March 6, 2003

NORMAN, Okla. - The University of Oklahoma women's basketball team had six players to earn Academic All-Big 12 first team honors as announced by the conference this week. Three of the six honorees were repeat selections.

Senior Theresa Schuknecht, a business major, sports a perfect 4.0 grade point average and is a candidate for Academic All-America honors.

Earning their second straight all-academic honors were seniors Kate Scott and Stephanie Simon and junior Stephanie Luce. Luce is supporting a double major of chemistry and philosophy, while Scott is an education major and Simon is studying political science. Scott, Simon and Luce are also seven-time Sooner Scholars. Among the first time honorees were sophomore Lauren Shoush, an education major, and red-shirt freshman Antoinette Wadsworth, a business major.

Only Iowa State's seven first team selections topped the Sooners. OU, Kansas State and Colorado each had six first team members.

Earlier this month the entire women's basketball team were announced as Sooner Scholars. To earn this merit a player must achieve at least a 3.0 GPA for the semester or cumulative.

First-team Academic All-Big 12 members consist of players who have maintained a 3.20 or better cumulative GPA or who have posted a 3.20 or better GPA each of the last two semesters.

The Sooners will compete in the 2003 Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Women's Basketball Tournament March 11-13 and 15 at Reunion Arena in Dallas, Texas. The defending Big 12 Tournament champions first opponent will be Nebraska on Tuesday, March 11, at 2:30 p.m.