Three Jayhawks Named To Academic All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Team
Feb. 15, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Three Kansas players were honored as the Big 12 Conference named 46 student-athletes to the 2011 Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Team, the league office announced.
KU redshirt freshman forward Tania Jackson earned a spot on the First Team. Jackson, who averages 3.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game for KU, is a Business major from Lawrence.
Senior center Krysten Boogaard and sophomore guard Angel Goodrich each earned a place on the Second Team. Boogaard picked up honors for the first time in her career, while Goodrich took home the honor for the second-straight season.
Boogaard, a Regina, Sasketchewan, Canada, native, is turning in 5.2 points and 2.6 rebounds a game off the bench for KU. She recently became the 22nd player in Kansas history to join the 1,000 Point Club. She is majoring in Sociology.
Goodrich, who hails from Tahlequah, Okla., is registering 7.0 points, 5.7 assists and 1.5 steals per game. The Applied Behavorial Science major recently set an Allen Fieldhouse record for assists in a game (for either male or female) with 15 helpers in KU’s win over No. 20 Iowa State.
Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services, the women’s basketball academic all-league squad consisted of 30 first team members combined with 16 on the second team. First team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or better GPA, and the second team are those who have a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.00 GPA or higher either cumulative or 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.