Angel Goodrich To Miss Remainder Of 2009-10 Season With Knee Injury

Jan. 12, 2010

LAWRENCE, Kan. –

Kansas redshirt freshman guard Angel Goodrich will miss the remainder 2009-10 season after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament and meniscus damage in her right knee in the game versus Oklahoma State Tuesday afternoon, announced Jayhawk head coach Bonnie Henrickson.

The 5-foot-4 guard was averaging 6.8 points and 2.7 rebounds per game to go along with a team-leading 7.1 assists for the Jayhawks. Goodrich collected 13 points, a career-best eight rebounds and four dimes against OSU prior to leaving the game in the second half with the injury.

Goodrich became the fastest Jayhawk player to collect 100 assists in their career, doing so in just 13 games. She had a season-high 20 points in a Kansas win over Creighton (Dec. 13, 2009) and posted four games with 10 or more assists in her 15 outings. Goodrich ranked second in the Big 12 and fourth in the NCAA in assists prior to Tuesday’s game.

Goodrich arrived at KU as one of the highest ranked signees in Kansas women’s basketball history after helping guide her Sequoyah High squad to three state titles in four seasons. She was named a 2008 WBCA State Farm High School All-American, as well as the 2007 Oklahoma Gatorade Player of the Year.

The Tahlequah, Okla., native will have surgery later in January and following rehabilitation will return to the court for Kansas in 2009-10 as a sophomore. Goodrich missed the entire 2008-09 season after suffering a torn ACL on her left knee in October 2008.

The Jayhawks will host Border Showdown rival Missouri on Sunday, Jan. 17 in their next outing. Game time is scheduled for 1 p.m., in Allen Fieldhouse with a live broadcast on Metro Sports.