Cowgirl Basketball Signs One Student-Athlete

April 14, 2004

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming Cowgirl head basketball coach Joe Legerski today announced another addition to his first recruiting class with the signing of one student-athlete to a national letter of intent to attend the University of Wyoming beginning in the fall of 2004.

Here is the signee:

Erin Hicks, 5-9, Guard, Mountain Home, Idaho (Northwest College):

An Honorable Mention NJCAA All-American, First Team All-Conference and All-Region IX selection this past season at Northwest College in Powell, Wyo. She averaged 14.2 points and 8.1 rebounds as a sophomore and 10.1 points and 6.8 rebounds as a freshman. Her team finished with a combined record of 52-11 over the past two seasons, including a 26-5 mark in 2003-04 and a first place finish in the Region IX standings. In 2002-03, she helped her team to a 26-6 overall record as they made into the semi-finals of the Region IX tournament before falling to the eventual champion Western Nebraska. She was coached by Tom Webb for the past two seasons. A four-year letterwinner in basketball at Mountain Home High School, she was a First Team All-State selection as both a junior and a senior. Helped her team to a third place finish in the state two years in a row. Coached in high school by Deb Shrum. She also lettered in volleyball and track and field during high school where she earned several awards. An excellent student, she was a member of the National Honor Society and on the honor roll throughout high school and was named NJCAA Academic All-American while at Northwest this past season. Erin is the daughter of Kent and Frances Hicks. She chose Wyoming over several schools, including Southern Mississippi, Southern Utah, among others.

"We are excited to have Erin join the Wyoming program," said head coach Joe Legerski. "She will bring great leadership at the point guard position and provides flexibility at the number two and three spots. Her passing skills are second to none and she will give us an additional threat from the three-point line."

Hicks' is the fourth student-athlete to sign a letter of intent by the Cowgirls season as they signed three during the early signing period. The other signees include Amy Bolerjack (5-10, Guard, Columbia, Mo.), Jodi Bolerjack (5-9, Guard, Columbia, Mo.) and Dominique Sisk (5-10, Forward, Colorado Springs, Colo.).