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Player Bio: Elizabeth Pickney :: Women's Basketball

  Elizabeth Pickney
Elizabeth Pickney
Player Profile

Houston, Texas

High School:
Alief Hastings HS





Pickney's Career Honors
First Team All-Pac-10
UA Most Valuable Player
UA Free Throw Percentage Leader Award
Pac-10 Player of the Week (11/26/01)
UA Team Captain Award
First Team All-Pac-10
Honorable Mention Academic All-Pac-10
UA Academic Achievement Award
All-Tournament Team - Arizona Basketball Classic
Pac-10 Player of the Week (2/5/01)
Pac-10 Player of the Week (12/11/00)
UA Academic Achievement Award
Tournament MVP - Hawaiian Regent Classic
Pac-10 Player of the Week (11/29/99)
Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
UA Newcomer of the Year

General: Very versatile – can shoot the three, put the ball on the floor, make post moves on the block and run the floor to get transition layups... Intelligent, coachable... One of the dominant players on the team and a major part of the program's recent success... 86 double-digit scoring performances in her career, including 45 in her final 51 games... 11 career double-doubles, with 5 in 2002... Was never held scoreless in any game during her career... Had 23 scoring performances of 20 points or better in her career... Played in 121 consecutive games for the Wildcats... Is Arizona’s career leader in games started, with 112, and in blocked shots, with 147... That total puts her 8th among Pac-10 career leaders in blocked shots... One of just the two Wildcats ever to top both 1,500 points and 700 rebounds for her career... Is second on Arizona’s all-time scoring list, with 1,620 career points, and is second with 736 career rebounds... Is among the UA career leaders in 16 different statistical categories... Is a Peer Athletic Leader for her team...

2001-02: First team All-Pac-10 for the second year in a row... UA Most Valuable Player... Only player to start every game for the Wildcats... The Cats were 6-3 during the season when she reached 20 points or more... Scored in double digits in all but four of the year’s 28 contests... Finished the season fourth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.21 bpg), fourth in free throw percentage (.834), fourth in offensive rebounds (3.00 orpg), sixth in defensive rebounds (4.96 drpg), sixth in rebounding (8.0 rpg) and seventh in scoring (16.1 ppg)... Was Arizona's leading scorer and second-leading rebounder for the season... Her 146 free throws made ranks second on the UA single-season list in that category, her .834 free throw percentage is second, 175 free throws attempted is fifth, 8.0 rpg rebounding average is eighth, 34 blocks is eighth, 16.1 ppg scoring average is ninth and 223 rebounds is ninth... Had 10 points and seven rebounds against Arizona State (3/2/02) in first round of Pac-10 tournament... 19 points, 9 rebounds against UCLA (2/14/02)... 21 points, 7 rebounds at Washington St. (2/9/02)... 22 points, 8 rebounds at Washington (2/7/02)... Shot 15-for-16 from the line while collecting 19 points against Oregon (2/2/02)... That performance tied a school record for most free throws made in a game... Was 8-for-14 from the floor on her way to 24 points against Oregon St. (1/31/02)... Fifth double-double of season with 15 points and a career-high 14 rebounds at California (1/26/02)... Shot 9-for-15 from the floor en route to a game-high 24 points and 9 rebounds at Stanford (1/24/02)... Fourth double-double of the year with 14 points, 11 rebounds at USC (1/17/02)... Shot 8-for-8 from the line and 8-for-10 from the floor on her way to 24 points and 9 rebounds against Washington (1/12/02)... 13 points, 9 rebounds at Arizona State (12/30/01)... Third double-double with 21 points, 11 rebounds against Cal (12/21/01)... Second double-double of the season with 13 points and 13 rebounds against Stanford (12/19/01)... Was 10-for-13 from the line on her way to a game-high 22 points at Rice (12/8/01)... First double-double of the season with 15 points, 10 rebounds against Pittsburgh (12/2/01)... Team-high 17 points, 8 rebounds at New Mexico (11/27/01)... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Nov. 26 after leading Cats to a 3-0 start... Was a perfect 11-for-11 at the charity stripe en route to a game-high 27 points in upset win over No. 15 Notre Dame (11/24/01)... Hit the gamewinning layup at the buzzer in that contest... Shot 8-for-8 from the line while tallying a game-high 24 points against Ohio State (11/21/01)...

2001 Italy Tour: Team's second-leading scorer on the tour, averaging 21.7 points per game to go with 6.2 rpg and 1.0 bpg... Had tour-high 30 points in the opener against the Venezia club (5/20/01)... Had 25 points and four rebounds against the San Bonifacio team (5/22/01)... Tallied 18 points and a tour-high four steals at Alessandria (5/24/01)... Ran off 25 points and eight rebounds versus the Chieti team (5/30/01)... Wrapped up the tour with 18 points and a tour-high 12 rebounds at Palestrina (5/31/01)...

2000-01: First Team All-Pac-10... Honorable mention Academic All-Pac-10... Finished as Arizona's top scorer and was third in the Pac-10 with 16.4 ppg... Was UA's second-leading rebounder (6.3 rpg)... Was the only Wildcat to start every game during the season... Her 524 points is the third-highest single-season points total in school history... Her 47 blocks for the year is third on the UA single-season list in that category, while her free throws made (141) and attempted (195) both rank second... Had three double-doubles for the season, six for her career... Shot 5-for-7 from the floor while recording 14 points and four rebounds at New Mexico (3/17/01) in the second round of the WNIT... Notched 16 points and three blocks against Pepperdine (3/15/01) in the WNIT first round... Racked up 20 points, five rebounds and four blocks against California (3/10/01)... Went off for a career- and game-high 30 points against Stanford (3/8/01)... Tallied 16 points and 6 rebounds at Oregon (3/3/01)... Shot 11-for-14 from the floor on her way to game highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds at Oregon State (3/1/01)... Was 8-for-12 from the floor while collecting 19 points, 5 rebounds and 3 blocks versus Arizona State (2/24/01)... 11 points, 7 rebounds against USC (2/18/01)... Had 13 points and a game-high-tying 9 rebounds against UCLA (2/15/01)... 12 points, 8 rebounds at Washington State (2/10/01)... Ran off 29 points to go with 8 rebounds at Washington (2/8/01)... Named WomensCollege National Star of the Week and chosen Pac-10 Player of the Week on Feb. 5 after leading the UA to a home sweep of the Oregon schools... Got second double-double of year with 19 points and a season-high 11 rebounds against Oregon State (2/3/01)... Went off for 26 points to go with 7 rebounds against Oregon (2/1/01)... Had 11 points and 7 rebounds at Arizona State (1/27/01)... Shot 9-for-10 from the line en route to 17 points against Washington (1/13/01)... Had 10 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks against Washington State (1/11/01)... Collected game-high 18 points and 6 rebounds at Stanford (1/6/01)... Tallied 16 points, including 12 in the second half, at California (1/4/01)... Hit 9-for-11 from the field while racking up a game- and season-high 24 points to go with 8 rebounds against Kansas (12/29/00)... Shot 9-of-12 from the line on her way to 19 points, 5 rebounds and a career-high 5 steals against Nebraska (12/21/00) at the San Juan Shootout... Notched first double-double of season with 13 points and 10 rebounds against Puerto Rico-Mayaguez (12/20/00)... Chosen Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 11 after leading the UA to the title in the Arizona Basketball Classic... Named to the Classic All-Tournament Team... Racked up 21 points, 9 rebounds and her first career three-pointer against Fresno State (12/10/00)... Had 20 points and 5 rebounds against Bowling Green (12/8/00) in the Arizona Basketball Classic... Shot a perfect 8-for-8 from the floor en route to 20 points and 7 rebounds against UNLV (12/6/00)... Hit a perfect 8-for-8 from the line en route to 18 points and 7 rebounds against Rice (11/28/00)... Went off for a game-high 20 points while pulling down 8 rebounds at UC Santa Barbara (11/26/00)... Tallied 10 points, 6 rebounds at Notre Dame (11/20/00)... Registered 15 points, 7 rebounds against BYU (11/18/00)...

1999-2000: Finished the season ranked sixth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (0.97 bpg) and tenth in free throw percentage (.759)... Her 31 blocked shots is the eighth-highest single-season total in school history, while her field goal percentage (.549) ranks seventh... Notched 11 points and nine rebounds against Kent (3/18/00) in the first round of the NCAA tournament... Had 10 points and nine rebounds at Stanford (3/9/00)... Went 9-for-9 from the line en route to a team-high 17 points against Oregon State (3/2/00)... Tallied 10 points and six rebounds at UCLA (2/19/00)... Hit 10-for-13 from the floor on her way to a game-high 21 points and seven rebounds against Washington State (2/12/00)... Registered 13 points against Washington (2/10/00)... Snagged first double-double of the season with game-highs of 17 points and 11 rebounds at Oregon State (2/6/00)... Is the most recent Wildcat to top the 500-point mark in career scoring, reaching that plateau on Jan. 20... Had 11 points against Stanford (1/8/00)... Registered 13 points, six rebounds off the bench against Marshall (12/28/99) in first round of Seelbach Cardinal Classic... Hit 14 points against Northern Illinois (12/15/99)... Collected 13 points against Texas Southern (12/10/99) in the first round of the Bowl Classic... Tallied 16 points and six rebounds against Colorado State (12/6/99)... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Nov. 29 for her performances in the Hawaiian Regent Classic and the New Mexico game... Had 10 points against New Mexico (11/27/99)... Named Hawaiian Regent Classic Most Valuable Player after leading the Cats to the tourney title... Racked up 20 points and eight rebounds at Hawai'i (11/21/99)... Notched 12 points, five rebounds against Tennessee Tech (11/20/99)... Also had career high five blocked shots in that game... Ran off 22 points and nine rebounds against Oklahoma (11/19/99) in the Hawaiian Regent Classic...

1998-99: Pac-10 All-Freshman Team... UA Freshman of the Year... Had two double-doubles for the season... One of only two players to start every contest... Her 35 blocks ranked fifth on the UA single season list in that category and her free throw percentage (.758) was fourth... Finished the year fifth in the Pac-10 in blocked shots (1.21 bpg), tied for seventh in free throw percentage, 15th in scoring (11.4 ppg) and 15th in rebounding (5.8 rpg)... Was third in scoring for the Cats (11.4 ppg) and led the UA in rebounding (5.8 rpg)... Had seven points and six rebounds at Rutgers (3/14/99) in second round of NCAA tournament... Tallied eight points, six rebounds and a season-high four blocked shots against Florida (3/14/99) in the first round of NCAAs... Tied a school record with 12 free throws made, out of 13 attempts, en route to 18 points against Stanford (2/27/99)... Shot 5-of-6 from the floor en route to 14 points against California (2/25/99)... Registered 14 points each against Washington (2/4/99), Oregon State (1/23/99) and Arizona State (1/16/99)... Recorded team-high 17 points at Washington State (1/7/99)... Tallied 16 points at Colorado State (12/27/98)... Went 7-of-10 from the floor while racking up 17 points and a game-high nine rebounds at UCSB (12/19/98)... Ran off 14 points and 11 rebounds versus Sam Houston State (12/4/98)... Racked up season-highs of 25 points and 12 rebounds to lead UA to win over San Diego State (11/23/98)... Shot 11-for-16 from the floor in that game...

High School: Selected first team All-Greater Houston, first team all-region and first team All-Texas while averaging 20.1 ppg and 8.2 rpg as a senior... District Player of the Year... Named to Orlando Sentinel All-South Team, as one of the top 12 prep players in the southern U.S... Three-time Hastings MVP... Scored 30 points or better in six games during the season... Set school record with 39 points in one game... Ended career with over 1,900 points and 900 rebounds... Was ranked as one of the top posts in state of Texas... Led team to 34-3 record, including a district championship and a berth in the regional finals... Team was ranked nationally as high as #15 in the USA Today poll and was ranked in the top five in the state all year... As a junior, was a first team All-Greater Houston pick after posting 19 points and 10 rebounds per contest... Graduated in top 15% of her class... AAU team was the Houston Hotshots...

Personal: Born Elizabeth Marie Pickney on Dec. 21, 1979, in Houston, Texas... Daughter of Debra Pickney... Has two older brothers, Edwin and Freeman... Major is nursing... Most often goes by "Liz," but her family calls her "Marie."

Field Goals Made: 13 at Washington (2/8/01)
Field Goals Attempted: 23, twice, last at Washington (2/8/01)
Free Throws Made: 15 vs. Oregon (2/2/02)
Free Throws Attempted: 16, twice, last vs. Oregon (2/2/02)
Rebounds: 14 at California (1/26/02)
Points: 30 vs. Stanford (3/8/01)
Assists: 3, four times, last at UCLA (1/19/02)
Blocked Shots: 5, twice, last at New Mexico (11/27/01)
Steals: 5 vs. Nebraska (12/21/00)
Minutes Played: 43 vs. Oregon State (1/31/02)

Games Played: 121
Games Started: 112
Scoring Average: 13.4 ppg (1620 points)
Rebounding Average: 6.1 rpg (736 rebounds)
Field Goal Percentage: .492 (570-1159)
Free Throw Percentage: .769 (472-614)
Assists Average: 0.6 apg (76 assists)
Blocks Average: 1.2 bpg (147 blocks)
Steals Average: 0.7 spg (82 steals)
Minutes Played Average: 27.5 mpg (3328)