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Wednesday, March 28, 2012

KU junior Goodrich earns AP All-America honors

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Kansas University guard Angel Goodrich was named Tuesday to the Associated Press’ women’s All-America team as an honorable mention.

In her junior season, Goodrich, a Tahlequah, Okla., native, helped lead the Jayhawks to a 21-13 record, the program’s first NCAA Tournament berth since 2000 and a spot in the Sweet 16. She averaged 23.3 points and 5.7 assists per game in KU’s three-game tournament run after averaging 14.0 points and a nation-leading 7.4 assists during the season.

Goodrich, who was selected to the All-Big 12 second team this season, was the first Jayhawk named to an AP All-America team since Danielle McCray in 2009. She was joined by fellow Big 12 player Brittney Griner, a Baylor center, who was a unanimous pick for AP’s first-team.

Griner, a 6-foot-8 phenom, has been dominant all season, leading Baylor to an unbeaten season. She’s averaging 23.4 points, 9.4 rebounds and 5.2 blocks.

Nnemkadi Ogwumike of Stanford, Elena Delle Donne of Delaware, Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame and Alyssa Thomas of Maryland rounded out the first team.

Other Big 12 players on the AP All-America teams included Baylor guard Odyssey Sims (second team) and Iowa State forward Chelsea Poppens (honorable mention).

Comments

Dirk Medema 7 years, 7 months ago

Strong company to be in. Congrats Angel.

jayhawkinATL 7 years, 7 months ago

Should be pretty tough next year with both Angel and Carolyn back.

7 years, 7 months ago

Well done, Angel! Good things lie ahead for KU Women's Basketball!

FSUJHAWK 7 years, 7 months ago

Congrats and thanks for never giving up!

RCJHGKU!!!

John Mueller 7 years, 7 months ago

I watched my very first womens basketball game last week vs. Delaware.

Wow! what a talent! I was completely entertained.

Congrats on a great achievement young lady.

KGphoto 7 years, 7 months ago

Hopefully we'll be seeing a lot more of her next year. She's bound to get some well-deserved, national pre-season recognition.

This team had an alpha jerk at some point and found itself. Or perhaps Angel found them. She became the natural and undisputed leader of the team during that stretch. She will have a head start next year, and this team should be ranked.

Starters: Goodrich Knight Davis Gardner Jackson

Bench: Engleman Harper Boyd

That's four seniors (two of them probably All-Americans), a junior and three talented sophomores.

That group led by an Angel who's number will adorn the AFH rafters one day, is going to be fun to watch. Bonnie's best team yet couldn't have come at a better time. You know Zenger has dialed the 9 and the 1 and is just waiting.

JayHawkFanToo 7 years, 7 months ago

Congratulation Angel; a well deserved honor. To the Jayhawk Nation, you will always be First Team.

Waylon Cook 7 years, 6 months ago

She should have been higher IMO. So proud of her! I followed her entire hs career and listened to her SR year when they lost in the title game. I cried along with her driving down the Indian Nation Turnpike.

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