Tarr and Ellison Receive Big 12 Academic Honors

Amber Tarr, 6-0 junior guard, was a first-team selection last year, as well.

Amber Tarr, 6-0 junior guard, was a first-team selection last year, as well.
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Feb. 27, 2001


The Big 12 Conference takes great pleasure in honoring 50 student-athletes who have been named to the 2001 Women's Basketball Academic All-Big 12 Team, the conference office announced Tuesday, which included Texas Tech's Amber Tarr as a first-team selection and Tanisha Ellison a second-team honoree.

Tarr, a 6-0 guard from Ozona, Texas, was also a first-team selection last year, while Ellison, a 6-1 center from Houston, Texas, was a second-team honoree last year as well.

Many of these student-athletes will participate in the fifth Big 12 Conference Tournament March 6-8, 10 at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Mo. Oklahoma enters the event No. 1 seed and will be looking for its first win in the four-year history of the event. Iowa State is defending tournament champion.

Nominated by each institution's director of student-athlete support services and the media relations offices, the women's basketall academic all-league squad consisted of 37 combined first-team members with 13 on the second team. First-team members consist of those who have maintained a 3.2 or better grade-point average, while the second team are those who have a 3.0 to 3.19 GPA.

To qualify student-athletes must maintain a 3.0 grade point average or higher either cumulative or the two previous semesters and must have participated in 60 percent of her team's scheduled contests. Freshmen and transfers are not eligible in their first year of academic residence. Senior student-athletes who have participated for a minimum of two years and meet all the criteria except percent of participation are eligible.

2001 Women's Basketball Academic All-Big 12

First Team (3.20-plus grade point average, *indicates nominated with a 4.0 GPA)

Name, SchoolClassMajorHometown
Michelle Neely, Baylor Sr.Social WorkPlano, Texas
Nicole Collins, Baylor Jr.Forensic ScienceHouston, Texas
Hilary Akromis, Baylor Jr. Human PerformanceSan Antonio, Texas
Eisha Bohman, ColoradoJr.CommunicationVista, Calif.
Kathleen Fagan, ColoradoSo.Open OptionNiskayuna, N.Y.
Britt Hartshorn, ColoradoJr.Comm DisordersLamar, Colo.
Linda Lappe, ColoradoJr.BusinessWinfield, Iowa
Mandy Nightingale, ColoradoJr.KinesiologySapula, Okla.
Sabrina Scott, ColoradoSo.Open OptionLake Oswego, Ore.
Holly Bordewyk, Iowa StateSo.BusinessRapid City, S.D.
Erica Junod, Iowa StateFr. (RS)BusinessAnkeny, Iowa
Sarah Robson, Iowa StateSr.Management Information Systems/FinanceBelmond, Iowa
Angie Welle, Iowa StateJr.Elementary EducationFargo, N.D.
Lindsey Wilson, Iowa StateSo.Liberal Arts & SciencesSeattle, Wash.
Jennifer Jackson, KansasSr.English and Political ScienceTuscaloosa,Alabama.
Nikki White, KansasJr.PsychologyMemphis, Tennessee
Morgen Finneran, Kansas StateSr.Life SciencesGranbury, Texas
Kristin Rethman, Kansas StateJr.MarketingCorning, Kan.
Marshela Webb, Kansas StateSr.MarketingLee's Summit, Kan.
Kim Woodlee, Kansas StateSr.Pre-MedicineBeersheba Springs, Tenn.
Ekpedeme Akpaffiong, MissouriSr.BiologyHouston, Texas
Karensa Barr, MissouriSo.Business AdministrationWest Plains, Mo.
Natalie Bright, MissouriJr.PsychologyDes Moines, Iowa
Christa Millham, MissouriSo.Elementary EducationJackson, Mo.
Greichaly Cepero, NebraskaFr. (RS)International BusinessDorado, Puerto Rico
Stephanie Jones, NebraskaSo.General StudiesSan Diego, Calif.
Paige Sutton, NebraskaSo.General StudiesOmaha, Neb.
Jennifer Cunningham, OklahomaJr.ZoologyKingston, Ontario
Stacey Dales, OklahomaJr.CommunicationBrockville, Ontario
Caton Hill, OklahomaSo.ZoologyAda, Okla.
Shannon Selmon, OklahomaJr.Social StudiesNorman, Okla.
Jamie Talbert, OklahomaJr.BiochemistryElkhart, Kan.
Kara Faulk, Oklahoma StateJr.Health PromotionsSapulpa, Okla.
Shelby Hutchens, Oklahoma StateSo.Chemical Engineering Stillwater, Okla.
Devon Magness, Oklahoma StateSr.Education Purcell, Okla.
Meg Banahan, Texas A&MSo.General StudiesOxford, Miss.
Amber Tarr, Texas TechJr.FinanceOzona, Texas

Second Team (3.0 to 3.19 grade point average)

Kami Carmann, ColoradoSr.Broadcast NewsLittleton, Colo.
Jennifer Roulier, ColoradoJr.CommunicationEnglewood, Colo.
Tracy Gahan, Iowa StateJr.PsychologyMcKinney, Texas
Ashley Homeyer, Iowa StateJr.Exercise & Sport ScienceOakbrook, Ill.
Kristin Geoffroy, KansasJr.PsychologyLos Alamitos, Calif.
Denisha Ferguson,Kansas StateFr. (RS)Social Science Clarksville, Tenn.
Shahidrah Roberts, NebraskaSo.General StudiesOverland Park, Kan.
Desiree Taylor, OklahomaSr.Chemical EngineeringRichardson, Texas
Jessica Spinner, Oklahoma StateJr.SociologyPerth, Western Australia
Meg Brown, TexasSr.EducationArlington, Texas
Tai Dillard, TexasSo.Liberal ArtsSan Antonio, Texas
Lynn Classen, Texas A&MSo.General StudiesSan Antonio, Texas
Tanisha Ellison, Texas TechJr.Communication StudiesHouston, Texas




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