Hallman And Kemp Named Honorable Mention All-Big 12

March 4, 2005

DALLAS — University of Kansas juniors Erica Hallman and Crystal Kemp were each named Honorable Mention All-Big 12 Conference as announced by the league office on Friday. The all-conference teams, voted on by the league’s coaches, were comprised of 10 first team members, five second team members and 11 honorable mention selections.

The duo are the first Kansas players to be selected for all-conference honors since the 2000-01 season when Jaclyn Johnson, Brooke Reves and Jennifer Jackson were each named honorable mention.

Hallman, a native of Covington, Ky., has started every game at point guard this season. She is one of only two players in the league to average over 12 points and five assists per game. She has solidified herself as one of Kansas’ top three-point shooters all-time. Her 58 three-pointers this season are tied for fourth all-time at KU, and her career total of 116 treys ranks fifth all-time at Kansas. She has dished 137 assists this season which ties for the seventh highest total in school history. For her career, she has passed out 325 assists which ranks sixth. She was second on the team in scoring this season with 12.9 points per game. Her scoring average increased to a team-best 13.3 points per contest in league action.

A forward/center from Topeka, Kan., Kemp led the Jayhawks in scoring and rebounding the entire season and averages 13.3 points and 8.7 rebounds per game. She reached 1,000 career points this season and is just the 11th KU player in history to accumulate over 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds. She is among the league leaders in scoring, rebounding, steals and field goal percentage. She is majoring in Speech Language and Hearing.

The complete list of Big 12 postseason honors are below.

Coach of the Year: Kim Mulkey-Robertson, Baylor
Player of the Year: Kendra Wecker, Kansas State (F, 5-11, Sr, Marysville, Kan.)
Newcomer of the Year: Jelena Spiric, Nebraska (F, 6-1, Jr, Belgrade, Serbia & Montenegro)
Freshman of the Year: Morenike Atunrase, Texas A&M (F, 5-10, Fr, Shreveport, La.)

First Team
Player, School, Pos, Ht, Cl, Hometown
Kendra Wecker, Kansas State, F, 5-11, Sr., Marysville, Kan.
Sophia Young, Baylor, F, 6-1, Jr., St. Vincent, West Indies
Tiffany Jackson, Texas, F, 6-3, So., Dallas, Texas
Dionnah Jackson, Oklahoma, G, 5-9, Sr., St. Louis, Mo.
Anne O’Neal, Iowa State, G, 5-11, Sr., Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Steffanie Blackmon, Baylor, P, 6-2, Sr., Dallas, Texas
Erin Grant, Texas Tech, G, 5-8, Jr., Arlington, Texas
Jamie Carey, Texas, G, 5-6, Sr., Thornton, Colo.
Cisti Greenwalt, Texas Tech, C, 6-5, Sr., Clovis, N.M.
Kiera Hardy, Nebraska, G, 5-6, So., Kansas City, Mo.

Second Team
Leah Rush, Oklahoma, F, 6-1, So., Amarillo, Texas
Katie Robinette, Iowa State, F, 6-2, Sr., South Sioux City, Neb.
Laurie Koehn, Kansas State, G, 5-8, Sr., Hesston, Kan.
Chesley Dabbs, Texas Tech, G, 6-0, Jr., Plano, Texas
Heather Schreiber, Texas, F, 6-2, Sr., Windthorst, Texas

Honorable Mention (alphabetical by school)
Veronica Johns-Richardson (Colorado), Crystal Kemp and Erica Hallman (Kansas), Megan Mahoney (Kansas State), Tiffany Brooks and Christelle N’Garsanet (Missouri), Jina Johansen (Nebraska), Nina Stone (Oklahoma State), Morenike Atunrase (Texas A&M), Alesha Robertson and LaToya Davis (Texas Tech)