2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Jan. 8, 2001

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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Probable Starters: Here are the probable starters for this week's games:

WyomingGuard       Brenda Pickup, Fr., 5-7, Brush Prairie, Wash.Guard       Shelby Hoffman, Sr., 5-9, Gillette, Wyo.Forward     Christy Bacon, Jr., 6-0, Colorado Springs, Colo.Forward     Jessica Gibbs, Sr., 6-1, Wells, Nev.Center      Ann McColl, So., 6-2, Everett, Wash.

Colorado StateGuard Elizabeth English, So., 5-6, Rushville, Ind.Guard Angie Gorton, Jr., 6-0, Eufaula, Okla.Forward Ashley Augspurger, So., 6-1, Lakewood, Colo.Forward Heather Haanen, Sr., 5-11, Plymouth, Minn.Center Shannon Strecker, So., 6-2, Littleton, Colo.

This Week: The Cowgirls will open up the Mountain West Conference seasonthis weekend. They will host the Colorado State Rams on Saturdayafternoon at 2:00 p.m., in the MPG.

About Colorado State: The Cowgirls will open up conference play thisweekend against MWC conference rival CSU. The Rams currently have an11-2 overall record. They are led by sophomore forward AshleyAugspurger, who is averaging 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest.Senior Heather Haanen is also chipping in 11.8 points and 4.3 rebounds.The Rams went 23-10 overall and 9-5 in the conference last season Theyreturn ten letterwinners and four starters to this year's squad. This isthe 58th meeting between the two schools, Colorado State leads 30-27.The last time these two teams met was March 8,in the conferencetournament, when Colorado State came out on top with a 79-57 victory.The Rams are coached by Tom Collen, who is in his fourth season.

                 2000-01 Record  A Year AgoWyoming           8-5 (0-0)      10-18 (4-10)Colorado State   11-2 (0-0)      23-10 (9-5)

Colorado State, Sat. Jan. 13, Laramie, Wyo., 2:00 p.m.Wyoming Series Record vs. CSU leads 30-27Last Meeting Mar. 8, 2000, CSU 79-572000-01 Overall Record 11-22000-01 Conference Record 0-01999-2000 Overall Record 23-101999-2000 Conference Record 9-5 (3rd)Nickname RamsLocation Ft. Collins, Colo.Conference Mountain WestHead Coach Tom CollenRecord at School (Years) 91-21 (Four)Career Record (Years) SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost 10/2Starters Returning/Lost 4/1Sports Information Contact Heather KennedySports Information Office Phone (970) 491-5705

Leading Weapons in the Cowgirl Attack: The following is a listing ofthe Cowgirls who lead in each statistical category for the 2000-01season.

Points            Ann McColl (170 - 13.1 ppg)Rebounds          Jessica Gibbs  (103 -7.9 rpg)Assists           Brenda Pickup  (51 - 3.9 apg)Minutes           Shelby Hoffman (422 - 32.5 mpg)Blocks            Jessica Gibbs (6 - 0.5 bpg)Steals            Jessica Gibbs (38 - 2.9 spg)Field Goals       McColl/Gibbs  (65 - 5.0 pg)Three-Point FG's  Shelby Hoffman (33 - 2.5 )Free-Throws       Ann McColl  (40 - 3.1 ftm)

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