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Three Buffs On Academic All-Big 12 Women's Basketball Squad

Mar 1, 2006

BOULDER - University of Colorado seniors Whitney Law and Tami Garnett and sophomore Jackie McFarland have been selected to the 2006 Academic All-Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball first team, the league office announced Wednesday.

Law, a 5-foot-11 guard from Littleton, Colo., makes her second appearance on the Academic All-Big 12 first team. She ranks ninth in assists (3.9 apg) and 12th in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5) in the Big 12 and is Colorado's third leading scorer at 10.4 points per contest. Law, who graduated in May 2005 with a bachelor's degree in kinesiology, is pursuing a second degree in psychology.

Garnett, a 6-3 center from Arlington, Texas, is an Academic All-Big 12 selection for the first time. She has seen action in 17 games this season recording 21 points and 17 rebounds. Garnett, who is scheduled to graduate in May with a degree in business administration, helped Central Arizona College to a third place national finish in 2004 before enrolling at CU.

McFarland, a 6-3 forward from Derby, Kan., earns first team recognition in her first year eligible for the Academic Big 12 award. McFarland is averaging 17.6 points, 9.4 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game to lead the Buffaloes. One of only three players in the Big 12 with 14 double-doubles in 2005-06, she ranks in the league's top 10 in scoring, rebounding, field-goal percentage, free-throw percentage and blocked shots. An accounting major, McFarland was recently named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division Women's Basketball second team.

Colorado closes its regular season Thursday night at Iowa State, at 6 p.m. MST, in Ames, Iowa.