Three Wildcats Earn Pac-10 All-Academic Honors
May 28, 2008
Walnut Creek, Calif. - Arizona seniors Katie Jackels and Dominique Lamb, and junior Randy Goodenough each received Pac-10 Women's Volleyball All-Academic honorable mention honors, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.
Jackels, from Playa del Rey, Calif., receives the second-consecutive Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention honor of her career. As a communications major, Jackels averaged 2.89 digs a game, the second highest mark on the team, and tallieda school record 37 digs in the match against Saint Mary's (8/24), breaking the 24-year-old record of 33 digs, to become the first Wildcat to post over 30 digs in a match since 1988. She ended her career at Arizona having played in 88 matches and with 630 career digs to her credit.
Lamb, a Chandler, Ariz., native, earns honorable mention honors for the third-straight season. A three-time All-Pac-10 honoree, the 6-foot-1 middle blocker etched her name in the Arizona career-record books, as she finished her career No. 1 all-time with 464 block assists, and second all-time in school history with 527 total blocks. Over her four year-career, she has averaged 1.33 blocks per game and 2.03 kills per game, and ranks sixth all-time having played in 118 career matches as a Wildcat. This season, Lamb, who is majoring in public health, was third on the squad with a 2.53 kills per game average, and led the team with a 1.47 blocks per game average, the second-best mark in the Pac-10.
Goodenough, from Coronado, Calif., earns honorable mention honors for the first time in her career after a breakout season. The 6-foot-2 outside hitterled the Wildcats with a 3.73 kills per game average, ranked third on the team with a 0.95 blocks per game average, and was third on the team with a 2.39 digs per game average. In 31 matches, Goodenough led the team in kills 16 times, and has posted double figures in kills 23 times. Goodenough also finished the season with a team-best 12 double-doubles.
Arizona finished the 2007 season with a 14-17 overall record, and a 4-14 mark in Pac-10 play. The Wildcats ended the year by knocking off No. 10 UCLA in four games in the season finale on Nov. 24. The Wildcats are scheduled to return 10 letterwinners for next year's squad
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