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Linda                              Stepney
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Linda
Stepney
Class: Jr.
Hometown: Norfolk, Va.
Height: 5-7
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: G

Biography

At West Virginia (2012-13):

  • Starting point guard with 59 consecutive
  • starts, including all 31 games this season
  • Averaged 23.2 minutes per game
  • Led WVU with 86 assists, averaging 2.8 per game, including 42 in league play
  • Averaged 2.33 assists per game in Big 12 play
  • Recorded a career-best 10 assists in the win over Appalachian State, the last time a WVU player recorded 10 assists in a game was on Jan. 20, 2010 when Sarah Miles had 10 at USF
  • Led WVU’s rebounding efforts with a career-high six boards against Baylor
  • Put up a career-best four blocks against TCU
  • Recorded 94 points, 73 rebounds, 86 assists and 20 steals in 718 minutes

At West Virginia (2011-12):

  • Named to the All-BIG EAST freshman team
  • Recorded the second-most assists for WVU with 89
  • Had at least one assist in 30 games
  • Was most accurate from beyond the arc, leading WVU with a 48.1 3-point field goal percentage (13-27)
  • Had a career-best 14 points, including 3-for-3 from 3-point range, in the win over No. 14/12 Louisville
  • Recorded three games with scoring figures in double digits
  • Missed the first game of the season after sitting the previous 10 weeks with a stress fracture
  • Played in 33 games, earning 28 consecutive starts as a true freshman
In High School:
  • Ranked among the top-100 girls basketball players in the country as she was No. 56 by Blue Star Report and No. 68 by ESPN HoopGurlz
  • A first team all-district, all-tidewater and second team all-state honoree at Lake Taylor
  • Named to the 2009-10 MaxPreps All-American Honorable Mention list
  • Led Lake Taylor in scoring, a team that finished 30-1 and won the group AAA Virginia state title in 2010
  • Lake Taylor ranked No. 1 in the state by South Hampton Roads and the Associated Press AAA polls and ranked 22nd in the nation, winning seven games by more than 50 points
  • Scored 17 points in the state championship game win over Princess Anne
  • Reached the 1,000-point milestone
  • A McDonald’s All-American nominee
  • Earned Virginia AP AAA All-State first team honors her junior season
  • Played for Boo Williams’ AAU Elite alongside fellow teammate Crystal Leary
  • Leary and Stepney have played basketball together since they were 11 years old
Personal:
  • Daughter of Vivan and the late Darryl Stepney
  • Birthday is Aug. 2
  • Has two brothers and two sisters
  • Majoring in pre-criminology
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • BIG EAST Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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