Nov. 28, 2000
PULLMAN, Wash.--Beth Childs (Snoqualmie, Wash.), Lindsey Jorgensen (North Bend, Wash.) and Niki Ironside (Kent, Wash.) were all named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team announced Tuesday by Commissioner Tom Hansen.
Childs, a junior defender with a 3.91 GPA in business administration, started all 20 games for the Cougs this season and was third on the team in points with 13 (7 assists, 3 goals). Childs earned honorable mention recognition last season.
Jorgensen, a third team Academic All-American last season, earned her second first team honors. Jorgensen, a junior goalkeeper, played in 18 games this season, missing only two due to a concussion. She posted her best goals against average with a 0.89, giving up only 17 goals this season. Her 111 saves this season make her the career leader at WSU with 357. Jorgensen, a mathematics major holds a 4.00 GPA.
Ironside started all 19 regular season games for the Cougs at defense. A sophomore, this is Ironside's first Pac-10 academic honor. Ironside had one assist this season and was a strong force as an outside defender for the 13-7 Cougs this season. Ironside has a 4.00 GPA, her major is undeclared.
Earning second team recognition were sophomores Brianne Carmody (Yakima, Wash.) and Katrina Stroh (Federal Way, Wash.). Carmody has a 3.94 GPA and was a power off the bench for the Cougs this season, playing in 18 games. Stroh started all 20 games and was the Cougars second leading scorer with five goals and seven assists. Stroh holds a 3.78 GPA.
Wrapping up WSU's academic honors is Natalie Kehl (Spokane, Wash.), who received honorable mention. Kehl started the Cougars first 16 games before suffering a broken foot, finishing the season with five goals and two assists.