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KU junior Goodrich earns AP All-America honors

March 28, 2012

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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).

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