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Kansas (9-9, 2-5 Big 12) vs. Oklahoma (11-7, 3-4 Big 12)

Game #19 – Wed., Feb. 2, 2005 – 7 p.m. – Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)


Jayhawk Radio Network: Brian Hanni (play-by-play) and Brenda VanLengen (color analyst) call the action. Metro Sports TV: Nate Bukaty (play-by-play) and Patti Phillips (color) call the action.


Kansas is 9-9 overall, 2-5 in the Big 12, and is coming off a loss at Nebraska. Oklahoma is 11-7 overall, 3-4 in the Big 12 and has lost its last two.




Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson is 9-9 in her first year at KU and 167-71 in her eighth year as a head coach overall. The Sooners are coached by Sherri Coale, who is 167-102 in her ninth year at Oklahoma and overall.

Jayhawk Storylines

– KU is 9-9 overall and 2-5 in the Big 12 after falling 59-48 to Nebraska on Saturday in Lincoln, Neb. Junior Kaylee Brown notched 15 points, including a trio of three-pointers, to lead the Jayhawks.

– Junior Erica Hallman passed out eight assists at Nebraska to move her career total to 286 and is within striking distance of Angela Aycock (292 assists) for eighth place on the KU all-time assist list.

– Junior Crystal Kemp is the only player in the Big 12 who is currently averaging over 14.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game and shooting over 53 percent from the field.

– Kemp is averaging a double-double over her last four contests with 14.3 points and 10.8 rebounds per game.

– KU is playing its first home game in the last three outings. The Jayhawks are 7-4 overall and 1-2 in Big 12 games at home. KU’s last home game resulted in a 63-61 win over Missouri. After the game with Oklahoma, KU goes back on the road for two games.

– KU is looking for its 10th win, and best start since the 1999-2000 season.

Tonight’s Game

The University of Kansas women’s basketball team (9-9, 2-5) will return to Allen Fieldhouse Wednesday, Feb. 2, to take on the Oklahoma Sooners (11-7, 3-4) at 7 p.m. The game will air live on Metro Sports, and also on Sunflower Broadband channel 6.

After picking up two-straight conference wins — 63-61 against Missouri and 65-60 at Colorado — the Jayhawks are coming off a 59-48 loss at Nebraska. KU battled Nebraska back and forth in the first half. For the second game in a row, sophomore Sharita Smith drained a three-pointer from the left wing at the end of the half. But unlike at Colorado when her trifecta gave KU the lead and the momentum for the rest of the game, her shot was waved off as she released it just after the buzzer and KU trailed at the break. Cold shooting and costly turnovers hampered the Jayhawks in the second half and ended KU’s bid for its third-straight win.

Junior Kaylee Brown drained a trio of three pointers and finished the game with a team-high 15 points. Juniors Erica Hallman and Crystal Kemp added 12 and 10 points, respectively.

Kemp leads the Jayhawks in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 points and 8.9 boards per game this season. Junior point guard Erica Hallman is second with 12.4 ppg to go with a team-best 5.4 assists per outing.

Oklahoma is coming off a 73-60 loss to Iowa State in Norman, Okla., on Wednesday. The Sooners placed three players in double-figures. Senior guard Dionnah Jackson posted 16 points and 13 rebounds. Sophomore guard Erica Higgins also scored 16 points and sophomore forward Leah Rush added 14 points. OU dominated the boards 49-34, but were ice-cold from the field hitting only 29.2 percent. Two Sooners average double-figure scoring including Rush with 14.4 points per game and Jackson with 14.0. Jackson also pulls down a team-high 8.9 rebounds per game.

The matchup will mark the 48th all-time meeting between the two schools with Kansas leading the series 27-20. In Lawrence, KU owns a 13-7 advantage. The Sooners have won the last six meetings in the overall series.

Last Time Out

Kansas had its two-game winning streak snapped on Saturday, Jan. 29, as it fell to Nebraska, 59-48, at the Bob Devaney Sports Center in Lincoln, Neb.

With the loss, KU’s record on the season fell to 9-9 and 2-5 in Big 12 play, while Nebraska improved to 12-7 overall and 4-3 in league play.

The Jayhawks had three players in double-figures, led by junior Kaylee Brown, who collected 15 points. Brown was 3-of-4 from three-point range. Junior Erica Hallman chipped in with 12 points, while junior Crystal Kemp scored 10 points.

Nebraska was led in scoring by sophomore guard Kiera Hardy who poured in a game-high 17 points. Freshman Danielle Page came off the bench to score 12 points and collect 11 rebounds for the Cornhuskers.

Kansas trailed by only one point, 28-27, at halftime.

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.

Jayhawk Starters

KU has used four different starting lineups in 18 games with freshman Taylor McIntosh, senior Aquanita Burras and junior Erica Hallman starting each game. Junior Kaylee Brown (16 starts), junior Crystal Kemp (16), 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 15 contests, and the team owns a record of 7-8 in that stretch.

Tonight’s Opponent – Oklahoma Sooners

Oklahoma (11-7, 3-4 Big 12) will play Kansas after dropping its last two contests at home against Texas and Iowa State. The Sooners took the Longhorns to overtime before falling 83-71. Last game against Iowa State, OU fell 73-60.

Against ISU, Oklahoma was led by senior guard Dionnah Jackson with 16 points, 13 rebounds and four assists. Sophomore guard Erin Higgins also scored 16 points, and sophomore forward Leah Rush rounded out the double-figure scorers with 14 points. The Sooners dominated the boards 49-34, but were hampered by 29.2 percent shooting from the floor.

The Sooners own league wins against Oklahoma State and Texas A&M, twice. Rush leads OU with 14.4 points per game. Jackson is second in scoring with 14.0 ppg to go with team-bests of 8.9 rebounds and 6.1 assists per outing.

As a team, Oklahoma averages 70.4 ppg on 42.1 percent shooting and pulls down 42.0 rebounds per game. OU is giving up 60.4 ppg on 36.0 percent shooting and 37.2 boards per game.

Picked to finish fifth in the Big 12, OU returns three starters among 12 letterwinners to a team that went 24-9 overall, finished fifth place in the league in 2003-04 and ended last season ranked No. 11 by the Associated Press.

Oklahoma is coached by Sherri Coale, who is 167-102 in her ninth year at OU and overall.

Series Notes

Kansas leads the all-time series 27-20, but Oklahoma leads 6-3 since the inception of the Big 12 Conference. In Lawrence, KU leads 13-7. OU has won the last six meetings in the series. KU’s last win was a 58-54 decision in Lawrence on Feb. 20, 1999.

Kansas/Oklahoma Last Meeting

NORMAN, Okla. — The University of Kansas women’s basketball team fell to Oklahoma, 83-59, on Feb. 14, 2004, in the Lloyd Noble Center. The loss dropped KU to 9-13 on the season and 2-9 in Big 12 play, while Oklahoma improved to 16-6 overall and 6-5 in the conference.

KU sophomore forward Tamara Ransburg led KU with a season-high 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting from the field to go with seven rebounds. Junior guard Aquanita Burras added nine points and five rebounds, while sophomore guard Erica Hallman scored seven points and dished out six assists.

The Jayhawks shot 44.9 percent for the game but the Sooner defense pulled away by scoring 30 points off KU turnovers. Oklahoma shot 40.6 from the field, including a 40.0 percent clip from behind the arc.

OU’s Maria Villarroel led the Sooners with 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting to go with six rebounds. Erin Higgins added 18 points on 6-of-14 three point shooting.


– KU junior Kaylee Brown is a native of Arcadia, Okla.

Close Encounters

Three of KU’s last four games — and six total games this season — have been decided by five points or less. In wins over Missouri and Colorado, KU defeated the Tigers by two and the Buffaloes by five. The Jayhawks are 2-4 in games decided by five or fewer points.

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 15 double-figure scoring games and has led KU in scoring eight times. Kemp has led on the glass in 10 games and Hallman has led in assists in 14 games. KU has recorded eight double-doubles, including seven by Kemp and one by McIntosh.

A Kansas Win Would

Give KU its best start since 1999-2000 … Mark the first time KU has started a season 10-9 since 1988-89 … Make KU 3-5 in Big 12 play … Extend KU’s all-time series lead over Oklahoma to 28-20 … Improve KU’s record against OU in Lawrence to 14-7 … Snap a six-game losing streak to Oklahoma … Give KU an 8-4 record at home this season … Give KU its third win in the last four outings … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 10-9 at KU and 168-71 (.703) in her career … Make KU 607-407 all-time.

A Kansas Loss Would

Make KU 9-10 to start the season for the second straight year … Make KU 2-6 in Big 12 play … Narrow KU’s all-time series record against Oklahoma to 27-21 … Make the Jayhawks 13-8 against Oklahoma in Lawrence … Give OU a seven-game winning streak in the series … Make the Jayhawks 7-5 at home this season … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 9-10 at KU and 167-72 (.699) in her career … Make KU 606-408 all-time.

Streaks And Career Leaders

– Senior Aquanita Burras owns the team’s longest starting streak at 75 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 (95, 5th), three-pointers attempted (263, 5th) and three-point field goal percentage (36.1 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 286 career assists, Hallman sits in ninth place and needs just six 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 50.7 percent (384-of-757). Former Jayhawk Kelly Jennings is in 10th at 50.8 percent.

– At her current pace, Kemp is 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 959 career points and a current season average of 14.8 points per game, she is on pace to reach the milestone during the Oklahoma State game on Feb. 9.

– Kemp has played and scored in all 75 games of her Kansas career.

Hallman Among National Leaders

Through the NCAA statistics of Jan. 24, junior Erica Hallman ranked 30th in the nation in three-point percentage at 41.3 percent. Additionally, Hallman’s 13 assists against Dartmouth on Dec. 18 ranks as the sixth highest total in DI women’s basketball this season.

Tenacious D

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 56.5 points per game which ranks fourth in the Big 12. KU has held all seven of its Big 12 opponents under their season scoring averages, five of those league opponents to more than five points below their average and three of those teams to more than 10 points below their season average.

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.

Protecting The Ball

The Jayhawks have taken care of the ball well this season. Consider the following:

– KU ranks seventh in the Big 12 in turnover margin at +1.61.

– Point guard Erica Hallman ranks seventh in the Big 12 in assist/turnover ratio at 1.66-to-1.

– KU has committed fewer turnovers than its opponent in 10 games.

Taking A Charge

On the defensive end, KU has drawn 28 charges while being called for just 11 all season. Junior Erica Hallman has drawn 13 charges, junior Kaylee Brown has taken seven and junior Crystal Kemp has drawn five. Senior Aquanita Burras (2) and sophomore Alicia Rhymes (1) have also drawn at least one charge.

Free Throw Trouble

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 when the Jayhawks converted 54-of-68 free throws for 79.4 percent. In Big 12 play, KU has again struggled, hitting only 46-of-82 attempts for 56.1 percent. In crunch time, the Jayhawks have stepped it up in the final five minutes of games by hitting 70 percent.

Putting Two Halves Together

This season, KU has outscored opponents 544-473 in the first half and has led or been tied at the break in 11 out of 18 games. In the second half, KU is trailing 544-507 and four of nine losses have come after being ahead or tied at intermission. As a team, the Jayhawks are averaging 30.2 points per first half on 44.3 percent (219-of-494) shooting from the field. In the second half, KU is connecting on 38.3 percent (184-of-480) of its shots and averaging 28.2 points.

Logging The Minutes

Three players (3rd-Erica Hallman-36.00, 5th-Aquanita Burras-34.06 and 6th-Crystal Kemp-33.61) are playing 33 minutes per game or more, and each rank in the top six 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. Against Texas and K-State, each player in the starting five played 30 minutes or more. KU’s starters are playing 79 percent of the available minutes. The top six players play over 85 percent of the available minutes.

Returning For The Jayhawks

Kansas returns seven players and three starters from 2003-04, led by team MVP junior Crystal Kemp who averaged 13.4 points and 5.8 rebounds last year. Other returners with starting experience include senior Blair Waltz, senior Aquanita Burras, junior Kaylee Brown, junior Erica Hallman and sophomore Sharita Smith. Also returning is sophomore Alicia Rhymes.

Kemp Leading The Jayhawks

Junior forward Crystal Kemp paces the team with 14.8 points and 8.9 rebounds per game. She has played in all 18 games with 16 starts. She has posted a double-double in two of the last three outings, and owns seven for the season, which ranks fifth in the Big 12 (four players have nine). Her 18-rebound performance at Ball State and 17-rebound showing at Creighton are the top two single-game efforts in the league this season. She is the only player in the Big 12 who is currently averaging over 14.5 ppg, grabbing at least 8.5 rebounds per outing and shooting over 53 percent from the field. She owns three 20+ point games this season. She reached 900 career points on Jan. 12 vs. Iowa State and is 41 short of reaching 1,000.

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 10.0 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. She also ranks second on the team with 59 assists and leads the team with 35 steals. At just 5’9″, she is tied for second on the team with nine blocked shots and third on the squad with 30 offensive rebounds. She rarely comes out of the game, averaging 34.1 minutes per contest. In three years at KU, she has started all 75 games of her career. She tied a career-high 24 points at Texas A&M on Jan. 15. 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 18 games this season at point guard. She is second on the team with 12.4 points per game and leads the team with 37 three-pointers made. She provides KU with a solid ball-handling and long-range shooting option. Her 1.66-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks first on the team and seventh 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, and is the sixth highest total in the NCAA DI ranks this year. She is in the all-time top-10 at KU for three-pointers made (95-5th), three-pointers attempted (263-5th) and three-point field goal percentage (36.1 percent-6th). Against Ball State, she moved into the KU top-10 in assists and currently sits in ninth with 286 career dimes. She has tied her career-high with 20 points twice this season including at Texas. On defense, she leads the team with 13 charges drawn this season. She ranks third in the league, playing 36.0 minutes per game. She is one of just two players in the conference to average at least 12 points and five assists 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 18 games and has made her reputation doing the little things in her young career. She is second on the team with 6.7 rebounds per game and first on the team with 59 offensive rebounds. Her 3.28 offensive boards per game ranks second in the Big 12. Her 6.7 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 grabbed 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 18 games with 16 starts. A hard-nosed player, Brown is not afraid to sacrifice her body to take a charge (she has taken seven 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 32 three-pointers made, and has connected on at least one three-pointer in 16 of the last 17 games. She owns an average of 9.5 points and 1.3 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 campaign due to injury. This season, she has been the first player off the bench a team-high 11 times and is averaging 2.3 points and 1.1 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.

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 17 games this season in a reserve role and has posted 2.2 points and 2.2 boards in 12.6 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.

Waltz Back For Senior Season

Senior Blair Waltz is the only four-year senior on the team. She has played in 13 games with two starting assignments and averages 2.0 points and 1.1 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 11 games with two starting assignments. She has posted 1.5 points and 2.5 rebounds per outing. She shoots 40.0 percent from the field on 6-of-15 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.

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 two games so far.

Up Next For KU

After the game with Oklahoma, the Jayhawks go back on the road for games at Missouri on Feb. 5 and at Oklahoma State on Feb. 9. The game at MU will mark the second meeting between the two teams this season, and will tip-off at 1 p.m. in the Mizzou Sports Arena.

Preseason Polls

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)

Program Milestones

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, Tenn.

Woodard will become the second Jayhawk to be enshrined in the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, joining former Kansas coach Marian Washington who was enshrined in June, 2004.