posted March 22, 2003

Amanda Kerkstra Named a DIII All-American

The Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and the Eastman Kodak Co. have named Hope senior Amanda Kerkstra a 2003 NCAA Division III Kodak All-American.

WBCA member coaches in each of the eight WBCA geographical regions voted on the team.

Kerkstra led the Flying Dutch to a 31-1 record this season capturing the championship of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athltic Association (MIAA) for a fourth consecutive year. Kerkstra ended her career as Hope's alltime leading scorer.

Joining Kerkstra as a Kodak All-American are Kendra Anderson of Hardin-Simmons, Tex., Amy Campion of Salisbury, N.J., Kristi Channing of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, Allison Coleman of Eastern Connecticut State, Amy Meggers of Buena Vista, Iowa, Erika Smith of Rochester, N.Y., Sarah Walsh of Colby, Me., Megan Woodruff Wilmington, Ohio, and Christina Vouriotis of Messiah, Pa.

"It's always exciting to see the outstanding group of talented athletes that have been selected for the NCAA Division III Kodak/WBCA All-American Women's Basketball Team," said Beth Bass, WBCA Chief Executive Officer. "We are honored to remain a long-time partner with Kodak to recognize and congratulate these stellar individuals for their contribution to the sport of women's basketball."

Kodak has recognized the accomplishments of young athletes and the positive recognition they bring to their school by displaying their talents on the basketball flor for the past 29 years. Founded in 1981, the WBCA promotes women's basketball by unifying coaches at all levels to develop a reputable identity for the sport and to foster and promote the development of the game as an amateur sport for women and girls.