42 - Julie Piper
Julie Piper
Height: 6-1
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Roseburg, Ore.
High School: Roseburg HS '07
Position: F
Experience: 3L

Head Coach Wendy Schuller: "Julie Piper is physically in great shape. She's a strong and lean athlete and does a great job of using that on the floor. She had an excellent summer and worked really hard to try and add more perimeter skills to her game. She's going to someone who we think can do a lot of positive things for us this year on both ends of the floor. We want to make sure we are getting her touches because she is someone who has the ability to average a double-double for us.  We expect an excellent year out of her - she is going to be an impact player for us."

2009-10: One of four co-captains for the Eagles. Her .760 career free throw percentage currently ranks second in school history.

2008-09: Piper attained the most impressive recognition for the Eagles during her sophomore season in 2008-09, as she earned All-Big Sky honorable mention accolades. She was also named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. Piper ranked highly in the league's statistical rankings, placing fifth in free throw shooting (78.3 percent), sixth in rebounds per game (6.8) and 18th in points per game (11.1). Her shooting from the charity stripe also placed her 130th among NCAA Division I players and was the eighth-best in Eastern history. She had the best scoring output by an Eagle in the 2008-09 season, scoring 23 points on 9-of-16 shooting in Eastern's battle with Big Sky runner-up Portland State on Jan. 24. Piper also set the team pace in rebounds in 18 different contests.

2007-08: Piper was named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. After playing well in the non-conference portion of the schedule, she stepped up her game during the Big Sky season. Piper started all of EWU's league games, averaging 7.7 points and 5.6 rebounds per Big Sky contest. She also posted double-digit point total on seven occasions this year. Piper had her first collegiate start against Utah State on Dec. 2, and she had nine points in the contest. Her defense was quality against Northern Arizona on Jan. 3, as she stole three passes in that game. The freshman tallied 10 points and 11 rebounds in a road game versus Northern Colorado to record her first-ever double-double. The rebound total is a career high. She then had a 12-point output against Sacramento State on Feb. 7. Then, exactly a week later, she set a career-high point total once again with 14 tallies against Weber State. Then came her best point-scoring output of the season, when she had 17 against Montana State in the final game of the season.

High School: Piper was named All-Southwest Conference her junior and senior seasons. As a junior, she averaged 14 points and 10 rebounds per game and as a senior she contributed 13 points per contest. Piper also found success on the soccer field, earning league Most Valuable Player honors her junior campaign. As a senior, she helped lead the soccer team to the round of 16 at the 6A state tournament.

Personal: Born 2/6/89 in Roseburg, Ore. She is the daughter of Bruce and Kary Piper. She has one sister, Ashley, 24. Piper is majoring in natural science elementary education with minors in special education and leadership.

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