Where Are They Now Archive - Linda (Gilpin) Brown

Feb. 3, 2006


Periodically during the 2005-06 season a different former UW Cowgirl basketball player will be featured. She will be asked to answer a variety of questions and will provide information on what has happened in her life since her playing days at Wyoming.


Linda (Gilpin) Brown


On each current Cowgirl locker is a placard that lists their jersey number, followed by the names of all former Cowgirls who have worn that number. Above is an example.

A First Team All-Intermountain Athletic Conference selection in 1979.

Still ranks fourth all-time in rebounding, ninth in blocked shots and tenth in scoring in school history.

Linda (Gilpin) Brown graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1979 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education. After graduation, she worked as a physical education teacher for 12 years. Brown has remained active in sports by coaching basketball and volleyball for two years and has been serving as a volleyball official for the past 22 years. During that time, she also home schooled her two sons who are now both in college. She recently began working in the J.C. Penny Catalog Call Center, which is her first job out of the home since 1992.

A native of Cheyenne, Wyoming, she currently lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico with her husband Russ and two sons Aaron (20) and Ty (18).

What affect did playing basketball have on your life?
"I think that my coach, Margie McDonald, had more effect on me than basketball itself. She taught me so much about life, people, and living that I can't even begin to convey all those lessons!

"I think basketball got me my first teaching job because people had heard of me. Basketball taught me how to compete on and off the court, how to be tough when needed, how to think on the fly and on my own and how to work with others."

Favorite memory while attending the University of Wyoming:
"There are so many! I remember making a half court shot to win the game at the University of Northern Colorado (who was in our conference at the time). I remember laughing so hard we cried when Margie broke the heel off her boots at the airport."

If you would like to contact Linda, her e-mail address is:: rockiesfan4life@comcast.net