Eun Jung Ok: A ULM Legend

MONROE, La.  The ULM Department of Athletics honored program great Eun Jung (Lee) Ok, retiring her jersey on Saturday. This was the fourth major post-playing career honor for Ok as she is already a member of the ULM Hall of Fame, the Southland Conference Hall of Fame and the Louisiana Hall of Fame.
 
Ok played from 1982-86 and was part of back-to-back-to-back NCAA Tournament teams. As a freshman, Ok helped the s reach the second round of the NCAA Tournament and it finished with a 23-6 overall record and a perfect 5-0 mark in Southland Conference play.
 
A year later, the team again reached the “Big Dance” and reached the second round. That season, the team finished 23-4 overall (12-0 SLC) and earned a final Associated Press ranking of 13. During Ok’s junior season, the team rolled to a 30-2 record (12-0 SLC) and reached the NCAA Final Four before falling to Old Dominion in the National Semifinals. The 1984-85 club finished ranked No. 2 in the final Associated Press poll that season.
 
During her final season in Monroe, Ok and her teammates finished 26-3 overall (12-0 SLC) and earned a ranking of 13 in the final Associated Presspoll.
 
Ok is one of two players in program history to score more than 2,000 points in a career as she finished with 2,208 points (second all-time).
 
Career Rankings:
Assists – 1st – 978
Free Throws Attempted – 1st – 702
Free Throws Made – 1st – 528
Field Goals Attempted – 2nd – 1,814
Field Goals Made – 2nd – 840
Points – 2nd – 2,208
Scoring Average – 3rd – 18.9 (min. 50 games)
Free Throw Percentage – 10th – .752
 
Honors & Awards:
1982-83:
All-Louisiana Second Team
Southland Conference Player of the Year
Southland Conference First Team
Southland Conference Player of the Week [1x]
All-Tournament Pizza Hut Classic
All-Tournament & MVP Southland Conference (SLC Tournament canceled after 1982-83 season, reinstated in 1987-88)
 
1983-84:
All-Louisiana First Team
Southland Conference Player of the Year
Southland Conference First Team
Southland Conference Player of the Week [2x]
All-Tournament Miami Masonic Classic
 
1984-85:
Louisiana Player of the Year
All-Louisiana First Team
Southland Conference Player of the Year
Southland Conference First Team
Southland Conference Player of the Week [2x]
All-Tournament Dial Classic
All-Tournament Kangaroo Shootout
All-Tournament NCAA Midwest Regional
Wade Trophy Finalist
Broderick Cup Finalist
Champion Player of the Year Nominee
 
1985-86:
All-Louisiana First Team
Southland Conference Player of the Year
Southland Conference First Team
Southland Conference Player of the Week [3x]
All-Tournament Alaska Northern Lights Invitational
Naismith Award Finalist
Broderick Cup Finalist
Champion Player of the Year Finalist

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