KU Signee Angel Goodrich Hauls In Awards Following Stellar Senior Season

May 6, 2008


Incoming freshman women’s basketball player Angel Goodrich enjoyed an award-ladden senior season that Jayhawk coaches hope continues into her days in the crimson and the blue.

The Tahlequah, Okla. native was one of 20 players selected to play in the 2008 WBCA/State Farm High School All-America Game. Goodrich, who scored seven points in the contest, traveled to Tampa, Fla., during the 2008 NCAA Women’s Final Four weekend to participate in the event. In addition to playing in the game, Goodrich and her fellow All-American teammates signed autographs, visited patients at an area hospital and attended the Final Four games.

After leading her high school to three state titles in four seasons, Goodrich was also named a finalist to compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game, and was tabbed a Fourth-Team Parade All-American.

Goodrich, while competing for Sequoyah High School, broke the career record for individual points scored in state tournament games with 268 over an 11-game period during her career.

The 5-foot-3 point guard was also named First Team All-State by both the Tulsa World and Oklahoma Coaches Association.

Goodrich will join her Jayhawk teammates in Lawrence in August, along with fellow signees Aishah Sutherland and Ashley Ellis. KU returns four starters and 12 letterwinners from last season’s 17-16 team, which advanced to the third round of the WNIT before concluding the season with a loss at Michigan State. Led by rising junior Danielle McCray’s 14.9 points and 7.1 rebounds, KU returns 88 percent of its scoring and 80 percent of its rebounding entering the 2008-09 season.