April 2, 2008
WASHINGTON, D.C. - George Washington senior guard Kimberly Beck (Fairburn, GA/Woodward Academy) was named an honorable mention All-American by the Associated Press for the second consecutive season Tuesday. She joins former Colonials' standouts Darlene Saar ('95), Tajama Abraham ('97) and Noelia Gomez ('99) as a two-time All-America selection.
Beck, the 2008 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year, averaged career-highs of 12.5 points and 6.2 assists during the 2007-08 season to help GW post a 27-7 record and reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year. The Colonials fell to No. 7 Rutgers, 53-42, in the Greensboro regional semifinal Sunday night in their fourth-ever appearance in the Sweet 16.
One of 40 finalists for the 2008 WBCA State Farm Coaches' All-America Team, Beck became just the second player in league history and 11th player in NCAA Division I history to lead her conference in assists four consecutive seasons with her school-record 205 assists in 2007-08.
Along with being named A-10 Player of the Year, Beck also was chosen a first team All-Conference performer and All-Defensive Team selection for the third year-in-a-row and is one of nine final nominees for the 2008 Nancy Lieberman Award, which recognizes the nation's top point guard. In 2007, Beck also was an AP honorable mention All-American and one of three finalists for the Lieberman Award.
Beck finished her four-year career as GW's all-time leader with 717 assists and ranks 12th in scoring with 1,395 points. She also ranks second all-time at GW in steals (295), third in three-pointers (229), fourth in games played (129) and fifth in free throw percentage (.804). She is the only player in Division I women's basketball history with at least 1,300 points, 700 assists, 300 rebounds, 200 steals and 60 blocks in her career.
Beck, along with classmates Whitney Allen, Sarah-Jo Lawrence and Lora Mitchell, guided the Colonials to 101 victories, four A-10 regular-season titles and four NCAA Tournaments and a pair of Sweet 16 appearances during their careers.