Feb. 5, 2002
Norman, Okla. - Junior Caton Hill became the 17th player in Oklahoma women's basketball history to score 1,000 career points. The 6-1 forward surpassed the milestone after scoring a season- and game-high 21 points against Baylor last Saturday. She now has 1,012 career points. Teammates LaNeishea Caufield and Stacey Dales are also among the elite with 1,875 and 1,625 career points, respectively. Hill, who passed the mark in 87 games, becomes the fourth Sooner to surpass this mark under current Head Coach Sherri Coale.
The Ada, Okla., native also tied the school record for most double-double with 25 against Texas on Jan. 19. Hill, a second team All-Big 12 selection a year ago, has recorded five double-doubles this season, four against Big 12 Conference opponents.
She currently leads the team in rebounds with 7.4 boards per game, ninth best in the league, and ranks third on the team in scoring with 13.1 points. Hill was a member of the 2001 USA Women's Basketball World University Games team that won a gold medal in Bijing, China, in September. She also was named to the 2001 NCAA All-West Regional.
She's only 294 rebounds shy of becoming just the second player in OU women's basketball history to score 1,000-plus points and grab 1,000 or more rebounds in four seasons.
Oklahoma is one of three Big 12 schools that has three active players who have surpassed the 1,000-point mark. Iowa State and Colorado are the other two. OU sports an overall record of 18-2 and 8-1 in the Big 12 entering tonight's game against Baylor. The Sooners are ranked fourth in the Associated Press poll and third in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll.