TUESDAY, MARCH 08, 2005
Women's Basketball Receives Four A-Sun All-Academic Selections

March 8, 2005

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - The JU women's basketball team received four selections to the Atlantic Sun Conference All-Academic Team, it was announced today by the conference office. Senior Rebecca Montz (Erath, La.) led all Dolphins with a 3.5 GPA in her final season with the program, while starting all 27 games and averaging 10.7 points, 2.9 assists and a 37.3 three-point shooting percentage.

Other Dolphins earning all-academic honors were senior Yolisha Jackson (Clarksville, Tenn.), senior Lauren Woodman (Port Moody, B.C.) and junior Randa Blenden (Waco, Texas).

Woodman earned her fourth-straight all-academic honor while Montz and Jackson tallied their second all-academic accolades.

Jackson became only the second Dolphins to surpass the 1,000-career point plateau in her senior season but only played in 10 games before a knee injury ended her career. She finished the year averaging 11.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per contest. Woodman ends her career ranked fourth in the JU career record book with 90 games played, while Blenden appeared in 15 games in her first season with the program.

A total of 58 Atlantic Sun women's basketball student-athletes received all-academic honors. To be named A-Sun All-Academic, a student-athlete must achieve a 3.0 or higher GPA in the classroom.

Under first-year head coach Jill Dunn, JU finished the 2004-05 season with it's most wins overall (6), and in Atlantic Sun play (3), since 2002-03.