21 Stef Collins
21 Stef Collins
Height: 5-6
Year: RS Senior
Hometown: Montour Falls, N.Y.
High School: Odessa-Montour
Position: G
At A Glance: The 2001-02 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year returns after sitting out the entire 2002-03 season due to reconstructive knee surgery ... possesses a tremendous work ethic ... should emerge as a team leader ... can play either point or shooting guard ... a very capable three-point threat ... has excellent court vision ... has the ability to drive to the basket and draw defenders ... solid defensive player with quick hands ... is left-handed.

2002-03: Sustained a torn anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in a preseason workout ... underwent reconstructive surgery in October.

As A Freshman (2001-02): Selected the Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year by the conference's coaches ... led all Atlantic 10 rookies in scoring at 11.1 points per game ... scored in double digits in 18 games overall including 12 of the last 13 ... also averaged 2.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.2 steals per game ... started 27 of her 28 games played and averaged 31.5 minutes per game ... finished sixth in the Atlantic 10 in three-point percentage (.394) and fifth in three-point field goals per game (2.25) ... connected on 76 percent of her free throws ... averaged 13.9 points per game over the final seven games of the season ... had two 20-plus point performances, pouring in 25 points in a 85-74 victory over Dayton on Jan. 23 and scoring 23 points at Richmond on Feb. 17 ... her 11 points in a 63-61 win over Kent State (Dec. 16) included the game-winning bucket with one second left in regulation ... scored 13 points in win over Temple (Jan. 20) ... scored a team-high 16 points in win at Fordham (Jan. 18) ... had 13 points, five assists and two steals in win over Xavier (Jan. 25) ... went 4-7 (.571) from three-point range and finished with 15 points in a Jan. 6 victory at La Salle ... scored 19 points and pulled down a career-high seven rebounds in a narrow loss to George Washington (Feb. 1) ... handed out a season-high seven assists versus St. Francis (Nov. 19).

High School: Carried her Odessa-Montour team to the New York Class D state championship as a senior ... was named New York State Class D Player of the Year and First Team All-State ... scored 81 points in two games at the 2001 New York State Championship, the third highest total in state history ... her 47 points in the state semifinals was the third-best single game performance ... averaged 30.0 points, 6.0 assists and 7.0 steals as Odessa-Montour finished with a 24-4 record ... buried 82 three-pointers as a senior ... tallied a Section IV record 2,204 points for her career ... as a junior, she posted averages of 19.5 points, 6.6 assists and 7.0 steals per game and earned All-State second team honors ... played for the Crystal City Stars AAU team ... also ran cross country and track.

Personal: Born on December 30, 1982 ... daughter of Steve and Janet Collins ... 2002-03 and 2001-02 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.0 or higher GPA) ... her sister Samantha, 24, ran cross country and track at SUNY Geneseo ... was her high school's class president for two years ... before moving to New York, she lived in England, Italy, California and Maryland ... was born in England ... hobbies include running and traveling ... career aspirations include becoming a basketball coach and playing professionally overseas ... physical education major.