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Princeton W. Basketball BIO
20 Meagan Cowher
At Princeton
First-team All-Ivy League ... first three-time first-team all-league honoree in program history ... scored a Princeton-record 532 points in winning her second-straight Ivy League scoring title ... moved from 11th to second on the Princeton career scoring list during the season, finishing her career with 1,671 points ... Ivy League Player of the Week Nov. 26 ... scored double digits in 28 of 30 games ... started 29 contests ... had five double-doubles: at Wagner Nov. 13 (14/14), vs. Lehigh Nov. 20 (18/11), vs. Lafayette Nov. 24 (32/13), at NJIT Dec. 5 (13/11), at Dartmouth Feb. 1 (17/15) ... pulled down 15 rebounds at Dartmouth Feb. 1 ... had 11 games with 20 or more points ... had two games with more than 30 points ... season-high 32 points came against Lafayette Nov. 24 ... finished her career with 31 points at Penn Mar. 11 ... set a Princeton record with 217 field goals on the season.


First-team All-Ivy League ... Ivy League Player of the Week Jan. 8 and Jan. 15 ... finished season with 496 points, setting a new Princeton single-season record and falling just short of becoming the 14th woman in Ivy League history to score 500 in a season ... reached double digits in scoring in 25 of 28 games ... reached 20 points 10 times including seven straight from Dec. 30 to Feb. 3 ... scored 66 points in an Ivy League weekend against Columbia Jan. 12 (31) and Cornell Jan. 13 (35) ... Cornell total tied the second-highest single-game total in Princeton women’s basketball history and was the most points for any Tiger since 1989 ... 66 was the highest two-game total in Princeton women’s basketball history ... joined Bill Bradley ’65 as the only Princeton basketball players, men or women, to score at least 66 points in an Ivy League weekend ... games were the first back-to-back 30-point games in her collegiate career ... followed it up with 25 and 23 points against Yale and Brown Feb. 2-3 ... passed 1,000 points versus Brown to become the 17th Princeton woman to reach that mark ... bested her previous rebounding career-high twice with 13 against Maine Nov. 19 and 14 at Lehigh Nov. 24 ... recorded double-doubles against Maine (18 pts., 13 reb.), at Lehigh (20/14), versus NJIT Dec. 6 (16/11), against Cornell (35/11), versus Brown (23/10), at Cornell Feb. 16 (15/12), at Columbia Feb. 17 (16/11) and versus Dartmouth Feb. 23 (19/10) ... made the game-winning layup in her hometown in a 62-59 win over Duquesne Dec. 22.

First-Team All-Ivy League ... three-time Ivy League Player of the Week, Dec. 19, Jan. 16 and Feb. 27 ... started 27 games and played in all 28 at forward ... scored double-digits 21 times ... 32 points at Columbia Jan. 13 were the most for any Princeton player since 1989 ... followed it up the next night at Cornell with 27 points, totaling 59 points in a two-game weekend ... scored at least 20 points on six occasions ... earned three double-doubles at St. Mary’s Nov. 25 (10/10), at Mount St. Mary’s Dec. 28 (20/10) and at Dartmouth Feb. 24 (17/10) ... 410 points on the season tied for third in the Ivy League on the season and were 12th-most all-time in Princeton history ... 14.6 points per game ranked fifth in the league ... hit 51.4 percent of her field goals, second in the Ivy League ... 5.7 rebounds per game was 10th in conference ... after the January finals break, started games at Yale and Brown Feb. 3-4 and traveled to Super Bowl XL Feb. 5 in Detroit to watch her father coach the Pittsburgh Steelers to the NFL title ... appeared on Super Bowl telecast with her family during Lombardi Trophy presentation.

Played in 21 games and earned 19 starts ... became Princeton’s first-ever Ivy League Rookie of the Year ... Ivy League All-Rookie Team ... recorded a season-high 28 points and nine rebounds vs. Saint Peter’s Jan. 3 .... had a double-double in her first collegiate game versus Monmouth with 10 pts., 10 reb. Nov. 19 ... tallied her second double-double of the season (19 points, 12 rebounds) in the Army win Jan. 5 ... reached double figures in points on 13 occasions ... second on the team in scoring (11.1 ppg) and third in rebounding (4.8) ... earned Ivy League Rookie of the Week four times (Nov. 22 , Dec. 6, Dec. 13 & Jan. 10).

At Fox Chapel

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette North Fab Five Selection (2003) ... Named to All Star Girls Report national top wings/forwards (2002) ... Coca-Cola Freshman Basketball Player of the Year for Western Pennsylvania (2000) ... WPIAL All-Section First Team (2001, 2002, 2003) ... 1,000-point scorer ... member of the nationally top-10 ranked Western PA Bruins AAU team ... President of the Interact Club ... member of the Model United Nations Club, National Honor Society, Elite Students of America and a Student Council Representative.

Full name is Meagan Lyn Cowher ... born March 3, 1986 ... parents are William and Kaye Cowher ... father also played football collegiately at North Carolina State and professionally for five years with the NFL’s Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles ... father is head coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers ... mother played college hoops at N.C. State ... has two younger sisters, Lauren and Lindsay ... Lauren joined Meagan on the team in 2006 ... was featured in an NFL Films production on NFL coaches and their athlete daughters ... picture appeared on a similar display at the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame, which the team visited during its trip to Knoxville, Tenn ... interned with CBS’ The Early Show in summer 2007 ... religion major.
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Pittsburgh, Pa.
High School: Fox Chapel
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