March 24, 2004
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Washington State's Lindsey Egeland was selected to the 2004 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Basketball All-Academic First Team it was announced by conference commissioner Tom Hansen, Wednesday.
Egeland's honor adds to the list of accolades that the outgoing senior has compiled during her tenure at WSU. The Missoula, Mont., native garnered her third conference academic honor as she earned her second consecutive first team selection along with a second team pick in 2002.
Egeland, who carries a 3.82 GPA in bio-engineering, was named to the Academic All-America Women's Basketball District VIII University Second Team as selected by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) earlier this year.
In addition, she is a 3-time United States Scholastic Achievement and All-American WSU Top 50 Student-Athlete (2001-02, 2002-03, 2003-04). Egeland made the President's Honor Roll every semester at WSU (minimum 3.75 GPA/semester) and is a Cougar Pride Academic Salute honoree. She was also selected outstanding sophomore in the biological systems engineering department.
Egeland's selection marked the fifth consecutive year that a Cougar has had a representative on the first team. Katie Nyseth and Victoria Harrod each earned a spot in 2000 and 2001 and Jessica Collins was a first team selection in 2002.
Egeland, who walked onto the Cougars as a freshman, is one of two players on the team to have started every game (Kate Benz) this season. She averaged 4.8 points a game and reached double figures in scoring four times. She scored a season-high 14 points against Utah Valley State, Dec. 6 going a perfect 4-of-4 from 3-point territory. That marked the first time a Cougar was perfect from behind the arc with a minimum of four attempts since Tricia Lamb (4-of-4) Feb. 13, 1999 against Oregon State at Pullman.
Fields' selection was the first conference academic team honor for the outgoing senior from Coolidge, Ariz. Fields, who has a 3.06 GPA in psychology, played in 26 games this past season averaging 4.6 points and 4.1 rebounds a game.
Joneby's honorable mention nod was the second consecutive for the junior from Vasteras, Sweden. Joneby, who carries a 3.50 GPA in communication, saw action in 25 games in 2003-04.
To be eligible for selection to the academic team, a student-athlete must have a minimum 3.0 overall grade-point average and be either a starter or significant contributor.