Bret Jepsen Athlete Profile

#55 Bret Jepsen

Position: Center Height: 6-11 Weight: 250 Roster Years: 1993-1994 | 1996-1999 Hometown: Roswell, NM Last School: Roswell High School

Personal

Parents are Wayne and Jenene ... married Katherine Bennion in August 1998 ... spent the summer after high school working at a Navajo refinery ... served an LDS mission to Tennessee ... recruited by Utah, New Mexico, Stanford, Harvard, San Diego, and Texas Tech... business management major.
Jepsen's Career Bests:
Points: 12 vs. Washington, 11/19/98
FG made: 5 vs. Washington, 11/19/98
FG attps: 7 vs. Washington, 11/19/98
FG %: .714 (5-7) vs. Washington, 11/19/98
FT made: 3 vs. Penn St., 12/2/97
FT attempts: 5 (twice) at Boise St., 12/6/97
FT%: .600 (3-5) vs. Penn St., 12/2/97
Rebounds: 8 (twice) at UTEP, 2/28/98
Assists: 1 (four times) at UNM, 2/26/98
Steals: 1 (twice) at UNM, 2/26/98
Blocks: 3 at UNM, 2/26/98
Minutes: 43 at UNM, 2/26/98
Jepsen Extras:
Nickname: Jep
Athletes in the family: Brother Bart played at BYU last year before his mission; sister Beth played volleyball at New Mexico St.
Jepsen on coaching staff: Coach Cleveland has a never-give-up attitude and I really like the energy of the entire staff. They have helped me improve my offensive confidence.
Jepsen on BYU: The facilities at BYU are top-notch. The thing I like most about BYU was meeting my wife.
Best player you have played against: Mike Olowokandi (1998 No. 1 NBA draft pick)
Who has influenced you the most: My dad
Favorite NBA team: San Antonio Spurs
Sports hero: David Robinson
Non-sports hero: Jesus Christ
Favorite hobby: Waterskiing
Few people know that... I married the girl of my dreams
Before a game I... take a nap
Team I would most like to beat on TV: Utah
As a kid, I dreamed of... becoming an Eagle Scout and serving a mission
In 20 years, I will ... be graduating from BYU

Before BYU

Prepped at Roswell High where he was a McDonald's All-American and was listed in Who's Who in American High School Sports ... lettered three years in basketball ... was all-state, all-district 4A and played in the North-South game ... holds the state record for blocked shots in a game at 18 ... led team in rebounding, blocked shots and shooting percentage ... averaged 14 points and eight rebounds per game ... coached by Jo Cantou (New Mexico).




1993-1994 | Freshman Year

Was the first reserve off the bench at center the last four games of the season ... came off the bench very effectively in the WAC Tournament at Albuquerque and had six points and two blocked shots against Colorado State. Redshirt in (1993-94).

1996-1997 | Sophomore Year

Returned from LDS Church mission ... was slowed by a severe ankle sprain the day before practice began ... started the first four games of the season ... suffered a shoulder separation while in Hawai`i for the Rainbow Classic ... had a crowd-wowing dunk at Colorado State ... Cougar Club Scholar-Athlete ... selected by the coaches for the Most Improved Player Award.