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Player Profiles

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


At West Virginia (2014-15):

  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Matched a career-high with five field goals in 36 minutes, scoring 13 points vs. EKU (Nov. 15 )
  • Dished out a team-leading nine assists with 0 turnovers, scoring six points and pulling in six rebounds vs. Seton Hall
  • Recorded five assists and pulled in six boards against Evansville (Nov. 26)
  • Had 10 assists and logged a career-long 39 minutes in the win over Fairfield
  • Tied a season-high with 13 points, going 4-of-7 from the field at Fairleigh Dickinson (Dec. 3)
  • Against Coppin State, she scored eight points, dished out seven assists, reeled in six rebounds and collected four steals in her 100th career start
  • Had her first career double-double with 13 points and 11 assists against IPFW on Dec. 13
  • Set a new career mark with 12 assists vs. Saint Francis (Dec. 29) 
  • Logged a career-long 40 minutes in back-to-back games at Oklahoma and No. 3 Texas
  • Now eighth all-time at WVU with 108 career starts
  • Hit a season-high four field goals, scored 10 points and dished out six assists vs. Baylor (Jan. 10)
  • Snatched four steals and scored four points at Kansas on Jan. 24
  • Scored a season-best 16 points, making five field goals and hitting three triples at Texas Tech (Jan. 28)
  • Matched a season-best with seven rebounds vs. Kansas (Feb. 10)
  • Led WVU with 14 points versus Iowa State, matching career-highs in field goal attempts (9) and three-pointers made (3)
  • Posted 11 points, dished out seven assists and logged a career-high 43 minutes in the win over No. 24 Texas
  • Dished out seven assists and grabbed seven boards in the win over Texas Tech
  • Reached ninth double-digit game of the year with 14 points against Hampton (March 24)
  • Handed out seven assists in the win over Duquesne (March 26)
  • Scored 11 points, pulled in four rebounds and snatched four steals vs. Villanova (March 29)

At West Virginia (2013-14):

  • Recorded a team-leading 107 assists, while limiting turnovers to 41 as starting point guard
  • Averaged 3.1 assists per game, the 11th-highest average of all Big 12 players
  • Recorded a 2.6 assist/turnover ratio, the second-best in the league
  • Appeared in all 35 games, starting 34
  • Averaged 23.9 minutes, 5.1 points and 3.3 rebounds per game, respectively
  • Led WVU in scoring, with 16 points, and rebounding, with seven rebounds, in WVU's win at Iowa State on Jan. 15
  • Had four games scoring in double figures, including a career-best 17 points in WVU's win over Oklahoma on Jan. 18
  • Is one of only six players in program history to make 10-of-10 free throws in a game at the WVU Coliseum, converting a career-high 10-for-10 against Oklahoma on Jan. 18, 2014
  • Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds against TCU to co-lead WVU in rebounding on Feb. 16
  • Had a season-best seven assists in WVU's win over Kansas State on Feb. 8
  • Totaled 179 points, 116 rebounds and 23 steals

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
  • 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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