Andrews, Keil Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District

Feb. 17, 2005

Worcester, Mass. - Lisa Andrews (Concord, Mass.) and sophomore guard Brittany Keil (Sparta, N.J.) were named to the 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America Women's Basketball District I Team on Thursday. Andrews was selected to the First Team with a 3.64 gpa, while Keil represents Holy Cross on the Second Team with a 3.96 gpa. Holy Cross was the only school in District I with two players named to the Academic All-America squad. A total of ten players from the Northeast (District I) were selected.

Andrews has started all 24 games for the Crusaders this season and recently scored her 1,000th career point. She has been named the Patriot League Player of the Week twice (Jan. 17 and Nov. 22) and currently leads the team in scoring (12.7 ppg), blocks (38) and rebounds (124). The 6-foot-3 center is tied for second on the team in rebounds per game (5.2 rpg). Andrews is also shooting better than 47% from the field and better than 80% from the free throw line. In addition, she ranks fourth in the league (conference games only) in scoring with 16.2ppg. The Concord, Mass. native is ranked third on the HC all-time blocked shots list with 184, which is also good for third on the all-time PL charts. Last season, she was a Second Team All-Patriot League pick and was named to the Patriot League All-Academic Team.

Keil has started 21 games for HC this year, missing two games due to injury. She leads the team in rebounds per game, grabbing 5.3 caroms each contest. The 6-foot-2 swing player is also second on the team in rebounds (122) behind Andrews, and is third on the team in scoring with 9.4 ppg. She leads the Patriot League in three-point field goal percent (.426) and is shooting 81% from the charity stripe, which is second best on the team. Keil was a Patriot League All-Rookie Team selection last season, and was one of just two players on the 49-member conference Academic Honor Roll with a perfect 4.0 gpa.

Holy Cross has already clinched a top two seed in the upcoming Patriot League Tournament and will host at least the first two rounds of the tournament. The Crusaders are currently 10-1 in the league and play host to last year's defending champion, Colgate on Saturday.