The Pryor Times

December 7, 2012

Goodrich inspires Cherokee teens

PRYOR — University of Kansas point guard and Cherokee Nation citizen Angel Goodrich is not only getting noticed by sports publications for her elite performance, but also by Cherokee teens in her former high school.

The NCAA Division I player is gaining a reputation for overcoming injury to help lead her Kansas squad.

After Goodrich, of Tahlequah, led her Sequoyah High School team to four straight state championship games and three title games, she joined the Kansas squad in 2008.  She suffered a severe knee injury in her first two seasons that could’ve jeopardized her career.

Goodrich stayed focused and worked to get back to the elite level status she experienced at Sequoyah. This season Goodrich has been named to the Wade Watch list, as well as a preseason third team All-American by the Lindy’s Sports publication, and honored as a preseason All Big XII by conference coaches. Goodrich also led the nation in assists per game last year.

 and broke the conference record for assists in a season.