Women Head To Columbia For Border Showdown

Feb. 3, 2005

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Kansas (9-10, 2-6 Big 12) at Missouri (7-12, 1-7 Big 12)

Game #20 – Sat., Feb. 5, 2005 – 1 p.m. – Mizzou Sports Arena (15,061)


Jayhawk Radio Network: Nate Bukaty (play-by-play) and Brian Hanni (color analyst) call the action. TV: None.


Kansas is 9-10 overall, 2-6 in the Big 12, and has lost its last two. Missouri is 7-12 overall, 1-7 in the Big 12 and is on a seven-game losing streak.




Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson is 9-10 in her first year at KU and 167-72 in her eighth year as a head coach overall. The Tigers are coached by Cindy Stein, who is 108-91 in her seventh year at Missouri and 173-116 in her 10th season overall.

Jayhawk Storylines

– KU is 9-10 overall and 2-6 in the Big 12 after falling 65-49 to Oklahoma on Wednesday in Lawrence. Junior Crystal Kemp and freshman Taylor McIntosh led KU with 10 points apiece.

– Junior Erica Hallman passed out five assists against Oklahoma to move her career total to 291. She is one shy of catching Angela Aycock (292 assists) for eighth place on the KU all-time assist list, and nine shy of becoming just the seventh player in KU history to record 300 assists.

– 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 needs 31 points to become the 18th 1,000-point scorer in Kansas history.

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

– KU defeated Missouri 63-61 on Jan. 22. KU was paced in the game by Kemp with 22 points and 14 rebounds. The Tigers were led by Tiffany Brooks with 14 points and four rebounds.

– The winner of the game will earn 1.5 points in the Kansas/Missouri Border Showdown presented by the Midwest Ford Dealers. KU currently leads the third annual all sports series 10.5 to 5.5.

Today’s Game

The University of Kansas women’s basketball team (9-10, 2-6) hits the road to take on the Missouri Tigers (7-12, 1-7) on Saturday, Feb. 5 at 1 p.m. in the Mizzou Sports Arena.

The Jayhawks are coming off a 65-49 loss to Oklahoma on Wednesday in Lawrence. After seven lead changes in the first 17 minutes of the contest, the Sooners went on a 15-0 run to end the half and never looked back. Junior Crystal Kemp and freshman Taylor McIntosh each scored 10 points to lead Kansas. McIntosh and junior point guard Erica Hallman each grabbed six rebounds, and Hallman dished a team-high five assists.

Kemp continues to lead KU in scoring in rebounding with 14.5 points and 8.6 boards per game this season. Hallman is second with 12.1 ppg to go with a team-best 5.4 assists per outing.

KU is averaging 57.9 points per game on 41.1 percent shooting and grabbing 33.7 rebounds per game, while giving up 56.9 points per game on 40.2 percent shooting and 34.7 boards per game.

Missouri is coming off a 71-52 loss to Texas in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 29. The Tigers placed two players in double-figures led by junior forward Christelle N’Garsanet with 15 points and eight rebounds. Sophomore forward EeTisha Riddle came off the bench to score 12 points.

For the season, MU is paced by sophomore guard Tiffany Brooks with 13.2 points per game. N’Garsanet and Bond add 12.3 and 11.9 points per game, respectively. N’Garsanet is MU’s top rebounder with 6.3 boards per game.

Missouri averages 60.4 points on 39.3 percent shooting and pulls down 35.9 rebounds per game, while giving up 64.3 points on 40.8 percent shooting and 39.1 rebounds per game.

The matchup will mark the 67th all-time meeting between the two schools with Kansas leading the series 35-31. In Columbia, Missouri owns a 15-12 advantage. The two schools split the series last season with each team winning on the road.

The winner of the game will earn 1.5 points in the third Kansas/Missouri Border Showdown presented by the Midwest Ford Dealers. KU currently leads the third annual all-sports series 10.5 to 5.5. Kansas won the 2003-04 all-sports series, while Missouri won the series in 2002-03.

Last Time Out

The Kansas women’s basketball team fell to visiting Oklahoma 65-49, Wednesday, Feb. 2, in Allen Fieldhouse. Oklahoma senior guard Dionnah Jackson scored 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting for the Sooners.

In a back-and-forth first half that featured seven lead changes, Oklahoma used a 15-0 run over the last 3:09 to go into the break with a 39-25 lead.

OU did not lose the lead in the second half despite shooting just 35 percent from the field.

Junior Crystal Kemp and freshman Taylor McIntosh each scored 10 points to lead the Jayhawks. McIntosh tied for game-high honors with six rebounds before fouling out in the second half. Senior Aquanita Burras added eight points, while junior Erica Hallman scored six points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out a game-high five assists.

“We have to be better defensively,” head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “I was disappointed with our inability to make offense off of our defense. Oklahoma was able to score on broken plays. We did not control the game like we wanted to. We have to get better and rebound from this loss. We have a great opportunity to get a win on the road at Missouri.”

Sophomore Leah Rush joined Jackson in double-figures with 15 points for the Sooners. Fellow sophomore Kendra Moore added nine points in the win.

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 19 games with freshman Taylor McIntosh, senior Aquanita Burras and junior Erica Hallman starting each game. Junior Kaylee Brown (17 starts), junior Crystal Kemp (17), 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 16 contests, and the team owns a record of 7-9 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 16 double-figure scoring games and has led KU in scoring nine times. Kemp has led on the glass in 11 games and Hallman has led in assists in 15 games. KU has recorded eight double-doubles, including seven by Kemp and one by McIntosh.

Tonight’s Opponent – Missouri Tigers

Missouri (7-12, 1-7 Big 12) hosts Kansas after falling 71-52 to Texas on Saturday, Jan. 29, in Columbia, Mo.

The Tigers have dropped seven-straight Big 12 games after opening league play with a 67-49 win over Oklahoma State. Included in that streak is a 63-61 loss to the Jayhawks on Jan. 22 in Lawrence.

Against Iowa State, two MU players scored in double figures led by junior forward Christelle N’Garsanet with 15 points and a game-high eight rebounds. Sophomore forward EeTisha Riddle added 12 points off the bench.

For the season, the Tigers are led by sophomore guard Tiffany Brooks with 13.2 points per game. N’Garsanet adds 12.3 points and a team-best 6.3 rebounds per game. Junior guard LaToya Bond chips in with 11.9 ppg to go with 4.6 assists per outing.

Picked to finish eighth in the Big 12, MU returns two starters among five letterwinners to a team that went 17-13 overall and tied for seventh place in the league in 2003-04. This season, Missouri averages 60.4 ppg on 39.3 percent shooting and pulls down 35.9 rebounds per game. MU is giving up 64.3 ppg on 40.8 percent shooting and 39.1 boards per game.

Missouri is coached by Cindy Stein, who is 108-91 in her seventh year at MU and 173-116 in her 10th season overall.

Series Notes

Kansas leads the all-time series 35-31, but Missouri leads 9-8 since the inception of the Big 12 Conference. In Columbia, MU leads 15-12. Last year in Columbia, KU snapped a seven game winning streak by the Tigers when the Jayhawks won 55-52. MU later beat KU 76-49 in Lawrence. The first-ever meeting came on Nov. 25, 1973 when the two teams met in a tournament in Springfield, Mo. Kansas won that meeting 45-40.

Kansas/Missouri Last Meeting

LAWRENCE, Kan. – The Kansas women’s basketball team won its first Big 12 conference game of the season in a thrilling 63-61 victory over Border Showdown rival Missouri, Saturday, Jan. 22, in Allen Fieldhouse. The Jayhawks outscored the Tigers 40-18 in the paint to secure the victory.

With the win KU improved to 8-8 on the season and 1-4 in Big 12 play. Missouri fell to 7-10 overall and 1-5 in the conference.

In front of a ruckus Fieldhouse crowd of 4,629, junior Crystal Kemp shined with 22 points and 14 rebounds, both of which were game-highs. Junior Erica Hallman connected on 4-of-7 three-point shots as she tallied 16 points and six assists. Senior Aquanita Burras scored 12 points and recorded four steals in the win.

Freshman Taylor McIntosh added seven points and eight rebounds.

Missouri had four players in double-figures as Tiffany Brooks led the Tigers with 14 points. LaToya Bond and EeTisha Riddle each added 13 points, while Carlynn Savant chipped in with 10 points.

Border Showdown

The winner of the game will earn 1.5 points in the Kansas/Missouri Border Showdown presented by the Midwest Ford Dealers. KU currently leads the third annual all sports series 10.5 to 5.5.

A Kansas Win Would

Give KU its best start since 1999-2000 … Mark the first time KU has started a season 10-10 since 1986-87 … Make KU 3-6 in Big 12 play … Extend KU’s all-time series lead over Missouri to 36-31 … Improve KU’s record against MU in Columbia, Mo., to 13-15 … Give KU a two-game winning streak over MU… Give KU a 3-5 record on the road this season … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 10-10 at KU and 168-72 (.700) in her career … Make KU 607-408 all-time.

A Kansas Loss Would

Make KU 9-11 to start the season for the third-straight year … Make KU 2-7 in Big 12 play … Narrow KU’s all-time series record against Missouri to 35-32 … Make the Jayhawks 12-16 against Missouri in Columbia, Mo. … Make the Jayhawks 2-6 on the road this season … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 9-11 at KU and 167-73 (.696) in her career … Make KU 606-409 all-time.

Streaks And Career Leaders

– Senior Aquanita Burras owns the team’s longest starting streak at 76 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 (269, 5th) and three-point field goal percentage (35.3 percent, 8th). 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 291 career assists, Hallman sits in ninth place and needs just one more dime 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 tied for 10th place on the KU career field goal percentage list at 50.8 percent (388-of-764). Former Jayhawk Kelly Jennings is also in 10th at 50.8 percent.

– 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 969 career points and a current season average of 14.5 points per game, she is on pace to reach the milestone during the Colorado game on Feb. 13.

– Kemp has played and scored in all 76 games of her Kansas career.

Hallman Among National Assist Leaders

Through the NCAA statistics of Jan. 31, junior Erica Hallman ranked 29th in the nation in assists with 5.4 dimes per game. 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 56.9 points per game which ranks fourth in the Big 12. KU has held all eight of its Big 12 opponents under their season scoring averages, six 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 fifth in the Big 12 in turnover margin at +1.74.

– Point guard Erica Hallman ranks eighth in the Big 12 in assist/turnover ratio at 1.69-to-1.

– KU has committed fewer turnovers than its opponent in 11 games.

– KU ranks 30th nationally in fewest turnovers per game with 15.2 (NCAA stats as of 1/31).

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 57-of-98 attempts for 58.2 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 569-512 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 570-531 and four losses have come after being ahead or tied at intermission. As a team, the Jayhawks are averaging 29.9 points per first half on 44.0 percent (229-of-520) shooting from the field. In the second half, KU is connecting on 38.1 percent (192-of-504) of its shots and averaging 27.9 points.

Logging The Minutes

Three players (3rd-Erica Hallman-36.11, 5th-Aquanita Burras-34.21 and 6th-Crystal Kemp-33.68) 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.

Close Encounters

Three of KU’s last five 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.

Kemp Leading The Jayhawks

Junior forward Crystal Kemp paces the team with 14.5 points and 8.6 rebounds per game. She has played in all 19 games with 17 starts. She has posted a double-double in two of the last four outings, and owns seven for the season, which ranks fifth in the Big 12. 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 31 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 9.9 points and 5.2 rebounds per game. She also ranks second on the team with 60 assists and leads the team with 36 steals. At just 5’9″, she is second on the team with 10 blocked shots and third on the squad with 31 offensive rebounds. She rarely comes out of the game, averaging 34.2 minutes per contest. In three years at KU, she has started all 76 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 Running The Point

Junior Erica Hallman, who primarily played on the wing last season, has started all 19 games this season at point guard. She is second on the team with 12.1 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 1.69-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks first on the team and eighth 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 (269-5th) and three-point field goal percentage (35.3 percent-8th). Against Ball State, she moved into the KU top-10 in assists and currently sits in ninth with 291 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 36.1 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 19 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 63 offensive rebounds. Her 3.32 offensive boards per game ranks 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 has 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 four double-figure scoring games.

Brown From Downtown

Junior guard Kaylee Brown has played in all 19 games with 17 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 33 three-pointers made, and has connected on at least one three-pointer in 17 of the last 18 games. She owns an average of 9.3 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 12 times and is averaging 2.6 points and 1.1 assists in 14.1 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 18 games this season in a reserve role and has posted 2.2 points and 2.1 boards in 12.4 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 14 games with two starting assignments and averages 1.9 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 12 games with two starting assignments. She has posted 1.3 points and 2.3 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 at Missouri, the Jayhawks stay on the road for a game at Oklahoma State on Feb. 9. The game in Stillwater, Okla., will tip-off at 7 p.m. KU then returns to Lawrence to begin a four-game homestand on Feb. 13 against Colorado at 1 p.m. on Metro Sports television.

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 (Shuh-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.