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11 Sarah Lowe (LOW)
  • University of Florida Basketball (2002-06)
  • 5-7
  • Senior
  • Guard
  • Wynnewood, Pennsylvania
  • Lower Merion HS
  • Major: Political Science and Spanish (double major)

Sarah Lowe (LOW) had an extremely high basketball IQ UF's nominee for the 2006 NCAA Woman of the Year ... 2005-06 SEC H. Boyd McWhorter Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year Award ($10,000 postgraduate scholarship award; third Gator ever - second woman - to receive the award) ... 2005 Rhodes Scholar Finalist selected by UF's college of Liberal Arts & Sciences to receive the 2006 Outstanding Leadership Award for Undergraduate Female Graduating Seniors (overall one of five women at UF selected) 2005-06 Southeastern Conference Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year 2006 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 3 First Team ... 2006 Arthur Ashe Jr. Female Sports Scholar of the Year ... 2006 Tracy Caulkins Award winner, recognizing the top graduating senior female student-athlete at UF respectively who exemplify the traits of Tracy Caulkins that includes academic achievement, athletic achievement, leadership, and involvement in the community ... UF's 2005-06 nominee for the SEC's H. Boyd McWhorter Postgraduate Scholarship ... 2005 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 3 Second Team 2005 Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar Athlete First Team Women's Basketball ... member of the 2004, 2005 and 2006 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll ... named to the 2003 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll 2004, 2005 & 2006 SEC Good Works Team (community service award) ... team captain during her freshman, sophomore and senior seasons, becoming only the second Gator ever to be named captain three times during her career - the other was former Gator great and U.S. Olympian DeLisha Milton spent the 2004 summer studying abroad in Mexico and Spain ... one of the most popular players on the squad with the Gator fans just the third Gator ever from the state of Pennsylvania, and the first since Karen Vloedman (Dallas, Pa.) played from 1983-87 earned TWO degrees in May 2006 - one in Political Science and the other in Spanish.

Career Notes
*376 assists ranked No. 6 in a CAREER by a Gator
*3337 minutes played ranked No. 7 in a CAREER by a Gator
*176 steals ranked No. 10 in a CAREER by a Gator
*76.2% free throw percentage (192-252) ranked No. 7 in a CAREER by a Gator
*75 three-pointers ranked tied for No. 9 in a CAREER by a Gator
*in 2005-06 her 79.1 free throw percentage (68-86) ranked No. 8 in a SEASON by a Gator
Dbl Fig Scoring Games- 7 in 2005-06 & 26 in UF Career
Double-doubles- 0 in 2005-06 & 2 in UF Career

Senior Year (2005-06)
Started all 28 games she played, missing the first two of the year to interview for the Rhodes Scholarship ... SEC Women's Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... first-ever Gator to earn first team ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District honors ... in the SEC (all games stats), ranked No. 5 for assists, No. 7 for steals, No. 9 for free throw percentage, No. 10 for assist-turnover ratio and No. 5 for minutes played ... scored in 26 of the 28 games she played, totaling 200 points ... UF's fifth-leading scorer (7.1 ppg) ... led Gators in minutes played (33.8), assists (110) and ranked second in steals (59) and free throw percentage (79.1%) ... her fifth of seven assists against Mississippi State (March 2) in the SEC Tournament first round game was her 100th assist of the season ... averaged a team-high 33.8 minutes per game and 37.1 minutes in SEC games ... played every minute of three games, including all 45 minutes in the overtime wins against LSU and Tennessee ... stellar performance in the win at No. 5 Tennessee (Feb. 26), contributing 15 points, seven rebounds, six assists, zero turnovers and six steals while playing all 45 minutes ... collected her 400th career rebound in the win at No. 5 Tennessee (Feb. 26) ... went 4-for-4 from the free throw line in the final 20 seconds of overtime, including the last one with 3.2 seconds remaining, to secure the upset over No. 2 LSU (Feb. 16) ... scored a season-high 17 points against No. 2 LSU (Feb. 16), with six points in overtime ... her game-winning free throw with 3.2 seconds remaining in overtime against No. 2 LSU (Feb. 16) was her 700th career point ... singled out by Coach Peck for leading the team in its upset win at No. 21 Kentucky (Feb. 5), when she played all 40 minutes, while scoring seven points with seven assists and three steals ... against Auburn (Feb. 2) played 39 minutes and surpassed the 3,000-minute mark for her career, just the ninth Gator to play as many minutes ... played a steady game leading UF against Auburn, scoring 11 points (6-8 from the free throw line) with six assists and five steals in 39 minutes of action ... became ninth Gator to dish 300 career assists (vs. Rhode Island, Dec. 28) ... missed UF's season-opening two-game road trip to interview as a finalist for the Rhodes Scholarship. Unfortunately, she was not one of the two individuals selected. Those were the first games Lowe missed during her career, playing in all 87 before spending the weekend in Birmingham, Ala., to interview ... voted team captain (with Brittany Davis) for the third time in her career (the senior class was appointed captains by the coaches during her junior season).

Junior Year (2004-05)
Appeared in all 29 games, earning 13 starting assignments scored in 23 games, netting a season-high 18 points against Ole Miss (Jan. 23) averaged 24.6 minutes of action per game, the fourth most on the team team leader with 46 steals and ranked third with 76 assists had the third best assist-to-turnover ratio (1.19) named to the 2005 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll ... UF's fifth-leading rebounder (3.3 pg) led UF in assists seven times hit 15-of-41 from the three-point arc (team-high 36.6 percent) and 33-of-41 (team-high 80.5 percent) from the free throw line tallied six points in the road win at Kentucky (Feb. 10), with four of those coming from the free throw line (all one-and-ones) in final 1:17 to secure the win was UF's leading scorer in a game for the first time during the season, when she tallied 18 points with four assists and zero turnovers against Ole Miss (Jan. 23) had started 12 consecutive games but was replaced by Tashia Morehead at the start of SEC play recorded six assists to zero turnovers versus Iowa (Nov. 26) in her first start of the year scored 11 points in win versus Akron (Nov. 27) played 41 minutes in double-overtime loss to Richmond (Dec. 21) matched career-high with three three-pointers made versus Akron recognized to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team named to the SEC Good Works Team for her community service for the second consecutive year two double-figure scoring games.

Sophomore Year (2003-04)
Team tri-captain ... member of the 2004 Southeastern Conference Winter Academic Honor Roll ... 2004 SEC Good Works Team (community service award) ... first guard off the bench in every game, averaging 23.0 minutes ranked second on the team for assists (93) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.45) ... scored in 26 of the 30 games ... led UF in assists 11 times ... tallied seven points, four rebounds and three assists in her NCAA debut against New Mexico (March 20) ... her three-pointer at Auburn (Feb. 29) with 5:03 remaining - which were her only points of the game - was a crucial bucket en route to the upset win ... exploded for a season-high 18 points at Tennessee (Feb. 19) ... tallied all five of her points in the second half of UF's upset victory over Georgia (Feb. 26), when she also dished a team-high five assists and was a clutch 5-for-6 from the free throw line ... scored all 11 of her points during the second half of the upset win at Georgia (Jan. 18), including a 4-of-4 effort from the free throw line in the last 1:05 of the game had the opportunity to play in front of a large hometown crowd when the Gators played in Philadelphia against Temple (Jan. 2) clutch performance at Oakland (Dec. 9), scoring six of her eight points in the final 59 seconds of the game, including a 4-of-4 effort from the free throw line that sealed the four-point win three double-figure scoring games.

Freshman Year (2002-03)
Team tri-captain ... only Gator to start all 28 games one of two Gators (Bernice Mosby) who scored in every game ... one of four Gators who played in every game ... led UF in minutes played, assists and steals ranked third on team in scoring & rebounding ... UF's leading scorer in four games, leader in assists 16 times and rebounding leader twice led UF with 14 points, 12 rebounds and four steals in 38 minutes of action while guarding Vanderbilt (Feb. 23) senior Ashley McElhiney ... scored 12 points in 35 minutes of action at George Washington (Jan. 26) in front of a large fan base that made the trip from her hometown near Philadelphia ... logged her first career double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds in the double-overtime win over UMass (Dec. 28), helping UF overcome a 15-point, second-half deficit scored a season-high 24 points in the loss to Houston (Dec. 6) named to the GlaxoSmithKline Invitational All-Tournament team hosted by N.C. State (Dec. 6-7) after totaling 35 points, 12 rebounds and nine assists over a two-game span solid performance in the win over Miami (Dec. 3), scoring a game-high 18 points with nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals in 38 minutes of action scored 12 points with four rebounds and six assists in her collegiate debut, netting her first points with a long jumper from the left corner with 16:26 on the first-half clock against Lamar (Nov. 22) 14 double-figure scoring games two double-figure rebounding games two double-doubles.

High School
Graduated in 2002 from Lower Merion High School located in Ardmore, Pa., where she was coached by Lauren Friel captained the Aces her final two years concluded prep career as Lower Merion's all-time leading girls scorer with 1,676 points finalist for the 2002 McDonalds All-American team four-time First Team All-Central League, as well as a four-time honoree as First Team All-Main Line (local weekly newspaper), Super 10 All-Main Line and LMHS Most Valuable Player during her senior year averaged 19.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 4 assists per game 2001 Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American 2001 adidas Top Ten Camp USA Today Player to Watch averaged 15.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.6 steals and 5.0 assists her junior year, when she led Lower Merion to the league finals named All-County as a junior by the Philadelphia Inquirer totaled 463 points as a freshman and 400 points as a sophomore played with the AAU Philadelphia Belles for five years, finishing second at the 2000 AAU National 16-and-Under Tournament member of the 2001 U.S. Junior National 17-and-Under Championship team that won the title in Las Vegas AAU coach was Tom Nerney, who is the person she most admires on the basketball court because he "always comes with a positive attitude and is inspirational."


Lowe, Sarah
      Total 3-Point  
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct  
2002-03 28-28 987/35.2 92-267 .345 32-100 .320 58-83 .699
2003-04 30-0 691/23.0 44-109 .404 14-50 .280 33-42 .786
2004-05 29-13 713/24.6 41-120 .342 15-41 .366 33-41 .805
2005-06 28-28 946/33.8 59-176 .335 14-61 .230 68-86 .791
TOTAL 115-69 3337/29.0 236-672 .351 75-252 .298 192-252 .762
  Rebounds  
Year Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2002-03 50-104 154 5.5 62-2 97 110 2 50 274/9.8
2003-04 22-73 95 3.2 45-1 93 64 2 21 135/4.5
2004-05 36-59 95 3.3 51-1 76 64 0 46 130/4.5
2005-06 19-53 72 2.6 58-0 110 89 3 59 200/7.1
TOTAL 127-289 416 3.6 216-4 376 327 7 176 739/6.4
Individual Career History (Conference-only statistics)
      Total 3-Point  
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct  
2002-03 14-14 492/35.1 40-126 .317 14-45 .311 22-26 .846
2003-04 14-0 302/21.6 24-60 .400 8-28 .286 11-14 .786
2004-05 14-1 315/22.5 23-54 .426 7-17 .412 20-23 .870
2005-06 14-14 519/37.1 33-93 .355 8-31 .258 33-44 .750
TOTAL 56-29 1628/29.1 120-333 .360 37-121 .306 86-107 .804
  Rebounds  
Year Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg
2002-03 25-48 73 5.2 25-0 41 53 1 21 116/8.3
2003-04 12-33 45 3.2 22-1 39 31 1 14 67/4.8
2004-05 18-23 41 2.9 25-0 30 31 0 13 73/5.2
2005-06 9-30 39 2.8 29-0 49 48 2 36 107/7.6
TOTAL 64-134 198 3.5 101-1 159 163 4 84 363/6.5
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