Women's Basketball Signs Boyd
April 29, 2004
LAWRENCE, Kan. – University of Kansas head basketball coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Thursday the signing of Jamie Boyd, a 6-0 forward from Underwood, Iowa, to a national letter-of-intent for the 2004-05 season.
The recipient of the 2004 Miss Basketball award in Iowa — the highest individual award given in the state — Boyd started all four years for Underwood High where she established herself as one of the best players in Iowa history. Her 1,920 career points ranks 15th and her 1,007 career rebounds ranks in a tie for eighth all-time in the state of Iowa.
A three-time all-state player, Boyd led Underwood to a four-year 94-11 record and class 2-A state championship titles in her junior and senior seasons. She was also named the captain of the 2-A all-tournament team both of those seasons.
As a senior, Boyd averaged 17.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game. Also known as a defensive stopper, Boyd led the Eagles in steals all four of her years in high school. In addition to being named first-team all-state for three years, she earned second-team honors her freshman season.
“We’re excited to have Jamie join our women’s basketball family at Kansas,” Henrickson said. “She is not only a good basketball player but also a good student and a good person. She will bring needed depth to the post position, and also has perimeter skills.”