55 - Courtney Cushing
Courtney Cushing
Birth Date: 09/04/1981
Height: 6-0
Year: Junior
Hometown: Brush Prairie, Wash.
High School: Prairie
Position: Forward

AS A SENIOR IN 2002-03: Has seen action in 10 contests... has 13 points and six rebounds on the season... has missed the last six WCC contests due to tendonitis in foot.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2001-02: Broke foot in practice the weekend before the team's exhibition opener and missed 10 games... saw action in 19 of 21 remaining contests... made season debut against Portland State on December 21... made an immediate impact on the game, going 3-3 from the field and grabbing four rebounds in just eight minutes of action... posted 14 points off the bench against CS Northridge, going 4-6 from the field and 6-8 from the free throw line... added five rebounds... scored 20 points in her first 20 minutes on the season... grabbed a seven rebounds at Portland... earned first collegiate start at Gonzaga... hit four 18-foot jumpers en route to a career-high 17 points at Saint Mary's... also pulled down a career-high eight rebounds in that game... blocked a career-high three shots vs. Saint Mary's in the WCC Tournament semifinals... recorded seven of her 14 season blocks in a four-game span.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2000-01: Participated in 21 games... went 4 of 4 from the free throw line at San Jose State... recorded eight points at Sacramento State... registered a career-high nine points off the bench at Gonzaga, in only eight minutes of action... was 3 of 3 from the field and 3 of 5 from the free throw line.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 1999-00: Averaged 2.3 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 4.8 minutes in 13 games played... made all four free throws attempted against San Jose State... shot 6 for 7 free throws for an average of .857 for the season... scored eight points and totaled three rebounds against Gonzaga in nine minutes of play.

HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Prairie High School in Brush Prairie, Wash... played for head coach Al Aldridge... averaged 16.0 points and 9.0 rebounds her senior season... led Prairie to back-to-back Washington state championships her junior and senior seasons... was the state tournament MVP as a senior... named to the all-state tournament team as a junior and senior... was an honorable mention All-America selection by USA Today... earned first team all-state honors her senior season... named The Columbian Player of the Year as a senior... All-Greater St. Helen's League MVP as a senior while capturing all-league honors all four years... Prairie High School's Scholar Athlete of the Year... also lettered in volleyball... led team to state title as a senior... captured All-State volleyball accolades as a senior.

PERSONAL: Full name is Courtney Creek Cushing... born on September 4, 1981 in Anchorage, Alaska... parents are Steve and Debbie Cushing... majoring in French... spent one month studying in France this past summer with an SCU professor, in a small village outside of Paris.

 

 

Cushing's Career Statistics

 

 

Year G-GS MIN FG-AT PCT 3P-AT PCT FT-AT PCT REB AVG PF-D A TO B S TP AVG
99-00 13-0 63 12-24 .500 0-0 .000 6-7 .857 15 1.2 13-0 1 7 1 5 30 2.3
00-01 21-0 116 19-32 .594 0-1 .000 16-22 .727 29 1.4 23-0 2 12 2 3 54 2.6
01-02 19-1 258 46-86 .535 0-1 .000 31-41 .756 69 3.6 53-1 9 18 14 9 123 6.5
02-03 10-0 38 6-12 .500 0-1 .000 1-2 .500 6 0.6 7-0 1 6 0 0 13 1.3
Totals 63-1 475 83-154 .539 0-3 .000 54-72 .750 119 1.9 96-1 13 43 17 17 220 3.5

 

 

Cushing's Career Highs

Points 17 at Saint Mary's, Feb. 16, 2002
Field Goals 8 at Saint Mary's, Feb. 16, 2002
Field Goal Attempts 13 at Saint Mary's, Feb. 16, 2002
Three-Point Field Goal Attempts 1 twice, last s. San Diego, Jan. 11, 2003
Free Throws 6 vs. CS Northridge, Dec. 29, 2001
Free Throw Attempts 8 vs. CS Northridge, Dec. 29, 2001
Rebounds 8 at Saint Mary's, Feb. 16, 2002
Assists 2 vs. CS Northridge, Dec. 29, 2001
Blocked Shots 3 vs. Saint Mary's, March 1, 2002
Steals 2 twice, last vs. Pepperdine, Feb. 23, 2002
Minutes 21 at Saint Mary's, Feb. 16, 2002