Bettina Love was a valuable asset to the Panthers in her first active season with the team...sat out the previous year due to the NCAA transfer rule...started the first 11 games of the season at small forward...scored in double-figures with 13 points in her first game as a Panther against Sacred Heart (Nov. 18)...recorded a total of 10 double-figure games, including a career-high 20 points versus Maryland-Eastern Shore (Dec. 21)...honored as the Big East Player of the Week for her play in two victories over UMES (Dec. 21) and Youngstown State (Dec. 19)...shot 72.7 percent from the field and averaged 18.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 assists and 1.5 blocks in the two games...returned to the starting lineup at Notre Dame (Feb. 7) where she led Pittsburgh with a career-high six blocked shots...led the team in scoring in three games, including Sacred Heart (13), Penn State (18) and UMES (20)...set game and single-season career highs in every category...finished the year as the team's leader in blocks with 34, and was sixth in the Big East with 1.30 blocks per game.
Love sat out the 1999-2000 season due to the NCAA transfer rule.
At Old Dominion
Love played two seasons (1997-99) at Old Dominion before transferring to Pittsburgh...averaged 2.0 points and 0.7 rebounds in 23 games off the bench for the Lady Monarchs in 1998-99...sank a career-high 12 points versus Richmond as a freshman...also grabbed a career-high four rebounds in the game...played in 20 games as a sophomore and averaged 1.8 points.
Was a four-year starter at Edison Tech High School in Rochester, N.Y...averaged a team-high 31.6 points, 13.0 rebounds, seven assists and five blocks per game her senior year...led her high school squad to two New York Section 5 Championships...named a Rochester League Most Valuable Player...honored as the 1997 Female Athlete of the Year at Edison Tech...was a four-time All-Star selection...selected to the Greater Rochester Super 15 team...named the 1997 McDonald's High School All-Star game Most Valuable Player.
Bettina Love was born July 6, 1979...she is the daughter of Gene and Pat Love...has one sister and one brother...is a communications major...enjoys listening to music.
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