LAWRENCE, Kan. – Kansas women’s basketball junior Angel Goodrich (Cherokee Nation) was named an Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention Tuesday. Goodrich becomes the first Jayhawk to be honored as an AP All-American since 2009.
Goodrich, a Tahlequah, Okla., native, was instrumental in Kansas’ postseason run in which the Jayhawks earned their first NCAA Tournament berth since 2000 and then advanced to the Sweet 16 for just the third time in program history and first since 1998. Through three NCAA Tournament games, Goodrich paced KU with 23.3 points per game and 5.7 assists per game.
The 5-foot-4 point guard leads the nation averaging 7.4 apg on the season and also ranks in the top 20 with a 2.07 assist-to-turnover ratio. Goodrich broke Kansas’ 24-year-old single-season assists record with 250 dimes, also a Big 12 Conference record. She collected 15-straight double-digit scoring games to end the season and chipped in 14.0 points per game on the year.
A Liebermann Award finalist, which honors the country’s top Division I point guard, Goodrich was also named a WBCA All-Region nominee and All-Big 12 Second Team selection this season.