Hoosiers Celebrate 2006-07 Season With Team Banquet
April 23, 2007
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana women's basketball team held its season-ending banquet on Friday, April 20, at the IU Alumni Center and honored team and individual accomplishments during the 2006-07 season.
Senior Sarah McKay was named IU's Most Valuable Player after earning All-Big Ten Third Team honors by the league's coaches and All-Big Ten Honorable Mention from the media. McKay, a 6-7 center, became a presence in the paint for the Hoosiers, averaging 11.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game during the season. During conference action, McKay led IU with 13.9 points per game and was second on the squad with 7.4 rebounds per contest.
Freshman Jamie Braun was named the team's Most Improved Player. Braun was also honored for earning IU's first-ever Big Ten Sixth Player of the Year honor. Braun averaged 11.0 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.7 steals per game off the bench for the Hoosiers.
Sophomore Kim Roberson was also named the team's Defensive Player of the Year after leading Indiana with 86 steals on the season. She ranked second in the Big Ten with 2.61 steals per game.
Head coach Felisha Legette-Jack led the Hoosiers to a season-opening championship as they defeated Wake Forest and then-No. 15 Kentucky for the 2006 Women's Sport Foundation Classic title. Braun made an immediate impact, earning Tournament MVP honors for her 18-point, nine-rebound performance in the championship game.
Indiana kept rolling during the non-conference slate, knocking off in-state rival Notre Dame, 54-51, before closing out the pre-Big Ten schedule with three straight wins.
The Hoosiers posted key Big Ten wins over Illinois, Wisconsin and Minnesota, before knocking off Iowa in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament on March 1.
Indiana then headed into the postseason and defeated Iona in the second round of the Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT), 74-71, in Assembly Hall on March 18. Despite falling in the third round of the WNIT, the Hoosiers wrapped up the season with an overall mark of 19-14 and a record of 12-3 in Assembly Hall.
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