Michelle Plouffe needs 12 points to reach 1,000 career points.
Nov. 20, 2012
SALT LAKE CITY - With two players already at 1,000 career points and another within 12 points of the milestone, the 2012-13 Utah women's basketball team could soon have three 1,000-point scorers playing together for just the third time in school history.
Senior Iwalani Rodrigues (1,033 career points) reached the 1,000-point marker in the first game of the season, scoring 13 points against Denver. One game later, junior Taryn Wicijowski (1,026 points) joined the club when she put up 20 points against Southern Utah.
Junior Michelle Plouffe, the leading scorer for the 3-0 Utes, enters tonight's game against Northern Colorado with 988 career points and is poised to become the 25th 1,000-point scorer in Utah history. Plouffe is averaging 19.0 points per game.
The last time three players on the same team scored 1,000 points was in the 1991-92 season, when Mikki Kane-Barton, Karen Alcorn and Tanya Zachary led the Utes to a 22-8 record. In 1980-81, Utah boasted four 1,000-point scorers on its 24-9 team: Lori Parrish, Jane Quimby, Sandy Kovach and Ellen Perrella.
The school career scoring record is held by Kim Smith, who had 2,281 career points from 2002-06.