Freshmen Women's Basketball Duo Reports To Campus

Aug. 22, 2008

LAWRENCE, Kan. – A pair of incoming women’s basketball players joined their fellow Jayhawk freshmen classmates in officially beginning their experience as full fledged college students on Thursday. Angel Goodrich and Aishah Sutherland join head coach Bonnie Henrickson’s 12 returning players in making up the Jayhawk women’s basketball squad for the 2008-09 season.

Goodrich, the Tahlequah, Okla., native, arrives in Lawrence after being named a 2008 WBCA/State Farm High School All-American. The 5-foot-3 point guard, led her Sequoyah High School team to three state titles in four seasons. She was also named a finalist to compete in the McDonald’s All-American Game, and was tabbed a Fourth-Team Parade All-American.

Goodrich broke the Sequoyah High 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. In addition, she was recently named the Most Valuable Player of the national Native American Basketball Tournament after leading her team to the 2008 title.

Sutherland is a 2008 graduate of Perris High School in Perris, Calif., and comes to Kansas after leading her team to back-to-back Sunbelt League titles in 2007 and 2008.

As a junior she was named All-Sunbelt League after posting 15 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and two steals per outing. In addition to all-league honors she also was named first team All-CIF and first team All-County.

During her first two years of high school, Sutherland attended Corona Santiago High School where she led the Mountain View League in points, rebounds and blocks as a sophomore. She was named league MVP, first team All-County and second team All-CIF following the 2005-06 season.

Henrickson, who is beginning her fifth season at KU, returns four starters and 12 letterwinners from last year’s. The Jayhawks will kick-off the season on Oct. 17 with the annual Late Night In The Phog celebration to officially open practice. They will tip-off the exhibition season on Sunday, Nov. 2 when they host Fort Hays State University. KU will host Sacred Heart on Friday, Nov. 14 in their regular season-opener.