Kemp, McIntosh and Boyd Named Academic All-Big 12

March 1, 2006

DALLAS, Texas — University of Kansas senior Crystal Kemp, sophomore Taylor McIntosh and sophomore Jamie Boyd were named to the 2006 Women’s Basketball Academic All-Big 12 team first team, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Kemp, a three-time first team honoree, has led the Jayhawks in scoring and rebounding the entire season and averages 19.0 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. She is one of one six players in KU history to accumulate at least 1,500 career points and 750 career rebounds. Kemp ranks among the league leaders scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, free throw percentage and double-doubles. A native of Topeka, Kan., Kemp is majoring in Speech Language and Hearing. Kemp was also named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII team and is eligible for Academic All-America honors.

McIntosh and Boyd were both named to the first team in their first year of eligibility for the award.

McIntosh has started 25 of 26 games this season and averages 4.6 points and 5.1 points per contest. She posted a career-high 14 points at Texas Tech, and has four double-figure scoring games for the season. A native of Wichita, Kan., McIntosh is a Prepharmacy major.

Boyd has posted 1.6 points and 1.7 rebounds per game in her sophomore season. The reserve forward had her best game this season when she posted six points and two rebounds in 18 minutes at Baylor. The Underwood, Iowa, native is majoring in Communication Studies.

In total, the Big 12 named 38 student-athletes to the Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Teams including 31 first team members and seven second team members.

Nominated by each institution’s director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the academic all-league women’s basketball squad consisted of 31 first team members combined with seven 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 her 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.

The complete list of honorees can be found at