Voting Open for Second Round of College Slam Dunk Championship; Landry Advances to Elite Eight

Round two voting open now until February 20 at

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 (

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 (

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 ( 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 or call Shari Rodriguez, associate vice president of Public Relations, at 858.513.9240 x2513.

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