NEW YORK -- For the second consecutive season, Columbia senior women's basketball student-athlete Kathleen Barry has been named to the Capital One/CoSIDA Academic All-District I First Team, for her prowess both on the basketball court and in the classroom. It is the third straight district award for Barry, who was named to the second team as a sophomore, and with the first-team honor Barry is now eligible for Academic All-America consideration.
The reigning Ivy League Player of the Week, Barry currently leads all Ivy League players in rebounding (7.6 RPG) and has flourished in her first four conference contests. The 5-10 co-captain has notched a double-double in all four Ivy League games the Lions have played, and is averaging 14.0 points and 12.3 rebounds over the stretch.
Most recently, Barry helped the Lions to a 67-61 win over Dartmouth on Jan. 29 by scoring 14 points, pulling down 11 boards and tallying three steals in 31 minutes of play. The Valley Center, Calif. native leads Columbia in scoring at 11.3 points per contest and ranks second on the squad with 26 steals.
One of the top students in her graduating class at Columbia College, Barry, an economics/mathematics and spanish major, has been named to the Academic All-Ivy League team in each of the last two years and maintains a 3.99 grade point average.
Barry and the Lions, who are 2-2 in Ivy League play, will continue their 2010-11 campaign on Friday, Feb. 4 against Brown at Levien Gymnasium. The following night, Columbia women's basketball will host its annual Women's Basketball Coaches Association Pink Zone Night to help support breast cancer awareness. Tickets are only $5 for the tilt against Yale, which will tipoff at 7 p.m., and half of all ticket sales from Saturday evening will be donated to breast cancer research.