Women's Basketball

    Noting the 2007-08 Indiana Women's Basketball Season

    Go Hoosiers! IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack
    Go Hoosiers!
    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 26, 2008

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    HOOSIERS EARN THIRD STRAIGHT POSTSEASON BID
    The Indiana women's basketball team earned its third straight trip to the postseason when it received an at-large bid to the 2008 Women's National Invitation Tournament.

    After receiving a bye, the Hoosiers opened the second round in Assembly Hall, but suffered an 86-81 overtime loss to James Madison on Saturday, March 22. Five scored in double-digits for IU as junior Whitney Thomas tallied a career-high 26 points.

    The Hoosiers are 6-5 all-time in the postseason event and 4-1 in Assembly Hall.

    THREE HOOSIERS EARN BIG TEN HONORS
    Sophomore Jamie Braun and juniors Whitney Thomas and Kim Roberson were honored by Big Ten coaches and media with postseason accolades, the league office announced on Monday, March 3.

    Braun earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors from both the media and coaches. She led the Hoosiers with 15.3 points per game on the season and averaged 16.3 points against Big Ten foes. Braun finished fifth in scoring among league leaders and led Indiana with 3.3 assists per game.

    Thomas earned Second Team All-Big Ten honors from the league's media and third team honors from its coaches after averaging 11.9 points and 8.7 rebounds per contest. She ranked third in rebounding within the Big Ten and recorded 11 double-doubles on the season. She also averaged 2.1 steals and 2.0 assists per game.

    Thomas also was also honored as one of 11 student-athletes with the Big Ten Sportsmanship Award. The student-athletes chosen for this honor are individuals who have distinguished themselves through sportsmanship and ethical behavior. In addition, the student-athletes must be in good academic standing and have demonstrated good citizenship outside of the sports-competition setting.

    Roberson earned Big Ten All-Defensive Team honors after leading the Hoosiers with 2.7 steals per game. She etched her name in the IU record book when she came away with a single-game record of nine thefts vs. Wake Forest on Nov. 22, and ranked second in the Big Ten in the category.

    SMITH FROM 3
    Senior Nikki Smith ended her career at IU as one of the most prolific 3-point shooters in Indiana women's basketball history.

    She owns second place on the all-time 3's made list with 190 career treys. She has attempted 522 career treys and holds a career .364 shooting percentage from the beyond the arc. Her attempts rank second all-time in the record book, while her percentage is fifth.

    The record for 3's made is 206 and was set by Kris McGrade between 1991-94.

    BOARDING WITH THE BEST
    Whitney Thomas ranks third in the Big Ten with 8.7 rebounds per game, first in the league in offensive grabs (3.09) and is also third on the defensive glass (5.58).

    Thomas owns 802 career boards, which ranks sixth all-time in the IU career record book. She is one rebound away from tying Angela Hawkins for fifth place all-time with 803 career caroms.

    WHAT BRAUN DOES FOR IU
    After earning Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year, sophomore Jamie Braun has proven that she belongs in a starting role. Braun has led the Hoosiers in scoring with 14.5 points per game and assists with 3.5 per contest.

    She ranks sixth in the Big Ten in scoring, ninth in assists and eighth in steals (1.91) per game.

    Braun has led IU in scoring in 16 games this season, including a 26-point outing against Iowa on Feb. 3.

    JACKSON ONE OF BIG TEN'S LEADERS
    Despite missing the 2006-07 season due to NCAA Division I transfer rules, Amber Jackson hasn't lost her touch when it comes to scoring.

    After ranking second in the nation in field goal percentage as a sophomore at San Jose State, Jackson leads in the Big Ten in field goal percentage with a 52.4 (176-of-336) shooting percentage from the floor.

    Jackson is averaging 12.4 points per game with a season-high of 22 points in the Hoosiers' season-opener against Albany. She has netted double-digit points 22 of IU's 33 games this year.

    IU HEAD COACH Felisha Legette-Jack
    IU head coach Felisha Legette-Jack is in her second year at the helm of the Hoosier program with a career mark of 91-92 over six seasons. She led the Hoosiers to back-to-back postseason appearances with trips to the WNIT in 2007 and 2008, and holds a record of 37-29 as a Hoosier.

     

     

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