Jayhawk Captains Embark on Blog Adventure
LAWRENCE, Kan. – There’s still over four months until the start of the 2014-15 women’s basketball season begins, but Kansas is already back on the hardwood gearing up for the new season. Among the prep for the upcoming year is naming the individuals that will lead the Jayhawks on the court.
Head coach Bonnie Henrickson announced Monday that all four KU seniors will be captains for the 2014-15 season. Natalie Knight and Bunny Williams will lead the team for the second year in a row, while Asia Boyd and Chelsea Gardner will join them as captains for their final season in the Crimson and Blue.
The 2014-15 captains will not only lead a young Jayhawk squad, but also participate in a unique project during their senior campaign. All four captains will head up the Captain’s (b)Log, where fans will get to see Kansas women’s basketball’s journey through the players’ perspective.
The Captain’s (b)Log will give fans a behind-the-scenes look at Kansas women’s basketball. The blog can be viewed at KU Captain’s (b)Log with several new posts each week from now through the end of the season.
A Detroit, Michigan, native, Boyd is one of two first-year captains for the Jayhawks. In 2013-14, she averaged 11.0 points and 4.8 rebounds per game in 32 appearances and 16 starts.
Gardner is the other first-year captain in 2014-15. The DeSoto, Texas, native earned WBCA All-Region and All-Big 12 First Team honors at the conclusion of the 2013-14 season. She led the squad with 17.1 points and 8.4 rebounds per game, started every game but one and also led the team and Big 12 conference with 11 double-doubles last season.
A local product, Knight has been named captain for the second year in a row. She earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention last season after averaging 10.6 points and 3.5 rebounds per game. Knight also shot 40.9 percent from beyond the arc in 32 starts as a junior.
Williams, also a second-year captain, is a native of Duncanville, Texas. She started nine games and appeared in 29 for the Jayhawks has a junior. Williams contributed 1.2 points and 2.0 rebounds per game and shot 63.2 percent from the field during 2013-14.
The Jayhawks host Late Night on Oct. 10 and open the season with an exhibition game on Nov. 2 against Fort Hays State.
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