10 Michelle Cozad
10 Michelle Cozad
Height: 5-10
Year: RS Junior
Hometown: Stockton, Calif.
High School: Saint Mary's
Previous College: San Joaquin Delta College
Position: Guard
Major: Sociology

Coach Bento-Jackson on Cozad: "Michelle has come back for her senior season as a completely different player from a conditioning standpoint. Getting herself in this type of shape showed us all how much she really wants us to be successful. Michelle has shown that she is one of the elite players in this conference and based on her dedication in the summer, I have a feeling she is looking forward to having an exceptional senior year."

AS A SENIOR IN 2005-06: Team tri-captain ... became 15th member of SCU's "1,000-Point Club" on March 2 against Portland in WCC Tournament ... achieved this feat in only just over two years at Santa Clara ... ends SCU career with 1,072 points, 13th-best all-time ... in Santa Clara's career top-ten in six different statistical categories: scoring average (15.4-2nd), rebounding average (6.3-8th), three-point field goals made (135-t5th), attempted (358-5th) and percentage (37.7%-t8th) and free-throw percentage (82.9%-t3rd) ... in SCU top-ten for single-season marks in 12 categories following her 2005-06 season ... named WCC Player of the Year and first-team All-WCC ... named WCC Player of the Month (Dec. 2005) ... earned WCC Player of the Week honors six times during the season ... named to WCC All-Tournament team after averaging 22.3 points and 8.3 rebounds over the three games ... led WCC in scoring (18.1 ppg), three-pointers made and per-game average (72/2.32) ... second in conference in rebounding average (8.8 rpg), free-throw shooting (82.4%) and steals (71/2.29 per game) ... only Bronco to start all 31 games ... scored in double-figures 32 time son the season ... notched 12 double-doubles and one triple-double ... tied career-high with 34 points on 13-of-23 shooting and five threes against No. 8 Georgia Nov. 18 ... first double-double of season came at Portland State Dec. 1, scoring 22 and grabbing 11 boards ... notched four-straight double-doubles from Dec. 13-28, averaging 19.0 points and 12.0 rebounds in that span ... had 23 points and nine rebounds in 70-69 overtime win over Ball State on New Year's Eve ... recorded triple-double in 74-73 win at Portland on Jan. 8 ... scored 13 points, grabbed 11 rebounds and dished a career-high 10 assists ... averaged 27.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in home sweep of Loyola Marymount and Pepperdine fro Jan. 19-21 ... scored 23 points and pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds on Senior Night at home against San Francisco ... scored 25 points and grabbed nine boards in opening-round WCC Tournament win over Portland ... scored 24 points and pulled down nine rebounds in championship game loss to Pepperdine.

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2004-05: An honorable mention All-West Coast Conference selection... named the team's Most Outstanding Offensive Player... led the league in free throw percentage (.843), and ranked second in three-point field goal percentage (.443), fifth in three-point field goals made per game (1.74) and seventh in scoring (13.1)... ranked 29th nationally in free throw percentage... started on eight occasions and saw action in all 31 contests... scored in double figures on 20 occasions... notched 13 points and eight rebounds against Fresno State... added 13 points vs. No. 3 Georgia... led the team with 15 points in 18 minutes against UC Davis... came off the bench for 10 points against No. 16 Minnesota... added 13 points on 5-7 shooting at UW-Green Bay... followed with 12 points against Tulsa... went 6-6 from charity stripe against the Golden Hurricane... added three threes against Portland State... led the team with 21 points against Eastern Washington... hit four threes against the Eagles... netted another 21-point performance, this time off the bench against Saint Mary's... added seven rebounds against the Gaels... led the team with 24 points off the bench against Pepperdine, hitting four threes while shooting .500 overall... went 6-6 from the free throw line and finished with 15 points at San Diego... scored 20 second-half points and finished with 27 at San Francisco, adding a team-high five rebounds and three steals... made five threes en route to 19 points vs. Portland, adding six steals, five rebounds and four assists... followed with first double-double of the season, netting 16 points and 10 rebounds against Gonzaga... netted nine points and seven rebounds at Saint Mary's... came off the bench to lead Broncos to overtime victory against San Francisco, scoring 22 points... made 12 free throws, including five in overtime... added 12 points in the WCC first round contest against San Francisco... netted 23 points against Loyola Marymount in the WCC semifinal, making 13 free throws... added eight rebounds, five assists and three steals against the Lions... had an outstanding performance in the WCC final, netting 22 points, six assists and four rebounds... made four threes and was 6-6 from the free throw line... named WCC Tournament MVP for those efforts... led the team with 23 points off the bench against Stanford in the NCAA First Round... added a team-high six rebounds.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2003-04: Averaged 17.3 points per game across season's first six contests ... missed the remainder of the year due to a left foot injury... made Bronco debut against UW-Green Bay... netted seven points in 23 minutes... back-to-back jumpers in the second half sparked an SCU comeback attempt... had a career night at Pacific in hometown of Stockton... netted 27 points, 18 of which came in the second half... 12 came in the game's final five minutes... finished 10-20 from the field, 3-7 from behind the arc, and 4-4 from the charity stripe... scored the game's first four points as well... added 22 points against No. 10 Georgia, scoring 15 in the first half... set new career high of 34 points at Sacramento State, on 10-15 shooting... added six rebounds and five assists while playing all 40 minutes... those 34 points ties for the second best individual game performance by a Bronco... made 8-10 free throws against BYU... grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds at Nevada.

AT SAN JOAQUIN DELTA COLLEGE: Played for head coach Gina Johnson at San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton... averaged 19.5 points in 2002-03, the fourth best average in the state... also ranked second in free throw percentage (.820), field goal percentage (.482) and three-point field goal percentage (.362)... was twice named the most valuable player of the Bay Valley Conference and earned first team All-State honors each season... as a freshman, received California State Final Four All-Tournament Team recognition... Delta won 29 games each season while also winning the Bay Valley Conference Championship both years... finishes career as the Mustangs' all-time leading scorer, with 1,328 points.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played guard for head coach Jim Grady at Saint Mary's High School in Stockton, Calif... led Saint Mary's to the 2001 Division IV state championship title game... team went 33-2 that season... named All-Area Player of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and team MVP.

PERSONAL: Full name is Michelle Ann Cozad... born in Stockton, Calif.... parents are David and Patricia Cozad... has three siblings... major is sociology.


Cozad's Career SJDC Statistics


01-02 35-32 967 228-530 .430 73-208 .351 137-162 .846 190 5.4 78-0 62 91 24 104 666 19.0
02-03 34-34 970 145-301 .482 80-221 .362 132-161 .820 214 6.3 81-0 67 88 36 88 662 19.5
Career 69-66 1937 373-831 .449 153-429 .357 269-323 .833 404 5.6 159-0 129 179 60 192 1328 19.2



Cozad's Career SCU Statistics


03-04 6-6 197 33-76 .434 9-33 .273 29-36 .806 25 4.2 17-0 10 18 1 9 104 17.3
04-05 31-8 767 128-303 .422 54-122 .443 97-115 .843 128 4.1 58-0 55 61 7 39 407 13.1
05-06 31-31 1065 179-493 .363 72-203 .355 131-159 .824 274 8.8 84-3 85 86 11 71 561 18.1
Career 68-45 2029 340-872 .390 135-358 .377 257-310 .829 427 6.3 159-3 150 165 19 119 1072 15.8



Cozad's Career Highs

Points 34 twice, last at Georgia, Nov. 18, 2005
Field Goals 13 at Georgia, Nov. 18, 2005
FG Attempts 23 at Georgia, Nov. 18, 2005
3-Pt Field Goals 5 three times, last at Portland State, Dec. 1, 2005
3-Pt FG Attempts 12 vs. Portland, Mar. 2, 2006
Free Throws 13 vs. Loyola Marymount, Mar. 5, 2005
FT Attempts 14 three times, last vs. Portland, Mar. 2 2006
Rebounds 16 vs. San Francisco, Feb. 17, 2006
Assists 10 at Portland, Jan. 8, 2006
Blocked Shots 2 vs. Fresno State, Nov. 22, 2004
Steals 7 vs. Gonzaga, Feb. 2, 2006
Minutes 45 vs. Ball State, Dec. 31, 2005