Kelsey Woodard Named National All-Jesuit Team Honorable Mention

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Kelsey Woodard finished her career ninth in school history with 1,480 points.
Courtesy: Eric Francis

OMAHA, Neb. - Senior Kelsey Woodard of the Creighton women's basketball team was named to the 2010-11 National All-Jesuit Honorable Mention Team as announced by the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight Friday.  Woodard, a first-team all-Missouri Valley Conference pick, led the Bluejays with 12.9 points per game in her final season.

Woodard is one of 18 student-athletes honored on the All-Jesuit Teams.  The All-Jesuit Team represents student-athletes from the 28 Jesuit colleges spread across the United States that play basketball on all three levels of the NCAA and NAIA.  They share the mission of Jesuit education, founded nearly 500 years ago under the principles of St. Ignatius Loyola to educate young people to become men and women dedicated to service and compassionate leadership.  Students at Jesuit colleges have long excelled in the classroom and in the community, but they also have played a major role in collegiate basketball in the last 100 years.

The Bellevue, Neb., native averaged 12.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game for the Bluejays as a senior.  She led the team with 68 three-pointers, ranking eighth in single-season school history in threes made.  The 5-foot-10 guard finished third in the MVC in three-pointers, sixth in three-point accuracy (.358) and 10th in scoring.  She was a two-time MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week during her senior season, while she earned MVC Scholar-Athlete First-Team and Capital One Academic All-District VII Third-Team recognition.

She ended her career ranked ninth in school history with 1,480 points.  Woodard played in 130 games in her career, tying Megan Neuvirth for the school record and she finished third in school history with 261 career three-pointers.  Woodard closed her career ranked third in MVC history with 708 career three-point attempts and sixth in league history with her 261 threes made.  Her 85.5 career free throw percentage ranked second in school history.

 

2010-11 NATIONAL ALL-JESUIT TEAM

Player

School

Year

Pos.

Hometown

Keiva Council

Loyola New Orleans

Jr.

G

Houston, Texas

Lena Gipson

Santa Clara

Sr.

F

Hanford, Calif.

Amber Harris

Xavier

Sr.

F

Indianapolis, Ind.

Lee Jennings

John Carroll

Sr.

G/F

Stow, Ohio

Ta’Shia Phillips

Xavier

Sr.

C

Indianapolis, Ind.

Angel Robinson

Marquette

Sr.

G

St. Paul, Minn.

Sugar Rodgers

Georgetown

So.

G

Suffolk, Va.

Kayla Standish

Gonzaga

Jr.

F

Ellensburg, Wash.

Carolyn Swords

Boston College

Sr.

C

Sudbury, Mass.

Courtney Vandersloot

Gonzaga

Sr.

G

Kent, Wash.

 

Honorable Mention:  Taryn Johnson (Fairfield, Jr., F, 5-11, Brockton, Mass.); Megan Kopecki  (Scranton, Sr., G, 5-9, Millington, N.J.); Miriam McKenzie (Loyola Maryland, Jr., G, 5-10, Columbia, Md.); Stefanie Murphy (Boston College, Sr., F, 6-4, Londonderry, N.H.); Katelan Redmon (Gonzaga, Jr., G/F, 6-1, Spokane, Wash.); Katie Sheahin (Loyola Maryland, So., G, 5-10, Brookeville, Md.); Kelsey Woodard (Creighton, Sr., G, 5-10, Bellevue, Neb.);  and Renahy Young (Loyola Marymount,  Sr., G/F, 5-8, Torrance, Calif.)



 

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