June 17, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Six members of the 2014 Patriot League Champion Army women's basketball team were named to the league's 2014 Women's Basketball Academic Honor Roll on Tuesday. The Academic Honor Roll features 66 players from the 10-team conference.
To be eligible for the Spring Academic Honor Roll, a student-athlete must earn at least a 3.20 grade-point average in the spring semester and participate in one of the Patriot League's winter or spring championship sports.
Rising senior Jordan Elliott landed on the honor roll for the third year in a row after earning a 3.27 GPA during the spring semester. An Engineering Psychology major from Fayetteville, N.C., Elliott made 24 appearances off the bench as a team tri-captain. Despite battling multiple injuries, Elliott showed steady productivity, including a career-high 11 points on 9-of-10 free throw shooting against Staten Island on Dec. 29.
A rising junior, Bridget Ryan completed the spring semester with a 4.08 GPA, the highest among Patriot League women's basketball players. The Academic Honor Roll mention marks the second for the Economics major from Scotch Plains, N.J. Ryan saw time in 10 contests, including a career game against Staten Island, during which she posted career standards of five points and five rebounds while playing a career-high-tying 11 minutes.
Rising junior Brianna Johnson was also recognized for the second consecutive season after finishing the spring with a 3.85 GPA as a Life Science major. A native of Fontana, Calif., Johnson was one of four players to start in all 33 games for the Black Knights, averaging 5.2 points and 3.8 rebounds. Johnson totaled a career-best 13 points twice, reaching the mark in wins over Morgan State (Dec. 3) and American (Jan. 25).
Jean Parker, a rising junior and Army's leading scorer off the bench in 2013-14, was selected to the Academic Honor Roll for the first time after earning a 3.40 GPA this spring. A Systems Engineering major from Portland, Ore., Parker averaged 4.8 points per game, while finishing third on the team with 35 three-pointers. Parker knocked down a career-high four three-pointers on two occasions, going 4-for-5 from beyond the arc against Navy on Feb. 8 and shooting 4-for-4 from deep against Boston University on Feb. 26.
Danielle Failor earned a 3.48 GPA after completing a productive rookie campaign in 2013-14. The native of Post Falls, Idaho, was Army's second-leading scorer off the bench with an average of 3.9 points as reserve. Failor earned three starts on the year, including in the season opener against St. Francis (N.Y.) on Nov. 11, when she posted a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds.
Shelby Lindsay capped her freshman year with a 3.68 GPA during the spring semester. Lindsay appeared in 18 games off the bench for the Black Knights, scoring seven points and controlling 14 rebounds. The Pittsburgh, Pa., native made her collegiate debut against Fairleigh Dickinson on Nov. 14, registering two points and one rebound.
"I am extremely proud of these six cadet-athletes," said Army head women's basketball coach Dave Magarity. "They have all worked very hard in achieving this honor. Jordan, Bridget, Brianna, Jean, Danielle and Shelby are excellent representatives of the Army women's basketball program."
Army went 25-8 in 2013-14, setting the program's Division I wins record and winning the second Patriot League Tournament championship in team history. The Black Knights earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, where they faced Maryland on March 23 in College Park, Md.