Player Profiles



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

Biography

At West Virginia (2014-15):

  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Paced West Virginia with 175 assists and finished the year with 242 points, 157 rebounds, 69 made field goals, 24 made three-pointers, 52 steals and 10 blocks in 38 games and 1,312 minutes played
  • Ranked second in the Big 12 with a 2.97 assist/turnover ratio, third with 35.1 minutes played per game, fourth with 4.6 assists per game and 15th with 1.4 steals per game
  • Finished the year seventh nationally with a 2.97 assist/turnover ratio and 61st with 4.6 assists per game
  • The assist/turnover ratio of 2.97 ranks seventh in the Big 12 Conference record book
  • Boasted 11 double-figure scoring affairs in her final season
  • One of six players to have played in a school-record 38 games in a season
  • Joins Averee Fields and Bria Holmes as the all-time single-season record holder with 38 starts
  • Logged 1,312 minutes for fourth-most in a season at West Virginia
  • Her 175 assists sit 10th in a single-season 
  • Completed her career 661 points, 457 assists, 346 rebounds, 197 field goals,  123 steals, 57 three-pointers and 26 blocks in 137 games and 3,530 minutes played
  • Finished second in program history with 137 games played and 131 career starts 
  • Sits sixth all-time with 457 career assists
  • Matched a career-high with five field goals in 36 minutes, scoring 13 points vs. Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 15)
  • Dished out a team-leading nine assists with 0 turnovers, scoring six points and pulling in six rebounds vs. Seton Hall (Nov. 17)
  • Had 10 assists in the win over Fairfield (Nov. 29)
  • Against Coppin State (Dec. 6), 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 and only 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) 
  • 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 (March 1)
  • Dished out seven assists and grabbed seven boards in the win over Texas Tech (March 6)
  • Reached ninth double-digit game of the year with 14 points against Hampton (March 24)
  • Scored 11 points, pulled in four rebounds and snatched four steals in 43 minutes vs. Villanova (March 29)
  • Against UCLA (April 4), she scored 10 points and swiped three steals 

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
Personal:
  • Daughter of Vivan and the late Darryl Stepney
  • Birthday is Aug. 2
  • Has two brothers and two sisters
  • Obtained her degree in pre-criminology in May 2015
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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