March 31, 2003
PULLMAN, Wash. - Washington State junior Lindsey Egeland was selected to the 2003 Pacific-10 Conference Women's Basketball All-Academic first team it was announced by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen, March 27.
"I'm extremely proud of the academic accomplishments these young ladies have made," WSU Coach Sherri Murrell said. "Their hard work and dedication to excellence in the classroom deserves recognition."
Egeland's selection adds to the list of conference all-academic honors for the Missoula, Mont., native, which includes a 2002 second team pick. In addition, her first team nod marked the fourth 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 last year.
As a freshman in 2000, Egeland joined the team as a walk-on and secured a spot in the starting line-up by mid-season, earning her a scholarship prior to her sophomore campaign. Egeland, who carries a 3.80 GPA in biological systems engineering, has seen action in all 57 games since her sophomore campaign and started 27 of 28 games this season averaging 6.8 points a game.
Joneby's honorable mention nod was the first for the sophomore from Vasteras, Sweden. Joneby, who carries a 3.45 GPA in communication, saw action in all 28 games in 2002-03, averaging 3.5 points a contest.
Harris' honorable mention honor was her first selection to the academic team in basketball but not her first as a Cougar. She earned three honorable mention selections as a member of the volleyball team. Harris, who joined the team after the conclusion of volleyball season in mid-December and has a 3.14 GPA in sports management, averaged 6.1 points a game in 21 games.
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.