31 Elle Tinkle
GU trimmed lead to five twice in fourth quarter
Game time is 3:30 pm PST on ESPN2
Jill Barta scored a tournament record 37 points in the Zags' victory
Game time is 1 pm live on ESPNU
Bulldogs came out of the gates fast and never looked back
Gonzaga battles Oklahoma in Seattle
Check out the USATSI photo gallery from the West Coast Conference Championship game against Saint Mary's.
Gonzaga defeats Saint Mary's in 2017 WCC Championship
Gonzaga defeats Pacific in the WCC Quarterfinals on March 3, 2017 in Las Vegas.
Gonzaga hosts San Diego on February 23, 2017 for Senior Night
REDSHIRT SENIOR (2016-17): Game-by-game statistics ... Named Preseason All-West Coast Conference … appeared in all 33 games, starting in all of them ... became the all-time leader in wins at Gonzaga with 113 and games played with 143 ... finished eighth all-time at GU with 187 steals, with 57 in her senior year, eighth in the WCC ... she had three steals or more in 10 games, and eight rebounds or more in six games ... had a career-high six steals at Portland, and a season-high 18 points in the upset win at Stanford ... ended career with 77 straight-games with a rebound, and was second on team with 61 offensive rebounds ... averaged 2.4 steals per game, fifth best at GU since 1999 ... had five blocks at BYU and finished first on the team with 34 swats ... scored in double-digits 13 times averaging 8.3 ppg ... was selected All-WCC Second Team, Academic All-WCC, and was a national nominee for the Senior CLASS Award.
JUNIOR (2014-15): Game-by-game statistics … appeared in all 34 games for Gonzaga … started the final 29 games … averaged 29.1 minutes per game … played at least 30 minutes in 17 games … played a career-high 49 minutes in a four-overtime victory over San Francisco on Feb. 7 … averaged 11.7 points per game, third on the team … averaged 14.9 points per game during league games, which was ninth in the West Coast Conference … made 50.6 percent of her shots from the field during WCC play, which was second in the conference … made 40.6 percent from behind-the-arc, which was fourth in the conference … averaged 1.4 made three-pointers per game … averaged 2.1 steals per WCC game, which was fifth in the conference … made 1.0 blocks per game during league play, which ranked sixth in the WCC … scored a career-high 26 points in a home win over San Diego on Dec. 29 … made 8-of-10 from the field in that win, including 5-of-6 from behind-the-arc … grabbed career-high 13 rebounds in four-overtime win over San Francisco … made career-high five assists at Pacific … matched career-high with three blocks at Saint Mary’s and at Northwestern … made career-high five steals in home win over Saint Mary’s … made nine free of her 13 free-throw attempts at Santa Clara … reached 20 points in four different games ... reached double-digit scoring in 21 games ... grabbed double-digit rebounds in five games ... recorded a double-double in four games ... named to the West Coast Conference All-Academic team … named First Team All-West Coast Conference … named West Coast Conference Player of the Week on Jan. 26.
SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Game-by-game statistics ...Saw action in all 34 games for the Bulldogs and came off the bench to average 9.8 minutes per contest...ended the season averaging 2.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game, while shooting 44.8 percent (26-of-58) from the field and 72.0 percent (18-of-25) from the charity stripe...also dished out 12 assists, made 26 steals and blocked 10 shots...grabbed four or more rebounds in 10 contests, including a season-high six rebounds against Pepperdine, Feb. 6...had two-plus steals in nine games, including a season-high three against both Portland State, Dec. 6, Santa Clara, Jan. 30 and Pepperdine, Feb. 6...scored a season-high eight points twice; against San Diego, Jan. 11 and against Pepperdine, Feb. 6.
FRESHMAN (2012-13): Game-by-game statistics ...saw action in 32 games for Gonzaga, averaging 7.8 minutes per contest...scored four points in her first collegiate game -- all came in the first half in win over UC Riverside, Nov. 9...tallied a team and career-high 14 points in GU's win over Winthrop, Nov. 22...hit 5-of-6 from the field against the Eagles, including a 3-pointer...in the Zags loss to No. 1 Stanford -- which featured her sister Joslyn Tinkle -- she scored two points, had two assists and grabbed three rebounds...had six points and four rebounds at the University of San Francisco, Feb. 7...registered a career-high three steals twice; against Cal State Fullerton Dec. 9 and against Ohio State University, Dec. 17...grabbed a career-high five rebounds in win over the University of Idaho, Dec. 20.
HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Big Sky High School in Missoula, Mont...was a four-year basketball letterwinner...as a freshman, helped the Big Sky Eagles to the 2008-09 Montana AA State Championship...the Eagles closed out the year with a 22-1 overall record and a 10-1 mark in the Western AA Conference...as a sophomore, earned First Team All-State and First Team All-Western AA...as a junior, averaged 15.4 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.9 steals per game... was named First Team All-State and First Team All-Western AA for the second-consecutive season and closed out the year as the State AA leading rebounder...as a senior, averaged 16.9 points and 10.2 rebounds to lead Big Sky to a 12-12 record and a fifth-straight state tournament berth...became a three-time Class AA All-State honoree... also lettered in volleyball and track and field...as a junior, Tinkle took second in the 400-meters and sixth in the 200-meters at the AA State Championships.
Misc.: 3.9 high school GPA...father Wayne Tinkle played for the University of Montana, played professionally in Europe for 10 years and is currently the head men’s basketball coach at Oregon State...mother Lisa Tinkle also played for the University of Montana and was inducted into Montana’s Hall of Fame...sister Joslyn Tinkle played for the Stanford University women’s basketball team...brother Tres Tinkle plays for the Oregon State men’s basketball team...Eagle Medallion Winner for Outstanding Academics and Community Service...four-year Honor Roll student.
03/07/2017 - Gonzaga Women Win WCC Tournament Title
03/06/2017 - No. 1 Bulldogs Set To Meet No. 3 Gaels In WCC Championship
03/06/2017 - No. 1 Zags Cruise Past USF 77-46 Into WCC Championship
03/04/2017 - No. 1 Zags Look To Carry Hot Start Into WCC Semifinals Against No. 4 USF
03/03/2017 - Gonzaga Women Roll into WCC Semifinals
03/02/2017 - No. 1 Bulldogs Ready For No. 9 Seed Pacific In WCC Quarterfinals
02/28/2017 - Kudron & Barta Tabbed All-WCC First Team, Lisa Fortier Named Coach Of The Year
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