Extremely quick guard ... good mid-range jumper ... competitive ... has developed ability to hit the three-pointer ... defensive force on the perimeter.
Coach Elliott Says
"Heidi is just a success story. No one would have predicted she would be a starting guard on an Elite Eight team. She should be so proud of what her work ethic and competitiveness have brought her."
Saw action in 28 games, including a season-high 29 minutes vs. Washington on Dec. 4 ... Tallied a career-high 12 points against Utah Valley State on Dec. 2 ... Reached double- figure scoring twice, also notching 11 points against Air Force on Feb. 19 ... Went 3-for-3 from three-point range against Air Force in that game.
Played in 14 games ... Averaged 3.8 minutes per game ... Played a season-high 13 minutes against Air Force on Jan. 22 ... Also saw double-figure minutes against Saint Mary's on Dec. 2.
Salt Lake Tribune first-team all-state pick as a junior and senior ... Deseret News first-team all-state selection as a senior and second-team pick as a junior ... Two-time team captain ... Named first-team all-Region 9 as a junior and senior ... Two-time team MVP ... Averaged 19.6 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.7 steals per game as a senior ... Team won the region championship during her junior season ... Also played soccer in high school and was a first-team all-region and first-team all-state pick as a senior.
Heidi Carlsen is the daughter of Rod and Marci Carlsen ... Born Jan. 7, 1985 ... Youngest of three children ... Has one sister and one brother ... Major is Family Consumer Studies ... Grandfather Dewey Cunningham played basketball at Idaho State.