Well let’s start this introduction off like this: Wooden Award Announces Women’s 09-10 Preseason Candidates-Los Angeles–Richard “Duke” Llewellyn, John R. Wooden Award Chairman and founder, announced the 2009-10 preseason candidates for the Women’s Wooden Award today. Included on the list is University of Tennessee Lady Vol basketball junior guard/forward Angie Bjorklund (Spokane Valley, Wash.). The list is comprised of 31 student athletes who, based on last year’s individual performance and team records, are the frontrunners for one of college basketball’s prestigious honors.
Bjorklund, a 6’0″ sharpshooter, will be the elderstateswoman of a Lady Vol team with no seniors on the roster. Last year, she averaged 12.3 ppg and 3.0 rpg while leading Tennessee from the three-point with 62 treys on 40.8 percent accuracy.
Now that we have those “particulars” out the way, LadyVol fans understand that Angie getting her shot this year will be just like watching Shanna Zolman in her senior year. How you say? Because with Glory Johnson, Lyssi Brewer, Kelly Cain, and Shekinna Stricklen on the floor, the defense head is going to be SPINNING! Angie shot was off last year because she had to work real hard just to get her shot off, but now that she has a team with a year of experience under it’s belt, teammates with a Rock of Gilbrator on their shoulder, all 34 regular season opponents better be scared. In her own words: “We worked hard today and you can tell the effort that we put in over the summer. Everyone`s attitude is great, our confidence is high and our conditioning is strong,” said junior Angie Bjorklund. “We went through our testing this morning with Heather (Mason, Lady Vol Strength & Conditioning Coach) and everyone had a great performance. I’m very proud of the work we did over the summer in the gym on our own and in our strength and conditioning programs.” The only thing I want to Angie to understand is that she is 6’0, and most of the 2 guards she goes against are a lot shorter, they can’t block your shot…take the jumper.lol
LadyVolNation I hear the sound of something don’t you? I hear the sound of Angie B making it rain. Say goodbye to the all-time 3pointers made (at 7, in which she is tied with Shanna Zolman)! I can’t wait!