2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Feb. 19, 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       Lisa McCann, So., 6-2, Norrkoping, SwedenForward     Christy Bacon, Jr., 6-0, Colorado Springs, Colo.Forward     Jessica Gibbs, Sr., 6-1, Wells, Nev.Center      Ann McColl, So., 6-2, Everett, Wash.

Air ForceGuard Ali Tomlinson, Jr., 5-8, Kewanee, Ill.Guard Morgan Bennett, So., 5-9, Spokane, Wash.Forward Rozalyn Russ, Jr. 5-8, Stetsonville, Wis.Forward Samantha Clifton, Jr., 5-11, Emory, TexasCenter Wendy Stillman, So., 6-1, Salt Lake City, Utah

New MexicoGuard Molly McKinnon, Jr., 5-8, Olympia, Wash.Guard Nikki Heckroth, Sr., 5-8, Albuquerque, N.M.Forward Lauren McLeod, Fr., 5-11, Waco, TexasForward Miranda Sanchez, Sr., 6-1, Albuquerque, N.M.Center Jordan Adams, So., 6-3, Overton, Nev.

This Week: The Cowgirls will be on the road this week. They will take onthe Air Force Academy on Thursday night at 7:00 p.m., and then NewMexico, Saturday night, at 7:00 p.m.

About Air Force: The Cowgirls will face the Air Force Academy Falcons onThursday night. The Falcons are 3-20 overall and 0-10 in the conference.They are led by junior Rozalyn Russ, who is averaging 9.5 points and 6.4rebounds. As a team, they are shooting 36% from the field and 67% fromthe charity stripe. This is the 19th meeting between the two teams,Wyoming leads the series 17-1. The last time these two teams met wasJan. 27, 2001 in Laramie with the Cowgirls coming out on top, 58-54. TheFalcons are coached by Sue Darling, who is in her third season.

About New Mexico: The Cowgirls will close out the weekend against theNew Mexico Lobos. The Lobos are currently 14-10 overall and 5-5 inconference play. Sophomore center Jordan Adams leads the way for NewMexico, averaging 15.1 points and 5.8 rebounds per contest. They areaveraging 43% from the field and 68.8 points per game. This is the 39thmeeting between the two schools, New Mexico leads 20-18. The last timethese two teams met was Jan. 25, 2001 in Laramie, with the Lobos comingout on top, 57-53. New Mexico is coached by Don Flanagan, who is in hissixth season.

              2000-01 Record  Year AgoWyoming       9-14 (1-9)      10-18 (4-10)Air Force     3-20 (0-10)     4-24 (1-13)New Mexico    14-10 (5-5)     18-11 (9-5)

Air Force, Thurs., Feb. 22, Colorado Springs, Colo., 7:00 p.m.Wyoming Series Record vs. Wyoming leads 17-1Last Meeting Jan. 25, 2001, Wyoming 58-542000-01 Overall Record 3-202000-01 Conference Record 0-101999-2000 Overall Record 4-241999-2000 Conference Record 1-13 (8th)Nickname FalconsLocation Colorado Springs, Colo.Conference Mountain WestHead Coach Sue DarlingRecord at School (Years) 9-45 (Two)Career Record (Years) SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost 6/7Starters Returning/Lost 2/3Sports Information Contact Kendahl JohnsonSports Information Office Phone (719) 333-9025

New Mexico, Sat., Feb. 24, Albuquerque, N.M., 7:00 p.m.Wyoming Series Record vs. New Mexico leads 20-18Last Meeting Jan. 27, 2001, UNM 57-532000-01 Overall Record 14-102000-01 Conference Record 5-51999-2000 Overall Record 18-111999-2000 Conference Record 9-5 (T-3rd)Nickname LobosLocation Albuquerque, N.M.Conference Mountain WestHead Coach Don FlanaganRecord at School (Years) 100-50 (Five)Career Record (Years) SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost 10/4Starters Returning/Lost 4/1Sports Information Contact Bryan SatterSports Information Office Phone (505) 925-5528

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

  Points             Hoffman (248)/McColl (271 - 11.8 ppg)  Rebounds           Jessica Gibbs  (180 -7.8 rpg)  Assists            Brenda Pickup  (80 - 3.5 apg)  Minutes            Christy Bacon (747 - 32.5 mpg)  Blocks             Jessica Gibbs (6 - 0.3 bpg)  Steals             Jessica Gibbs (60 - 2.6 spg)  Field Goals        Jessica Gibbs  (101 - 4.4 pg)  Three-Point FG's   Shelby Hoffman (47 - 2.2 )  Free-Throws        Ann McColl  (75 - 3.3 ftm)

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