MWC Season Begins With Game At Colorado State and Wyoming

After playing three games at home, it's back on the road again for BYU's women's basketball team. This week the Cougar women open MWC play on the road, battling CSU on Thurs. Jan. 15 and at Wyoming on Jan. 17.

Teams: BYU (10-4, 0-0) vs. CSU (9-4, 0-0) Date: Thurs. 1/15/04 Time: 7 p.m. Arena: Moby Arena

Teams: BYU (10- 4, 0-0) vs. Wyo (4- 9, 0-0) Date: Sat. 1/17/04 Time: 2 p.m. Arena: Multipurpose Gym

Live Internet Broadcast

This week's road games can be heard 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 5.1 4.2

F 51 Danielle Cheesman 6-2 Jr 12.6 7.2

F 32 Kristin Kozlowski 6-2 Jr 2.6 1.9

F/G 25 Kali Taylor 5-11 Jr 7.0 1.5

G 04 Kestlee Dooley 5-8 Sr 2.2 1.7

Cougar Players Off The Bench

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 33 Ambrosia Anderson 6-2 So 11.0 6.5

G 14 Julie Sullivan 5-8 Jr 9.0 2.3

G/F 01 Nancy Seljaas 6-0 So 8.6 1.9

C 40 Ashley Chamberlain 6-4 Sr. 5.9 6.0

G 13 Tiari Goold 5-7 Fr 1.3 0.8

G 23 Heather Hansen 5-9 Fr 1.2 0.4

G/F 35 Melinda Johnsen 5-10 Fr 1.1 1.2

G 12 Angie Gatten 5-6 Sr 1.0 0.3

G 24 Hollie Hansen 5-9 Fr 0.5 1.2

2003-04 Team Stats

u Shooting from the field: (.390, 336-861)

u Shooting from the free-throw line: (.693, 190-274)

u Shooting from three-point line: (.348, 77-221)

u Average points per game: 67.1

Last Game Recap

On their third game in three states, the BYU women's basketball team picked up its fourth consecutive win and seventh overall. Three Cougars scored in double figures with Ashleigh Chamberlain and Nancy Seljaas coming off the bench for 15 points each. Danielle Cheesman tallied 12 points and a game-high eight rebounds in the third Big Sky conference opponent for BYU this week.

Cougar Team Notables

3 The 82-point output by the Cougars vs. Portland State team are a season high this year.

3 The 10-4 preseason record is the best for BYU since the 1999-00 year, when they went into league play with a 10-3 record.

3 The 7-1 road record compiled to date is also the best dating back to the 1999-00 season when they went 5-2 in away games, prior to the conference opener.

3 At the Montana State game, BYU tallied a season high best 93 percent (26-28)shooting from the free-throw line.

The Judkins file

Overall Record: 53-25, is in his third season at BYU.

Entering the 2003-04 campaign, 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).

Coaching Milestone - 50th Win

On their home court in the first game of 2004, third year head coach Jeff Judkins tallied his 50th career win with the 59-54 victory over the University of San Francisco.

2003-04 Mountain West Conference Standings (As of 1/12/04)

Conf. Games All Games

Team (Rk)

UNLV 0-0 11-2

BYU 0-0 10-4

Utah (24) 0-0 10-4

Colorado State 0-0 9-4

New Mexico 0-0 7-5

San Diego State 0-0 5-8

Wyoming 0-0 4-9

Air Force 0-0 3-1

Coach Judkins vs. Mountain West Opponents

Team Overall 2002-03

vs. Air Force 4-0 2-0

vs. Colorado State 1-3 1-1

vs. New Mexico 1-4 1-1

vs. San Diego State 4-0 2-0

vs. UNLV 5-1 1-1

vs. Utah 3-2 0-2

vs. Wyoming 3-1 1-1

COUGARS IN THE NCAA Stats (Individuals)

Top 30 Ranked

3-Pt. FG. Pct. Pct.

21. Nancy Seljaas 46.0

BYU IN THE NCAA Stats (Team)

Top 30 Ranked

Fewest Turnovers Per Game Avg.

22. BYU 14.6

This Week's opponentS

Colorado State University

As the Rams open MWC play this week, the team has compiled a 9-4 record, are 5-3 at home and have won the last three games. Senior forward Joy Jenkins tops the leader board in scoring for CSU with 12.7 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. Three other teammates join her in contributing in double figures with Melissa Dennett tallying 12.6 points, Lindsay Thomas with 12.5 points and a team high 7.8 rebounds. Vanessa Espinoza finishes with 12.2 points and 3.4 boards a game. As a team, the Rams are shooting 44 percent from the field and 66 percent at the free throw line. They score 67.9 points and allow opponents 59.1 points per game.

CSU Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 32 Melissa Dennett 6-2 So 12.6 6.5

F 33 Joy Jenkins 6-3 Sr 12.7 5.8

C 45 Lindsay Thomas 6-3 So 12.5 7.8

G 05 Vanessa Espinoza 5-3 So 12.2 3.4

G 11 Jasai Ferrucho 5-7 Sr 6.5 2.4

Series Record: 37-20 favoring the visiting BYU team

Last Meeting: In the two games from last season, each team won on its home court. BYU beat CSU at the Marriott Center 71-56 on 1/16/03 and the Rams defeated the Cougars in over time 70-71 on regional TV from Moby Arena on February 15.. BYU has a 11-13 record when playing at Moby Arena, and have not won there since a 79-78 win on Feb. 12, 1994 when both teams were part of the WAC.

Wyoming

The University of Wyoming women's basketball team under first year coach Joe Legerski has compiled a 4-9 record to date with a 3-4 record at home. The Cowgirls open MWC play on Thursday, Jan. 15 hosting the University of Utah before the match up with the Cougars on Saturday afternoon. Junior guard Ashley Elliott is the lone team member scoring in double digits with 16.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game. Michelle Lieber, a 6-0 freshman forward leads the team in the rebound category, grabbing 7.3 boards a game. Wyoming has two returning starters and seven letterwinners back from last year's team. The Cowgirls are shooting 33 percent from the field and 66 percent at the foul line.

Wyoming Probable Starters

Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG

F 31 Kristen Lenhardt 6-1 Jr 6.3 4.1

F 33 Michelle Lieber 6-0 Fr 5.0 7.3

C 53 Sara Hippen 6-3 Jr 4.1 3.2

G 24 Ashley Elliott 5-7 Jr 16.4 5.0

G 13 Brenda Pickup 5-7 Sr 7.8 3.2

Series Record: 39-14 for the Cougars

Last Meeting: BYU and Wyoming went 1-1 last year with each team winning on their own home court. At the Marriott Center, the victory was 67-59 and at the Multipurpose Gym, the score was 59-66. The Cougars are 16-9 on the road against the Cowgirls.

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) To date has played in 13 of 14 games... vs. USF on 1/3/04 she tallied a career high 22 points and grabbed11 boards for her third double double other career and the third this season...has returned to action after not playing for a couple of games after suffering a grade one sprained ankle against CS Fullerton on 12/09/03. 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 tallied in double figures in seven games ... against Clemson 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 13/0 59-123 .480 18-29 .621 7-19 .368 143 85 20 0 12 20

Career Highs:

Points: 22

Rebounds: 12

#40- Ashleigh Chamberlain

6-4 Sr. Center

Kanab, Utah

At BYU: SENIOR (2003-04) Picked up a season and career high 15 points at Portland State on 1/10/04... tallied a season best 11 rebounds against Arizona on 12/12/03...picked up her second highest season 11 rebounds at Santa Clara on 12/4/03...has started in 10 of 14 games.

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 14-10 33-72 .458 16-25 .640 0-0 82 84 4 12 13 19

Career Highs:

Points: 15

Rebounds: 11

#51- Danielle Cheesman

6-2 Jr. Forward

Orem, Utah

At BYU: JUNIOR - (2003-04) Tallied her third double double of the season and seventh overall with 20 points and a career high 13 rebounds against Montana State on 1/6/04....picked up her 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. Mary's and made the All-Tournament Team at the Great Alaska Shootout, against MSt.Mary's., 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 14/14 65-176 .369 43-64 .672 3-16 .188 176 101 14 16 33

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Career Highs:

Points: 21

Rebounds: 13

Assists: 3

#32- Kristin Crockett Kozlowski

6-2 Jr. Forward

Centerville, Utah

At BYU: JUNIOR - (2003-04) Has played in all games to date, starting in the last four, at Montana State on 1/6/04 and vs. USF on 1/3/04...picked up a season high five rebounds at Montana State on 1/6/04...and a season and career high 11 points at CS Fullerton on 12/9/03.

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 14-4 17-43 .395 14-17 .824 0-0 48 30 2 3 5 10

Career Highs:

Points: 11

Rebounds: 6

#4- Kestlee Nelson Dooley

5-8, Sr. Guard

Sandy, Utah

At BYU: SENIOR (2003-04) Injured her shoulder in practice and did not play against CS Fullerton, but did start against Arizona on 12/12/03...Has since continued to be the starting point guard, tallied six points twice to date against MSt.Mary's in November and at Northern Arizona on 1/8/04...in that same game she grabbed a season high five boards.

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 13/13 11-40 .275 6-7 .857 1-11 .091 29 22 25 1 17 14

Career Highs:

Points: 17

Rebounds: 5

Assists: 7

#15- Jennie Overdiek

5-10, So. Guard

Syracuse, Utah

At BYU: SOPHOMORE (2003-04) Has started and played in 13 of 14 games of the season, picked up season high 13 points vs TCU on 11/29/03, had 11 points vs Idaho State on 12/20/03...and has picked up nine rebounds twice to date, vs SUU on 12/30/03 and most recently at Montana State on 1/6/04.

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 13/13 19-50 .380 21-30 .700 7-19 .368 66 54 11 2 10 19

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 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...tallied a season high six rebounds at CS Fullerton on 12/9/03.

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 14/0 40-92 .435 12-17 .706 28-61 .459 120 26 11 4 4 15

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) Prior to the start of league play has tallied five assists in four games ...picked up a season high four steals in the game at Northern Arizona on 1/8/04...Has played in all games, starting in two... 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 and that same point output against CS Fullerton on 12/9/03...and had 15 points vs SUU on 12/30/03.

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 14/2 42-109 .385 38-51 .745 4-14 .286 126 32 41 3 21 34

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Career Highs:

Points: 20

Rebounds: 6

Assists: 8

#25- Kali Taylor

5-11, Jr. Guard

Lyman, Utah

At BYU: JUNIOR (2003-04) Has started in 13 of 14 games to date picking up a season high13 points at Santa Clara on 12/04...she tallied that same number of points against Arizona on 12/12/03...also tallied in double figures at Montana State on 1/6/04.

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 14/13 32-79 .405 16-22 .727 14-33 .424 94 20 37 14 21

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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 six games to date scoring three points at Weber State and at Montana State.

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 6 1-4 .250 3-4 .750 1-4 .250 6 2 1 3 1

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 five 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 nine games to date, starting in one... she's tallied a second team best five assists against Mount St. Mary's on 11/26/03 and tallied a season high of eight points at Portland Stat eon 1/10/04.

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 9/1 4-9 .444 1-4 .250 3-7 .429 12 7 7 2 8

Career Highs:

Points: 8

Steals:

Rebounds:

Assists: 5

#24 - Hollie Hansen

Guard

5-8, Fr

Orem, Utah

At BYU: FRESHMAN (2003-04) Has had an opportunity to play in 13 of 14 games to date getting a season high four points at Portland State on 1/10/04...tallied a season and career best six rebounds at CS Fullerton on 12/9/03.

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 13/0 3-13 .231 0-1 1-6 .167 7 16 6 5 5

Career Highs:

Points: 4

Steals:

Rebounds: 6

Assists:

#23 - Heather Hansen

Guard

5-8, Fr

Orem, Utah

At BYU: FRESHMAN (2003-04) Has played in 10 games so far this season, tallying a season and career high six points vs USF on 1/03/04.

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 10/0 4-20 .200 0-0 4-14 .286 12 4 9 4 8

Career Highs:

Points: 6

Steals:

Rebounds: 3

Assists: 2

#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...had a season best seven rebounds at Portland State on 1/10/04.

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 14/0 5-24 .208 2-3 .667 4-12 .333 16 17 12 1 1

Career Highs:

Points: 6

Steals:

Rebounds: 7

Assists:

#10 - Laura Stratton

Guard

5-6, So

Missoula, Montana

At BYU: SOPHOMORE (2003-04) Played in two game this the season, at Montana State on 1/6/04 and at Portland State on 1/10/04.

2002-03 At BYU: Redshirt

Before BYU: Three-time MVP...First Team All-State, 1999-2001...conference leader in assists, and steals...conference champions in 2000...Wendy's Athlete of the Year in 2001...four-year letterwinner in basketball...team MVP...team captain...Defensive Player of the Year.

At BYU-IDAHO: Region and League Champions in 2002...team finished ninth at NJCAA.

Statistics

Career Highs:

Points:

Steals:

Rebounds:

Assists:

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.

Practice times

While at home, the Cougar women practice daily from 1-3 p.m., in the Marriott Center. Coach/player interviews are to be scheduled in advance by contacting the women's basketball contact Norma Collett, 801-422-4908 or via e-mail at norma_collett@byu.edu When the team is on the road, practice and interview times vary. No interviews for coaches or players can be done 24-hours prior to any game.

travel schedule

The team's traveling schedule for this week is as follows:

Depart from Salt Lake City on Wed. Jan. 14, on Delta flight# 1633, arriving in Denver at 2:47 p.m.. They will bus to Fort Collins and stay at the Ft. Collins Marriott, 350 E. Horsetooth Rd., 970-226-5200, 970-282-0561, fax. After Saturday afternoon's game at Laramie, the team will return to Provo by Bus.

UP NEXT

BYU hosts its first two MWC games of the season at the Marriott. New Mexico plays on Thurs., Jan. 22 in a 7 p.m., tip off and Air Force plays on Sat. Jan. 24, at 4 p.m.

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