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#14 Cathy Owen
Position: Guard
Height: 5'6"
Year: Senior
City/State: Ventura, Calif.
High School: Buena
Graduating Year: 1985

The best free throw shooter in Nebraska history, Cathy Owen connected on 87.9 percent (204-232) of her attempts, including an amazing 95.0 percent (57-60) of her free throws in 1984-85. Her 10-for-10 shooting night from the line on March 2, 1985, against Oklahoma also ranks as one of only seven perfect single-game free throw shooting performances in school history.

Owen was one of the top field goal shooters in history, connecting on 52.3 percent (422-807) of her attempts in her career to rank fifth all time at NU.

A model of consistency during her career, Owen never scored 300 points in a single season, but still managed to claim a spot in Nebraska's 1,000-Point Club by ranking 18th with 1,048 points in her career.

The 5-6 guard from Ventura, Calif., enjoyed her best season as a junior in 1983-84, averaging 10.1 points and 4.6 rebounds per game. She scored a career-high 23 points in a 90-86 win at Kentucky on Jan. 4, 1984. Owen was also a strong performer in the classroom, earning first-team academic All-Big Eight honors in 1983-84.

Owen's Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

Pts-Avg.

1981-82

31-18

119-233

.510

NA

NA

45-53

.849

92-3.0

283-9.1

1982-83

28-27

101-188

.639

NA

NA

48-58

.827

83-3.0

250-9.0

1983-84

28-25

115-210

.547

NA

NA

54-61

.885

130-4.6

284-10.1

1984-85 28-28 87-176 .494 NA NA 57-60 .950 128-4.6 231-8.3

Career

115-98

422-807

.522

NA

NA

204-232

.879

433-3.8

1, 048-9.1

 

 

 

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