3 - Nancy Bowden
Nancy Bowden
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Cincinnati Hills Christian
Position: G
AS A SENIOR (2003-04): Named Butler's "Outstanding Female Athlete" for 2003-04...earned "All-Horizon League" first team honors following the season, in addition to being named to the league's "All-Defensive Team"...named Team MVP by her teammates...Horizon League "Player of the Week" for the week of Dec. 15...led the Bulldogs in the following categories: points (11.9 ppg), assists (6.7 apg), steals (3.7 spg) and minutes (35.6 mpg)...started all 29 games...finished third in the nation in steals and 10th in assists...led the Horizon League in assists, steals and assist/turnover ratio...named to the "All-Tournament Team" at the Horizon League Championships, the only player recognized who did not play in the championship game...finished her career with 1,031 points, 540 assists, 3,441 minutes, 340 rebounds and 305 steals...scored her 1,000th career point in her final game in Hinkle Fieldhouse...led the Bulldogs in scoring on 12 occasions, while scoring in double figures 19 times...led team in assists 26 times...had four double-doubles...had a career-high 27 points against Loyola Feb. 19...had 12 assists on two occasions, tying her career high...posted a career-high with eight steals against Cleveland State Feb. 26...played all 45 minutes in both of Butler's overtime games...her 1,031 minutes rank fourth on Butler's single-season list, while her 193 assists (second) 106 steals (third) and 6.7 assist average (fourth) also are among the school's top ten results...finished her career among Butler's career leaders in assists (540, third), steals (305, third) and minutes (3,441, third).

AS A JUNIOR (2002-03): Started all 29 games...one of four Bulldogs to average double figures (10.1 ppg)...led team in assists (6.6 apg) and her 3.9 rpg ranked her third on the squad...was named the Horizon League Player of the Week (Dec. 30)...tallied a double-double of 12 points and 12 assists in Butler's game against Bradley...her 12 assists set a new career-high and ranks fifth on Butler's single-game record list...led the Bulldogs with four steals against the Braves...dished out nine assists, against only one turnover, in Butler's win over Illinois State...pulled down a team-best and a career-high seven rebounds against Fresno State...added 11 points, six assists and four steals while playing all 40 minutes against the Bulldogs...tallied a double-double of 10 points and 10 assists in Butler's win over Bowling Green...scored a team-best 18 points against Indiana State...recorded 13 points, nine assists and six steals against Western Michigan...scored a season-high 20 points to go along with five assists and a career-high seven steals against Eastern Michigan...scored 16 points against UIC...recorded 14 points against Detroit...scored 11 points and added eight assists, five steals and four rebounds at Loyola...scored 12 points and added six rebounds, six assists and fives steals against Wright State...scored 13 points and added eight assists against Youngstown State...scored 12 points against UW-Milwaukee...scored 15 points in Butler's win over Cleveland State...dished out 11 assists to go along with a career-high 2 blocked shots at Cleveland State...scored 11 points and added eight assists at UIC...scored a team-high 12 points against Loyola...posted third double-double of the season with 13 points and 10 assists against UDM...tied a career-high with seven rebounds against the Titans...dished out a game-high 10 assists vs. Youngstown State...narrowly missed a double-double with 10 points and nine assists against YSU in the Horizon League Tournament.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2001-02): Started in 27 of the team's 29 contests as Butler's primary point guard...scored in double figures 17 times over the season...her 10.8 points per game led the team...averaged a team-best 4.1 assists per game...despite her 5-2 frame, she averaged 3.3 rebounds per game...shot 34 percent from the field and 75 percent from the line...dished out eight assists on three occasions...her 76 steals ranks eighth on Butler's single season charts...led the team in assists on 19 outings...led the team in rebounding twice during the campaign...scored a career-high 22 points in Butler's final regular season game against Wright State...pulled down a career-high nine rebounds against Detroit on Jan. 31...swiped a personal-best six steals against Cleveland State on Dec. 28....played 42 minutes in Butler's in over Bowling Green...scored in double figures in 11 league outings...was sidelined for most of the game against UW-Green Bay on Jan. 10 due to an injured rib...sat out the entire game against UW-Milwaukee on Jan. 12 with the same injury...her 115 free throws made ranks fifth in a single season, as does her 153 free throw attempts...her 954 minutes played ranks sixth in Butler's single season charts...was named to the All-Horizon League Defensive Team.

AS A FRESHMAN (2000-01): Excelled as the team's primary point guard with her steady ball-handling skills and quiet leadership...was sidelined for the first part of the season due to an injury to her foot, missing 12 games....appeared in 16 games as the team's point guard, starting in nine, which led all rookies...her 5.8 points per game led all newcomers, as did her 43 assists...shot .667 from the free-throw line...in only her second appearance of the season, Bowden came off the bench to score seven points against nationally-ranked Cincinnati....scored in double figures three times, versus Western Michigan, UW-Milwaukee and Wright State...in playing a season-high 36 minutes against league foe UW-Milwaukee, she recorded season-highs of 12 points and eight assists...shot .405 from the field, which ranked fourth on the team...scored 11 points, dished out four assists and had three steals and three rebounds against No. 11 Xavier....had at least two rebounds in 12 outings...her 31 steals ranked second on the squad...had five steals against Detroit in both meetings.

AT CINCINNATI HILLS CHRISTIAN ACADEMY: Was a three-sport athlete in high school, playing basketball, volleyball and softball...she was named M.V.P of her volleyball team...was recognized as a team captain on the basketball team... gathered 2nd Team All State honors...was named to 1st Team All City and 1st Team All Southwest Ohio...was Ohio's District 16 Player of the Year...named Player of the Year in M.V.C...holds the state record for most steals in one game (18) and most steals in a season (177)...despite her diminutive frame, she led her team in blocked shots her junior season...is a first degree black belt...high school coach: Tim Southerland

PERSONAL: Nancy Lanae' Bowden...born April 13, 1982...daughter of Anthony and Norene Price...journalism major.