2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Jan. 29, 2001


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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.

San Diego StateGuard Jamey Cox, So., 5-7, Waterloo, IowaGuard Claire Swinback, Jr., 5-8, Georgetown, TexasForward Tanisha Knight, Jr., 6-0, Long Beach, Calif.Forward Anita Bundage, Sr., 5-11, Conroe, TexasCenter Atim Otii, Jr., 6-0, Denver, Colo.

UNLVGuard Kinesha Davis, Jr, 5-7, Brooklyn Center, Minn.Guard Dayna Gambill, Sr, 5-6, Kamuela, Hawai'iForward Brooke Ingalls, Sr., 6-1, Redmond, Wash.Forward Linda Frohlich, Jr., 6-2, Oldendorf, GermanyCenter Petra Glaser, Fr., 6-6, Amtsberg, Germany

This Week: The Cowgirls will be on the road against San Diego State onThursday night at 8:00 p.m., and then UNLV on Saturday night at 8:35p.m.

About San Diego State: The Cowgirls will face the San Diego State Aztecson Thursday night in California. The Aztecs are currently 10-8 overalland 2-3 in conference play. They are led by junior forward TanishaKnight, who is averaging 10.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per contest. Thisis the 18th meeting between the two schools, San Diego State leads theseries 12-5. The last time these two teams met was March 2, 2000 inLaramie, with the Cowgirls coming out on top, 63-55. The Aztecs arecoached by Barb Smith, who is in her third season.

About UNLV: In the second game of the weekend, the Cowgirls will facethe UNLV Rebels. The Rebels currently have an 13-4 overall record and a3-2 conference mark. They are led by junior Linda Frohlich, who isaveraging 18.3 points and 7.9 rebounds per contest. This is the 11thmeeting between the two schools, UNLV leads the series 6-4. The lasttime these two teams met was March 4, 2000 in Laramie, with the Rebelscoming out on top, 96-81. The Rebels are coached by Regina Miller, whois in her third season at UNLV.

                   2000-01 Record A Year AgoWyoming            9-9 (1-4)      10-18 (4-10)San Diego State    10-8 (2-3)     9-19 (4-10)UNLV               13-4 (3-1)     17-12 (8-6)

San Diego State, Thurs. Feb. 1, San Diego, Calif., 8:00 p.m., MSTWyoming Series Record vs. San Diego State leads 12-5Last Meeting March 2, 2000, Wyo. 63-552000-01 Overall Record 10-82000-01 Conference Record 2-31999-2000 Overall Record 9-191999-2000 Conference Record 4-10 (T-6th)Nickname AztecsLocation San Diego, Calif.Conference Mountain WestHead Coach Barb SmithRecord at School (Years) 26-53 (Two)Career Record (Years) SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost 7/3Starters Returning/Lost 4/1Sports Information Contact Garry BowmanSports Information Office Phone (619) 594-2576

UNLV, Sat. Feb. 3, Las Vegas, Nev., 8:35 p.m., MSTWyoming Series Record vs. UNLV leads 6-4Last Meeting March 4, 2000, UNLV 96-812000-01 Overall Record 13-42000-01 Conference Record 3-21999-2000 Overall Record 17-121999-2000 Conference Record 8-6 (5th)Nickname RebelsLocation Las Vegas, Nev.Conference Mountain WestHead Coach Regina MillerRecord at School (Years) 34-23 (Two)Career Record (Years) 94-123 (Eight)Letterwinners Returning/Lost 11/2Starters Returning/Lost 4/1Sports Information Contact Kevin ForceSports Information Office Phone (702) 895-3134

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

  Points             Shelby Hoffman (211 - 11.7 ppg)  Rebounds           Jessica Gibbs  (133 -7.4 rpg)  Assists            Brenda Pickup  (63 - 3.5 apg)  Minutes            Christy Bacon (572 - 31.8 mpg)  Blocks             Jessica Gibbs (6 - 0.3 bpg)  Steals             Jessica Gibbs (46 - 2.6 spg)  Field Goals        Jessica Gibbs  (81 - 4.5 pg)  Three-Point FG's   Shelby Hoffman (42 - 2.3 )  Free-Throws        Ann McColl  (55 - 3.1 ftm)

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