Women's Basketball



13  Brenda Pickup
Brenda Pickup

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brush Prairie, Wash.

High School:
Prairie H.S.

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard


UW This Season: The only senior on the Cowgirl squad this season...a starter from ago, she will help provide leadership to a young Wyoming team...a strong player with an excellent work ethic...will look to move up in the Cowgirl record book in steals and assists...adds depth to the guard position.

Junior (2002-03): Started in all 30 games at the point guard position during the season, while playing in 25.5 minutes per game...averaged 7.8 points, which was fourth on the team, along with 2.5 rebounds per contest...led the team in steals (1.9 spg) and was second in assists (2.9 aspg), which ranked fifth and eighth in the conference...shot 40% (70-176) from the field, which was fifth on the team, and 71% (70-99) from the charity stripe...in conference games, she was fifth in steals and ninth in assists...recorded a season high nine assists and six steals against Air Force (2/22/03)...had her career high in points with 19 in the victory over Rice (11/30/02), along with five assists and four steals, which earned her MVP honors at the Mt. McKinley Bank North Star Invitational...recorded a team high seven assists and five steals, while scoring ten points in the victory over Washington State (11/22/02)...in that same game, she shot a career high 5-6 (.833) from the field...had 14 points against Eastern Washington (11/24/02)...moved into eighth place all-time in school history with 247 career assists and 134 career steals...earned Academic All-Conference and Scholar-Athlete honors.

Sophomore (2001-02): Played in 27 of 28 games, mostly off the bench during season for the Cowgirls...made one start on the year against Brigham Young (3/6/02)...along with 11.9 minutes per game, she averaged 2.3 points and 1.7 assists per contest, which was fourth on the team...also chipped in one rebound and one steal per game...shot 71% (27-38) from the free throw line and 33% (16-49) from the field...had a season high nine points against Sacramento State (11/18/01) and a season high six assists against UT-Pan American (12/21/01)...earned the Barry Crater Sportsmanship award at the Wyoming Shoot-Out...earned Academic All-MWC honors for the second year in a row.

Freshman (2000-01): Averaged 26.3 minutes in 28 games, including starts in 21 games as a true freshman...made the first start of her career against Northern Arizona (12/9/00)...added 6.2 points, along with 4.1 assists per game, which led the team and was third in the conference...finished eighth in the conference with a 1.31 assist/turnover ratio...had a season high 15 points against Nevada (12/19/00) and Sacramento State (12/21/00)...also recorded a career high 12 assists against San Diego State (3/3/01)...earned Academic All-Conference honors.

High School: A two-time All-District selection at Prairie High School in Brush Prairie, Wash...set the All-Time steals and assists records, after averaging 12 points, six steals and five assists per game...helped lead her team to state championships as a sophomore and junior, plus the runner-up spot her senior year...over a three-year period, her team's overall record was 71-8...as a senior, she was named USA Today Honorable Mention High School All-American, WIAA All-State, and an All-American at the BCI Tournament...one of the top players in the state, she was chosen to play in the Washington/Oregon All-Star game...also earned letters in other sports including soccer and softball...was coached in high school by Al Aldridge...selected Wyoming over several schools.

Personal: Born August 9, 1981 in Corvallis, Oregon...the daughter of Lynnette and Ray Pickup...has three brothers and four sisters...majoring in secondary education with an emphasis in math.

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