points and added two rebounds, four assists and four steals in loss at Louisiana College (1/25/14)
      • Tied season high with 16 points while grabbing two rebounds and handing out three assists with three steals in loss at Mary Hardin-Baylor (2/8/14)
      • Finished the season averaging 8.5 ppg, 3.5 rpg and a team leading 3.2 apg
      • Finished the season shooting 41 percent from the floor, 34 percent from three and 78 percent from the free throw line

2012-13 (freshman)

      • Named to ASC East Freshman Team
      • Earned ALL-ASC East honorable mention honors
      • Named ASC East Freshman of the Year
      • Named ASC East Player of the Week twice
      • Started all 26 games
      • Scored 14 points on 5-of-13 from the field, 2-of-6 from behind the 3-point line and 2-of-4 from the free throw and collected two rebounds in first college game, a win vs. Austin College (11/16/12)
      • Handed out first 3 assists and scored 10 points with career high eight rebounds and career high six steals in win over University of Dallas (11/17/12)
      • Scored then career high 16 points on 6-of-11 from the field in win at Texas Lutheran (11/29/12)
      • Scored career high 22 points on 8-of-10 from the floor including 4-for-6 from the 3-point arc with four rebounds and two assists in win at Sul Ross St. (12/17/12)
      • Grabbed career high tying eight rebounds to go with 14 points, on 6-of-15 from the floor and three assists in win vs. Mary Hardin-Baylor (1/3/13)
      • Scored 19 points on 6-of-10 from the field, including a career high 5-for-7 from the free throw line, with six rebounds in loss vs. Texas-Tyler (1/15/13)
      • Dished out career high five assists in loss vs. Mississippi College (1/24/13)
      • Scored 17 points and added seven rebounds in win at LeTourneau (2/9/13)
      • Scored 16 points and grabbed four rebounds in first round playoff loss at Howard Payne (2/22/13)
      • Finished the season second on the team in scoring averaging 10.1 points, while adding 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.8 rebounds-per-game while shooting 36.4 percent from the floor, 29.5 percent from the 3-point arc and 68.6 percent from the free throw line

Softball

2015 (junior)

      • Saw action in 12 games, all as a pinch runner
      • Scored six runs
      • Stole two bases

Jonesboro-Hodge High School

      • Four-year lettermen in basketball
      • School’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2010-11 and 2011-12
      • Louisiana All-State second-team as a senior
      • All-District MVP in senior season
      • Two-time all-District first-team in 2010-11, 2011-12
      • Second-team all-District in 2009-10
      • Had career-high 39 points in senior year averaging 25 points, 10 assists, and six steals per game
      • Team advanced to the third round of the Louisiana State playoffs in 2011-12
      • Member of the Student Council where she was vice president for two years
      • Participated in basketball, softball, and track
      • Won two letters in both track and softball
      • Played for Joshua Kador
      • Graduated in 2012

Club

      • Played for the Monroe Lady Bulldogs
      • Coached by Coach Foster

Personal

      • Born on February 2, 1994
      • Daughter of Ezekiel and Sharonda Leonard
      • Majoring in kinesiology

Favorites

    • Hobbies: shopping, hanging out with friends, eating food, dancing, playing with children
    • Food: fries, wings, chicken strips
    • Team: Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat, Chicago Bulls
    • Person: Grandma
    • Book: The Bible
    • Sports Experience: playing against Brittany Griner at a camp
    • Vacation: Denver, Colorado
    • Most Influential Person: mother
    • Prized Possession: her little sister
    • Famous Person Met: Cheryl Ford
    • Sports Movie: Love and Basketball
    • Athlete: Derrick Rose