Three Jayhawks Earn Academic All-Big 12 Honors

Feb. 14, 2012

IRVING, Texas—Three Kansas women’s basketball student-athletes were named to the 2012 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Team, the league office announced Tuesday. Junior point guard Angel Goodrich and sophomore Tania Jackson earned spots on the first team while junior Carolyn Davis grabbed a place on the second team.

Goodrich earns the honor for the third time in her career. The point guard from Tahlequah, Okla., averages 12.6 points and 7.8 assists in 34.4 minutes per game for the Jayhawks. Goodrich’s 187 assists so far this year are just 20 shy of Kansas’ all-time single-season record.

Jackson has appeared in 23 contests for the Jayhawks this year and contributes 4.2 points and 2.9 rebounds per game. The Lawrence native nabbed a spot on the list for the second-straight season.

A forward from Houston, Texas, Davis led the Jayhawks with 16.9 points per game before being sidelined with a dislocated left knee and torn anterior cruciate ligament Sunday at Kansas State. Davis ranks 14th all-time at Kansas with 1,310 points in her two-plus seasons, while her 65.0 career field goal percentage is tops in program history.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, the women’s basketball academic all-league squad included 30 first team members and 16 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 GPA or better, and the second team is for those with a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or in the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are also eligible.

Kansas women’s basketball concludes a two-game road swing when it travels to Iowa State on Wednesday, Feb. 15 for a 7 p.m. tip. The game will be broadcast live over the airwaves of the Jayhawk Radio Network.