12/10 - 7:00 PM
WBB vs Tulsa
12/20 - 7:00 PM
WBB vs Tennessee Tech
12/28 - 2:00 PM
WBB vs Mississippi Valley State
01/02 - 7:00 PM
WBB vs SOUTH CAROLINA
01/05 - 2:00 PM
WBB at MISSOURI
01/09 - 6:00 PM
WBB at FLORIDA
01/12 - 2:00 PM
WBB vs MISSISSIPPI STATE
01/16 - 6:00 PM
WBB at GEORGIA
01/19 - 2:00 PM
WBB vs OLE MISS
01/26 - 12:00 PM
WBB at KENTUCKY
01/30 - 6:00 PM
WBB at TENNESSEE
02/02 - 2:00 PM
WBB vs AUBURN
02/06 - 7:00 PM
WBB vs FLORIDA
02/09 - 1:00 PM
WBB at SOUTH CAROLINA
02/13 - 7:00 PM
WBB vs ALABAMA
Courtesy: Bill Smith, ArkansasRazorbacks.com
Let’s get the jokes out of the way -- yes, Sarah Pfeifer is the oldest Lady’Back basketball player of all time, the only player to have three coaches and the only one to touch the floor for six years. She’s also the first -- and only -- player to be twice selected by the league coaches as the Scholar Athlete of the Year.
She just might add another first: First to earn a master’s degree before completing her career.
Granted a clock extension due to her two season-robbing injuries of 2004 and 2006, Pfeifer returns as the rock upon which Tom Collen begins his rebuilding at
“Sarah Pfeifer plays a key role in this team’s success in a variety of ways,” Collen said. “She has great leadership qualities and must find a way to communicate her basketball knowledge to the younger players.”
Returning to the floor last year after ACL surgery, Pfeifer built her minutes up to the mid-20s and low 30s by season’s end as a regular starter down the stretch.
“Her high level of intensity is obvious and we need that as well,” Collen said. “Above all else, we must find a way to keep her healthy.”
That’s no small issue for a player who has more surgeries -- five -- than full playing seasons. One new wrinkle for Pfeifer is the chance to come away from the land of the giants.
“We are working to extend the range and consistency on her shot since she seems to always be matched up with taller opponents,” Collen said.
THE STATS IN 2006-07: Returning to the court, Pfeifer played in all 31 games, starting 14 and nine in SEC action. Averaging 8.1 ppg and 3.6 rpg, she picked up an early season high of 14 points against
THE STATS IN 2005-06: Pfeifer underwent full-cut shoulder surgery prior to the season, and spent the summer rehabilitating her shooting arm. Earning preseason all-SEC selection at the league’s media day, Pfeifer’s season ended before it began with a torn ACL in the Red-White Game. Her first leg surgery at
THE STATS IN 2004-05: Returning to the floor after major off-season shoulder surgery, Pfeifer played all 31 games as a junior, starting 17.
THE STATS IN 2003-04: Pfeifer’s original sophomore season lasted a few minutes past two games as she suffered a season-ending shoulder injury midway through the first half of the
THE STATS IN 2002-03: Playing in 29 games and starting six as a freshman, Pfeifer averaged 4.0 ppg and 3.0 rpg. The top scorer and rebounder off the bench most of the season, Pfeifer was an impact player that made things happen in her 13.5 minutes a game. She earned a starting role in late December against
AT OZARK HIGH: A three-sport standout for the Hillbillies, Pfeifer was named the female high school athlete of the year by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. A three-year letterwinner and state champion in both basketball and track, Pfeifer also posted a 4.00 GPA as an honors graduate and class valedictorian. Pfeifer led Ozark to back-to-back
PERSONAL: Born Sarah Elizabeth Pfeifer on