Kan. February turned out to be a good month for Cherokee Nation
citizen Angel Goodrich as the Kansas Lady Jayhawks point guard became
the schools all-time assists leader in an upset win over No.
22-ranked Oklahoma on Feb. 17 in Allen Fieldhouse.
The former Sequoyah High School star combined with fellow seniors
Monica Engleman and Carolyn Davis to score 62 of the 81 points in
the Kansas 81-71 win over the Lady Sooners.
Competing in her 100th game at KU, Goodrich recorded a double-double
with 17 points and 10 assists as she surpassed Lisa Braddy as the
schools all-time assists leader with 687 career assists. The
record-breaking assist was nothing short of artistic. Trapped under
KUs hoop, Goodrich threaded a pass to teammate CeCe Harper
near midcourt, leading her perfectly for an uncontested layup that
put KU up 10 points with 54 seconds left.
After achieving the feat, the record was announced over the
public address system but Goodrich couldnt make out what was
When the horn went off and we won, that was the best moment,
KU coach Bonnie Henrickson said. The second-best moment was,
she (Goodrich) said, I did what? What did I do? Thats
how the kid plays. She didnt have any idea. She said, I
thought somebody put something on Twitter, but Im not on Twitter.
I said, Stay off Twitter. You dont need to be on Twitter.
Earlier in the month, Goodrich was named to the 2013 Academic
All-Big 12 Womens Basketball Team for the fourth-straight
season, including the past two years as a first-team honoree.
The Big 12 Conference office named 35 student-athletes to the Academic
Big 12 Team, 26 of which, along with Goodrich, were first-team recipients.
First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.20 or
better grade-point average.
To qualify, student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 GPA or higher
(either cumulative or the two previous semesters) and must have
participated in 60 percent of their teams scheduled contests.
Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic
residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum
of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation
are also eligible.
Through 24 games, Goodrich averaged 13.2 points, 6.7 assists
and 3.5 rebounds per game.