Jayhawks To Play At Oklahoma State
Feb. 8, 2005
Kansas (10-10, 3-6 Big 12) at Oklahoma State (6-13, 1-8 Big 12)
Game #21 – Wed., Feb. 9, 2005 – 7 p.m. – Gallagher-Iba Arena (13,611)
Jayhawk Radio Network: Nate Bukaty (play-by-play) and Brian Hanni (color analyst) call the action. TV: None.
Kansas is 10-10 overall, 3-6 in the Big 12, and won its last game against Missouri. Oklahoma State is 6-13 overall, 1-8 in the Big 12 and is on a three-game losing streak.
Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson is 10-10 in her first year at KU and 168-72 in her eighth year as a head coach overall. The Cowgirls are coached by Julie Goodenough, who is 22-54 in her third year at Oklahoma State and 210-108 in her 12th season overall.
– KU is 10-10 overall and 3-6 in the Big 12 after defeating Missouri 60-42 on Saturday in Columbia. Junior Kaylee Brown led KU in scoring for the fourth time this season with 15 points.
– KU is off to its best season start since the 1999-2000 season. KU’s three conference wins tie for the most in the last four seasons. The last time KU recorded more than three league wins was 2000-01 (5).
– Freshman Taylor McIntosh grabbed a career-high 16 rebounds — including eight offensive boards — against Missouri. She now averages 7.1 rebounds per game to lead all Big 12 freshmen. Her 4.0 offensive rebounds per game in league action leads all players in the conference.
– Junior Erica Hallman passed out three assists against Missouri to move her career total to 294. She is two shy of catching Lynn Pride (296 assists) for seventh place on the KU all-time assist list, and six shy of becoming just the seventh player in KU history to record 300 assists.
– Junior Crystal Kemp needs 25 points and two rebounds to become the 11th player in KU history to record 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds.
– KU opens a four-game homestand following the contest against Oklahoma State.
The University of Kansas women’s basketball team (10-10, 3-6) will play its fourth road game in the last five outings when it travels to Stillwater, Okla., to play Oklahoma State (6-13, 1-8) on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. in Gallagher-Iba Arena.
The Jayhawks, who are off to their best season start since 1999-2000, are coming off a 60-42 win over Missouri on Saturday in Columbia, Mo. KU jumped out to a 28-5 lead with 6:10 remaining in the first half before cruising to victory. In a total team effort, junior Kaylee Brown led KU in scoring for the fourth time this season with 15 points. Freshman Taylor McIntosh posted her second double-double with 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Junior Erica Hallman added 12 points, and senior Aquanita Burras dished a career-high eight assists.
Kemp continues to lead KU in scoring and rebounding with 14.1 points and 8.5 boards per game this season. Hallman is second with 12.1 ppg to go with a team-best 5.3 assists per outing.
KU is averaging 58.0 points per game on 41.3 percent shooting and grabbing 34.0 rebounds per game, while giving up 56.2 points per game on 39.9 percent shooting and 34.5 boards per game.
Oklahoma State is coming off a 66-55 loss to Kansas State in Manhattan, Kan., on Saturday. The Cowgirls placed two players in double-figures led by senior guard Nina Stone with 17 points. Sophomore forward Destanie Sykes added 13 points. Sophomore center Christian Hood led on the glass with six boards.
For the season, OSU is paced by Stone with 15.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Freshman forward Taleesha Conder adds 10.5 points per outing.
Oklahoma State averages 59.4 points on 39.9 percent shooting and pulls down 36.2 rebounds per game, while giving up 62.2 points on 42.1 percent shooting and 34.3 rebounds per game.
The matchup will mark the 45th all-time meeting between the two schools with Kansas leading the series 26-18. In Stillwater, Kansas owns a 10-8 advantage. KU defeated OSU last season in Lawrence 74-61. The Jayhawks have dropped the last two trips to Stillwater.
Kansas is 3-5 on the road this season and 2-3 in Big 12 contests. If Kansas could pick up its third league road win, it would mark the first time KU has done so since the 2000-01 season when the Jayhawks defeated Kansas State, Texas and Texas A&M away from home.
Last Time Out
Kansas got off to a quick 18-2 start and never looked back. The Jayhawks downed Missouri 60-42, Saturday, Feb. 5, at the Mizzou Sports Arena, in the second meeting of the 2005 Border Showdown. The win completed KU’s first regular season sweep of the Tigers since 1999.
With the win, Kansas improved to 10-10 on the season and 3-6 in Big 12 play.
Freshman Taylor McIntosh had a double-double with 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. Eight of McIntosh’s rebounds came on the offensive glass, which was also a career-high.
Junior Kaylee Brown scored 15 points, while fellow junior Erica Hallman added 12 points. Senior Aquanita Burras netted nine points and added six rebounds in the win.
“I am really excited for the girls,” head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “We really came out strong to start the game and kept up the intensity.
“We got a lot of our points off of our first looks. We didn’t give up high percentage shots, especially in the first half.”
Junior Christelle N’Garsanet led the Tigers with 12 points, while junior LaToya Bond poured in nine points and snagged seven rebounds.
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 20 games with freshman Taylor McIntosh, senior Aquanita Burras and junior Erica Hallman starting each game. Junior Kaylee Brown (18 starts), junior Crystal Kemp (18), 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 17 contests, and the team owns a record of 8-9 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 nine double-doubles, including seven by Kemp and two by McIntosh.
Tonight’s Opponent – Oklahoma State
Oklahoma State (6-13, 1-8 Big 12) hosts Kansas after falling 66-55 to Kansas State on Saturday, Feb. 5, in Manhattan, Kan.
The Cowgirls have dropped three-straight Big 12 games after picking up their lone conference win, 76-70, in overtime against Colorado on Jan. 22.
Against Kansas State, two Cowgirls scored in double figures led by senior guard Nina Stone with 17 points. Sophomore forward Destanie Sykes added 13 points, and sophomore center Christian Hood collected a team-high six rebounds.
For the season, the Cowgirls are led by Stone with 15.8 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. Freshman forward Taleesha Conder chips in 10.5 points and 4.8 boards per outing.
Picked to finish 12th in the Big 12, OSU returns three starters among eight letterwinners to a team that went 8-20 overall and 3-13 in the Big 12 for 10th place in the league in 2003-04. This season, Oklahoma State averages 59.4 ppg on 39.9 percent shooting and pulls down 36.2 rebounds per game. OSU is giving up 62.2 ppg on 42.1 percent shooting and 34.3 boards per game. The Cowgirls are tough on the defensive end, ranking second in the Big 12 in steals with 10.95 per game third by holding opponents to 34.3 rebounds per game
Oklahoma State is coached by Julie Goodenough, who is 22-54 in her third year at OSU and 210-108 in her 12th season overall.
Kansas leads the all-time series 26-18 and 7-3 since the inception of the Big 12 Conference. In Stillwater, KU leads 10-8. Last year in Lawrence, KU defeated OSU 74-61 on Jan. 31, 2004. Oklahoma State has won the last two meetings in Stillwater.
Kansas/Oklahoma State Last Meeting
LAWRENCE, Kan. — Crystal Kemp scored 24 points to lead three players in double-digits as Kansas defeated Oklahoma State 74-61 in Allen Fieldhouse on Jan. 31, 2004. Lynette Woodard made her debut as interim head coach after Marian Washington announced medical leave.
Behind Kemp’s 14 points, KU took a convincing 40-27 lead at the half. Sophomore Erica Hallman shot an outstanding 5-5 from the floor, including two three-pointers, for 12 points in the first stanza. The ‘Hawks posted a 60.7 shooting percentage in the half and led for the remainder of the game.
The ‘Hawks held on to a double-digit lead in the second half until OSU rallied to within nine (60-51) with less than eight minutes remaining. KU pushed out to a 17-point advantage (70-53) with 3:55 to go and never looked back.
Aquanita Burras chipped in 14 points and Hallman added six assists.
The Cowgirls were led by senior Trisha Skibbe, who was 8-18 for 21 points. The only other OSU player to score in double-digits was Eliz Gomes, who finished with 11 points.
A Kansas Win Would
Give KU its best start since the 1999-2000 when the Jayhawks went 20-10 … Mark the first time KU has started a season 11-10 since 1988-89 … Make KU 4-6 in Big 12 play, giving the Jayhawks their most conference wins since the 2000-01 team won five league games … Extend KU’s all-time series lead over Oklahoma State to 27-18 … Improve KU’s record against OSU in Stillwater, Okla., to 11-8 … Give KU a two-game winning streak over OSU… Give KU a 4-5 record on the road this season … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 11-10 at KU and 169-72 (.701) in her career … Make KU 608-408 all-time.
A Kansas Loss Would
Make KU 10-11 to start the season for the first time since 1986-87 … Make KU 3-7 in Big 12 play … Narrow KU’s all-time series record against Oklahoma State to 26-19 … Make the Jayhawks 10-9 against Oklahoma State in Stillwater, Okla. … Make the Jayhawks 3-6 on the road this season … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 10-11 at KU and 168-73 (.697) in her career … Make KU 607-409 all-time.
Streaks And Career Leaders
– Senior Aquanita Burras owns the team’s longest starting streak at 77 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 (97, 5th), three-pointers attempted (272, 5th) and three-point field goal percentage (35.7 percent, 8th).
– Hallman also has cracked the KU all-time top-10 in assists. Currently at 294 career assists, Hallman sits in eighth place and needs just two more dimes to catch Lynn Pride (296 career assists from 1997-2000) for seventh place. Mary Myers in is sixth place with 310 assists.
– At 39 three-pointers made this season, Hallman needs two more trifectas to tie for 10th on the KU single season list. Once she hits her 40th trey, she will become eligible for the 3-point percentage list. Her current 37.5 percentage would rank ninth on the list.
– Junior Crystal Kemp is just out of 10th place on the KU career field goal percentage list at 50.7 percent (391-of-771). Former Jayhawk Kelly Jennings is 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 975 career points, she needs just 25 points to reach the career milestone.
– At 498 career rebounds, Kemp is two boards shy of collecting 500 for her career.
– If Kemp can reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds, she will become the 11th player in KU history to achieve both of those statistical milestones.
– Kemp has played and scored in all 77 games of her Kansas career.
KU has held six opponents to under 20 points in the first half (UMKC-19, Denver-15, Washburn-19, Western Illinois-13, San Diego State-17, Missouri-15). 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 56.2 points per game which ranks third in the Big 12. KU has held all nine of its Big 12 opponents under their season scoring averages, seven of those league opponents to more than five points below their average and four of those teams to more than 10 points below their season average. Last game, KU held Missouri to 42 points, which was the lowest point total by a Big 12 opponent against KU since the Jayhawks held Missouri to 37 points on Feb. 7, 1999.
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 +1.95.
– Point guard Erica Hallman ranks eighth in the Big 12 in assist/turnover ratio at 1.68-to-1.
– KU has committed fewer turnovers than its opponent in 12 games.
– KU ranks 30th nationally in fewest turnovers per game with 15.2 (NCAA stats as of 1/31).
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.
Taking A Charge
On the defensive end, KU has drawn 30 charges while being called for just 11 all season. Junior Erica Hallman has drawn 13 charges, junior Kaylee Brown has taken eight and junior Crystal Kemp has drawn five. Senior Aquanita Burras (3) 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. KU experienced a new kind of free throw trouble when it did not attempt a single charity shot last game at Missouri.
Putting Two Halves Together
This season, KU has outscored opponents 605-527 in the first half and has led or been tied at the break in 12 out of 20 games. In the second half, KU is trailing 597-555 and four losses have come after being ahead or tied at intermission. As a team, the Jayhawks are averaging 30.3 points per first half on 44.6 percent (246-of-552) shooting from the field. In the second half, KU is connecting on 37.9 percent (203-of-535) of its shots and averaging 27.8 points.
Logging The Minutes
Three players (3rd-Erica Hallman-35.60, 5th-Aquanita Burras-34.25 and 9th-Crystal Kemp-32.95) are playing 32 minutes per game or more, and each rank in the top nine 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. KU’s starters are playing 78 percent of the available minutes, while the top six play over 85 percent of the minutes.
Three of KU’s last six games — and six total games this season — have been decided by five points or less. In wins over Missouri (1/22) and at Colorado (1/25) , 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 14.1 points and 8.5 rebounds per game. She has played in all 20 games with 18 starts. She has posted seven double-doubles, 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 one of only two players (along with Tiffany Jackson) in the Big 12 who is currently averaging over 14.0 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, at now at 975, is 25 short of reaching 1,000. She is two boards shy of reaching 500 career rebounds. When she reaches 1,000 points and 500 rebounds, she will become the 11th KU player in history to do so.
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 5.1 rebounds per game. She also ranks second on the team with 68 assists and leads the team with 41 steals. At just 5’9″, she is second on the team with 12 blocked shots and third on the squad with 32 offensive rebounds. She rarely comes out of the game, averaging 34.2 minutes per contest. In three years at KU, she has started all 77 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 20 games this season at point guard. She is second on the team with 12.1 points per game and leads the team with 39 three-pointers made. She provides KU with a solid ball-handling and long-range shooting option. Her 1.68-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 (5th), three-pointers attempted (5th) and three-point field goal percentage (8th). She currently sits in eighth place on the KU career assist list with 294 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 35.6 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 20 games and has made her reputation doing the little things in her young career. She is second on the team with 7.1 rebounds per game and first on the team with 71 offensive rebounds. Her 3.55 offensive boards per game ranks second in the Big 12. In league games only, she is posting an average of 4.0 offensive boards which ranks first. Her 7.1 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 has recorded two double-doubles including at Missouri when she recorded 10 points and a career-high 16 rebounds. She owns five double-figure scoring games.
Brown From Downtown
Junior guard Kaylee Brown has played in all 20 games with 18 starts. A hard-nosed player, Brown is not afraid to sacrifice her body to take a charge (she has taken eight 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 34 three-pointers made, and has connected on at least one three-pointer in 18 of the last 19 games. She owns an average of 9.6 points and 1.2 boards per game. She posted a career-high 19 points at Ball State. She has led the team in scoring a team-high four times in conference play.
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 13 times and is averaging 2.6 points and 1.1 assists in 14.4 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 19 games this season in a reserve role and has posted 2.4 points and 2.2 boards in 13.0 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 15 games with two starting assignments and averages 1.7 points and 1.0 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 13 games with two starting assignments. She has posted 1.2 points and 2.2 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 three games.
Up Next For KU
After the game at Oklahoma State, the Jayhawks return to Lawrence to begin a four-game homestand. KU will face Colorado on Feb. 13 at 1 p.m. in Allen Fieldhouse. The game will be produced by Metro Sports television and also aired on Sunflower Broadband channel 6. KU then plays Texas Tech (2/16), Nebraska (2/20) and Baylor (2/23) in its homestand.
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)
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.