Angel Goodrich Cleared For Full Participation

Aug. 23, 2010


Kansas women’s basketball sophomore guard Angel Goodrich was medically cleared in mid-July for full participation following six months of rehabilitation after having knee surgery in late January this year for a torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament in her right knee.

Goodrich played in 15 games in her redshirt-freshman season, starting all 15 games. The 5-foot-4 guard, who injured her right knee in the waning moments versus Oklahoma State on January 12, was leading the Big 12 and ranked fourth in the NCAA in assists prior to her injury with 7.1 dimes per game. She is the fastest player in KU history to dish 100 assists as she got to century mark in assists in just 13 games.

An adept passer, Goodrich finished the season with 106 assists to lead KU, despite missing the final 18 games of the season. She averaged 6.8 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game and scored in double figures in four games, including a season’s best 20 points versus Creighton on Dec. 13, 2009.

Goodrich, a 2008 WBCA High School All-American, missed the entire 2008-09 season after suffering the same injury to her left knee in KU’s second practice of the season on Oct. 19, 2008.

The Tahlequah, Okla., native, received a medical redshirt for the 2008-09 season and will has three seasons of eligibility remaining. She joins seven letterwinners, including three starters, returning from last season’s team that advanced to postseason play for the third-straight year. The Jayhawks are also adding four signees for the upcoming season, in addition to redshirt-freshman forward Tania Jackson.