Women's Basketball

2000-2001 Cowgirl Basketball Informational Press Release and Game Notes




Dec. 22, 2000

LARAMIE, Wyo. -

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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.

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

Monmouth, Sat., Dec. 20, Laramie, Wyo., 2:00 p.m. Wyoming Series Record vs. First Meeting 2000-01 Overall Record 3-4 2000-01 Conference Record 0-0 1999-2000 Overall Record 15-13 1999-2000 Conference Record 11-7 (T-3rd) Nickname Hawks Location West Long Branch, N.J. Conference Northeast Head Coach Jackie DeVane Record at School (Years) First Season Career Record (Years) 113-157 (Ten) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 12/3 Starters Returning/Lost 4/1 Sports Information Contact Chris Tobin Sports Information Office Phone (732) 263-3180

Texas A&M-CC, Tues., Jan. 2, Laramie, Wyo, 2:00 p.m. Wyoming Series Record vs. Wyoming leads 1-0 2000-01 Overall Record 6-6 2000-01 Conference Record 0-0 1999-2000 Overall Record 14-12 1999-2000 Conference Record N/A Nickname Islanders Location Corpus Christi, Texas Conference Independent Head Coach Sheryl Estes Record at School (Years) 14-12 (One) Career Record (Years) 197-74 (Eight) Letterwinners Returning/Lost 9/4 Starters Returning/Lost 5/0 Sports Information Contact John Gilger Sports Information Office Phone (361) 825-3410

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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