Final December Road Trip at CS Fullerton and Arizona

With a two-game winning streak of victories on the road, two more matchups away from the Marriott Center are on tap this week for the women's basketball team.

The Cougars, 4-2 return to California for a contest at CS Fullerton on Tuesday, Dec. 9, then head to Tucson for a game against 25th ranked Arizona on Dec. 12. Both games tip off at 7 p.m. PT.

Teams: BYU (4-2) vs. CS Fullerton (0-5) Date: Tues. 12/9/03 Time: 7 p.m. Arena: Titan Gym

Teams: BYU (4-2) vs. No. 25 Arizona (5-2) Date: Fri.. 12/12/03 Time: 7 p.m. Arena: McKale Ctr.

Live Internet Broadcast

All of BYU's women's basketball games will air live on the internet by clicking on www.byuradio.org BYU radio is also available on the Dish Network and on Direct TV. Veteran radio broadcaster Jay Monsen will call the action.

BYU's Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 15 Jennie Overdiek 5-10 So 3.6 3.2

F 51 Danielle Cheesman 6-2 Jr 13.5 7.3

C 40 Ashley Chamberlain 6-4 Sr. 5.8 6.5

F/G 25 Kali Taylor 5-11 Jr 7.2 1.3

G 04 Kestlee Dooley 5-8 Sr 3.0 1.7

Cougar Players Off The Bench

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 33 Ambrosia Anderson 6-2 So 13.2 7.7

G 14 Julie Sullivan 5-8 Jr 11.0 2.0

G/F 01 Nancy Seljaas 6-0 So 7.2 1.5

F 32 Kristin Kozlowski 6-2 Jr 1.2 2.2

G/F 35 Melinda Johnsen 5-10 Fr 1.0 0.5

G 13 Tiari Goold 5-7 Fr 1.0 0.5

G 12 Angie Gatten 5-6 Sr 1.0 0.7

G 23 Heather Hansen 5-9 Fr 0.6 0.2

G 24 Hollie Hansen 5-9 Fr 0.0 0.5

2003-04 Team Stats

u Shooting from the field: (.386, 140-363)

u Shooting from the free-throw line: (.667, 98-147)

u Shooting from three-point line: (.326, 28-86)

u Average points per game: 67.7

Last Game Recap

After being done by as many as 19 points in the first half, the Cougar team rallied behind the efforts of sophomore forward Nancy Seljaas's two three pointers to cut the Santa Clara lead to 10, 36-26 at the break. In the second half of action BYU had a great comeback for a 75-63 road victory over the Broncos. Julie Sullivan came off the bench for a season and career high 20 points to lead the Cougars. Three players had double figure rebounding with a game high 12 from Ambrosia Anderson, followed by 11 from Ashley Chamberlain and 10 from Danielle Cheesman. Earlier in the week, the team picked up a 63-53 win over Nevada in Reno.

2003-04 Season Outlook

Hoping to rebound from an injury-plugged season, this year's team comes back with talent and experience from last season's MWC Championship run in Las Vegas and a sixth consecutive post season appearance.

Returning Players

Under third-year head coach Jeff Judkins, the Cougars will use the experience gained by the younger players to build a winning season. Returning players, such as junior starter Danielle Cheesman, senior guard Kestlee Nelson, and underclassman with significant playing time, will need to step up and fill leadership roles. Cheesman, the Cougars' second-leading scorer and leading rebounder, will provide the team with versatility with her outside shooting ability and solid presence under the basket. Cheesman spent part of the 2003 summer trying out for the USA Women's Basketball Team.

Senior center Ashleigh Chamberlain and junior forward Kristen Kozlowski will also provide height in the paint and help Cheesman pull down the boards. Juniors Julie Sullivan, who suffered a torn ligament in her knee and started in 13 of 14 games last season, along with guard Kali Taylor will return to the Cougar roster. Nelson, who replaced Sullivan in the starting lineup, will return with experience playing in pressure situations. In MWC play Nelson toped the list in field goal percentage from behind the arc (53.6). Sophomore Jennie Overdiek will be a strong threat on the defensive end with her 12 starts from last season. Also back for a second season with BYU are Ambrosia Anderson and Nancy Seljaas. Both got significant playing experience as freshmen.

Newcomers

With four new freshmen coming in, including three Utah natives, the Cougars' will be able to develop the perimeter players into excellent talent. Mountain View High School standouts Hollie and Heather Hansen, younger sisters of BYU graduate and Atlanta Hawks Travis Hansen, led their team to State championships and will add depth in the guard position.

Joining the Hansen twins in the guard position is Melinda Johnson, younger sister of Ute standout Brinton Johnson, of Murray High School who will be a great addition on the outside. Tiari Goold, a guard from Milwaukie, Ore., will also add talent with great passing skills and knowledge of the game.

With the talent returning from last year and the incoming athletes, BYU will battle for a title at the MWC tournament and another run to the NCAA Tournament.

The Judkins file

Overall Record: 47-23, is in his third season at BYU.

Entering the 2003-04 season, head coach Jeff Judkins, is back for a third year at the helm of the Cougar women's program. Coach Judkins took the women's team to back-to-back NCAA appearances as well as to the title games of the MWC Championships, winning the title game in 2001-02.

An all-state selection in basketball, football and baseball, Judkins played basketball for the University of Utah Utah from 1974-78. While playing for the Utes, he helped the team win one conference championship and two berths in the NCAA Tournament.

He was a second-team academic All-American and three-time first-team District VII academic selection. Judkins earned three first-team All-WAC honors and was a member of the 1977 United States World Games team that captured the gold medal.

He played five years in the NBA for the Boston Celtics, Portland Trailblazers, Detroit Pistons and the Utah Jazz. He was a second-round pick by the Celtics in 1978, the same year the Celtics selected Larry Bird with the sixth pick overall.

After his NBA career, he returned to the U of U in 1989, and remained with the men's program for 10 years. Judkins, a Salt Lake City native, graduated from Utah in 1978 with a degree in health and physical education. He is a member of the Utah Sports Hall of Fame and the Crimson Club Hall of Fame.

He and his wife Mary Kay, are the parents of five children: Jessica (23), Jordan (21), Jenna (19), Jaime (16), Jaxson (13).

This Week's opponentS

CS Fullerton

The Titans have compiled a 0-4 record to date after just competing in the Jayhawk Classic in Kansas. Cal-State Fullerton has also played two MWC schools in New Mexico and San Diego State. BYU will be their third of four league programs the Titans will play this season. They host UNLV on Dec. 13. Amber Pruitt is one of two Titans players scoring in double figures with an average of 13.7 points. She tops the list in the rebound category, grabbing 8.7 boards per game. Tessa Moon follows in scoring with 10.3 points and 4.0 rebounds per game. As a team CS Fullerton is shooting 28 percent from the field and 60 percent from the free throw line. The team has yet to win at home.

CS Fullerton Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 00 Amber Pruitt 6-1 So 13.7 8.7

F 11 Tessa Moon 6-3 Sr 10.3 4.0

C 33 Rochelle Ortega 6-2 Sr 2.7 3.0

G 15 Meghann Keathley 6-0 Fr 2.7 2.3

G 52 Tamara Quinn 5-7 Sr 7.3 1.3

Series Record: 1-3

Last Meeting: These two teams have not met in over 18 years. Their last meeting dates back to 1985 at the BYU Classic with the Cougars getting an 89-81 win.

Arizona

Arizona is currently ranked 25th in t he country and just finished hosting the 13th annual Fiesta Bowl Classic defeating American University and Massachusetts, thus improving their record to 5-2 on the year. The Wildcats are on a 16-game winning streak dating back to Nov. 30, 2002. Three players are getting double figure scoring for Arizona with 16.9 points from Shawntinice Polk. She's also the team's leading rebounder with 7.7 boards per game. Dee-Dee Wheeler is contributing 15.9 points and 4.7 rebounds. Aimee Grzyb is at 10.4 points per game and is grabbing 2.4 rebounds per game. As a team, the Wildcats are shooting 45 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line. They are averaging 71.6 per game and holding opponents to 62.1 points.

Arizona Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 05 CoCoa Sanford 6-0 So 7.0 4.9

C 00 Shawntinice Polk 6-5 So 16.9 7.7

G 11 Dee-Dee Wheeler 5-6 Jr 15.9 4.7

G 13 Aimee Grzyb 5-7 Sr 10.4 2.4

G 23 Natalie Jones 5-10 So 5.3 3.1

Series Record: 5-3

Last Meeting: The Cougars and Wildcats met on Nov. 18, 2000 in Tucson with the hosts getting the 76-71 victory.

siblings in the pros

Two of the players on this year's roster have a brother playing in the NBA. Travis Hansen, Atlanta Hawks is older brother to twins Heather and Hollie Hansen. Travis is in his rookie season, and was a two-year starter at BYU. At the start of the season Britton Johnsen was on the Orlando Magic's roster but has since been cut from the team. He was a four-year starter at the University of Utah. Freshman Melinda Johnsen is his younger sister.

Doubles Abound

On this year's team there is one set of twins on the BYU roster in sisters Heather and Hollie Hansen. Senior Angie Gatten is also a twin to sister Angie Lewis who finished her eligibility last season with the Cougar program.

returning player bios

# 33- Ambrosia Anderson

6-2 So. Forward

Colorado Springs, Colorado

At BYU: SOPHOMORE - (2003-04) Tied her season and career high 12 rebounds at Santa Clara on 12/4/03...picked up her second double double of her career with a season/team high 21 points against TCU on 11/29/03, she also tallied 11 rebounds in the same game. Has played in all three games to date tallying double figures in two games (12) against Weber State and (17) against Clemson. Against the Tigers she picked up her first double double of her career with the 17 points and a team high 12 rebounds.

FRESHMAN - (2002-2003): At the end of her first year playing college basketball she played in all 31 games and got the starting nod in three of those (at no. 21 George Washington, at NC State and against the University of Alabama at the Triple Crown from Albuquerque, New Mexico)...picked up a team high and a personal best 14 points against UNLV on 2/20/03 and had a season and career high 11 rebounds vs. New Mexico on 2/6/03...two times she had team high seven rebounds, the first vs. UNM on 3/8/03 the final regular season conference game and at the team's last game of the year at Colorado in the first round of the NCAA tournament... was also perfect from the free throw line against SDSU making all five attempts...overall, she finished in fifth place in

points on the team with a total of 133 for an 4.3 average...placed fourth in three categories, field goals made with 55 and a 1.8 average, free throw made category with eight, and total rebound with 96...was third on the team in 3-pt field goals made with 15...finished fifth on the team in three other categories, offensive rebounds with 22, defensive rebounds with 74 and blocks with seven.

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A BL. St. TO

03 31/3 55-154.357 8-12 .667 15-45.333 133 96 19 7 16 34

04 6/0 31-68 .456 15-22 .682 2-10 .200 79 46 10 0 8 7

Career Highs:

Points: 21

Rebounds: 12

#40- Ashleigh Chamberlain

6-4 Sr. Center

Kanab, Utah

At BYU: SENIOR (2003-04) Picked up a season high 11 rebounds at Santa Clara on 12/4/03...has started in all games with season high10 points against Weber State.

JUNIOR - (2002-2003): Started in her first game as a BYU Cougar vs. Wyoming on 1/18/03 after becoming academically eligible on January 2...finishing the season playing in 21 total games, starting in 10 of them...averaged 11.8 minutes per game...led the team in field goal percentage at the end of the season with .542 going 39-72 with an average of 4.2 points per game and scoring a total of 89 points for the year...fouled out 6 times during the season... averaged 3.4 rebounds a game, pulling down a total of 72 rebounds for the year... In the 2003 MWC tournament she had seven rebounds and three steals against the University of Utah on 03/14/03 in the semifinals of the championship in Las Vegas... was 3 for 7 against Colorado in the first round of the NCAA tournament leading the team in rebounds with six...in that post season game she played a total of 18 minutes.

SOPHOMORE - (2001-2002): Redshirt

Statistics

Year G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A BL. St. TO

03 21-10 39-72. 542 11-20.550 0-0.000 89 72 4 6 8 32

04 6/6 15-35 .429 5-10 .500 0-0 35 39 1 3 7 9

Career Highs:

Points: 12

Rebounds: 11

#51- Danielle Cheesman

6-2 Jr. Forward

Orem, Utah

At BYU: JUNIOR - (2003-04) Picked up second of the season and sixth overall double double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in the game at Santa Clara on 12/04/03... had season high 20 points vs. TCU and was 8-10 from the free throw line, has started in all games, picking up her first and fifth overall double double with 18 points and 12 rebounds vs. Mount St. Mary's, was named Player of the Game vs. MSt. M and made the All-Tournament Team at the Great Alaska Shootout, against MSt.M., she was also perfect from the free-throw line (8-8).

SOPHOMORE - (2002-2003): Started in all games...picked up her fourth double double of her career with 11 points and 11 rebounds against UNLV on 2/20/03...tallied a season and career high 21 points against Montana State at home on 12/30/02...has had her second highest points output with 20 points twice, vs. UNLV on 3/12/03 and against NC State on 12/14/02...had her third double-double of her career and second of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds against George Washington on 12/11/02...picked up her second double-double of her career with 16 points and 10 rebounds in the game against Oregon on 12/07/02... tallied 10 points and seven rebounds against SUU on 12/3/02...had two back-to-back games where she grabbed double figure rebounds with10 against Oregon on 12/7/02 and at no. 21 George Washington on 12/11/02...in MWC games had a team high 17 points vs. Utah on 2/1/03 and a team high 11 points in the following league game vs. UNM on 2/6/03...in the MWC game against UNLV had a team high 11 rebounds and also vs. UNLV at the MWC tournament led the team in rebounds with nine...finished her second season with the BYU program as the team's second leading scorer with a total of 348 points for an 11.2 per game average...and was also in second place in three other categories; field goal attempts with an average of 10.6; field goals made with a total of 143 for a 4.6 average, and free throws made with 87 total and an average of 1.5 per game...also on the team she was third in steals with a total of 27 and in the rebound category was first in total rebounds and first in total offensive boards, tallying a total of 168 rebounds and 58 offensive boards...she also finished in second place on the team in defensive rebounds with a total of 110 for an average of 3.5 per game.

FRESHMAN - (2001-2002): Played in all 33 games, starting in the last 19...averaged 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds....was team's second leading rebounder...named to the MWC Academic All-Conference Team with a GPA of 3.00 in an undeclared major...picked up a season high and first-ever collegiate double double with 16 points and 12 rebounds vs New Mexico on 2/16/02.

Statistics

Year G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A St. TO

02 33/19 118-252.468 46-58. 793 1-5 .200 283 145 16 20 47

03 31/31 143-328. 436 47-78. 603 15-47.319 348 168 32 27 79

04 6/6 28-80 .350 22-35 .629 3-9 .333 81 44 7 8 13

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Career Highs:

Points: 21

Rebounds: 12

Assists: 3

#32- Kristin Crockett Kozlowski

6-2 Jr. Forward

Centerville, Utah

At BYU: JUNIOR - (2003-04) Has played in all games to date with a season high four rebounds vs. Weber State.

SOPHOMORE - (2002-2003): In her second season in college basketball and her first at BYU she started in her first game on

3/12/03 but had been getting significant playing time in the previous 16 contests...averaged 8.6 minutes per game... and had a season high 10 points and six rebounds vs. the Air Force Academy on 3/16/03...ended the season with a .400 field goal percentage hitting 10 of the 25 shots... averaged 1.9 points per game... went 11 for 13 from the free throw line ending the season with a .846 percentage and was perfect from the line in conference play, going 9 for 9...she also pulled down a total of 27 rebounds during the season...started in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Colorado playing nine minutes scoring three points and grabbing two rebounds.

REDSHIRT - (2001-2002)

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA% 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A BL. St. TO

03 16-4 10-25. 400 11-13.846 0-0 .000 31 27 2 3 2 12

04 4 3-9 .333 1-2 .500 0-0 7 13 1 0 1 7

Career Highs:

Points: 10

Rebounds: 6

#4- Kestlee Nelson Dooley

5-8, Sr. Guard

Sandy, Utah

At BYU: SENIOR (2003-04) Has started in all games to date with a season high six points against MSt.M.

JUNIOR - (2002-2003): Had her first start as a guard on the Cougar squad at the beginning of MWC play against CSU on 1/16/03 replacing an injured Julie Sullivan...had significant playing time in all previous 13 games ...finished the season with a .438 field goal percentage...shot a team high .536 from behind the arc in league games going 15 for 28 averaging 5.3 points per game... shot .720 from behind the free throw line...played an average of 25.9 minutes per game...ended the season with a total of 29 steals, 82 assists, and 58 rebounds... averaged only 1.3 turnovers per game...with an average of 2.6 assists per game...had seven assists against UNLV on 2/20/03... was 5 for 5 from the field against Utah on 03/14/03...contributed 5 assists against Colorado in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A BL. St. TO

03 31/18 42-96. 438 18-25.720 21-47.447 123 58 82 3 29 40

04 6/6 9-23 .391 0-8 0-8 18 10 11 1 11 11

Career Highs:

Points: 17

Rebounds: 5

Assists: 7

#15- Jennie Overdiek

5-10, So. Guard

Syracuse, Utah

At BYU: SOPHOMORE (2003-04) Has started in five of six games of the season, picked up season high 13 points vs TCU on 11/29/03, sitting out the third game due to an injured foot.

FRESHMAN - (2002-2003):Begin her collegiate basketball career at BYU starting in 12 of 31 games with an average of 18 minutes a game...finished the season with .507 field goal percentage going 37 for 73...averaged 3.5 points per game and .444 behind the 3-point line connecting 12 times...averaged .793 from the free throw line going 23 for 29... averaged 3.1 rebounds per game pulling down a total of 95 for the season, 76 being defensive rebounds...was 4 for 4 from the field against New Mexico on 02/06/03... picked up a season and career high 12 boards vs. UNM on 3/15/03 and had a career high 15 points against UNLV on 1/25/03... played a season high 37 minutes against CSU on 2/15/03...played 20 minutes pulling down 3 rebounds and scoring 5 points against Colorado in the first round of the 2003 NCAA tournament.

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A BL. St. TO

03 31/12 37-73. 507 23-29 .793 12-2 .444 109 95 30 6 13 31

04 5/5 3-15 .200 11-16 .688 1-6 .167 18 16 0 0 7 5

Career Highs:

Points: 15

Rebounds: 12

Assists: 3

#1- Nancy Seljaas

6-0, So. Guard/Forward

Bountiful, Utah

At BYU: SOPHOMORE (2003-04) Has played in all six games, picked up a career and season high 16 points vs. Mount St. Mary's also tallied a season/career high five three-pointers in the same game.

FRESHMAN - (2002-2003): In her first season playing college basketball she played in 29 games averaging 6.0 minutes of playing time...picked up a season high 13 points and six rebounds vs. Air Force on 2/9/03, the six boards were a team high for that league game...also tallied a team high three steals vs. the University of Colorado at the NCAA first round game on 3/22/03....the 29 games she played includes 13 of 14 games for an average of 6.0 minutes of playing time per contest...and in those 13 league games she shot .435 from the field and .889 from the free throw line...the 89 percent was second best on the team in MWC games.

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A BL. St. TO

03 29/0 17-47 .362 14-19 .737 8-24 .333 56 21 7 1 9 12

04 6/0 14-32 .438 5-7 .714 10-20 .500 43 9 1 3 1 2

Career Highs:

Points: 16

Rebounds: 6

Assists: 2

Steals: 3

#14- Julie Sullivan

5-8 Jr. Guard

Silver City, New Mexico

At BYU: JUNIOR (2003-04) Has played in all games, starting vs. Mount St. Mary's, tallied a season/career high 20 points in 25 minutes in the game at Santa Clara, also was .750 (12-16) from the free throw line in the same game...had her second best point output for the year with 18 in the first game of the season at Weber State, also scored in double figures against Clemson with 14.

SOPHOMORE - (2002-2003): The season ended on Mon., Jan. 13 suffering a torn ACL during practice....had started all games through the ISU game on 1/07/03 ...picked up a season high nine assists in that game...had a season high 15 points against Alabama on Dec. 21...tallied 10 points, five assists and five rebounds vs NC State on 12/14/02...did not play in the second half of the game vs. Oregon due to a pulled muscle...picked up 12 points in the game on Dec. 5 vs. USF...had seven assists vs Boise State on 11/27/02...had seven assists in two games vs. Boise State on 11/27/02 and vs. Idaho State at 1/7/03...tallied five assists in two other games at UCSB on 1/2/03 and at NC State on 12/14/02...in that game she was also perfect from the free throw line making all four attempts...after playing in 14 games, starting in 13 she finished the season third in assists on the team with a total of 53 for an average of 3.8 per game...was fifth on the team in free throw percentage, .828 (24-39)...and in those 14 games she also finished fifth on the squad in points average with 6.2 and a total of 87 points.

REDSHIRT - (2001-2002):

FRESHMAN - (2000-2001): Played in all games...contributing 5.2 points and 1.8 rebounds a game...had season high 15 points against Wyoming on 2/17/01...had a season and high eight assists against Air Force on 3/3/01...named MWC Newcomer of the Year.

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A BL. St. TO

01 32/00 57-150 .380 30-44 .682 22-47 .468 166 56 69 7 18 46

02 Redshirt

03 14/13 28-93 .301 24-29 .828 7-19 .368 87 40 53 3 7 37

04 6/1 20-46 .435 25-32 .781 1-3 .333 66 12 12 3 8 12

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Career Highs:

Points: 18

Rebounds: 6

Assists: 8

#25- Kali Taylor

5-11, Jr. Guard

Lyman, Utah

At BYU: JUNIOR (2003-04) Has started in all games to date picking up a season high13 points at Santa Clara on 12/04...

SOPHOMORE - (2002-2003): In her second season with the BYU program she averaged 18.1 minutes per game, getting the starting on Dec. 30 vs. Montana State...averaged 5.1 points per game in conference play and 4.5 overall...contributed an overall shooting percentage of .421 and .714 from the free throw line going 20 for 28...made 13 3-pointers for the season... ending the season with a total of 39 assists and 20 steals...was 3 for 3 against University of Oregon on 12/07/02... was 2 for 2 behind the arc against Utah on 03/01/03, in that same game had a season and career high 16 points...had 4 steals against San Diego State on 02/22/03...played 14 minutes and pulled down 3 rebounds against Colorado in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

FRESHMAN - (2001-2002): Played in 28 of 33 games averaging 5.6 minutes of playing time per game...tallied 1.2 points and 0.4 rebounds...had a season high 11 points vs. Washington State on 11/24/01 and six assists vs Arkansas Pine-Bluff at the Denver Pioneer Classic on 12/14/01.

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A St. To

02 28/0 11-33 .333 7-12 . 583 4-11 .364 33 10 11 2 5

03 31/9 53-126 .421 20-28 .714 13-45 .289 139 59 39 20 48

04 6/6 13-35 .371 10-13 .769 7-17 .412 43 8 21 5 7

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Career Highs:

Points: 16

Rebounds: 4

Assists: 6

Steals: 6

#12- Angie Gatten

5-6 Sr. Guard

Jefferson City, MT/No. Idaho College

AT BYU: SENIOR (2003-04) Has played in three games to date.

JUNIOR (2002-03)Finished her second season in the BYU program playing in a total of 13 games, shooting .800 from the free throw line going 4 for 5 for the season and in conference games was at 100 percent from the charity stripe...shot .400 from the field...had 22 points for the season going 4 for 10... and was 3 for 5 from behind the arc during conference play as well...in the total of 13 games she averaged 3.9 minutes per game, playing a total of 51 minutes in the season...had three rebounds, three assists, and two steals on the season... played 4 minutes in the first round of the NCAA tournament against Colorado contributing one assist in that contest.

2001-02: REDSHIRT

2000-01: No. Idaho College

1999-00: No. Idaho College

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A St. To

03 13 4-10 .400 4-5 .800 3-8 .375 15 3 3 2 1

04 3 0-2 3-4 .750 0-2 3 2 1 2 0

Career Highs:

Points: 8

Steals: 2

Rebounds: 1

#30 - Melissa Brown

5-8, Sr. Guard

University Place, Wash

At BYU: SENIOR (2003-04) Played in the first game of the season against Weber State, and has played in a total of three games to date..

JUNIOR - (2002-03) Played in two pre-season games, four MWC contests and one post season game for a total of seven...averaged 1.7 minutes of playing time in the league games and in the two non-conference contests...scored two points at the NCAA first round game against Colorado on 3/22/03.

SOPHOMORE (2001-02) Played in eight games that includes three non-conference games, four league contests and at Oregon in the team's first round WNIT game...picked up two points vs. the Air Force Academy on 2/1/01.

2003-04 Newcomer Bios

#13 - Tiari Goold

Guard

5-7, Fr

Oregon City, Oregon

At BYU: FRESHMAN (2003-04) Has played in four games to date, tallying a second team best eight assists.

Before BYU: National Honor Society... Honor Cord... Athlete of the Week, "Pioneer Spotlight"...two-year letterwinner in women's basketball and soccer... Second Team All-League... State Honorable Mention... All-American nominee... Second Team All-League in soccer.

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A St. To

04 2/0 1-3 .333 1-4 .250 1-2 .500 4 2 8 1 4

Career Highs:

Points:

Steals:

Rebounds:

Assists:8

#24 - Hollie Hansen

Guard

5-8, Fr

Orem, Utah

At BYU: FRESHMAN (2003-04) Has had an opportunity to play in all games to date.

Before BYU: Team Defensive Player of the Year...Team Offensive Player of the Year... four-year letterwinner in

women's basketball... League MVP... led team to Regional Championship four straight years... State MVP... led team to State Championship three straight years... 2001 ESPN National Champions.

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A St. To

04 6/0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 2 2 0 2

Career Highs:

Points:

Steals:

Rebounds:

Assists:

#23 - Heather Hansen

Guard

5-8, Fr

Orem, Utah

At BYU: FRESHMAN (2003-04) Has played in five games so far this season, tallying a total of six points.

Before BYU: Team MVP... four-year letterwinner in women's basketball...League MVP... led team to Regional Championship 4 straight years... State MVP... Named Utah's Miss Basketball... led team to state Championship three straight years...2001 ESPN National Champions.

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A St. To

04 5/0 2-6 .333 0-0 2-6 .333 6 0 6 1 3

Career Highs:

Points:

Steals:

Rebounds:

Assists:

#35 - Melinda Johnsen

Guard/Forward

5-10, Fr

Murray, Utah

At BYU: FRESHMAN (2003-04) Has played in all games to date, picking up six points against Mount St. Mary's.

Before BYU: Female Athlete of the Year... four-time letterwinner in women's basketball and softball... region 5 MVP.... Selected to Utah's All-State Team,junior and senior year... Utah's Athlete of the Year 2002-2003... Region 5 Player of the Year and All-State honors in softball.

Statistics

Yr G/GS FG-FGA % FT-FTA % 3-pts % Pts. Reb. A St. To

04 6/0 2-9 .222 0-1 3-4 .750 9 3 3 1 0

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Walk-On Bios

#5 - Julie Cross

Guard

5-9, So

Scottsdale, Arizona

Before BYU: High School Valedictorian...Team MVP three straight years... four-year letterwinner in women's basketball...Second Team All-Region... 1997 BCI National Champions...two-year letterwinner in women's volleyball.

#41 - Lindsey Huffman

Guard

5-7, Jr

Woodstock, Georgia

AT UVSC: Played two seasons for UVSC... averaged 22 minutes with 9 ppg.

Before BYU: Honor Roll four straight years with a GPA of 3.9... Started on the Varsity squad all four years of high school... Team MVP three straight years... All-Region player four straight years... 2001 Regional Player of the ...2001 Region 4A leading scorer... also a four year letterwinner in softball and received All-Region honors.

traveling cougars

On this week's road trip the Cougar team departs for Fullerton on Monday, Dec. 8 on Delta flight# 1099 at 3L05 p.m., arriving at John Wayne Airport at 3:58 p.m. While there the team's hotel is the Marriott Fullerton located at 2701 East Nutwood Avenue, 714-738-7800, 714-738-0288. On Thursday, Dec. 9 BYU leaves for Tucson on Southwest Flight# 1130 at 10:50 a.m., arriving at 1:10 p.m. During their Arizona trip the Cougars will stay at th Viscount Suite Hotel, 4855 East Broadway, 520-745-6500. The team returns to Salt Lake City on Saturday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m., on Delta flight# 3739.

UP NEXT

BYU finishes the month of December at home hosting Idaho State on the 20th at 1 p.m., and Southern Utah on the 30th at 7 p.m.

BYU Women's Basketball Roster

2003-04

No. Name Pos Ht Yr Exp. Hometown/School

01 Nancy Seljaas G/F 6-0 So 1V Bountiful, UT/Bountiful HS

04 Kestlee Nelson Dooley G 5-8 Sr 3V Sandy, UT/Alta HS/UVSC

10 Laura Stratton G 5-6 So HS Missoula, MT/Sentinel HS/BYU Id.

12 Angie Gatten G 5-6 Sr 3V Jefferson City, MT/No.Idaho Co.

13 Tiari Goold G 5-7 Fr HS Milwaukie, Oregon/Oregon City HS

14 Julie Sullivan G 5-8 Jr 2V Silver City, NM/Silver City HS

15 Jennie Overdiek G 5-10 So 1V Syracuse, UT/Clearfield HS

23 Heather Hansen G 5-9 Fr HS Orem, UT/Mountain View HS

24 Hollie Hansen G 5-9 Fr HS Orem, UT/Mountain View HS

25 Kali Taylor G 5-11 Jr 2V Lyman, UT/Wayne HS

32 Kristen Kozlowski F 6-2 Jr 3V Centerville, UT/Boise State

33 Ambrosia Anderson F 6-2 So 1V Colorado Springs, CO/Doherty HS

35 Melinda Johnsen G/F 5-10 Fr HS Murray, UT/Murray HS

40 Ashleigh Chamberlain C 6-4 Sr 3V Kanab, UT/UVSC

51 Danielle Cheesman F 6-2 Jr 2V Orem, UT/Mountain View HS

Walk-Ons

5 Julie Cross G 5-9 So Scottsdale, AZ/Coronado HS

30 Melissa Brown G 5-8 Sr University Place, WA/Curtis HS

41 Lindsay Huffman G 5-7 Jr 2V Woodstock, GA/Etowah HS/UVSC

Head Coach: Jeff Judkins

Assistant Coaches: Alli Bills, Jonas Chatterton, Stacy Jensen

Athletic Trainers: Carolyn Billings, Staci Reynolds

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