2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Dec. 4, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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Probable Starters: Here are the probable starters for this week's games:

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

This Week: The Cowgirls will be at home and on the road this week. Theywill host Weber State on Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m., and then travelto Flagstaff, Ariz. to face Northern Arizona on Saturday night at 8:05p.m., MST.

About Weber State: The Cowgirls will host the Weber State Wildcats onWednesday night at 7:00 p.m. They are currently 1-4 overall on theseason after falling to Boise State and San Jose State over the weekend.Guard Crystal Howe leads the way for the Wildcats averaging 15.8 pointsand 11.2 rebounds per contest. Weber State was 14-15 overall and 10-6 inthe Big Sky Conference last season. They return six letterwinners andfour starters to this year's squad. This is the 22nd meeting between thetwo schools, Weber State leads 11-10. The Wildcats are coached by CarlaTaylor, who is in her 13th season.

About Northern Arizona: In their second game of the week, the Cowgirlswill face Northern Arizona in Flagstaff on Saturday night. They arecurrently 2-5 heading into this week. They will face Arizona State onWednesday night before playing the Cowgirls. Junior Kara Kleinhenz isleading the Lumberjacks with 12.1 points and three rebounds per contest.They were 11-18 overall and 7-9 in the Big Sky Conference last season.They return seven letterwinners and all five starters. This is the fifthmeeting between the two schools, Wyoming leads 4-0. The Lumberjacks arecoached by Meg Sanders, who is in her fifth season at Northern Arizona.

                   2000-01 Record A Year AgoWyoming            3-2 (0-0)      10-18   (4-10)Weber St.          1-4 (0-0)      14-15   (10-6)Northern Arizona   2-5 (0-0)      11-18   (7-9)

Weber State, Wed., Dec. 6, Laramie, Wyo., 7:00 p.m.Wyoming Series Record vs. Wyoming trails 10-112000-01 Overall Record 1-42000-01 Conference Record 0-01999-2000 Overall Record 14-151999-2000 Conference Record 10-6 (4th)Nickname WildcatsLocation Ogden, UtahConference Big SkyHead Coach Carla TaylorRecord at School (Years) 143-184 (12)Career Record (Years) SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost 6/4Starters Returning/Lost 4/1Sports Information Contact Nan HolyoakSports Information Office Phone (801) 626-6012

No. Arizona, Sat., Dec. 9, Flagstaff, Ariz., 8:05 p.m. MSTWyoming Series Record vs. Wyoming leads 4-02000-01 Overall Record 2-52000-01 Conference Record 0-01999-2000 Overall Record 11-181999-2000 Conference Record 7-9 (T-5th)Nickname LumberjacksLocation Flagstaff, Ariz.Conference Big SkyHead Coach Meg SandersRecord at School (Years) 64-49 (Four)Career Record (Years) SameLetterwinners Returning/Lost 7/5Starters Returning/Lost 5/0Sports Information Contact David WoodburnSports Information Office Phone (520) 523-6330

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

Points Shelby Hoffman (67 - 13.4 ppg) Rebounds Jessica Gibbs (43 - 8.6 rpg) Assists Carly Stucky (30 - 6.0 apg) Minutes Shelby Hoffman (168 - 33.6 mpg) Blocks Jessica Gibbs (3 - 0.6 bpg) Steals Carly Stucky (15 - 3.0 spg) Field Goals Jessica Gibbs (26 - 5.2 pg) Three-Point FG's Shelby Hoffman (16 - 3.2 ) Free-Throws Carly Stucky (20 - 4.0 ftm

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