Wade Watch List Includes Davis, Goodrich

Sept. 18, 2012

ATLANTA – Kansas seniors Carolyn Davis and Angel Goodrich were two of the 25 NCAA Division I women’s basketball student-athletes to be named to the 2012-13 State Farm® Wade Trophy Watch List, as announced Tuesday by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA).

Kansas is one of only six schools to have multiple candidates on the watch list, including Baylor, Duke, Nebraska, Penn State and Connecticut, which has three contenders. This marks the second-straight season that Davis has been recognized on the preseason watch list for the Wade Trophy.

“First and foremost, I’m so proud of Carolyn and Angel and how they have been able to elevate themselves as two of the elite players in the nation,” Kansas head coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “In addition, this is a statement on the type of program we have in helping student-athletes achieve their goals and developing our players.”

Davis led the Jayhawks in scoring last season with 16.9 points per game, while becoming the 23rd Jayhawk to score 1,000 career points. She was named 2012 WBCA All-America Honorable Mention and earned All-Big 12 First Team honors, despite only playing in 23 games after suffering a season-ending knee injury at Kansas State.

Goodrich led the nation last season in assists per game (7.4) and paced KU with 14.0 points per game as she guided the Jayhawks to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16, their best postseason run since 1998. Goodrich was named All-America Honorable Mention by both the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association and Associated Press. She also broke a Kansas and Big 12 Conference record, tallying 250 assists on the season.

Now in its 36th year, the State Farm Wade Trophy is named in honor of the late, legendary three-time national champion Delta State University coach, Lily Margaret Wade. Regarded as “The Heisman of Women’s Basketball,” the award is presented annually to the NCAA Division I Player of the Year by the National Association of Girls and Women in Sport (NAGWS) and the WBCA.

The 2012-13 preseason list is composed of top NCAA Division I women’s basketball players who best embody Wade’s spirit from 18 institutions and eight conferences. A committee of coaches, administrators and media from across the United States compiled the list using the following criteria: game and season statistics, leadership, character, effect on their team and overall playing ability.

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