Fisher Announces Three Cowgirl Hoops' Signings

April 12, 1999

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming head basketball coach Cindy Fisher has announced the signing of three student-athletes to national letters of intent to attend the University of Wyoming beginning in the fall of 1999. "All of these young ladies are great people, good students and excellent athletes," said Fisher. "These ladies will be great role models and representatives of the University of Wyoming and the Cowgirl Basketball program."

Here are the signings:

Jessica Gibbs, 6-1, Forward, Wells, Nevada:

An Honorable Mention All-Conference selection as a sophomore at the College of Southern Idaho in Twin Falls, Idaho. As a starter, she averaged 12.3 points and 7.4 rebounds, while leading her team to the regional championship in that same year. In her freshman year, she averaged 3.6 points and 2.5 rebounds in a back up role. She was coached by Joel Bate. A three-year letterwinner at Wells High School in Wells, Nev., she was an All-State selection and the conference MVP in her senior season. Gibbs was coached in high school by Clay Fitch. Jessica is the daughter of William and Lana Gibbs. She chose Wyoming over several schools including Weber State, Idaho State and Tulsa.

"Jessica brings to us a great deal of experience at the forward position," Fisher said. "I am impressed with her aggressive style of defense. She has a great knack for always being around the ball. Jessica will be a great offensive threat for us, and will contribute right away."

Emily Stucky, 5-6, Guard, Pretty Prairie, Kan.:

A two-time All-Region VI selection at Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kan. Stucky was also a All-Jayhawk West selection as a freshman and sophomore. She was coached by Tony Hobson. A four-year All-State Class 1A selection at Pretty Prairie High School. Stucky was also an All-Reno County and All-League selection throughout her career. She helped lead her team to a second place finish in the Class 1A state tournament as a senior. Stucky was coached in high school by Russ Gaeddert. An excellent student, Stucky was a Junior College Academic All-American selection. Emily is the daughter of Tim and Nancy Stucky. She chose Wyoming over several schools including Lamar, Adams State and New Mexico State.

"Emily will give us great leadership and experience at the point guard position, I feel that her enthusiasm and positive attitude will help lead a very young team next season," added Fisher. "She does a fantastic job seeing the floor and finding the open player. Emily will raise the playing level of everyone around her."

Carly Stucky, 5-10, Guard, Pretty Prairie, Kan.:

A two-time Reno County Player of the Year at Pretty Prairie High School. Carly was also selected First Team All-State and All-League as a junior and senior. As a sophomore, she earned First Team Reno County and Heart of America honors. Stucky helped lead her team to the Heart of America League Championship in her senior season, and was on the team that finished second in Class 1A in 1996-97. She earned letters in several other sports including volleyball, track and cross country. Stucky was coached in high school by C.T. Young. An excellent student, she was selected HOA Academic All-League. Carly is the daughter of Tim and Nancy Stucky. She chose Wyoming over several schools including Oklahoma State, Kansas State and Lamar.

"Carly is going to give us the athleticism and speed that will allow us to run a more uptempo style of offense, and gives us many different looks defensively," said Fisher. "She is a phenomenal passer and scorer, who will be an exciting player to watch in our program."

The Cowgirls have one scholarship remaining that Head Coach Cindy Fisher will look to fill later this spring. The Cowgirls had four student-athletes sign during the early signing period, which include Darci Arsene (6-1, Abbottsford, British Columbia); Ann McColl (6-2, Everett, Wash.); Toni OConner (6-2, Plevna, Mont.); Brianna Tischer (6-3, Marysville, Wash.).