Six Huskers Earn Spots on Big 12 Honor Roll

Six members of the Nebraska women's basketball team earned spots on the 2010 Big 12 Commissioner's Fall Honor Roll announced on Friday, Feb. 4.

Senior Jessica Periago claimed her seventh straight spot on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, as did fourth-year junior teammate Kaitlyn Burke. Periago, a 6-4 center from Toulon, France, owns a 3.755 GPA as a biochemistry and international studies major. Burke, a 5-7 guard from North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, added a 3.581 GPA as an advertising and business administration major.

Burke has started 20 games for the Huskers this season and is averaging 6.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest. Periago has been one of NU's most reliable performers off the bench, averaging approximately three points and three rebounds per game. Earlier this season Periago set a school record by hitting all five of her three-point attempts at Indiana.

Both Burke and Periago will be candidates for first-team academic All-Big 12 recognition later this season because of their work on the classroom and on the court.

Four Husker freshmen also earned their first spots on the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, led by rookie sensation Jordan Hooper. The 6-2 forward from Alliance, Neb., has not declared a major but owns nearly a 3.5 GPA.

Fellow freshmen Adrianna Maurer (Shawnee Mission, Kan.), Katie Simon (Roseville, Calif.) and Rebecca Woodberry (Phoenix, Ariz.) also earned honor roll spots.

In order to be recognized by the Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll, a student-athlete must record a 3.0 or better grade-point average the previous semester.

Overall, Nebraska had 358 student-athletes across 23 varsity sports recognized by the Big 12 for the fall semester, including 43 student-athletes with perfect 4.0 grade-point averages.

Nebraska Women's Basketball Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll Selections (Fall 2010)

Jessica Periago, Sr., Toulon, France
(Biochemistry/International Studies)

Kaitlyn Burke, Jr., North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Advertising/Business Administration)

Jordan Hooper, Fr., Alliance, Neb. (Undeclared)

Adrianna Maurer, Fr., Shawnee Mission, Kan. (Dietetics)

Katie Simon, Fr., Roseville, Calif. (Undeclared)

Rebecca Woodberry, Fr., Phoenix, Ariz. (Marketing)

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