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Angel Goodrich selected to preseason all-Big 12 team

In this file photo from Jan. 21, 2012, Kansas University guard Angel Goodrich, left, looks to pass to a teammate as she hangs in the air. Goodrich became the KU single-season assists leader with her 208th assist vs. Texas Tech on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas.

In this file photo from Jan. 21, 2012, Kansas University guard Angel Goodrich, left, looks to pass to a teammate as she hangs in the air. Goodrich became the KU single-season assists leader with her 208th assist vs. Texas Tech on Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2012 in Lubbock, Texas.

October 3, 2012, 11:51 a.m. Updated October 3, 2012, 12:06 p.m.

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Kansas senior point guard Angel Goodrich was named to the preseason all-Big 12 team, the conference announced Wednesday.

Goodrich — a Tahlequah, Okla., native — averaged 14 points and an NCAA-leading 7.4 assists per game last season in helping the Jayhawks to a Sweet 16 appearance.

"I’m really excited for Angel and I have so much respect for the coaches in our league and for them to tip their hat to her is quite an honor,” KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. “This league has such elite players and for Angel to be recognized as one of the top-five players in our conference is a testament to the work she has put in and just how talented she is."

KU senior forward Carolyn Davis also was named preseason all-Big 12 honorable mention.

Preseason Player of the Year

Brittney Griner, Baylor

Preseason Newcomer of the Year

Jackie Patterson, Texas Tech

Preseason Freshman of the Year

Alexis Prince, Baylor

Preseason All-Big 12 Team

Brittney Griner, Baylor

Odyssey Sims, Baylor

Chelsea Poppens, Iowa State

Angel Goodrich, Kansas

Aaryn Ellenberg, Oklahoma

Honorable Mention (listed alphabetically by school)

Destiny Williams (Baylor), Carolyn Davis (Kansas), Brittany Chambers (K-State), Whitney Hand (Oklahoma), Chassidy Fussell (Texas), Asya Bussie (West Virginia).

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