Women's Basketball

2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes

Jan. 8, 2001


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

Guard       Brenda Pickup, Fr., 5-7, Brush Prairie, Wash.
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.

Colorado State Guard Elizabeth English, So., 5-6, Rushville, Ind. Guard Angie Gorton, Jr., 6-0, Eufaula, Okla. Forward Ashley Augspurger, So., 6-1, Lakewood, Colo. Forward Heather Haanen, Sr., 5-11, Plymouth, Minn. Center Shannon Strecker, So., 6-2, Littleton, Colo.

This Week: The Cowgirls will open up the Mountain West Conference season this weekend. They will host the Colorado State Rams on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 p.m., in the MPG.

About Colorado State: The Cowgirls will open up conference play this weekend against MWC conference rival CSU. The Rams currently have an 11-2 overall record. They are led by sophomore forward Ashley Augspurger, who is averaging 12.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per contest. Senior Heather Haanen is also chipping in 11.8 points and 4.3 rebounds. The Rams went 23-10 overall and 9-5 in the conference last season They return ten letterwinners and four starters to this year's squad. This is the 58th meeting between the two schools, Colorado State leads 30-27. The last time these two teams met was March 8,in the conference tournament, when Colorado State came out on top with a 79-57 victory. The Rams are coached by Tom Collen, who is in his fourth season.

                 2000-01 Record  A Year Ago
Wyoming           8-5 (0-0)      10-18 (4-10)
Colorado State   11-2 (0-0)      23-10 (9-5)

Colorado State, Sat. Jan. 13, Laramie, Wyo., 2:00 p.m. Wyoming Series Record vs. CSU leads 30-27 Last Meeting Mar. 8, 2000, CSU 79-57 2000-01 Overall Record 11-2 2000-01 Conference Record 0-0 1999-2000 Overall Record 23-10 1999-2000 Conference Record 9-5 (3rd) Nickname Rams Location Ft. Collins, Colo. Conference Mountain West Head Coach Tom Collen Record at School (Years) 91-21 (Four) Career Record (Years) Same Letterwinners Returning/Lost 10/2 Starters Returning/Lost 4/1 Sports Information Contact Heather Kennedy Sports Information Office Phone (970) 491-5705

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

Points            Ann McColl (170 - 13.1 ppg)
Rebounds          Jessica Gibbs  (103 -7.9 rpg)
Assists           Brenda Pickup  (51 - 3.9 apg)
Minutes           Shelby Hoffman (422 - 32.5 mpg)
Blocks            Jessica Gibbs (6 - 0.5 bpg)
Steals            Jessica Gibbs (38 - 2.9 spg)
Field Goals       McColl/Gibbs  (65 - 5.0 pg)
Three-Point FG's  Shelby Hoffman (33 - 2.5 )
Free-Throws       Ann McColl  (40 - 3.1 ftm)

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