Harris, Van Hoogen Headed For History

Individually, Tasha Harris and Jessica Van Hoogen are two of the most talented players ever to suit up for the Lady Broncos. Together, they are unstoppable as they lead Coach Gordy Presnell's team in their quest for a WAC title.

Barring injury, Boise State guards Tasha Harris and Jessica Van Hoogen will finish as the top backcourt in Lady Bronco history.  

Harris recently broke the school records for free throws and free throw attempts with 412 and 564, respectively.  Harris broke 14-year-old marks held by Michelle Schultz (400 free throws in 531 attempts).   

Van Hoogen has a legitimate shot at the all-time record for steals.  The Bronco star has 263 and is currently third while Harris has 170 for 10th.  Cheron Moyle had 289 in her career while Tricia Bader had 271.  

This sensational duo will likely wind up as the #2 and #3 scorers at Boise State .  Harris is already there at #2 with 1,519 points while Van Hoogen has 1,464.  Van Hoogen is 35 points behind Karla Meier (1977-1982) for third place.  Lidiya Varbanova is the runaway school record holder, pouring in 1,834 points from 1990-1994.  

Van Hoogen and Harris are fourth and sixth in career field goals with 539 and 470, respectively.  They should wind up #2 and #3 there as well.  Varbanova had 754 field goals, Meier had 637 and JoAnn Burrell had 574 from 1974-1978.  

Van Hoogen is second in field goal attempts (1,393) and has a chance to break the school record of 1,499 set by Meier.  Harris currently has 1,189 which is fourth all-time.  Tasha will likely catch Connie Sandland (1,264 from 1980-1984) for third.  

Both will land in the top five in both career three-pointers and three-point attempts in a career.  Harris and Van Hoogen are tied for fifth all-time with 135 each.  Abbey Vaughan hit an amazing 260 in her four year career, while Nadia Begay made 169 treys from 2003-2007.  Kellie Lewis (163 from 1994-1998) is currently third, followed by Jackie Lee (142 from 2004-2008), Harris, Angie Evans (132 from 1990-1994) and Van Hoogen.  

Van Hoogen is currently #6 in attempts with 406 with Harris close behind at 395.  The record book has Vaughan #1 with 754, followed by Begay with 509, Lewis (484), Lee (448) and Evans (430).  

Harris is third with 318 career assists, two behind Moyle (1980-1984).  Van Hoogen has 257 in her career for seventh.  Bader holds the school mark with an incredible 451.  

The pair is currently fifth and sixth in career scoring average—Van Hoogen is averaging 13.8 while Harris is at 13.5 for her career.

Harris and Van Hoogen look to get the team ready for a crucial Western Athletic Conference road tilt Saturday.  The Broncos challenge the Vandals Saturday night in Moscow.



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