GW Student-Athletes Honored for Academic Improvement
Junior Year (2006-07) Second Team All-Atlantic 10 selection ... CoSIDA/ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District II First Team ... Named to Division I-AAA Athletic Director's Scholar-Athlete Team ... Member of bronze-medal winning U.S. Team for William Jones Cup competition in Taiwan ... One of three players to start all 32 games ... Has played in each of 96 games during career ... Led GW and ranked 14th in A-10 with 13.4 points per game ... 15th in league with .460 field goal percentage (171-of-372) ... Second on team and 13th in conference in assists (3.03 apg) ... Also second on team and fifth in A-10 in steals (2.06 spg) ... Ranked seventh in league in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.29) ... Scored in double-figures 26 times and 20-or-more points on four occasions ... Connected on career-best three three-pointers en route to a game- and career-high 23 points against North Carolina in NCAA Tournament Dallas Regional Semifinal ... Averaged a team-high 16.3 points, along with 5.0 boards and 2.0 steals, in three NCAA Tournament games ... Posted first career double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds at Richmond (2/3/07) ... Averaged team-best 17.3 points on 52.6 percent shooting to earn BTI Classic All-Tournament Team honors ... Also named to Surf `N Slam Classic All-Tournament Team after posting 10.5 points, 3.0 boards and 2.5 steals in two victories ... Broke three-game scoring slump with 16 second-half points at Dayton (1/26/07) and 20-point, eight-rebound, seven-assist, four-steal effort at La Salle (1/18/07) ... Handed out career-high eight assists versus Villanova (11/29/06) ... Had career-high six steals versus Duquesne (2/8/07) ... Tallied then career-high 22 points to lead GW over Coppin State (11/12/06) ... Preseason first team All-Atlantic 10 and All-Defensive Team selection ... Second cousin of former Tennessee star Nikki McCray, which led to feature sports article in Dec. 7, 2006, edition of Knoxville News-Sentinel ... Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Women's Basketball First Team selection ... Recipient of team's Abbie Oliver Smith Award, which recognizes success on the court, in the classroom and in the community, for the second straight year.
Sophomore Year (2005-06) Atlantic 10 Sixth Player of the Year and honorable mention All-Conference selection ... Appeared in all 32 games, including nine starts ... Led GW and finished 18th in the Atlantic 10 with 11.6 points per game ... Shot 42.3 percent from the field (157-of-371) ... Third on team in assists (60) ... Fourth on team and 15th in A-10 in steals (1.53 spg) ... Averaged 11.7 points in 23 games off the bench, 11.1 points in nine starts ... Reached double-digits in scoring 23 times and scored 20-or-more points on three occasions ... Hit seven field goals and career-high seven free throws for career-high 21 points versus SMU (12/13/05) ... Scored 14 points and set career-high with seven boards versus Maine (12/17/05) ... Chosen A-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 18 ... Paced GW and tied career-high with 21 markers in overtime win at Temple (2/24/06) ... Made career-best 10 field goals en route to 20 points in NCAA Tournament first round win at Old Dominion (3/19/06) ... Scoring average peaked at 12.4 points per game following 18-point effort at NC State (12/30/05) ... Matched career-high seven rebounds against Wolfpack ... Named Colonial of the Week for performance versus NC State ... Set career-high with six assists versus Saint Louis (2/6/06) ... Tied career-best four steals in back-to-back games versus Xavier (1/15/06) and at Rhode Island (1/20/06) ... Recipient of team's Most Improved Player and Abbie Oliver Smith awards ... Chosen an Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar ... Member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters.
Freshman Year (2004-05)
Winner of the team's Unsung Hero Award ... Played in all 32 games, starting four ... One of seven Colonials to appear in every game ... Averaged 4.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game ... Connected on 31-of-51 free throws (.608) and was 54-for-120 from the field (.450) ... Made her first career start in the season opener at Georgetown (11/19/05) and had four points ... Tallied a personal-best 14 points versus St. Bonaventure (1/23/05) ... Snatched at least one rebound in 31-of-32 appearances ... Established a career high with six rebounds at Fordham (1/3/05) ... Contributed six points and four rebounds against Fordham (A-10 Tour.) (3/5/05) ... Tallied a personal-best four assists at La Salle (2/4/05) ... Scored eight points and had four rebounds in 18 minutes versus Mississippi in the NCAA Tournament (3/20/05) ... Member of the Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll both semesters.
McDonald's All-America nominee ... District Player of the Year in 2002 and 2004 ... Earned first-team all-region honors three times and was a first-team all-state selection as a junior and senior ... MVP of the Virginia State All-Star Game ... Averaged 22.3 points, 8.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 4.0 steals per game as a senior ... Competed for the Charlottesville Lady Crusaders AAU team ... Also was a first-team all-district and all-region volleyball player at Orange County HS.
Sarah-Jo C. Lawrence ... Born August 28, 1986, in Ft. Belvoir, VA ... Daughter of Christina Lawrence and Keith Scroggins ... Two sisters, Samantha and Savana Scroggins ... Enjoys volleyball ... Would like to pursue a career in coaching ... Majoring in communications and sociology.