Mandy Close

Mandy Close

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bozeman, Mont.

High School:
Bozeman

Height:
5-11

Position:
Guard

Experience:
2V

OREGON STATE
Sophomore (2003-04):
Mandy Close played in all 32 games, making 28 appearances in the starting line-up...averaged 26.9 minutes per game...ranked second on the team in assists with 58...finished with 204 points (6.4 ppg.) and 104 rebounds (3.3 rpg.)...buried 28-of-40 (.700) free throws...hit a pair of 3-point field goals and finished with eight points and three assists against Utah Valley State (11/21)...also matched her then career best with two steals and a blocked shot against the Islanders...canned 3-of-6 field goals for seven points and pulled down a career-high seven rebounds against Texas A&M Corpus Christi (11/23)...tallied three steals and pulled down three rebounds at Tulane (11/25)...pulled down six rebounds and recorded three steals for the second straight game against Arkansas (11/28)...buried 6-of-13 field goals for a then career-high 16 points, while dishing out three assists and blocking two shots in 38 minutes against Providence (11/29)...hit 4-of-9 field goals for nine points and pulled down three rebounds against SMS (12/6)...buried 8-of-11 field goals for a career-high 21 points and pulled down five rebounds in 40 minutes of action against No. 19 Utah (12/16)...finished with four points and four rebounds at Cincinnati (12/19)...had a career-high four steals and two rebounds at No. 9 Stanford (12/27)...pulled down four rebounds and had a blocked shot at California (12/29)...hit 5-of-6 field goals for 12 points and dished out three assists against UCLA (1/2)...buried 4-of-7 field goals for 11 points against USC (1/4)...totaled eight points and four rebounds at Washington State (1/15)...had four points and five rebounds, including four offensive boards at Washington (1/17)...finished with nine points and four assists against Arizona State (1/22)...had five points and five rebounds against Arizona (1/24)...buried 4-of-6 shots, including two 3-pointers, for 10 points at USC (1/29)...had six points against Oregon (2/7)...had six points, five rebounds and three assists against Washington State (2/14)...reached double figures in scoring with 10 points and dished out three assists at Arizona (2/19)...finished with five points, five rebounds and three assists against No. 10 Stanford (2/28)...tallied five points and four rebounds against Gonzaga (3/19) in the WNIT...tied for the team-lead with 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting, dished out a career-high six assists and pulled down four rebounds in 37 minutes at Nebraska (3/22) in the WNIT...finished with nine points and six rebounds at Creighton (3/24) in the WNIT.

Freshman (2002-03): Mandy saw action in all 30 games for the Beavers, making 19 starts...played 602 minutes (20.1 mpg.), more than any freshman...totaled 114 points (3.8 ppg.) and 62 rebounds (2.1 rpg.)...shot .355 (11-for-31) from 3-point range...finished with seven points and four assists at Portland (11/26)...made first career start and pulled down four rebounds against Tulane (11/29)...scored six points and grabbed three rebounds against Idaho State (12/1)...had four points and four boards against Portland State (12/7)...led the team with a career-high 11 points on 5-of-10 shooting and pulled down four rebounds against Florida (12/14)...tallied four points and three rebounds in a career-high 35 minutes at Texas Tech (12/13)...had five points, three rebounds and a blocked shot against USC (12/27)...led the team with a career-high tying 11 points on 4-of-9 shooting at No. 20 Arizona (1/4)...buried 3-fo-4 field goals for six points against California (1/11)...had seven points and two steals against Oregon (1/18)...pulled down a career-high five rebounds at Washington State (1/23)...matched career-best with five rebounds against Arizona State (2/1)...tallied five points and two rebounds at No. 6 Stanford (2/8)...had five points and three rebounds at UCLA (2/27)...scored five points at Fresno State (3/24) in the WNIT.

HIGH SCHOOL
BOZEMAN, Bozeman, MT:
Mandy earned a variety of awards as a three year starter and letterwinner at Bozeman High School while playing for coach Rick Jordan...served as team captain as a senior...was a two-time All-State selection...was a two-time first team All-State Tournament pick...competed in the Midland Roundtable All-Star Game...was a senior all-star for the Treasure State Classic...was a three-time Academic All-State honoree...named team defensive and offensive MVP as a senior...team won the State Championship during her freshman and sophomore seasons...was a three-sport all-star...earned three letters as an outside hitter in volleyball...served as team captain as a senior and was recognized as an All-State outside hitter...awarded four letters in track as a middle distance runner (800m, 1600m, 4x400 relay)...relay team won a pair of State Championships and holds the state record time...was a four-time All-State selection...finished in the top-5 at state for four years in the 1600m, including a second place finish as a junior.

PERSONAL
Born in Bozeman, MT...daughter of John and Kathy Close...has two brothers, Patrick and Kevin...father was a member of the 1975 National Championship football team at Montana State...mother was a member of the Montana State track team...majoring in Elementary Education...hopes to become a 2nd or 3rd grade teacher...graduated from high school with a 3.5 GPA...earned the Worthy Student Scholarship...former prep teammates playing at other Division I schools included: Andrea Lalum, University of Washington; Kati Burrows, Montana State; Jessica Smith, Wichita State; Annie Fischer, Weber State and Ali Smith, Princeton...outside interests include kayaking, swimming and chillin'...lists Jackie Joyner-Kersee as her favorite athlete...chose Oregon State because, "the players are awesome and the coaches are personal. Corvallis was the type of town I was looking for - a college town that's not too small."

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