Women's basketball set to host Minot State

Women's basketball set to host Minot State

LAIE, Hawaii - BYU-Hawaii women's basketball begins its season Tuesday night against Minot State in the Cannon Activity Center.


  • The team features players from four countries (United States, Tonga, New Zealand, and China)
  • The team faces one of the toughest schedules in the program's history with three teams being Division I (BYU, Hawaii, and Butler)
  • BYU-Hawaii returns four starters Brydgette Tatupu-Leopoldo, Whitney Fieldsted, Marquessa Gilson, Jiashen Cui.
  • Jiashen Cui is the first recorded China born athlete to compete with BYU-Hawaii in NCAA Division II women's basketball
  • Whitney Fieldsted ranked sixth in conference in rebounding last season
  • Brydgette Taupu- Leopold is tied for first with eight 3-point field goals made in an individual game and 3-point field goal percentage with .750 in an individual game
  • The 2013-14 campaign boasted an impressive 35% 3-point shooting percentage
  • The Seasiders lost Danna Lynn Hooper, who is second with 1048 points in her career along and 125 3-point field goals made.
  • Brydgette Tatupu- Leopold  is fourth overall in scoring average with 16.7 points in her career
  • Whitney Fieldsted is second in individual career records with 3.1 offense rebound average and fourth in average defensive rebounds with 5.7

Minot State

  • The Beavers have started the season with two wins over Valley City State and Dickinson State last week.
  • Minot State was picked to finish second in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference Nort Division.
  • Katie Hardy has led the way for the Beavers with 17 points per game and six rebounds per game. She is shooting 65 percent from the field this season.
  • Minot State is hitting 46 percent of its shots from the field and 35 percent on shots behind the arc.

You can learn more about the Seasiders in our season prospectus.

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