Cardinal Women's Basketball Honored for Academics
April 1, 2005
Stanford, Calif. - Senior guard Susan King Borchardt and junior guard Krista Rappahahn led the way for the Cardinal this week, as they both earned Pac-10 First-Team All-Academic honors this week. Senior forward Azella Perryman was named to the Second Team, while sophomores Kristen Newlin, Eziamaka Okafor and Brooke Smith each earned honorable mention accolades.
Stanford's six academic honorees helped the Cardinal to a 32-3 record this season and the squad's second-straight Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.
Borchardt, who has been a mainstay in the starting line-up over the course of her collegiate career, graduated with a degree in Psychology and is looking to pursue her graduate studies next fall. Perryman, who finished her collegiate campaign with 631 rebounds, will graduate this spring with a degree in Economics.
Rappahahn is working on an undergraduate degree in Human Biology and was a go-to three-point shooter this season. She hit 24 treys this year and owns a career 37.2% shooting average from beyond the arc.
Newlin, Okafor and Smith were all major contributors to the Cardinal's success this season. Smith, the Cardinal's leading rebounder and second-leading scorer, also tallied a team-high 44 blocks this season. Newlin added 8.2 points and 5.0 rebounds per game and added a pair of three-pointers on the season. Okafor suffered a season-ending injury in January, but had one of her best games earlier in the month, as she scored 14 points in 16 minutes at California.