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Erin Skelly
Erin Skelly

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maple Grove, Minn.

High School:
Osseo HS

Height:
6-5

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
04/16/1979


JUNIOR (1999-2000): Played in all 31 games, starting five (Purdue, Michigan, Purdue, Minnesota, Illinois) ... averaged 4.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.1 blocks ... second on squad with 33 blocks, placing sixth on the MSU single-season chart ... eighth in the Big Ten in blocked shots ... has 66 career blocks, placing third on MSU career chart ... swatted away a career-high five shots at Wisconsin (3/22) ... four blocks at Illinois (1/30) ... 12 points, eight boards and two blocks at Ohio (12/21) ... 12 points, six boards and two blocks vs. Wisconsin (1/9) ... 12 points and seven rebounds vs. Michigan (2/20).

SOPHOMORE (1998-99): Top reserve in the post for MSU ... appeared in all 31 games ... averaged 4.2 points and 3.4 rebounds per game ... played 15.2 minutes per contest ... season-high 12 points and tied career highs for rebounds (7) and assists (4) against No. 15 Penn State (2/27) in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament ... 10 points against Akron (3/11) in the first round of the WNIT, the fifth double-figure scoring game of career ... 10 points in road win over Northwestern (1/5) ... second on the team with 27 blocks, good for eighth on the MSU single-season chart ... eighth in the Big Ten with a 0.87 blocks per game average ... nine points and tied career high with seven rebounds against Penn State (1/11) ... season-high three blocks in road win over Southern Illinois (12/12).

FRESHMAN (1997-98): MSU?s Most Improved Player ... appeared in 24-of-27 games, earning the starting nod four times ... averaged 11.9 minutes per game ... contributed 3.5 points and 2.6 rebounds per game ... came off the bench to score season-high 13 points and equal her season-high with seven rebounds against Michigan (1/18) ... first double-figure scoring game with 12 points in 23 minutes of action against Minnesota (1/9) ... hit 5-of-7 shots and collected four rebounds against the Gophers ... season-high seven rebounds against McNeese State (12/22).

PRIOR TO MSU: Three-year letterwinner for coach David Thorpe at Osseo High ... two-time all-conference selection ... all-metro high honorable mention as a junior and senior ... averaged 10.4 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.3 steals per game as a senior in leading her team to a 21-4 record ... averaged 9.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game as a junior ... team finished second in the state her junior campaign ... earned all-tournament honors and player of the game recognition at the state tournament as a junior ... team captain as a senior.

PERSONAL: Born April 16, 1979 ... daughter of Mike and Cheryl Skelly ... father played basketball at St. Thomas College (Minn.) ... majoring in family community services ... Peer Leader Leadership Program.

				-- Three-Point --
1997-98	24-4	36-76	.474	0-0	.000	11-23	.478	63	2.6	7	36-0	7	6	7	83	3.5	13	285
1998-99	31-0	55-116	.474	0-0	.000	21-37	.568	106	3.4	7	59-0	28	27	12	131	4.2	12	472
1999-2000	31-5	45-109	.413	0-0	.000	33-47	.702	125	4.0	8	71-1	22	33	18	123	4.0	12	492
Career	86-9	136-301	.452	0-0	.000	65-107	.607	294	3.4	8	166-1	57	66	37	337	3.9	13	1249

CAREER HIGHS

Points - 13, vs. Michigan, 1/18/98

Field Goals - 5, 6 times

FG Attempts - 9, 5 times

Rebounds - 8, vs. Villanova, 3/15/00 & vs. Ohio, 12/21/99

Assists - 4, vs. Appalachian State, 11/19/99; vs. Penn State, 2/27/99 & vs. Ohio State, 2/18/99

Blocks - 5, vs. Wisconsin, 3/22/00

Steals - 3, vs. Minnesota, 2/27/00

Career Double Figure Scoring Games - 10