Nov. 5, 2010
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Center Amy Jaeschke was named to the Lowe's Senior Class Award candidate list, it was announced Wednesday, Nov. 3. The 30 senior candidates were selected based on notable achievements in four areas of excellence--community, classroom, character and competition. Jaeschke is NU's first women's basketball candidate since Sara Stutz in 2007.
The candidate list will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season and those names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who select one finalist who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition.
A preseason All-Big Ten honoree this year, Jaeschke has been an All-Big Ten selection the last three years, including a first-team nod last season, NU's first First-Team member since 1999. In 2009-10, Jaeschke led the Wildcats to their first postseason appearance in 16 years, guiding NU to the WNIT's round of 16.
Already the Wildcats' career blocks leader, Jaeschke will look to crack the NCAA records book this season, needing just 85 blocks to rank in the top 25 all-time in Division I. She finished sixth in the nation in blocks last year with 3.21 per outing. The communication studies major has been NU's leading scorer and rebounder for the past three seasons, including averaging 16.9 ppg and 7.2 rpg last year, which ranked fourth and fifth in the conference, respectively.
Jaeschke in among an elite crowd of candidates which also includes Connecticut's Maya Moore, Ohio State's Jantel Lavender and Kayla Pedersen of Stanford. For a complete list of candidates, please click here
Jaeschke and the Wildcats open the 2010-11 season at 7 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 12 against Dartmouth. Ticket packages for this season are on sale now. To order tickets call 888-GO-PURPLE.
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