TULSA ? A returning letterwinner.
FRESHMAN (2001-02) ? Started in four of 29 games during her first season . . . averaged 2.6 (76) points and 1.9 (54) rebounds . . . scored a career-high eight points against Oklahoma State and Fresno State (1/31) and pulled down a career-best seven boards against #4 Oklahoma . . . dished out a single-game best four assists vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff and UMKC.
HIGH SCHOOL ? Was a four-year letterwinner and starter at Garber High School . . . played in only seven games as a senior before suffering a knee injury . . . was an all-state, all-conference selection as a senior and was also named to the Northwest All-Star team . . . was a Street & Smith and USA Today two-time honorable mention All-American during her sophomore and junior seasons . . . was an AAU All-American in 2000 . . . was a two-time member of the Tulsa World Blue Chip list and was named to the Tulsa World All-State team in 2001 . . . also earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Daily Oklahoman during all four years of her career . . . was a member of the Daily Oklahoma Blue Chip list . . . was tabbed to the WBCA/Reebok Premier Junior List and to the Adidas Premier Senior List . . . was ranked as the 59th-best guard in the nation by the All-Star Girls Report as a junior and was No. 98 as a senior . . . scored 1,002 career points . . . was a two-time conference player of the year . . . helped her team to three Frontier Tournament titles, three district championships and four conference crowns . . . guided the Lady Wolves to the state quarterfinals, a regional runner-up finish and area consolation championship in 1999 . . . led her AAU team, the Oklahoma Air Sooners, to seven state championships, three national titles and one national runner-up . . . also lettered in track and cross country . . . high school basketball and track coach was Brent Rousey.
PERSONAL ? Majoring in exercise sports science . . . born Bethanie Rose Bentz on April 19, 1983 . . . one of two children of Ted and Deanne Bentz . . . her father played football at Southwest Oklahoma State, while her mother was a member of the SWOSU basketball and volleyball teams.
Career Highs Points - 8 vs. Oklahoma State (11-17-01) and Fresno State (1-31-02) Field Goals Made - 3 vs. Oklahoma State (11-17-01) and Fresno State (1-31-02) Three-Point FG's Made - 2 vs. UMKC (12-10-01), Fresno State (1-31-02) and UTEP (2-9-02) Free Throws Made - 4 vs. UAPB (12-2-01) Rebounds - 7 vs. #4 Oklahoma (11-18-01) Assists - 4 vs. UAPB (12-2-01) and UMKC (12-10-01) Steals - 3 vs. Oklahoma State (11-17-01) Blocks - 1 vs. three teams; most recently vs. San Jose State (1-17-02)
Bentz's Career Statistics YEAR G-GS FG-FGA PCT 3P-3PA PCT FT-FTA PCT REB-AVG AST ST BLK PF-D PTS-AVG 2001-02 29-4 24-85 .282 14-58 .241 14-22 .636 54-1.9 29 8 3 25-0 76-2.6
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