DALLAS Four Kansas State women’s basketball players were honored on the 2006 Academic All-Big 12 Conference Women’s Basketball Team as announced by the league office Wednesday.
Sophomore guard Kimberly Dietz (Boulder, Colo.), sophomore forward Carolyn McCullough (Stilwell, Kan.), senior center Jessica McFarland (Derby, Kan.) and junior guard Twiggy McIntyre (Sapulpa, Okla.) all received first team honors for their outstanding achievements in the classroom and on the basketball court during the 2005-06 season.
A communication sciences & disorders major at K-State, McCullough was the only Big 12 student-athlete on the 38-member team to achieve a perfect 4.0 cumulative grade-point average. Dietz is currently majoring in business administration, McFarland in architectural engineering and McIntyre in kinesiology. McFarland and McIntyre made their second all-time appearance on the first team, while McCullough and Dietz were honored for the first time of their careers.
In the Deb Patterson era, 57 Wildcats overall have been named to the Academic All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Team, including 45 first team honorees. Of the 12 member schools, K-State tied Texas Tech for the third-most selections behind league leader Oklahoma (7) and Iowa State (5).
The academic all-league women’s basketball squad consisted of 31 first team members combined with seven on the second team. First team members maintained a 3.20 GPA or better, while second team members had a 3.00 to 3.19 GPA.
To qualify, student-athletes must have participated in 60 percent of their team’s scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers were not eligible in their first year of academic residence.