WBCA Names Goodrich and Davis All-America Honorable Mention

March 31, 2012

033112aaa_933_6100166.jpegLAWRENCE, Kan. – For the first time in program history, two Jayhawks have been named all-America in the same season as juniors Angel Goodrich and Carolyn Davis of the Kansas women’s basketball team were named WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Honorable Mention selections, the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association announced Saturday.

Goodrich earns her second all-America award of the season after being named an Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention earlier this week. She was also named one of four finalists for the Liebermann Award, which honors the country’s top Division I point guard, and earned All-Big 12 Second Team honors in 2011-12.

The Tahlequah, Okla., native was instrumental in Kansas’ postseason run in which the Jayhawks earned their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2000 and then advanced to the Sweet 16 for just the third time in program history and first since 1998. Through three NCAA Tournament games, Goodrich paced KU with 23.3 points per game and 5.7 assists per game.

The 5-foot-4 point guard leads the nation averaging 7.4 apg on the season and also ranks in the top 20 with a 2.07 assist-to-turnover ratio. Goodrich broke Kansas’ 24-year-old single-season assists record with 250 dimes, also a Big 12 Conference record. She collected 15-straight double-digit scoring games to end the season and chipped in 14.0 points per game on the year.

033112aaa_933_5960907.jpegAn All-Big 12 First Team selection, Davis suffered a season-ending knee injury four minutes into KU’s game at Kansas State on Feb. 12. Prior to the contest, she was second in the Big 12 averaging 17.5 points per game and ranked in the top five nationally shooting 60.2 percent from the field. Named to numerous preseason award watch lists including the Naismith, Wade Trophy and Wooden awards, the Houston, Texas native scored 20 or more points eight times and her 34 tallies in KU’s win versus Texas Tech on Jan. 25 are a single-game high among Big 12 players in 2011-12.