Andrea Lalum Named To Academic All-America District VIII First-Team

Feb. 19, 2004

SEATTLE - Washington senior Andrea Lalum was named to the 2004 Verizon Academic All-America Women's Basketball District VIII first-team, the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSida) announced Thursday.

Lalum a native of Bozeman, Mont., has a 3.33 cumulative grade point average and is majoring in Law, Society and Justice. With her first-team nod, Lalum will advance to the ballot for national Academic All-America honors.

The 6-4 center was the only Pac-10 player named to the first team, with Arizona State's Betsy Boardman, Oregon State's Brina Chaney and Washington State's Lindsey Egeland named to the second-team. Joining Lalum on the first team were Kathleen Nygaard (Eastern Washington), Kim Smith (Utah), Lacey Tolbert (Northern Arizona) and Corinne Wong (Pacific).

Heading into Saturday's game at Washington State, Lalum averages 15.5 points per game and 5.9 rebounds per game. With 1,337 career points, she ranks 11th on Washington's all-time scoring list. Lalum also ranks second in Washington history with 98 blocks.

In order to be eligible for Academic All-America honors, a student-athlete much have at least a 3.20 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale), must be a starter or significant reserve and be in at least their second season of athletic and academic eligibility at their current school. District VIII includes the states of California, Hawaii, Alaska, British Columbia, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada and Utah.

2004 Verizon Academic All-America Women's Basketball Teams
First Team

F, Andrea Lalum, Washington, Senior, Bozeman, Mont., 3.33, Law, Society and Justice
F, Kathleen Nygaard, Eastern Washington, Senior, Adna, Wash., 3.704, Marketing
F, Kim Smith, Utah, Sophomore, Mission, B.C., 3.476, Communication
G, Lacey Tolbert, Northern Arizona, Senior, Phoenix, Ariz., 3.74, Criminal Justice
G, Corinne Wong, Pacific, Senior, Clackamas, Ore., 3.96, Environmental Studies

Second Team
G, Betsy Boardman, Arizona State, Junior, Portland, Ore., 3.26, Communication
C, Brina Chaney, Oregon State, Senior, Bothell, Wash., 3.55, Business Administration
G, Lindsey Egeland, Washington State, Senior, Missoula, Mont., 3.82, Bio-Engineering
F, Julie Gjertsen, Weber State, Junior, Arvarda, Colo., 3.35, Integrated Studies
C, Mandie Little, Utah, Senior, Independence, Ore., 3.661, Special Education
F, Khalila O'Rielly-Williams, Portland, Senior, Seattle, Wash., 3.31, Biology
G, Kelsy Stireman, Utah, Senior, Ogden, Utah, 3.574, Nursing

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