A first for the Wisconsin women's basketball program. Senior guard Jolene Anderson became the first Badger ever to be named the Big Ten Player of the Year. Anderson was also named first team All-Big Ten for a second-straight season. Anderson, who was the Big Ten scoring leader for a second straight year, averaged 19.8 points per game in all games, and 19.6 in Big Ten games. She was the pre-season conference player of the year, and is on the Wade and Wooden national honors watch list.
Anderson has led the Badgers in scoring and rebounding for four years. The Port Wing, Wisconsin native was the fastest UW player to collect 1,000 and 1,500 points, and the only player to score 2,000 career points. She ranks among the top in the Big Ten in a number of other major categories including fourth in rebounding with 7.6 per game. She is currently 7th in Big Ten career scoring with 2,267 points.