Rebekah Peterson
23  Rebekah Peterson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salinas, CA

High School:
Salinas

Height:
5-10

Position:
G/F

Experience:
3V


At Utah Valley ...

JUNIOR ~ (2006-07): Named to the Academic All-Independent team for the second consecutive season ... Earned Honorable Mention All-Independent Team honors ... averaged 7.4 points and 4.1 rebounds while appearing in all 28 games ... started the final 10 games of the season ... led the Wolverines in foul shooting, connecting on 89.7 percent (26-of-29) of her shots ... tied for second on the team in three point shooting, hitting 37 percent of her shots ... set a school record for three-pointers in a game with five while scoring a career-high 23 points and pulling down eight rebounds against North Dakota State (Jan. 27, 2007) ... hit 13 three-pointers in a three game stretch in late January as she scored in double figures in each of the games against UC Santa Barbara, South Dakota State and North Dakota State ... scored 10 points on 4-of-5 shooting and pulled down a personal season-best nine rebounds against Utah Nov. 17, 2006.

SOPHOMORE ~ (2005-06): Averaged 5.2 points, 3.6 rebounds and and team-high 1.5 steals (40 total) per game while appearing in all 27 games for Utah Valley State in 2005-06 ... ranked 10th among all D-I Independents in steals ... shot 75% (23-for-31) from the free throw line and has a career average of of 78% (59-for-75) from the line ... had a season high 17 points in a 72-64 upset win over 2005-06 WNIT team Fresno State ... had 14 points, four rebounds and three assists and three steals in a 91-78 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ... tied a career high with four steals against Fresno State (Nov. 26, 2005) and at Boise State (Dec. 1, 2005) ... had 10 points and three rebounds while hitting 5-for-6 from the field in a win over North Dakota State on February 24, 2006.

FRESHMAN ~ (2004-05): Averaged 7.7 points and 4.9 rebounds during her first season of college basketball ... averaged 22.3 minutes per game, highest among all freshmen on the team ... shot 82% (36-44) from the free throw line ... was second on the team with 24 steals ... averaged 11.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game during the last month of the season ... was named Division-I Independent Newcomer of the Week three times during the month of February ... the only week she didn't win was the week the Wolverines weren't in action ... she won the Newcomer of the Week Award four times during the year, with the first time coming on January 10, 2005 ... scored a career high 19 points at Jacksonville State on February 7, 2005 ... had a double-double during the Division-I Independent Tournament vs. Savannah State, scoring 17 points and pulling down a career high 11 rebounds.

Before Utah Valley ...
Prepped at Salinas High School ... played guard and foward ... started all 29 games ... averaged 16.6 points ... 5.6 assists and 2 blocks a game ... ranked 23rd of the top 40 best players in Northern California by Norcalpreps.com ... Salinas High Athlete of the Year ... All-County first team ... Lettered in basketball for four years and volleyball for three years ... was All-League Honorable Mention in volleyball ... voted Most Inspirational player ... CCS champions.

Personal ...
Born November 14, 1985 ... married Doug Peterson on December 22, 2005 ... graduated from Salinas High School in 2004 with a 3.89 GPA ... majoring in Psychology at Utah Valley State ... received the Salinas High School Distinguished Service Award ... received the US Army Reserve Scholar Athlete award ... voted Scholar Athlete of the Year by an California television station ... Academic All-American in basketball ... her brother Andrew played football at BYU ... enjoys shopping, the violin, jet skiing, and scrapbooking ... parents are David and Kristine Fales.