Michele D. Hoppes

Basketball, 1984-87

Michele hoppes was one of the most dominating players in Wyoming women’s basketball history. As a four-year letterwinner, Hoppes’skills allowed her to become the greatest scorer and rebounder in Cowgirl history. She was a three-time first team All-High Country Athletic Conference selection and led Wyoming in both scoring and rebounding for four consecutive seasons. She was the all-time rebounding leader in High Country Athletic Conference history and still ranks as the all-time Cowgirl leader with 1,104 rebounds. Hoppes averaged double figures in both scoring and rebounding for her career, 16.7 points and 10.0 rebounds. She received special mention All-American, All-Far West Region, and American Women’s Sports Federation honors. For her career , she scored 1,842 points and made .452 percent of her field goal attempts. She averaged 21.0 points per game during her senior season, then a UW record and her 10.6 rebounds per game average of 1985 is still a record. Hoppes ranks in the top three in cowgirl career records for points, rebounds, field goals, field goal attempts, free throws, free throw attempts, and blocked shots.

Inducted October 18, 1996

Honors and Awards

  • All-American
  • Three-time All-Conference
  • Greatest Scorer and Rebounder in Cowgirl history