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Asia Durr

School

University of Louisville

Position
Guard
Major
Communications

Classroom

Asia Durr is majoring in communications with a minor in sport administration and is achieving a 3.009 GPA. She has made the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll (3.0 semester GPA) in the spring 2016, spring 2017, fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. She also was named to the dean’s list in the fall of 2017 and the ACC Honor Roll (3.0 GPA for academic year) in 2017-18.

Character

Although she is one of the most talented players in the country, Durr is one of the most genuine people in college basketball. She is grateful for her coaches, teammates, family, friends and support staff, and she consistently shows appreciation to those around her.

Following last year’s win over Notre Dame in the ACC Championship in which teammate Myisha Hines-Allen was named tournament MVP, Head Coach Jeff Walz said this about Durr: “Her teammates love playing with her. After Myisha was named MVP of the ACC Tournament, Asia’s face was on camera and it showed how excited she was for her. She was the first one to give her a hug.”

Despite constant personal accolades, she consistently attributes her successes to her teammates and her coaching staff, saying, “My teammates give me confidence. They find me on the court; Coach Walz calls great plays. It’s my teammates that get me going. It’s so much fun playing out there with them.”

She exudes quiet confidence and rises to the occasion in the biggest games. Durr loves communicating with fans, especially children, and signs autographs after every home game.

Community

Durr has amassed over 25 total hours of community service at 13 different events: Read Across America at St. Stephen Martyr, Dare to Care, National Wheelchair Basketball Tournament alongside the Metro Parks Adaptive and Inclusive Recreation, and LG&E A Day of Caring Event at Middletown Christian Church. She also has worked with alongside events for groups including the Darryl Griffith Foundation, Go4TheGoal and The Center for Women and Families.

Competition

Named a WBCA first-team All-American as a junior, she became just the second player in program history to earn that honor. Durr also was named USBWA first-team All-American, Associated Press first-team All-American, USA Today first-team All-American, John R. Wooden Award finalist, Ann Meyers Drysdale Award finalist and Citizen Naismith Trophy finalist.

She was named ACC Player of the Year as a junior after averaging 18.7 points per game, which ranked fourth in the ACC. Knocking down 115 three-pointers, she led the league and ranked 13th in the NCAA, and shot 42 percent from deep, which ranked second in the ACC.

Durr was named Lexington Regional Most Outstanding Player after leading Louisville to its third trip to the Final Four in the last 10 years, which ranks fourth in the country. She finished the season with a team-high 17.5 points and 4.5 assists, while adding 4.3 rebounds and shooting 10-28 from beyond the arc.

She has eight career 30-point games and 38 career 20-point games. Her 1,743 points rank seventh in school history, and her 278 career made three-pointers rank second in program history. Her 47-point performance in an overtime win last season marked the most points in school history. Durr averaged 21.8 points while shooting 46 percent from the floor and 42 percent from the three-point range in 12 games against AP Top 25 teams in 2017-18. Louisville went 9-3 in those games.

*All stats as of nomination time.