ST. LOUIS – For a third consecutive season, Saint Louis University senior point guard Jackie Kemph has been selected to the Atlantic 10 All-Conference first team and the A-10 All-Academic team.
The All-Conference teams are chosen by the league’s head coaches. A-10 women’s basketball sports information representatives select the All-Academic squad.
Kemph is the only player in SLU women’s basketball history to earn first-team All-Conference honors more than once. She is one of only two Billikens – joining Sadie Stipanovich (first team once, third team twice) – to earn three All-Conference nods.
Kemph leads the A-10 and ranks sixth in the nation with 7.4 assists per game. She carries a team-high 15.3 scoring average (12th in the A-10) and ranks second in assist-turnover ratio (2.69, 22nd in the nation), second in free throws made (139, 29th), third in minutes (37.7 mpg, 13th), fourth in free throw percentage (.837, 45th) and fourth in free throw attempts (166, 40th) in the conference.
Kemph has five points-assists double-doubles and has scored 20 or more points 10 times this year. Already the program’s career assists leader at the beginning of the season, she added SLU career records for points, free throws made and starts and tied the career mark for games played. Her 139 free throws made are a record for a Billiken senior.
Kemph holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting, graduating summa cum laude with a 3.90 grade point average. She is pursuing a master’s degree in the same discipline.
The All-Conference and All-Academic honors add to an already impressive list of accolades Kemph has garnered in her senior campaign. She began the year by being named to the Naismith Trophy and Nancy Lieberman Award (best point guard) watch lists for a second consecutive season. During nonconference play, Kemph collected All-Tournament plaudits at the Maggie Dixon Classic and the South Point Shootout.
In February, Kemph was selected to the College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-District 6 team and was named one of 10 national finalists for the women’s basketball Senior CLASS Award.