Feb. 5, 2009
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Santa Clara University women's basketball guard Elizabeth Doran was recognized for her excellent performance both on the court and in the classroom on Thursday as she was named to ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII First Team. It is a second time honor for the bioengineering major and is one of four student-athletes representing the West Coast Conference.
"Liz is a standout student who takes academics very serious," said head women's basketball coach Jennifer Mountain. "We are proud of her efforts in the classroom throughout her career and she is deserving of her award. Her efforts in the classroom will continue to serve her well in the next phase of her life in whatever she decides to pursue."
The Corvallis, Ore., native's carries a 3.92 cumulative grade-point average as she works towards a bioengineering degree and her determination and drive in the classroom extends to her team-leading efforts on the court.
Doran has started in all 22 contests for the Broncos. She leads the team with in three-point field goals made (43), three-point field goal percentage (.316) and free throw percentage (.870). This season, Doran compiled a 17-game streak in which she sunk at least one three-pointer. It was just four games shy of her personal-best 21-game streak that she produced in 2007-08. She averages 8.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. In the WCC, Doran is No. 3 in three-pointers made and No. 8 in 3FG percentage.
As a junior, Doran received three academic honors as she was named to the WCC All-Academic team, the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete team and to ESPN The Magazine's Academic All-District VIII First Team. She led the Broncos with a 39.4 3FG percentage, a 90.7 free throw percentage and 18 blocks.
Doran and the Broncos begin the second half of conference play on Thursday, Feb. 5 against the Toreros of San Diego. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Leavey Center.