BYU's women's basketball season gets under way this week with two road games. The Cougars tip off the year with a game at Boise State on Fri., Nov. 16, then travel to Austin to take on the University of Texas, Nov. 20.
Tip off: BYU (0-0) vs BSU (0-0) , 7:00 p.m. (MST) Arena: BSU Pavilion
Tip off: BYU (0-0) vs Texas (0-0) , 7:00 p.m. (CST) Arena: Frank Erwin Complex
BYU's Probable Starters - 2000-01 Final Stats
Pos. # Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG
F 31 Lisa Osguthorpe 6-0 Sr 6.6 4.4
F 23 Chanell Rose 6-0 Jr 6.2 3.3
C 45 Jennifer Leitner 6-5 Jr 6.5 5.4
G 11 Erin Thorn 5-10 Jr 15.5 4.5
G 22 Stacy Jensen 5-6 Sr 9.8 2.8
Boise State Probable Starters - 2000-01 Final Stats
Pos. #Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG
G 11 Abby Vaughan 5-6 Jr 10.2 2.3
G 12 Mandy Welch 6-0 So 4.2 1.2
G 22 Camille Woodfield 5-11 So 5.2 4.2
F 40 Crista Peterson 6-2 Sr 11.9 6.1
F 44 Simone Grant 6-0 Fr (Queensland, Australia)
Univ. of Texas Probable Starters - 2000-01 Final Stats
Pos. #Name Ht. Yr. PPG RPG
F 21 Heather Schreiber 6-2 Fr (Windthorst, TX)
F 23 Tracy Cook 6-2 Sr 9.7 5.9
F 41 Stacy Stephens 6-1 So 11.0 9.4
G 03 Kaira White 5-7 So 6.0 1.7
G 13Kenya Larkin 5-9 Sr 6.8 2.2
Quickie BYU Stats - 2000-01 Final Stats
l Shooting from the field - .428 (775-1811)
l Shooting from the free-throw line - .716 (403-563)
l Shooting from the three-point arc - .405 (227-561)
l Averaged 68.1 points per game
l Most points scored - 90 @ Washington State on 11/30/00; 89 vs UNLV on 02/08/01
l Most field goals made - 32 @ Washington State on 11/30/00; 30 @ Wyoming on 2/17/01
l Most free-throws made - 26 vs Colorado State 01/20/01; 24 vs UNLV on 02/08/01
l Most three-pointers made - 12 vs UNM on 02/03/01; 12 vs SMU on 12/30/00
l Most rebounds made - 49 vs SMU on 12/30/00; 46 vs SDSU on 02/10/01
l Most assists made - 24 vs UNLV on 02/08/01; 22 vs SMU on 02/10/01
l Most blocks made - 7 vs Air Force on 03/03/01 and 7 vs SDSU on 02/10/01
l Most points - Erin Thorn (36) @ Arizona 11/18/00; Erin Thorn (31) @ UNM on 02/03/01
l Most field goals made - Erin Thorn (12) @ Arizona 11/18/00; Erin Thorn (10) @ UNM on 02/03/01
l Most three-pointers made - Erin Thorn (8) @ Arizona 11/18/00
l Most free-throws made - Heather Cheesman (9) @ Gonzaga 12/02/00; Erin Thorn (8) vs UNLV on 02/08/01
l Most rebounds made - Caroline Beus (11) three times; vs CSU on 03/10/01, vs UNLV on 03/07/01, vs UNM on 02/03/01 ; Lisa Osguthorpe (10) vs SDSU on 02/10/01
l Most assists made - Stacy Jensen (11) vs UNM on 03/01/01; Julie Whetten (8) vs Air Force on 03/03/01
l Most steals made - Stacy Jensen (6) @ Idaho State on 12/28/00
l Most blocked shots - Lisa Osguthorpe (4) @ CSU on 02/15/01; Julie Whetten (3) vs Air Force on 03/03/01
BYU Player Honors - 2000-01 Season
Erin Thorn was named to the 2000-01 All-Mountain West Conference First Team
Stacy Jensen was named to the 2000-01 All-Mountain West Conference Second Team
Julie Whetten was named Newcomer of the Year
Lisa Osguthorpe, Caroline Beus and Erin Thorn were all named to the All- Tournament Team in this year's 2001 EAS MWC Women's Basketball Championships
Scouting Boise State
The Broncos compiled an 12-17, 7-7 finish last season. They've played two exhibition games and Friday's game is their season opener. Boise State returns four starters from the 2000-01 team which includes their three top scorers and their top two rebounders. The Broncos averaged 61.5 points a game and shot 41 percent from the field and 66 percent from the free throw line. Boise State is in its first year as a member of the Western Athletic Conference.
Series Record: 9-7 favoring BYU. The two teams met last during the 1997-98 season with the Cougars picking up the 80-69 victory in Boise.
Scouting Univ.of Texas
Texas has played two exhibition games prior to the contest with BYU on the 20th. It will be the season home opener for the Longhorns. The 2000-01 team compiled a 20-13, 7-9 record, finishing in 7th place in the Big 12 conference. Texas returns 4 starters and 10 letterwinners from a team that went to the NCAA tournament, losing in the First Round 68-64 to St. Mary's (CA). This season's team is ranked 24th by the Women's Basketball News Service, the same publication that has BYU ranked 25th. The Longhorns finished the 2000-01 year shooting 40 percent from the field and 65 percent from the free throw line. They also averaged 69.2 points a game.
Series Record: 0-4 in favor of the University of Texas. The series dates back to the 1994-95 season when the Longhorns defeated the Cougars 60-74 at the Marriott Center.
Head Coach Jeff Judkins
Jeff Judkins, an assistant during the 2000-01 season is this year's head coach for the Cougar women. Judkins, a longtime University of Utah coach and player takes over the BYU program with a proven record of success that dates back to his high school days at Highland High School in Salt Lake City. An all-state selection in basketball, football and baseball, Judkins went on to play for 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 National Basketball Association 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 the University of Utah in 1989, and was an integral part of the program's success during his 10 year tenure.
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 (20), Jordan (18), Jenna (16), Jaime (13) and Jaxson (10).
On BYU team: We're excited to get the season underway and anxious to see what we can do as a team. Our first road trip is a tough one as we'll have to play our very best against two top quality women's basketball programs.
Travel Itinerary/Shoot Around
BYU will depart for Boise on Thurs., Nov. 15 at 11:12 a.m. on Delta flight #700 and will stay at the Courtyard by Marriott on 222 So. Broadway Ave., 208-331-2700. The Cougars return on Sat., Nov. 17 at 9:13 a.m. on Delta flight #207. Then they are off to Austin, Texas on Mon. Nov. 19th. BYU has a shoot around from noon to 1 p.m. on Thurs., Nov 16 at the BSU Pavilion.
Cougars Practice Schedule
BYU practices are Mon., Wed., and Fri., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. On Tues., and Thurs., they practice form 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. All coach and player interviews must be scheduled in advance through the women's basketball SID Norma Collett. She can be contacted via phone or e-mail. Office phone: 801-378-4908, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org No coach or player interviews will be scheduled 24 hours prior to a game.
After the team's first two-game road trip, the Cougars return home to host Washington State on Nov. 24 in the team's season home opener. Tip off is set for 1 p.m.