Voting Open for Second Round of College Slam Dunk Championship; Landry Advances to Elite Eight Round two voting open now until February 20 at Facebook.com/collegeslam

CLINTON, Iowa, Feb. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Ashford University's senior guard Jason Landry won his round one match in the "Dark Horse Dunker" competition and has moved on to round two. "Dark Horse Dunker" nominees are under-the-radar players who have what it takes to compete against the Division-I field during Final Four weekend. The winner will participate in the Denny's Slam Dunk Competition at the State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships in New Orleans March 29 on ESPN.

Sixteen dunkers were selected to compete in the "Dark Horse Dunker" Facebook bracket, a four-week knockout competition. Fans will determine the winner by voting during each round at the official Facebook page (Facebook.com/collegeslam).

Landry is a 6'2" high-flyer who soars above defenders. He is a fearless and ferocious dunker who makes defenders think twice about going for the block. After defeating the University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff's Savalace Townsend in round one, Landry will face-off against David Kyles of Wichita State University. To watch Landry in action and to vote for him, visit (Facebook.com/collegeslam).

Voting for round two ends Monday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. ET.

About Ashford University
Ashford University is defining the modern college experience by combining the heritage of a traditional campus with the flexibility and effectiveness of online learning. The University provides a vibrant learning community where high-quality programs and leading-edge technology create a dynamic, immersive and stimulating learning experience. Ashford University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association (www.ncahlc.org). The University offers practical and progressive associate's, bachelor's and master's degree programs online, as well as bachelor's degree programs at its Clinton, Iowa, campus. Ashford University – where heritage meets innovation. For more information, please visit www.ashford.edu or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

Contact: Larry Libberton, Director of Communications
563.242.4023 x7730 · larry.libberton@ashford.edu

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