Depree Bowden is a quick, athletic guard who can play any spot on the perimeter … excellent court vision … according to strength and conditioning coach Karin Werth had the most improvement on the team in her strength and conditioning during the 2005 summer … also completed classes during the 2005 Summer B session … high school teammate of current Gator junior Briana Phillips ... named to the 2006 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll and the 2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll.
Sophomore Year (2005-06)
Appeared in all 30 games, starting the first three of the year ... scored in 21 games and totaling 111 points ... contributed seven points against Auburn (Feb. 2), hitting 3-of-3 from the floor with one free throw, sparking the Gators in the win by scoring four points in the final two minutes of the first half after the Tigers closed within one point ... played a valuable 16 minutes during the Jan. 22 win over No. 19 Vanderbilt ... sprained her right ankle during the Jan. 19 game at Ole Miss and played just two minutes as a result ... career game in the comeback win against Florida State (Jan. 2), scoring 13 of her career-high 15 points in the second half, while collecting four rebounds and four steals ... sparked UF's 16-point second-half comeback at Charlotte (Nov. 30), collecting a career-high four steals all in the second half along with four points and six rebounds ... grabbed a career-high nine rebounds Nov. 27 vs. Stetson ... scored a then-career-high 13 points in the season-opener against St. Francis (NY).
Freshman Year (2004-05)
Appeared in 27 of UF's 29 games while averaging 7.4 minutes per outing … scored in 13 games, netting a season-high eight points on 4-of-6 shooting against Delaware State (Dec. 6) … totaled 49 points and 33 rebounds … played a season-long 17 minutes in the victory over Temple (Dec. 4), scoring five points with three rebounds … played an SEC-long 12 minutes at LSU (Feb. 27), when she canned a pair of free throws, while collecting two rebounds and two assists … hit 11-of-14 free throws for a 78.6 percentage … canned a three-pointer at Alabama (Feb. 6) to score her first points in an SEC game … did not travel with the team to its January 30 game at Vanderbilt due to strep throat and did not play in UF's ensuing game versus Tennessee … during UF's first win of the season (vs. Akron, Nov. 27), scored her first collegiate points, putting back an offensive rebound with 17:03 remaining in the game … her performance versus Akron was her most complete game of the season, putting up nine points, five rebounds, three assists, three steals and one block in 15 minutes of play … cited by Coach Carolyn Peck for jump-starting the defense on numerous occasions, stating after the Akron game, "We really picked up our defensive pressure and again Depree Bowden had a lot to do with our run."
Graduated in June of 2004 from Bradenton Southeast High School, where she was coached by John Harder … a two-year captain and four-year starter for the Seminoles … completed her career netting a school-record 1,919 points along with 976 rebounds and 477 assists … produced the best four-year record in program history, 118-14, by any Southeast girls basketball player, winning four district championships, two region titles and advancing to the final four twice … Class 4A state runner-up her junior season, while helping the team to the semifinals in 2004 and the Elite 8 her first two years … team was 58-8 her final two seasons … her senior year she averaged 15.5 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.0 assists, helping Southeast to a 27-4 record … averaged 14.6 points, 6 rebounds and 6.4 assists per game her junior season, when she guided Southeast to the state Class 4A championship game … Herald-Tribune named her their 2004 Female Player of the Year … 2003 and 2004 Florida Sports Writers Association 4A All-State First Team selection, as well as a three-time Street & Smith All-America Honorable Mention honoree … recognized as a 2001 adidas Top Ten Camp, an adidas Top Ten Camp Upperclass All-Star and a 4A All-State honorable mention selection in 2001 and 2002 … also an accomplished volleyball player, Bowden broke Southeast's record for kills, previously held by current Gator teammate Briana Phillips (614).
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