Woodard Named Top 30 Influential Women in College Sports
LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball great Lynette Woodard has been named among the Top 30 Influential Women in College Sports by SportsManagementDegrees.com. A pioneer in women’s basketball, Woodard made a name for herself and paved the way for women for years to come.
The 28th-most influential woman in college sports etched her name all over the Kansas women’s basketball record books. Woodard tallied 3,649 points in total while at KU, more than any other Jayhawk on the men’s or women’s side. Woodard also holds the KU career records for rebounds (1,734), field goals made (1,752), free throws made (505) and steals (552). Averaging 26 points per game, Woodard became the first Kansas women’s basketball player to have her jersey retired in the rafters of Allen Fieldhouse.
Woodard posted the most double-doubles in school history with 74. The Wichita, Kansas native logged 36 double-doubles in the 1978-79 season alone. On seven occasions, Woodard recorded 40 or more points; no other Kansas player has accomplished that feat more than once in her career. Earning Kodak All-American honors in each of her four seasons, Woodard led her Kansas teams to three Big Eight titles.
Most recently, Woodard returned to Allen Fieldhouse on Dec. 6 when Kansas faced St. John’s during non-conference action. The legendary Jayhawk was recognized as the recipient of the 2015 Naismith Outstanding Contributor to Women’s Basketball Award, delivered by UPS and the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
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