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Plenette Pierson
Plenette Pierson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kingwood, Texas

High School:
Kingwood

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward/Center


As a junior: Played in four games before sitting out rest of season.

As a sophomore: Played in all 32 games with 31 starts...named second-team All-Big 12...named second-team All-America by Women?s Basketball News Service...named second-team All-Big 12 by the Dallas Morning News...scored in double figures in 23 of 32 games...was named Big 12 Player of the Week Feb. 26...recorded eight double-doubles on the year...scored 27 points vs. SW Missouri State and grabbed 10 rebounds in her first double-double of the season...had 14 points and 12 rebounds vs. Baylor...had 20 points and 12 rebounds at Texas A&M, while matching career-high three assists and adding three blocks...had 12 points and a career-high 15 rebounds at Oklahoma...scored 25 points and grabbed 14 rebounds vs. Texas A&M...had 25 points and 13 rebounds at Colorado and added a career-high five blocks...scored 24 points and had 12 rebounds, while tying career high three assists at Texas...had 15 points and 10 rebounds vs. Iowa State...scored 24 points and had seven rebounds, one block and two assists vs. New Mexico...had a season-high three steals vs. SMS and recorded one block...scored 16 points vs. Penn State...scored six points vs. UTA...had six rebounds and season-high three assists against UTA...matched season-high three assists vs. Southwest Texas ...scored 20 points and had six rebounds, an assist and a steal against Oregon...had three blocks, while matching season-high three steals vs. Southeastern Louisiana...scored 20 points and had seven rebounds and a season-high four steals vs. USC...scored 17 points and tied career highs of three assists and three blocks at Rice...scored 12 points at Santa Clara...scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. Missouri...had five points, six rebounds and two blocks at Oklahoma State...scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, while adding two blocks and three steals at Nebraska...had seven points and six rebounds vs. Oklahoma State...scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while adding two blocks and three steals at Baylor...had 19 points at Kansas...scored 16 points vs. Oklahoma....had 15 points vs. Texas in the Big 12 Tournament...had 13 points, four rebounds and three blocks vs. Iowa State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament...poured in 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. Penn...scored a career-high 28 points, while adding eight rebounds vs. Virginia Tech.

As a freshman: Started all 33 games as a freshman...named Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Year...also received Big 12 Freshman of the Year honors by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the Dallas Morning News and the San Antonio Express-News, while being named to the Kansas City Star?s All-Freshman team...named one of 10 Freshman All-Amercians by The Women?s Basketball Journal...named to the 2000 NCAA Mideast Regional All-Tournament team...made an immediate impact, scoring in double figures in 25 games...named Big 12 Rookie of the Week... was the team's second leading scorer (13.6) and rebounder (6.9)...led the team in blocks with 25...scored a career-high 22 points vs. Colorado...also had three steals Colorado and Kansas...had 15 points and nine rebounds vs. Texas...scored 14 points and had 10 rebounds against Rice for her first double-double...scored 21 points at USC and had 10 rebounds in her second double-double...scored 15 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in her third double-double vs. Oklahoma State...scored 17 points and grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds with her fourth double-double vs. Kansas...matched her career highs of 22 points, 11 rebounds and two assists in her fifth double-double at Texas...scored 21 points again vs. SMU and Lamar...scored 20 points vs. Southwest Texas State...scored 15 points, 13 in the second half at New Mexico...had 12 points in collegiate debut against LSU...recorded a double-double against Rice with 14 points and 10 rebounds...had two steals against SWT...had a career-high three blocks vs. Oklahoma State and at Kansas State...dished out a career-high two assists at Central Florida vs. Texas and vs. Texas A&M...matched her career-high 10 rebounds at TCU...scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds, while recording a career-high five steals at Baylor...scored 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds vs. Oklahoma...had 12 points and seven rebounds at Oklahoma State...scored 16 points and had six rebounds vs. Baylor...scored 18 points and collected nine rebounds in her first NCAA Tournament game vs. Tennessee Tech March 18...scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds while matching her career high of two assists vs. Tulane...had 13 points and nine rebounds in Sweet 16 win over Notre Dame...scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds in Elite Eight loss to Tennessee.

High School: 1999 graduate of Class 5A Kingwood High School...As a freshman: Named All-Tournament at Abilene Christian Tournament...selected to the All-Tournament team at the Sharpstown Rotary Tournament...All-District TAAPS...As a sophomore: Named MVP of the Sharpstown Rotary Tournament...named first team All-District 17-5A...selected to the Houston ISD All-Tournament team...As a junior: Team was first-time district champs going 14-0...team advanced to the regional semifinals and compiled a 27-5 record...named All-Region TABC first team...first team All-District 21-5A...named to the All-Tournament team at the Tomball Tournament...was Kingwood's Co-MVP...As a senior: Team won district championship going 10-0...advanced to the regional quarterfinals and finished the year with a 31-5 record...named second team All-State TABC...named All-State by Texas Basketball Magazine...was a WBCA All-American...a first team All-Region TABC honoree...selected to the All-District 22-5A first team...team's Most Valuable Player...averaged 20 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.2 blocks per game...had a career-high 34 points vs. Beaumont Westbrook......high school coach was Angela Gober.

AAU: Played summer basketball for the Houston Hoops...won numerous tournaments and advanced to the Final Eight at Nationals as a junior...played with current Tech teammate Jamie Nagle.

Personal: Plenette Michelle Pierson...born August 31, 1981 in Houston, Texas...daughter of Paulette Pierson...mother attended North Texas...has a younger brother, Cleven...hobbies include hanging out with friends and playing basketball...majoring in Communication Studies.

Career Stats

Year 	GP/GS	Min	FG-A	Pct.	3P-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	Reb./Avg.	A	S	B	Pts./Avg.
99-00	33/33	889	171-338	.506	0-0	.000	107-188	.569	229/6.9	        19	34	25	449/13.6
00-01	32/31	877	170-343	.496	0-1	.000	131-205	.639	238/7.4	        36	40	42	471/14.7
01-02	4/4	125	23-55	.418	0-0	.000	12-18	.667	36/9.0	        10	7	2	58/14.5
Totals	69/68	1891	364-736	.495	0-1	.000	250-411	.608	503/7.3	        65	81	69	978/14.2

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