Women's Basketball



42  Christy Bacon
Christy Bacon

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Colorado Springs, Colo.

High School:
Harrison H.S.

Height:
6-0

Position:
Guard/Forward


UW This Season: A returning starter from a year ago...the only senior on the Cowgirl team...has improved both offensively and defensively throughout her career...has the ability to play from the perimeter and can post up inside...can create mismatches defensively, plus is an excellent defender.

Junior (2000-01): Played and started in every game during the season...led the team with 33.3 minutes per game...averaged 7.9 points and 5.6 rebounds per contest...finished second on the team in assists with 2.9 per game...was eighth in the MWC in rebounding and 13th in assists...shot 34.3% (80-233) from the field and 63.6% (49-77) from the charity stripe...had a career high 21 points against Monmouth (12/30/00)...also tied a career high twice with ten rebounds during the season...finished the season with 11 double-figure scoring games and two rebounding games...earned Academic All-Conference and MWC Scholar-Athlete honors for the second year in a row.

Sophomore (1999-2000): Played in all 28 games for the Cowgirls, starting in nine of those contests...averaged 5.1 points and three rebounds per contest in 17.9 minutes of play...finished fourth on the team in steals with one per game and assists with 1.6 per contest...had a career and season high 20 points and ten rebounds against Portland (11/19/99), which earned her All-Tournament team honors at the American Dream Classic...an excellent student, earned Academic All-Conference and Scholar Athlete honors.

Freshman (1998-1999): Played in every game for the Cowgirls as a true freshman, including starts in the final nine games...averaged 2.7 points in 16.2 minutes of play...added 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per contest...had a season high ten points against Washington State (11/24/98).

High School: As a three-year starter, she averaged 11.7 points and seven assists at Harrison High School...earned All-Conference honors three times and All-State twice...was a member of the Colorado 4A State Championship runner-up team three years in a row...was selected First Team All-Tournament as a junior and senior...earned four letters in basketball...an excellent student, she was on the honor roll four years in a row...coached by Bruce Thorpe...chose Wyoming over several schools including Oklahoma State, Oregon State and Montana State.

Personal: Born April 8, 1980 in Kemmerer, Wyo...has a twin sister Carrie, who also plays basketball for the Cowgirls...the daughter of Jan Bacon...majoring in exercise and sport science.

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