Women's Hoops To Face Iowa State On Wednesday
Jan. 10, 2005
Kansas (7-6, 0-2) vs. Iowa State (12-1, 2-0)
Game #14 – Wed., Jan. 12, 2005 – 7 p.m. – Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Jayhawk Radio Network: Nate Bukaty (play-by-play) and Brenda VanLengen (color analyst) call the action. Sunflower Broadband Channel 6: Kevin Romary (play-by-play) and Lynn Harrod (color) call the action.
Kansas is 7-6 overall, 0-2 in the Big 12, and has lost its last two games. Iowa State is 12-1 overall, 2-0 in the Big 12 and has won nine straight.
Kansas is not ranked. Iowa State is receiving votes in both the Associated Press and ESPN/USA Today Coaches Polls.
Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson is 7-6 in her first year at KU and 165-68 in her eighth year as a head coach overall. The Cyclones are coached by Bill Fennelly, who is 204-91 in his 10th year at Iowa State and 370-144 in his 17th season overall.
– KU is 7-6 overall and 0-2 in the Big 12 after falling 63-45 on Saturday to No. 22/20 Kansas State. Junior Kaylee Brown led KU in scoring for the first time this season with 13 points.
– Junior Crystal Kemp picked up her fifth double-double of the season against KSU (10 pts., 11 rebs.) and leads Kansas with 15.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game for the season. She ranks seventh and fourth in the conference in those categories, respectively.
– Taylor McIntosh is the top freshman rebounder in the conference at 6.6 boards per game, and ranks in a tie for 12th overall in the league.
– KU’s starting five of McIntosh, Kemp, Brown, Aquanita Burras and Erica Hallman have all played 30 or more minutes in each of Kansas’ last two games. In fact, KU’s reserves have logged just 33 combined minutes total in the last two outings.
– Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson also faced Iowa State last season while at Virginia Tech. The Hokies defeated Iowa State 67-57 on Nov. 28, 2003, in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands.
The University of Kansas women’s basketball team (7-6, 0-2) returns to Allen Fieldhouse for its second straight home game when it takes on Iowa State University (12-1, 2-0) on Wednesday, Jan. 12 in Allen Fieldhouse at 7 p.m. The game will be aired live on Sunflower Broadband channel 6.
The Jayhawks are coming off a 63-45 loss to Kansas State on Saturday. KU came out of the gates strong and held an early 17-8 lead as junior Kaylee Brown hit a trio of three-pointers in the first half. The game was tied 26-all at halftime, but Kansas could not manage to match the effort in the second half.
Junior Crystal Kemp, who posted her fifth double-double of the year against KSU with 10 points and 11 rebounds, leads KU in scoring and rebounding with 15.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game this season. Junior Erica Hallman is second with 12.5 ppg to go with a team-best 5.2 assists per outing. Senior Aquanita Burras rounds out the double-figure scoring with 10.3 ppg.
The Jayhawks strength all season has been on the defensive end. KU is fourth in the league, holding all opponents to 54.2 points per game. Impressively, Kansas has drawn 22 charges while being called for only six all season. KU is averaging 59.8 points per game on 41.6 percent shooting and grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game, while giving up 54.2 points per game on 38.3 percent shooting and 34.6 boards per outing.
Iowa State has won its last nine games, with its only loss of the season to its in-state rival Iowa. The Cyclones are coming off a 76-64 win at Colorado on Saturday. ISU had balanced scoring with five players tallying double figures against CU. Three different Cyclones hit at least three three-pointers as senior Anne O’Neil led the way with 19 points to go with 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Megan Ronhovde also posted a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 13 boards.
Tonight’s matchup will mark the 57th all-time meeting between the two schools with Kansas leading the series 38-18. In Lawrence, KU owns a commanding 20-5 advantage. Iowa State took both meetings last season. The last win for KU came in the 2003 Big 12 Tournament when the Jayhawks defeated the Cyclones 63-60 in Dallas, Texas.
Last Time Out
Despite a valiant first half effort, Kansas fell to in-state rival Kansas State, 63-45, Saturday, in Allen Fieldhouse. The Wildcats shot 50 percent in the second half to pull away for the victory.
In the first half, the crowd of 5,551 fans was entertained by a back-and-forth game that featured three ties and five lead changes. KU junior guard Kaylee Brown got off to a quick start as she hit 3-of-5 from three-point range for 11 first half points. At the break, the score was tied 26-26, thanks in part to 12 second-chance points by the Jayhawks who pulled down nine offensive rebounds in the game’s first 20 minutes.
Kansas State shot 50 percent (15-of-30) from the field in the second half while the Jayhawks connected on just 28 percent of their shots in the final frame.
“We lost our poise and became very undisciplined in the second half,” head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “We have to learn that in the Big 12, we have to play a complete game. You have to give K-State credit for coming out in the second half and being very aggressive.”
Brown led the Jayhawks with 13 points, while junior forward Crystal Kemp added a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Junior guard Erica Hallman chipped in with nine points.
Kansas State was led by senior forward Kendra Wecker who scored 18 points and tied Kemp for game-high honors with 11 rebounds. Senior guard Laurie Koehn added 17 points, while sophomore guard Claire Coggins and senior forward Brie Madden each had eight.
Head Coach Bonnie Henrickson
Head coach Bonnie Henrickson, in her first season at the helm of the Jayhawks, is one the hottest young coaches in the nation. Henrickson comes to KU after seven successful seasons at Virginia Tech University where she compiled a record of 158-62 (.718). Her teams averaged 23 wins per season and advanced to postseason play all seven years, including five NCAA appearances. When Henrickson took over at Tech for the 1997-98 season, she orchestrated the biggest turnaround in school history. She guided her team to a 22-10 record, the school’s first Atlantic 10 Conference title and an NCAA second-round appearance just one season after the Hokies had finished last in the Atlantic 10 Conference with a 10-21 record. Overall, the Willmar, Minn., native has been a part of 11 straight postseason teams entering the 2004-05 season.
KU has used four different starting lineups in 13 games with freshman Taylor McIntosh, senior Aquanita Burras and junior Erica Hallman starting each game. Junior Kaylee Brown (11 starts), junior Crystal Kemp (11), sophomore Alicia Rhymes (2) and senior Blair Waltz (2) have also made starts. The combo of McIntosh, Burras, Hallman, Brown and Kemp have started the last 10 contests, and the team owns a record of 5-5 in that stretch.
A Quick Look At the Jayhawks
Junior Crystal Kemp (Topeka, Kan.), the returning team MVP, anchors the inside game. At 6-2, Kemp is the tallest player on the KU roster. Sophomore Alicia Rhymes (Shreveport, La.), freshman Jamie Boyd (Underwood, Iowa) and freshman Taylor McIntosh (Wichita, Kan.) bolster the Jayhawk frontcourt.
On the perimeter, Henrickson has six quality players to work with. Junior Erica Hallman (Covington, Ky.) carries the brunt of the workload at the point, while junior Kaylee Brown (Arcadia,Okla.), senior Blair Waltz (Leawood, Kan.), senior Aquanita Burras (Colorado Springs, Colo.) and sophomore Sharita Smith (Dallas, Texas) operate on the wings. Junior Heather Hayes (Derby, Kan.), a late addition to the team, also plays on the wing.
Kemp has 11 double-figure scoring games and has led KU in scoring seven times. Kemp has led on the glass in five games and Hallman has led in assists in 10 games. KU has recorded six double-doubles, including five by Kemp and one by McIntosh.
Tonight’s Opponent – Iowa State Cyclones
Iowa State (12-1, 2-0 Big 12) enters the game against Kansas after defeating Colorado 76-64 on Saturday in Boulder, Colo.
Iowa State has won its last nine games, with its only loss of the season to its in-state rival Iowa. The Cyclones are coming off a 76-64 win at Colorado on Saturday. ISU used balanced scoring with five players tallying double figures against CU. Three different Cyclones hit at least three three-pointers as senior Anne O’Neil led the way with 19 points to go with 11 rebounds. Sophomore guard Megan Ronhovde also posted a double-double with 12 points and a game-high 13 boards. Iowa State also dominated the glass, outrebounding the Buffaloes 44-32.
Picked to finish sixth in the Big 12, ISU returns four starters among 10 letterwinners to a team that went 18-15 overall and 7-9 to tie for seventh in the league in 2003-04. This season, Iowa State averages 83.5 ppg on 47.7 percent shooting and pulls down 44.6 rebounds per game. ISU is giving up 59.1 ppg on 34.2 percent shooting and 33.8 boards per game.
Leading the Cyclones is O’Neil with 17.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. Senior forward Katie Robinette adds 14.6 ppg and sophomore guard Megan Ronhovde chips in with 11.1 ppg. As a team, the Cyclones are connecting on over nine three-pointers per game, which is among the top few in the nation.
Iowa State is coached by Bill Fennelly, who is 204-91 in his 10th year at Iowa State and 370-144 in his 17th season overall.
Kansas vs. Iowa State Series Notes
Kansas leads the all-time series 38-18. Since the inception of the Big Conference, the ISU leads 11-8. KU has a 20-5 advantage in games played in Lawrence. ISU won both meetings last season. KU’s last win came on March 11, 2003 when the Jayhawks downed the Cyclones 63-60 in the first round of the Big 12 Tournament in Dallas, Texas.
Kansas/Iowa State Last Meeting
AMES, Iowa — Kansas fell to Iowa State, 79-57, in Hilton Coliseum, on March 4, 2004.
ISU, led by Erica Junod’s 17 points, took an early 6-0 lead with two-straight three-pointers and then went on to extend the lead to as many as 24 in the first half with the help of a 30-13 run ending at the 3:26 mark. KU, led by sophomore Tamara Ransburg’s game-high 19 points, ended the first half on a 13-5 run, cutting the Cyclone lead to 16 before the halftime buzzer sounded.
ISU, which tallied a total of 12 threes in the game, pushed its lead to 26 at the 6:39 mark before KU ended the game on a 9-5 run.
Ransburg, who grabbed a game-high seven boards, netted 13 of her 19 points in the first half. Sophomore Crystal Kemp added 10 points to go with six rebounds.
Kansas/Iowa State Connections
– Iowa State is one of two (also Texas Tech) Big 12 team KU coach Bonnie Henrickson faced while at Virginia Tech. Last season in the Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands, Henrickson’s Hokies defeated ISU 67-57 on Nov. 28, 2003.
– Henrickson was also an assistant coach at Iowa in 1996-97 when the Hawkeyes defeated ISU 64-53 on Dec. 1, 1996.
– Kansas freshman Jamie Boyd is a native of Underwood, Iowa.
An All-Star Staff
Joining Bonnie Henrickson on the sidelines in her first season at KU are assistant coaches Karen Lange, Kyra Elzy and Katie O’Connor. Also joining the staff is director of operations Trena Anderson and administrative assistant Katie Wulf. Lange, O’Connor and Anderson followed Henrickson from Virginia Tech, while Elzy and Wulf both joined KU from Western Kentucky. Prior to WKU, Elzy also worked as an administrative assistant for Henrickson at Virginia Tech. At an average age of less than 28 years old, Henrickson’s three assistant coaches (Lange, Elzy, O’Connor) have already been a part of 19 NCAA tournaments, eight Sweet 16s, five Elite Eights, four Final Fours and two National Championships, combined.
A Kansas Win Would
Make KU 8-6 for the second straight season … Make KU 1-2 in Big 12 play … Make KU 39-18 all-time against Iowa State … Improve KU’s record against ISU in Lawrence to 21-5 … Snap a two-game losing streak to ISU … Give KU a 7-3 record at home this season … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 8-6 (.571) at KU and 166-68 (.709) in her career … Make KU 605-404 all-time.
A Kansas Loss Would
Make KU 7-7 for the first time since 2002-03 … Make KU 0-3 in Big 12 play … Narrow KU’s all-time series record over Iowa State to 38-19 … Narrow KU’s advantage over ISU in Lawrence to 20-6 … Extend ISU’s winning streak in the series to three … Give KU a three-game losing streak … Make the Jayhawks 6-4 at home this season … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 7-7 (.500) at KU and 165-69 (.705) in her career … Make KU 604-405 all-time.
Streaks And Career Leaders
– Senior Aquanita Burras owns the team’s longest starting streak at 70 games. She has started every game of her Kansas career.
– Junior Erica Hallman is in the all-time top 10 at Kansas for three-pointers made (83, 5th), three-pointers attempted (229, 5th) and three-point field goal percentage (36.2 percent, 6th). Only Suzi Raymant and Charisse Sampson have a better percentage with more attempts.
– Hallman also has cracked the KU all-time top-10 in assists. Currently at 255 career assists, Hallman sits in ninth place and needs 37 more dimes to catch Angela Aycock (292 career assists from 1992-95) for eighth place. Lynn Pride sits in seventh place with 296.
– Junior Crystal Kemp is just out of 10th place on the KU career field goal percentage list at 50.6 percent (355-of-701).
– At her current pace, Kemp appears to be on track to become KU’s 18th all-time 1,000-point scorer, and first since Jaclyn Johnson, Brooke Reves and Jennifer Jackson all accomplished the feat during the 2000-01 season. With 895 career points and a current season average of 15.5 points per game, she is on pace to reach the milestone during the Missouri game on Feb. 5.
KU has held five opponents to under 20 points in the first half (UMKC-19, Denver-15, Washburn-19, Western Illinois-13, San Diego State-17). At Minnesota, the Jayhawks held the Gophers to 27 points, which was a Minnesota season-low at the time. Prior to playing KU, the Gophers averaged 40.5 points in the first half. Additionally, KU is holding all opponents to 54.2 points per game which ranks fourth in the Big 12. KU is ranked in the top 20 nationally — and has been as high as fifth — in scoring defense. Since Big 12 play started, KU has held both Texas and Kansas State under their season scoring averages.
Protecting The Ball
The Jayhawks have taken care of the ball well this season. Consider the following:
– KU ranks in a tie for third in the Big 12 in turnover margin at +3.23.
– Point guard Erica Hallman ranks fifth in the Big 12 in assist/turnover ratio at 1.86-to-1.
– The Jayhawks have a positive team assist/turnover ratio at 1.01-to-1.
– KU ranks 30th nationally in fewest turnovers per game with 14.7 (NCAA stats through 1/3)
Taking A Charge
On the defensive end, KU has drawn 22 charges while being called for just six all season. Junior Erica Hallman has drawn nine charges, junior Kaylee Brown has taken six and junior Crystal Kemp has drawn four. Senior Aquanita Burras (2) and sophomore Alicia Rhymes (1) have also drawn at least one charge.
Improving At The Line?
After shooting 56.7 percent (59-of-104) from the free throw line in its first seven games, Kansas started to show improvement at the charity stripe. In the final four non-conference games, the Jayhawks converted 54-of-68 free throws for 79.4 percent. Since Big 12 play started, KU has again struggled, hitting only 10-of-19 attempts for 52.6 percent.
A Tale Of Two Halves
KU has been impressive in the first half, as it has outscored opponents 414-313 (or 31.8-to-24.1 points per game), and led or tied at the break in 10 out of 13 games. But in the second half, KU is trailing 392-364 and four of six losses have come after being ahead or tied at intermission. As a team, the Jayhawks are averaging 31.8 points per first half on 45.5 percent (165-of-363) shooting from the field. In the second half, however, KU is connecting on only 37.5 percent (131-of-349) of its shots and averaging 28.0 points. As a team, KU has shot at least 10 percentage points lower in the second half than the first half in eight games. Last game against KSU, the Jayhawks shot 37 percent in the first half and 28 percent in the second stanza.
Logging The Minutes
Three players (1st-Erica Hallman-35.77, T5th-Aquanita Burras-33.62 and 8th-Crystal Kemp-32.62) are playing 32 minutes per game or more, and each rank in the top eight in the conference in time played per game. Hallman (3), Kemp (3) and Burras (2) have also each played at least two complete games. Only six players have played in every game. In each of the last two outings, each player in the starting five has played 30 minutes or more. Of a possible 400 minutes in the last two games, the Jayhawk reserves have a combined 33 minutes of action.
Kemp Leading The Jayhawks
Junior forward Crystal Kemp paces the team with 15.5 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. She has played in all 13 games with 11 starts. She possesses an impressive array of post moves and can knock down the open jumper. She posted three straight double-doubles against Creighton, San Diego State and Ball State, and owns five for the season. She has already faced some of the top competition in the nation and performed well. She held Janel McCarville of Minnesota to 15 points while scoring 17 points of her own. She also outscored 6′-7″ Mid-Con preseason Player of the Year Zane Teilane of Western Illinois, 17-12. She reached 800 career points on Dec. 8 vs. Western Illinois and is 5 short of reaching 900.
Burras An All-Around Threat
Perhaps Kansas’ top all-around player, senior Aquanita Burras does the little things with hustle and intense defense. She is third on the team with 10.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. She also ranks second on the team with 43 assists and leads the team with 24 steals. At just 5’9″, she is second on the team with nine blocked shots and third on the squad with 21 offensive rebounds. She rarely comes out of the game, averaging 33.6 minutes per game. In three years at KU, she has started all 70 games of her career. She prides herself on the defensive end.
Hallman Adjusting Well To The Point
Junior Erica Hallman, who primarily played on the wing last season, has started all 13 games this season at point guard and is getting more and more comfortable with each game. She is second on the team with 12.5 points per game and leads the team with 25 three-pointers made. She provides KU with a solid ball-handling and long-range shooting option. Her 1.86-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks first on the team and fifth in the Big 12. She dished a career-high 13 assists against Dartmouth on Dec. 18, which ranks second on the KU single game list. She is in the all-time top 10 at KU for three-pointers made (83, 5th), three-pointers attempted (229, 5th) and three-point field goal percentage (36.2 percent, 6th). Against Ball State, she moved into the KU top-10 in assists and currently sits in ninth with 255 career dimes. She has tied her career-high with 20 points twice this season including at Texas. On defense, she leads the team with nine charges drawn this season. She ranks first in the league, playing 35.8 minutes per game.
McIntosh A Crowd Favorite
Freshman forward Taylor McIntosh has quickly become a fan favorite for the Jayhawks in her first season. A Wichita, Kan., native, T-Mac has started all 13 games and has made her reputation doing the little things in her young career. She is second on the team with 6.6 rebounds per game and first on the team with 42 offensive rebounds. Her 3.23 offensive boards per game ties for second in the Big 12. Her 6.6 rpg ranks first in the Big 12 among freshmen. On offense, she is steadily improving her ball-handling and is looking to become more reliable with the ball in her hands. She recorded her first career double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Dartmouth. She posted a career-high 13 rebounds versus UMKC on Nov. 27. She owns three double-figure scoring games.
Brown From Downtown
Junior guard Kaylee Brown has played in all 13 games with 11 starts. A hard-nosed player, Brown is not afraid to sacrifice her body to take a charge (she has taken five this season). She is a patient player who sees the floor well, and has the ability to score from long range. Brown is second on the team with 24 three-pointers made, and has connected for at least one three-pointer in each of the last 12 games. She owns an average of 9.6 points and 1.5 boards per game. She posted a career-high 19 points at Ball State.
Smith First Off The Bench
Sophomore guard Sharita Smith is in her first full season after missing the first half of her freshman season due to injury. This season, she has been the first player off the bench a team-high eight times and is averaging 2.2 points and 1.2 assists in 13.7 minutes per game. She had her best game of the season when she had 10 points, two assists and two rebounds versus Dartmouth on Dec. 18. She backs up Hallman at point guard and also plays on the wing.
Waltz Back For Senior Season
Senior Blair Waltz is the only four-year senior on the team. She has played in nine games with two starting assignments and averages 2.7 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Her best game this season was a nine-point, four-assist effort versus Sacred Heart on Nov. 24.
Rhymes A Hard Worker
Sophomore forward Alicia Rhymes is in her third year at KU after spending her first year as a redshirt and last season as a reserve. This season, Rhymes has played in eight games with two starting assignments. She has posted 1.9 points and 3.0 rebounds per outing. She shoots 46.2 percent from the field on 6-of-13 field goals. One of just four players to stand at least six feet tall, she operates primarily out of the high post. She was described by the coaches as the player who improved the most during summer workouts.
Boyd Plays Valuable Reserve Role
Freshman forward Jamie Boyd is in her first year with the Jayhawks after a standout career at Underwood (Iowa) High School where she was named Miss Iowa Basketball. She has played in 12 games this season in a reserve role and has posted 2.5 points and 2.3 boards in 13.7 minutes per game. A physical player who works hard in the low post on defense, she is also capable of knocking down the jumper from the high post.
Hayes Added Late
Junior guard Heather Hayes was a late addition to the team after practice had already begun in October. A native of Derby, Kan., Hayes began her career at Oral Roberts in 2001-02. She spent the first half of her sophomore season at Seward County CC before enrolling at Butler County CC in the spring of 2003. Hayes enrolled at KU in the summer of 2003 and spent the 2003-04 season as a redshirt walk-on with the Jayhawks. She left the team following the season but returned when offered a scholarship by the coaching staff. She has seen action in one game so far.
Up Next For KU
After the game with Iowa State, the Jayhawks play at Texas A&M on Saturday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in Reed Arena in College Station. After a week to regroup, KU will host Border Showdown rival Missouri on Saturday, Jan. 22 in Allen Fieldhouse. The game will be aired live on Metro Sports.
Texas was picked by both the conference media and league coaches to win the Big 12 Championship in 2004-05. In the Coaches Poll, Texas received 11 first place votes and Kansas State took one first place nod. In the Media Poll, Texas received 12 first place votes while K-State received two votes. Kansas was picked to finish 11th in both preseason polls.
Kansas Signs Four
Kansas signed four players during the early signing period for the 2005-06 season including Ivana Catic (E-von-uh Cot-ich), Shaquina Mosley (Sha-KWAH-nah MOSE-lee), Jennifer Orgas (Or-GUS) and Sophronia Sallard (Suh-FRONE-yuh SUH-lard). Catic, Orgas and Sallard will join the Jayhawks as freshmen, while Mosley will be a junior after transferring from Central Arizona College.
Kansas Signees At-a-Glance
Ivana Catic (point guard, 5-8, Wheeling, W.V. – Mt. deChantal Academy)
Shaquina Mosley (point guard, 5-6, Lancaster, Calif. – Antelope Valley HS/Central Ariz. College)
Jennifer Orgas (forward, 6-2, Omaha, Neb. – Skutt Catholic HS)
Sophronia Sallard (guard/forward, 5-10, Syracuse, N.Y. – Nottingham HS)
With a 67-44 win over Denver on Nov. 30, Kansas became the 30th school in NCAA Division I history to record 600 wins. Two days later on Dec. 2, Kansas played its 1,000th all-time game against Washburn.
Home Court Advantage
Kansas fans have plenty of opportunities to check out the Jayhawks in Allen Fieldhouse this season. KU plays a total of 18 games this year in Lawrence including two exhibition games, eight non-conference contests and eight conference matchups. Other than conference play, KU only played three road games. KU played at No. 14 Minnesota on Dec. 5, at Creighton on Dec. 21 and at Ball State on Dec. 30.
20 Games On TV
KU’s television package in 2004-05 is the finest in school history. The Jayhawks play four times on national television (two each on Fox Sports Net and CSTV), four times on Metro Sports out of Kansas City, nine times on Sunflower Broadband in Lawrence, once on the Jayhawk Television Network and at least two other road Big 12 games. All 16 regular season home games are on the tube, in addition to games at Texas, Colorado, Kansas State and Iowa State.
Increased Radio Coverage
The Jayhawk Radio Network has improved its coverage of the Jayhawks in 2004-05. Stations carrying the Jayhawks included KLWN 1320-AM in Lawrence, KWIC 99.3-FM in Topeka, KFH 98.7-FM in Wichita and either KMBZ 980-AM or KXTR-1660-AM in Kansas City.
Woodard To Be Enshrined In Women’s HOF
The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame announced its seventh group of inductees, the Class of 2005, on Sunday, November 14. The six members of the Class of 2005 are Joe Ciampi, Kelli Litsch, Hunter Low, Edna Tarbutton, Dixie Woodall and Lynette Woodard.
Woodard, a Kansas legend, scored 3,649 points to become the all-time leading scorer in Division I women’s collegiate basketball en route to becoming a four-time Kodak All-American and winning the 1981 Wade Trophy. She then went on to become a two-time Olympian, serving as captain of the USA’s 1984 gold medal-winning squad, and the first female to play for the Harlem Globetrotters before playing professionally in Japan and Italy and two seasons in the WNBA.
The six individuals in the Class of 2005 will be formally enshrined as members of the Hall of Fame during a weekend of induction festivities to be held Friday and Saturday, June 10-11, 2005, in Knoxville.
Woodard will become the second Jayhawk to be enshrined to in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, joining former Kansas coach Marian Washington who was enshrined in June of 2004.