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Duo Named All-American

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Published
March 25, 2002
By
Micah McDaniel
OLATHE, Kan. -– Fresh off one of the finest seasons in school history with the third highest win total in history (25), a GSAC co-title, a third straight GSAC Tournament championship (first in GSAC history) and a third consecutive NAIA Tournament appearance, Azusa Pacific placed 2 members on the NAIA All-American team, marking the first time in program history that Azusa Pacific has more than 1 All-American in the same year.

Senior Jacqueline Godoy put a final exclamation point on her outstanding collegiate career with her third consecutive All-American honor. A third team pick as sophomore at Wayland Baptist (Texas), Godoy was named to the second team for the second consecutive season.

This season, she averaged 15.0 points, 6.2 rebounds and led the GSAC (third in the NAIA) in assists with 6.3 per contest. Godoy was also named to the 2002 Kodak NAIA All-America Team.

Senior Stephanie Patten was named to the third team, marking the first time Azusa Pacific has had multiple All-American selections in the same year. Patten was a force inside all season averaging 17.4 points and 8.0 rebounds, finishing fifth in the GSAC in both categories.

However, it was her play over the final month of the season that pushed the Cougars towards their second consecutive GSAC crown and third straight GSAC Tournament title. In the final 12 games of the season heading into the NAIA Tournament, Patten poured in 21.8 points and grabbed 9.3 rebounds. She also posted 6 double-doubles in that stint and had an impressive run through the GSAC Tournament where she averaged 28 points and 14.6 rebounds in 3 games.

Meanwhile, senior guard Catherine Solorio, who moved into third place on the Cougars’ all-time scoring chart with 1,509 points, received honorable mention.

To view the entire 2002 NAIA All-American list, click here.