Cowgirl Basketball Signs Student-Athlete

April 20, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

University of Wyoming Cowgirl headbasketball coach Cindy Fisher today announced the signing of astudent-athlete to a national letter of intent to attend the Universityof Wyoming beginning in the fall of 2000. Here is the signee:

Brenda Pickup, 5-7, Point Guard, Brush Prairie, Wash.:

A two-timeAll-District selection at Prairie High School in Vancouver, Wash. Sheset the All-Time steals and assists records, after averaging 12 points,six steals and five assists per game. Pickup helped lead her team tostate championships in 1997-98 and `98-'99, plus the runner-up spot thispast season. In that three-year period her team's overall record was71-8. As a senior, she was named USA Today Honorable Mention HighSchool All-American, WIAA All-State, and an All-American at the BCITournament. One of the top players in the state, she was chosen to playin the Washington/Oregon All-Star game. She also earned letters in othersports including soccer and softball. Pickup was coached in high schoolby Al Aldridge. Brenda is the daughter of Lynette and Ray Pickup.

"I am very excited about the addition of Brenda to our program," saidWyoming head coach Cindy Fisher. "Brenda has great court vision, andwill help us tremendously in our transition game. She comes from astrong high school program, and has been coached well on the defensiveside of the ball. Being so strong fundamentally, will really help hermake the transition from high school to Division I basketball here atWyoming"

"Brenda really is a coaches player," said Prairie High School headcoach Al Aldridge. "She is a fiery competitor with a lot of spirit. Shehas a strong work ethic and is always in good condition. Brenda's agreat practice player, because she never wears down. We won two statechampionships and finished second this year, and she was a big reasonfor that."

This is the first signee of the year for the Cowgirls.