2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes
Dec. 22, 2000
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
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.
This Week: The Cowgirls will be off for the Christmas break until Dec. 27 when they resume practice. They will host Monmouth on Saturday, Dec. 30 and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday, Jan. 2, after the break.
About Monmouth: The Cowgirls will host the Monmouth Hawks in their first game back after Christmas. The Hawks are currently 3-4 overall, and will play Denver before taking on the Cowgirls. Junior forward Michelle Cappadona leads the team averaging 18.7 points and 7.4 rebounds. Monmouth went 15-13 overall and 11-7 in the Northeast Conference last season. They return 12 letterwinners and four starters to this year's squad. This is the first meeting between the two schools. The Hawks are coached by Jackie DeVane, who is in her first season at Monmouth.
About Texas A&M-Corpus Christi: The Cowgirls will host their second game of the week by welcoming Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Islanders currently have a 6-6 overall record. They are led by sophomore forward Kristin Rogers, who is averaging 13.7 points and 5.4 rebounds. Texas A&M-CC was 14-12 overall in their first season of Division I competition. They return nine letterwinners and all five starters to this year's squad. This is the second meeting between the two schools, Wyoming leads 1-0. They played last season in Corpus Christi, with the Cowgirls coming out on top with a 64-60 victory. The Islanders are coached by Sheryl Estes, who is in her second season.
2000-01 Record A Year Ago Wyoming 6-4 (0-0) 10-18 (4-10) Monmouth 3-4 (0-0) 15-13 (11-7) Texas A&M-CC 6-6 (0-0) 14-12
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 (134 - 13.4 ppg) Rebounds Jessica Gibbs (80 - 8.0 rpg) Assists Christy Bacon (36 - 3.4 apg) Minutes Shelby Hoffman (323 - 32.3 mpg) Blocks Jessica Gibbs (5 - 0.5 bpg) Steals Jessica Gibbs (26 - 2.6 spg) Field Goals McColl/Gibbs (51 - 5.1 pg) Three-Point FG's Shelby Hoffman (21 - 2.1 ) Free-Throws Ann McColl (32 - 3.2 ftm)
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