Jayhawk Women To Host Colorado Sunday
Feb. 11, 2005
Kansas (10-11, 3-7 Big 12) vs. Colorado (8-13, 1-9 Big 12)
Game #22 – Sun., Feb. 13, 2005 – 1:05 p.m. – Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Jayhawk Radio Network: Brian Hanni (play-by-play) and Josh Klinger (color analyst) call the action. Metro Sports TV: Nate Bukaty (play-by-play) and Patti Phillips (color) call the action. Steve Kurtenbach produces.
Kansas is 10-11 overall, 3-7 in the Big 12, and is coming off a loss at Oklahoma State. Colorado is 8-13 overall, 1-9 in the Big 12 and is on a six-game losing streak.
Kansas coach Bonnie Henrickson is 10-11 in her first year at KU and 168-73 in her eighth year as a head coach overall. The Buffaloes are coached by Ceal Barry, who is 426-236 in her 22nd year at Colorado and 509-278 in her 26th season overall.
– KU is 10-11 overall and 3-7 in the Big 12 after falling to Oklahoma State 54-57 on Wednesday in Stillwater, Okla. Senior Aquanita Burras paced KU with 16 points.
– KU is off to its best season start since 1999-2000. 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 when it had five.
– Freshman Taylor McIntosh averages 7.1 rebounds per game which ranks first in the Big 12 among freshmen. She posts 3.62 offensive boards per game which ranks second in the league overall. In conference games only, her offensive rebounds improve to 4.1 per game, which ranks first.
– Junior Erica Hallman passed out three assists against Oklahoma State to move her career total to 297. She needs 13 more dimes to catch Mary Myers (310) for sixth place on KU single season list.
– Junior Crystal Kemp needs 18 points to become the 18th player in KU history to reach 1,000 career points. She would also become just the 11th KU player to reach 1,000 points and 500 rebounds.
– KU is playing the first of four-straight home games.
The University of Kansas women’s basketball team (10-11, 3-7) returns to Allen Fieldhouse on Sunday, Feb. 13, to play the Colorado Buffaloes (8-13, 1-9) at 1 p.m. The game, aired live on Metro Sports and Sunflower Broadband channel 6, kicks off a four-game homestand for KU.
Kansas is coming off a hard-fought battle at Oklahoma State on Wednesday night that saw the Cowgirls edge the Jayhawks 57-54 in Stillwater, Okla. KU came out strong and led 29-25 at halftime. In the second stanza, the Jayhawks went cold from the field, hitting only 25.9 percent of their shots, and fell by less than five points for the fifth time this season.
Senior Aquanita Burras led all scorers with 16 points while junior Erica Hallman added 15. Junior Crystal Kemp snared 15 rebounds to move her career total well past 500. If she could score 18 points against Colorado, Kemp would become just the 11th player in KU history to accumulate both 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in her career.
Colorado is on a six-game losing skid after falling to Missouri, 58-55, on Wednesday in Boulder. The Buffs placed two players in double figures led by junior guard Whitney Law with 14 points and 12 boards. Senior guard Veronica Johns-Richardson added 12 points.
Included in Colorado’s loss column is a 65-60 defeat to Kansas earlier this season in Boulder. On Jan. 25, the Jayhawks ended an eight-game losing streak to the Buffaloes and picked up their first conference road win of the season. Hallman led the KU attack in that contest with 18 points, six rebounds and seven assists. Kemp posted a double-double with 15 points and 15 boards. CU got 13 points each from freshman Jackie McFarland and sophomore Jasmina Ilic. McFarland also grabbed 11 rebounds off the bench. Kansas outrebounded Colorado 41-31 and outshot the Buffaloes 47.3 percent to 42.4 percent from the field.
The matchup marks the 55th meeting in the series with CU holding a narrow 28-26 advantage.
National Girls And Women In Sports Day
The KU athletics department is also recognizing the 19th annual National Girls and Women in Sports Day during the Colorado game.
Over 50 former letterwinners, in addition to current Jayhawks on Kansas’ women’s teams will be recognized. Following the game, an autograph session for all current Jayhawk female student-athletes will be set up in the south concourse.
Recognitions and celebrations of girls and women in sports are held all across the country during early February. National Girls and Women in Sports Day was chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1986 to honor female athletic achievement and recognize the importance of sports and fitness participation for all girls and women.
Last Time Out
Kansas fell to the Oklahoma State Cowgirls, 57-54, Wednesday, Feb. 9, at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater, Okla. The Jayhawks led at the half, 29-25, before Oklahoma State started the second half with a 15-3 run, to give the Cowgirls a 40-32 advantage.
Senior Aquanita Burras led all scorers with 16 points, while junior Erica Hallman netted 15 points and grabbed six rebounds. Junior Crystal Kemp was a force on the glass with 15 rebounds to go with seven points in 39 minutes. The Jayhawks were held to 25.9 percent shooting in the second half and shot 31.6 percent from the field for the game.
Freshman Taleesha Conder notched a double-double for Oklahoma State with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Senior guard Nina Stone scored 13 points, while sophomore Christian Hood scored 12 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 21 games with freshman Taylor McIntosh, senior Aquanita Burras and junior Erica Hallman starting each game. Junior Kaylee Brown (19 starts), junior Crystal Kemp (19), 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 18 contests, and the team owns a record of 8-10 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 12 games and Hallman has led in assists in 16 games. KU has recorded nine double-doubles, including seven by Kemp and two by McIntosh.
Today’s Opponent – Colorado
Colorado (8-13, 1-9 Big 12) comes to Kansas after falling 58-55 to Missouri on Wednesday in Boulder.
The Buffaloes have dropped six-straight Big 12 games after picking up their lone conference win, 56-51, at MU on Jan. 18.
On Wednesday against the Tigers, two Buffaloes scored in double figures led by junior guard Whitney Law with 14 points and a game-high 12 rebounds. Senior guard Veronica Johns-Richardson added 11 points. Both Law and Johns-Richardson passed out four assists.
For the season, the Buffs are led by Johns-Richardson with 10.0 points per game. Four other players are averaging over nine points per game. Sophomore forward Anna Nedovic pulls down a team-high 6.6 rebounds to go with 9.7 points per outing.
As a team, Colorado averages 64.4 ppg on 41.1 percent shooting and pulls down 38.2 rebounds per game. CU is giving up 70.1 ppg on 41.9 percent shooting and 38.4 boards per game.
When KU and CU met on Jan. 25, the Jayhawks defeated the Buffs 65-60. It marked the first time since Feb. 1, 2000, that Kansas defeated Colorado in Boulder.
Colorado is coached by Ceal Barry, who is 426-236 in her 22nd year at CU and 509-278 in her 26th season overall.
Colorado leads the all-time series 28-26 and 9-8 since the inception of the Big 12 Conference. In Lawrence, the Jayhawks lead 12-11. CU took both meetings last season and had won the last eight in the series prior to the Jayhawks’ win earlier this season. KU’s last win in Lawrence in the series came on Jan. 15, 2000, when the Jayhawks defeated the Buffaloes 78-56.
Kansas/Colorado Last Meeting
BOULDER, Colo. – Kansas won its second straight game with a 65-60 win over Colorado on Tuesday, Jan. 25 in Boulder, Colo. Juniors Crystal Kemp and Erica Hallman combined for 33 points in the win.
The Jayhawks held Colorado to just 11-of -31 shooting in the second half.
Hallman led all-scorers with 18 points and a game-high seven assists, while Kemp dominated the post with 15 points and a game-high 15 rebounds. Junior Kaylee Brown and sophomore Sharita Smith each added eight points, while senior Aquanita Burras and freshman Taylor McIntosh each chipped in with six points.
“We are excited that our kids finished the game like they did tonight,” head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “We got good play from our kids off the bench. It was a good team win and a lot of players stepped up when we needed them to.”
Colorado freshman Jackie McFarland and sophomore Jasmina Ilic led Colorado with 13 points each. McFarland grabbed a team-high 11 rebounds off the bench. Sophomore Anna Nedovic added 12 points and eight rebounds in the loss.
– KU senior Aquanita Burras and CU junior Tami Garnett both are transfers from Central Arizona College. KU has also signed Shaquina Mosley, who plays at Central Arizona, for next season.
– KU junior Heather Hayes and CU freshman Jackie McFarland are both graduates of Derby (Kan.) High School.
Best Start Since 1999-2000
With a 10-11 record, KU is off to its best start since the 1999-2000 season when the Jayhawks opened the season 10-3 and finished the year 20-10. With three conference wins, Kansas has tied its most league wins in the last four years (also done in 2002-03). The last time KU had more than three Big 12 wins was 2000-01 when the Jayhawks had five.
A Kansas Win Would
Mark the first time KU has started a season 11-11 since 1988-89 … Make KU 4-7 in Big 12 play, giving the Jayhawks their most conference wins since the 2000-01 team won five league games … Narrow Colorado’s all-time series lead over Kansas to 28-27 … Improve KU’s record against CU in Lawrence to 13-11 … Give KU a two-game winning streak over CU … Give KU an 8-5 record at home this season … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 11-11 at KU and 169-73 (.698) in her career … Make KU 608-409 all-time.
A Kansas Loss Would
Make KU 10-12 to start the season for the first time since 1983-84 … Make KU 3-8 in Big 12 play … Drop KU’s all-time series record against Colorado to 26-29 … Make the Jayhawks 12-12 against Colorado in Lawrence … Make the Jayhawks 7-6 at home this season … Make head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s record 10-12 at KU and 168-74 (.694) in her career … Make KU 607-410 all-time.
Streaks And Career Leaders
– Senior Aquanita Burras owns the team’s longest starting streak at 78 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 (100, 5th), three-pointers attempted (280, 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 297 career assists, Hallman sits in seventh place and needs 13 more dimes to catch Mary Myers (310 career assists from 1981-85) for sixth place. Tamecka Dixon is in fifth place with 337 assists.
– At Oklahoma State, Hallman moved into the KU single season top-10 for three-point field goals made. She currently ranks in a tie for ninth (with Shannon Bloxom, 1989) with 42 made this season. Her next trifecta will tie her for eighth with Kay Kay Hart (1992). Her current 37.5 percentage also ranks ninth on the KU single season list.
– Junior Crystal Kemp has flirted with the KU career field goal percentage list top 10 throughout the season. She is currently at 50.2 percent (393-of-783). 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 982 career points, she needs just 18 points to reach the career milestone.
– Kemp surpassed 500 rebounds at Oklahoma State on Feb. 9. If she could reach 1,000 career points, Kemp would become just the 11th player in KU history to reach both of those milestones.
– Kemp has played and scored in all 78 games of her Kansas career.
Putting Two Halves Together
This season, KU has outscored opponents 634-552 in the first half and has led or been tied at the break in 13 out of 21 games. In the second half, KU is trailing 629-580 and five losses have come after being ahead or tied at intermission. As a team, the Jayhawks are averaging 30.2 points per first half on 44.2 percent (257-of-582) shooting from the field. In the second half, KU is connecting on 37.4 percent (210-of-562) of its shots and averaging 27.6 points.
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 sixth in the Big 12 in turnover margin at +1.76.
– Point guard Erica Hallman ranks eighth in the Big 12 in assist/turnover ratio at 1.58-to-1.
– KU has committed fewer turnovers than its opponent in 12 games.
– KU ranks 26th nationally in fewest turnovers per game with 15.0 (NCAA stats as of 2/7).
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 10 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. KU held Missouri to 42 points (2/5), 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.
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 70-of-118 attempts for 59.3 percent. In crunch time, the Jayhawks are shooting slightly better at 67 percent in the final five minutes of games.
Three players (3rd-Erica Hallman-35.71, 5th-Aquanita Burras-34.43 and 8th-Crystal Kemp-33.24) are playing 33 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. KU’s starters are playing 78 percent of the available minutes, while the top six play over 85 percent of the minutes.
Four of KU’s Big 12 games — and seven 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 2-5 in games decided by five or fewer points.
Kemp Leading The Jayhawks
Junior forward Crystal Kemp paces the team with 13.8 points and 8.8 rebounds per game. She has played in all 21 games with 19 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 owns three 20+ point games this season. She reached 900 career points on Jan. 12 vs. Iowa State and, now at 982, is 18 short of reaching 1,000. Kemp has collected 15 or more rebounds in a game four times this season including last game at Oklahoma State when her 15 boards pushed her career total to 513. When she reaches 1,000 points, she will become the 11th KU player in history to accumulate at least 1,000 points and 500 rebounds in a career.
Hallman Running The Point
Junior Erica Hallman, who primarily played on the wing last season, has started all 21 games this season at point guard. She is second on the team with 12.2 points per game and leads the team with 42 three-pointers made. She provides KU with a solid ball-handling and long-range shooting option. Her 1.58-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 seventh place on the KU career assist list with 297 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 35.7 minutes per game. She is one of just two players (also Dionnah Jackson) in the conference to average at least 12 points and five assists per game.
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 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game. She ranks second on the team with 70 assists and leads the team with 43 steals. At just 5’9″, she is second on the team with 12 blocked shots and third on the squad with 34 offensive rebounds. She rarely comes out of the game, averaging 34.4 minutes per contest. In three years at KU, she has started all 78 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.
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 21 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 76 offensive rebounds. Her 3.62 offensive boards per game ranks second in the Big 12. In league games only, she is posting an average of 4.1 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 21 games with 19 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 21 games. She owns an average of 9.3 points and 1.1 boards per game. She posted a career-high 19 points at Ball State. She has led the team in scoring a team-most four times in Big 12 Conference games only.
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 14 times and is averaging 2.7 points and 1.1 assists in 14.8 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 20 games this season in a reserve role and has posted 2.5 points and 2.2 boards in 13.3 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 16 games with two starting assignments and averages 1.6 points and 0.9 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
KU will continue a string of four games at home when the Jayhawks host Texas Tech on Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 7 p.m. on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6. KU then plays 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.