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Allison Curtin
13   Allison Curtin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Taylorville, Ill.

High School:
Taylorville

Last College:
Univ. of Illinois

Height:
5-11

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/31/1980

Experience:
Tr.

2002-03:
AP Honorable Mention All-American


TULSA ? A 2003 WNBA First Round Draft pick by the Houston Comets (4/25) . . . was the 12th pick overall in the 2003 draft . . . traded to Detroit Shock on April 29 . . . became the first player in Tulsa women?s basketball history to be drafted by a WNBA team . . . a 2002-03 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American . . . named to the WBCA/Kodak All-District team . . . named to the WBCA All-Star Challenge . . . finished as the national runner-up for the Creamland Dairies Men?s and Women?s Collegiate Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year Award . . . career averages include 17.3 (2,220) points, 5.7 (732) rebounds, 3.5 (449) assists and 2.7 (348) steals . . . played in 128 career games with 103 starts . . . reached the scoring column in 127 career games . . . concluded her career with a 113-game scoring streak and reached double figures in scoring in 107 career games . . . surpassed 2,000 career points in 119 career games . . . registered 30+ points in nine career games and boasted 51 contests with 20+ points . . . recorded 18 career double doubles . . . reached double digits in rebounding in 15 career games and double figures in assists in three contests . . . transferred to Tulsa prior to the 2001-2002 campaign.

2002-03 ? Named to the 2003 All-WAC First Team and All-Newcomer Team . . . named by USA Today as one of seven ?impact newcomers? for the 2002-03 campaign . . . three-time WAC Player of the Week (Nov. 25, Jan. 6, Feb. 3) . . . named the MVP of the Bertha Teague Classic after averaging 30 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.0 assists. in two games . . . selected as the team?s Offensive Player of the Year . . . started every game . . . averaged 23.1 (692) points, 7.6 (227) rebounds, 4.6 (138) assists and 3.2 (96) steals . . . shot 45-percent (231-516) from the field, 38-percent (56-146) from the three-point line and 84-percent (174-207) from the foul line . . . scored 30 or more points in seven games . . . ranked seventh nationally in scoring and No. 24 in steals in the final NCAA Statistics for 2002-03 . . . averaged 21.3 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.7 steals in six games vs. top-25 teams . . . passed Becky Hammon of Colorado State for the most points scored in conference games only with 399 . . . in 30 games, she rewrote eight of Tulsa?s single-season records, including points (692), points per game (23.1), field goals (231), field goals attempted (516), free throws made (174), free throws attempted (207), assists (138) and steals (96) and ranks in the top five in rebounds (227) and three-point field goals made (56) . . . also inked her name among Tulsa?s single-game leaders for points (34), field goals (13), field goals attempted (28), steals (8) and assists (9) . . . in conference games only, she owns the record for points scored, field goals attempted (304) and tied Amy Burnett (Wyoming) for made free throws (110) . . . also ranks among the top-10 in WAC games for scoring average (6th), total field goals (2nd), rebounds (6th) and steals (3rd) . . . among the WAC?s single season leaders in all games played, she ranks third in scoring, fourth in scoring average, sixth for made field goals, fifth for field goals attempted and fifth for made free throws . . . recorded a school single game best 10 assists vs. Nevada (3-8-03) . . . surpassed 2,000 career points against Rice (2-8) . . . broke the school?s single season scoring record with 459 points in 20 games . . . reached the 700 rebound plateau against San Jose State (3-2) . . . tallied a school single game record of 34 points in just 30 minutes against Arkansas-Pine Bluff . . . also notched a career-best four blocked shots against UAPB . . . finished with 32 points, 12 field goals and five three-point field goals vs. Oral Roberts . . . tied her career three-point field goals mark vs. ORU . . . scored 30 points and finished with six steals against SW Missouri State in the season opener . . . finished with 26 points and 10 rebounds vs. #11 Louisiana Tech (1-23) . . . narrowly missed a triple double with 17 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists vs. Nevada (1-2-03) . . . connected on two free thows with 10-seconds left in the game to defeat Fresno State . . . tallied 20 points and 15 rebounds against Rice and also accounted for the game-winning basket with 53-seconds remaining in overtime . . . chalked up 30 points, 10 rebounds and six assists vs. No. 22 Oklahoma . . . registered 30 points, eight rebounds and six assists vs. Oklahoma State . . . registered a school single-game steals record of eight vs. Santa Clara . . . named to the WAC preseason all-conference second team Reached 100 points in four games, 200 points in eight games, 300 points in 13 games, 400 points in 18 games, 500 points in 22 games and 600 points in 26 games.

PRIOR TO TULSA ? Was a three-year letterwinner and two-time all-Big Ten First Team performer and team MVP . . . was the Illini's all-time steals leader with 252 and ranked fifth on the school's career scoring list with 1,528 and also ranked 14th in rebounding (505), assists (311) and fourth for three-point field goals (114).

JUNIOR (2000-2001) ? Named First Team All-Big Ten for the second straight season . . . earned Team?s MVP for the second straight season and garnered the Ralph Woods Free Throw Trophy for the third straight season . . . tied a Big Ten Tournament scoring record by amassing 35 points vs. Iowa (3/3) . . . ranks second in Big Ten Tournament history with 179 points, just 31 behind Purdue?s Katie Douglas . . . scored 126 points in five post-season games in 2001 (25.2 ppg) . . . scored her 1,000th career point in the season opener . . . after suffering an ankle sprain against UConn, came off the bench to lead the Illini with 17 points against DePaul . . . scored 25 points, nearly half of the team?s total, to lead the Illini past Michigan State on Feb. 18 . . . paced the Illinois squad for the second time in one week, going 3-6 from three point range to score 21 points against Indiana . . . recorded a career-high eight steals against Iowa . . . finished the regular season ranked among the Top 10 in the conference in scoring (8th, 14.4 ppg), steals (2nd, 3.04 spg), assists (7th, 4.18 apg), free throw percentage (9th, .768) and 3-point field goal percentage (10th, .348) . . . ranked first in the Big Ten with an average of 3.31 steals per game against conference foes . . . averaged 15.7 points per game in conference contests.

SOPHOMORE (1999-2000) ? Named First Team All-Big Ten by the Coaches and Second Team All-Big Ten by the Media . . . ranked third in the Big Ten in scoring (17.5 ppg) . . . ranked fourth in the conference in free-throw shooting (.821) . . . on the Ralph Woods Trophy as the top free-throw shooter on the team for the second-straight season . . . ranked third in the Big Ten in steals with a team-leading 90 steals, which ranks second on the Illinois all-time single-season list . . . came within one point of becoming the first player in Illini history to score 1,000 points in her first two seasons . . . her 1999-2000 season marks rank her fifth in points (599), seventh in field goals (214), second in steals (90), fifth in free throws (133) and seventh in three-pointers (40) . . . led the team in scoring, steals, free throws, field goals, and three-pointers . . . led all scorers with 19 points vs. the USA National Team . . . posted back-to-back double-doubles against UC-Santa Barbara and Boston College . . . earned Big Ten Player of the Week honors after averaging 22 points, 7.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 3.0 steals per game in wins over Boston College, Duquesne and Notre Dame.

FRESHMAN (1998-1999) ? Named to the All-Big Ten Freshman Team . . . named University of Illinois ?Newcomer of the Year? . . . selected to the Big Ten All-Tournament team after averaging 22.3 points in three games . . . her 67 points in the Big Ten Tournament trailed only Stephanie White-McCarty, the tourney MVP, who totaled 71 points . . . scored a career-high 24 points, hitting 4-4 from three-point range, in just her fifth career start in the Big Ten final against Purdue . . . broke Big Ten Tournament records for three-point percentage in a game (1.000, 4 of 4), and tournament (1.000, 5 of 5) . . . hit 8 of 10 shots to score 23 points off the bench in Big Ten semifinal vs. Penn State . . . scored 21 points and tallied eight rebounds in NCAA Tournament win against Louisville . . . Illinois? top reserve, scoring 12.9 points per game primarily off the bench . . . played in all 31 games, starting on seven occasions . . . led the team in steals (60), setting the UI freshman record . . . set new Illinois freshman record with 400 points . . . averaged 19.6 points per game in seven-game stretch, ending in NCAA First Round game . . . among the team leaders in several categories including first in free throw percentage (.828) and personal fouls (92), second in three-pointers made (28) and fourth in assists (75) and rebounds (124).

HIGH SCHOOL ? Named Ms. Basketball for the state of Illinois . . . averaged 29 points, 10 rebounds and five steals as a senior . . . named first team all-state by the Chicago Tribune, Chicago Sun-Times and Champaign News-Gazette . . . chosen for IHSA Class AA All-Tournament team . . . Central State Eight All-Conference honoree for four years and honored as conference MVP each of her last three seasons . . . participated in the North/South IBCA All-Star Game . . . averaged 22.9 points as a junior to lead Taylorville to a 34-1 record and a school-best second place finish in the 1997 Class AA State Tournament . . . earned four varsity letters in basketball . . . high school basketball coach was Carol Wilson earned 11 varsity letters in high school, including four in track and three in cross country . . . was an all-conference pick for four years in track and three seasons in cross country.

PERSONAL ? Majoring in elementary education . . . nickname is ?Al? . . . born Allison Dianne Curtin on March 31, 1980 . . . one of nine children of Fred and Mary Curtin . . . is the second oldest of nine children, including four brothers and four sisters.

Curtin?s 2002-03 Game-By-Game
Game	Fg-A	3pt-A	Ft-A	Reb	Ast.	Sts	Blks.	PF	TP
@ SW Missouri State	10-15	4-5	6-7	5	2	6	0	4	30
@ #24 Mississippi State	7-19	2-8	5-8	5	3	4	3	2	21
#22 Oklahoma	11-25	3-9	5-8	10	6	3	0	4	30
Oklahoma State	10-17	1-3	9-10	8	6	2	1	3	30
@ Oral Roberts	12-24	5-11	3-3	10	4	1	0	5	32
@ UT-Pan American	7-13	2-2	2-2	10	8	1	0	4	18
Santa Clara	9-22	2-6	4-4	6	7	8	0	4	24
@ #11 Arkansas	5-11	1-3	4-4	7	3	15	0	5	15
Ark.Pine Bluff	12-19	3-7	7-10	6	2	5	4	2	34
#1 Duke	5-15	0-2	6-6	4	3	3	0	2	16
@ Manhattan	5-16	2-5	12-13	4	4	4	1	4	24
@ Nevada	6-15	3-6	2-2	11	9	3	0	3	17
@ Fresno State	6-20	1-4	9-9	7	2	4	0	4	22
Rice	5-13	1-2	9-14	15	5	4	2	4	20
UTEP	8-9	2-3	5-6	3	3	4	0	1	23
Boise State	6-12	2-5	2-2	5	5	1	1	3	16
@ #11 Louisiana Tech	8-17	3-5	7-8	10	1	3	0	4	26
@ SMU	8-25	1-9	2-2	11	7	4	1	5	19
San Jose State	7-13	2-5	1-1	13	4	5	0	2	17
Hawaii	10-23	3-8	2-2	9	4	0	1	4	25
@ Rice	10-16	0-1	11-14	8	5	1	0	4	31
@ Boise State	13-20	2-3	1-2	4	5	4	1	5	29
@ UTEP	7-28	0-8	7-9	6	2	2	0	3	21
SMU	4-17	2-4	8-8	5	6	7	1	3	18
#7 Louisiana Tech	5-16	1-4	9-12	9	1	2	0	3	20
@ Hawaii	8-22	3-5	8-8	7	6	5	1	4	27
@ San Jose State	5-7	0-0	10-11	5	6	0	0	5	20
Fresno State	10-21	1-4	9-12	10	4	7	1	3	30
Nevada	4-10	2-4	8-8	6	10	3	2	2	18
Hawaii	8-16	2-5	1-2	8	5	0	0	3	19
2002-03 Season Highs
Points - 34 vs. Ark.-Pine Bluff
Field Goals Made - 13 vs. Boise State (2-13)
Three-Point FG's Made - 5 vs. Oral Roberts
Free Throws Made - 12 vs. Manhattan
Rebounds - 15 vs. Rice (1-11)
Assists - 10 vs. Nevada (13-8)
Steals - 8 vs. Santa Clara
Blocks - 4 vs Ark.-Pine Bluff

Career Highs Points - 35 vs. Iowa (3-3-01) Field Goals Made - 13 vs. Boise State (2-13-03); Iowa (3-3-01); Miss. St., (3/17/01) Three-Point FG's Made - 5 vs. Oral Roberts (11-27-02); Iowa (3-3-01) Free Throws Made - 14 vs. Notre Dame (11-27-99) Rebounds - 15 vs. Rice (1-11-03) Assists - 10 vs. Nevada (3-8-03); Auburn (12-30-00); Penn St. (2-15-01) Steals - 8 vs. Santa Clara (12-7-02); Iowa (2-25-01) Blocks - 4 vs. Ark.-Pine Bluff (12-14-02)

Curtin's Career Statistics
YEAR	G-GS	FG-FGA	PCT	3P-3PA	PCT	FT-FTA	PCT	REB-AVG	AST	ST	BLK	PF-D	PTS-AVG
*1998-99	31-7	126-282	.447	28-72	.389	119-144	.828	124-4.0	75	60	9	92-3	399-12.9
*1999-00	34-34	213-454	.470	40-97	.412	133-162	.821	194-5.7	95	90	14	116-6	599-17.6
*2000-01	33-32	200-432	.463	46-114	.404	84-109	.771	187-5.7	141	102	4	99-2	530-16.1
2001-02	Redshirt
2002-03	30-30	231-516	.448	56-146	.384	174-207	.841	227-7.6	138	96	20	104-5	692-23.1
Totals 128-103	770-1684	.457	170-429	.396	510-622	.819	732-5.7	449	348	47	411-16	2220-17.3

* denotes totals at Illinois

What Coaches Said About Tulsa?s Allison Curtin:
"Allison is a super-aggressive player who can make some big plays. She's the kind of player that once you put her on the floor, you can't take her out. She has an impact on every game she plays." - Notre Dame head coach Muffet McGraw

"Allison Curtin is one of the toughest competitors I've ever seen. She is a talented player with a lot of weapons, which makes her extremely hard to guard. She's real fun to watch unless you're on the opposite bench." - Purdue head coach Kristy Curry

"Allison Curtin is a dream to coach. I have not coached many players with Allison's God given talent, determination, work ethic and personality. That combination is what makes her one of the premier women's basketball players throughout the country. She has made an immediate impact on our program and raised the standard of Tulsa basketball." - Tulsa head coach Kathy McConnell-Miller

?Allison Curtin is as complete of an offensive player as we have faced in my six years at Oklahoma. She is a deadly perimeter shooter, yet she has the quickness and athleticism to go by almost anyone. She can pull up, she can finish at the rim and she's almost automatic from the free throw line, a place she, by design, gets herself to often. She's clever and talented and yet maybe the most perplexing problem she poses is that she attacks relentlessly. She never goes away.? - Oklahoma head coach Sherri Coale