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Angel Goodrich



Applied Behavioral Sciences


Goodrich was an Academic All-Big 12 First Team selection in 2012, after being an Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honoree in both 2010 and 2011.  She carries a 3.2 grade-point average and has been a member of the athletic director’s honor roll five times.


Goodrich, who is of Cherokee Indian decent, would like to create a foundation to help female Native American youth to inform them of the importance of higher education and extracurricular activities.  Not only is she a leader among her tribe, but she was also voted to represent her team by her teammates as a member of the department leadership council.  Not many Cherokee women leave their tribe, so that alone has been a huge obstacle for Goodrich to overcome.  However, in addition to cultural stereotypes, Goodrich spent the early part of her career at Kansas overcoming a pair of anterior cruciate ligament tears in each of her knees.  She tore the ACL in her left knee as a freshman and following reconstructive surgery, Goodrich tore the ACL in her right knee 15 games into her sophomore season.


Goodrich is an active participant in community service, especially service that pertains to children and individuals with special needs.  She is currently involved with the KU women’s basketball program Schools for Success where she reads to the kids of Pinckney Elementary in Lawrence, Kan., and is involved in other school activities. She is also active with Habitat for Humanity, Special Olympics, Cottonwood, Inc.; the Lawrence Memorial Hospital, Salvation Army, Jayhawks for a Cure, Pink Zone and has done several community cleanup projects back in her hometown at churches and cemeteries.


Goodrich is one of only 30 NCAA Division I student-athletes named to the 2012-13 Wade Trophy Watch List, after leading the nation in assists per game last season with 7.4 apg.  She was also named to the 2012 Preseason All-Big 12 First Team, as voted on by the league coaches.  She led Kansas to the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 2012 and averaged 23.3 points per game during the postseason run.  Goodrich owns the Allen Fieldhouse assist record (men and women) after dishing out 16 assists against Texas on Feb. 8, 2012.  She ended the 2011-12 season with WBCA and Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention honors.  She was also one of four finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award and was a 2012 Second Team All-Big 12 selection. She owns the Kansas and Big 12 record for assists in a season with 250, which she accomplished last season.