Women's Basketball

Cowgirl Basketball Signs Four Student-Athletes

Nov. 13, 2000


University of Wyoming Cowgirl head basketball coach Cindy Fisher today announced the signing of four student-athletes to national letters of intent to attend the University of Wyoming beginning in the fall of 2000. Here are the signees:

Ashley Elliott, 5-7, Point Guard, Flagstaff, Ariz.: An All-Region and All-State selection at Sinagua High School in Flagstaff, Ariz. She led her team in almost every category, after averaging 20 points, five steals and five assists as a junior. One of the top players in the state, she was picked by Reebok Women's report as one of the top point guard prospects in the country. Elliott is coached by Jen Parker.Recruited by Cal Poly, Northern Arizona and Washington State.

"Ashley has been called by many, one of the premiere point guards in the country," said head basketball coach Cindy Fisher. "I really feel that she will bring a great deal of speed, quickness and athletic ability to our team. She has great leadership skills and the ability to be an impact player in the conference."

Kristen Lenhardt, 6-1, Forward, Ft. Collins, Colo.: A Rocky Mountain All-Conference selection as a junior at Ft. Collins High School. She also earned Honorable Mention All-State honors as a junior. She helped her team to the runner-up spot in last year's Colorado 5A State Championship. Lenhardt is coached by Mike Portelance, and the daughter of Kevin and Nancy Lenhardt. Originally from Cheyenne, Wyo. before moving to Ft. Collins. Kristen chose Wyoming over Army and Dartmouth.

"Kristen is a local player, who will be a great addition to our post-game," said head basketball coach. "She is very strong and likes to be physical, which is needed to be successful at this level. She also comes from a very successful high school team, and will bring a great attitude and work ethic to the Cowgirl program."

Kelly McRee, 5-10, Guard/Forward, Phoenix, Ariz.: The Regional Player of the Year, McRee helped lead her Carl Hayden team to an appearance in the Arizona State Tournament as a junior. She averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds during her junior season. McRee was also selected Best of the Best for the state of Arizona twice. She is coached by Sandy Baker. Kelly is the daughter of Pam McRee. She was also being recruited by Idaho State.

"Kelly is going to give us another strong shooter in our program," said head coach Cindy Fisher. "She has great size for a perimeter player and is very versatile. I feel that we will be able to utilize her in a lot of different areas because of her size and abilities."

Dafina Tucker, 6-3, Center, Aurora, Colo.: Tucker averaged 15 points and 11 rebounds as a junior at Hinkley High School. She holds the Colorado single season record for blocked shots with 75, and was named to Americas Top High School Basketball players to watch list. Dafina is coached by Lawrence Wood. Tucker was recruited by several schools, including New Mexico, Tulsa, Michigan and North Carolina A&T. She is the daughter of Shirley and Lewis Tucker.

"Dafina is going to add great size and depth at the post position," said head basketball coach Cindy Fisher. "She is a very talented athlete and phenomenal shot blocker. She will also bring a whole new dimension to our post-game."



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