Cowgirl Basketball Signs Student-Athlete
April 20, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
University of Wyoming Cowgirl head basketball coach Cindy Fisher today announced the signing of a student-athlete to a national letter of intent to attend the University of Wyoming beginning in the fall of 2000. Here is the signee:
Brenda Pickup, 5-7, Point Guard, Brush Prairie, Wash.:
A two-time All-District selection at Prairie High School in Vancouver, Wash. She set the All-Time steals and assists records, after averaging 12 points, six steals and five assists per game. Pickup helped lead her team to state championships in 1997-98 and `98-'99, plus the runner-up spot this past season. In that 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. She also earned letters in other sports including soccer and softball. Pickup was coached in high school by Al Aldridge. Brenda is the daughter of Lynette and Ray Pickup.
"I am very excited about the addition of Brenda to our program," said Wyoming head coach Cindy Fisher. "Brenda has great court vision, and will help us tremendously in our transition game. She comes from a strong high school program, and has been coached well on the defensive side of the ball. Being so strong fundamentally, will really help her make the transition from high school to Division I basketball here at Wyoming"
"Brenda really is a coaches player," said Prairie High School head coach Al Aldridge. "She is a fiery competitor with a lot of spirit. She has a strong work ethic and is always in good condition. Brenda's a great practice player, because she never wears down. We won two state championships and finished second this year, and she was a big reason for that."
This is the first signee of the year for the Cowgirls.