Gregory enters her senior season as a three-year starter at power forward... the Bears' top returning scorer and rebounder...this season, looks to become Cal's 17th 1000-point scorer...led the 2004 San Francisco Bay Area Pro-Am League in scoring at 22.5 ppg...one of the Pac-10's hardest workers and a go-to player for Cal...undersized for her position but her work ethic and technique help her gain scoring and rebounding position in the post... smart, agile player who runs the floor well...has shown improvement as a perimeter and post defender...received the 2004 Walter A. Haas Jr., Award for Community Service.
As a junior in 2003-04: One of four players to start all 29 games for Cal and hasn't missed a start since her freshman year...tri-captain...finished second on the team in scoring with a career-best 11.5 ppg average...led the Bears in rebounding at 4.9 rebounds per game...averaged a career-high 1.8 assists per game (52 total)...contributed a career-high 1.5 steals per game...her 43 total steals was the second highest on the team...led Cal and ranked fifth among Pac-10 field goal shooters at 51.0 percent...had a career year at the charity strip, sinking 74.1 percent of her shots, with a team high for makes (83) and attempts (112)...set career highs for rebounds (11, in back-to back games vs. Oregon and Oregon State) and steals (5, vs. South Carolina State and Nevada)...three times tallied a season-high 18 points - vs. San Jose State and twice vs. Oregon State...recorded double-digit points in 17 games, including the last five games of the season where she averaged 13.4 ppg...selected to the Oakland Tribune Classic all-tournament team...co-recipient of the All-Cal Award with Kristin Iwanaga.
As a sophomore in 2002-03: One of three players to start all 29 games for the Bears...saw improvement in several major statistical categories from her freshman to her sophomore season - scoring (8.8 to 9.2 ppg), rebounding (3.7 to 4.9 rpg), assists (0.7 to 1.2 apg), steals (0.88 to 0.93 spg) and free throw percentage (.640 to .667)...ranked second on the team in rebounding and third in scoring...posted double-figure points in eight of the first 10 games of the season and seven of the final 11 contests, including a stretch of three games where she averaged 18.7 points per game...led the team in scoring seven times, including in five of the final nine contests...poured in a career-high 22 points vs. Oregon Feb. 8...her 13 free throws made and 20 attempted vs. the Ducks tied Pac-10 season highs...had a strong trip to the state of Washington in February, tallying 17 points each against Washington and Washington State...twice grabbed a then-career-high 10 boards, vs. Washington State Jan. 18 and vs. Stanford March 8 in the second round of the Pac-10 Tournament.
As a freshman in 2001-02: Started 18 of the 24 games she played in...one of two regular Cal freshmen starters...missed four games from Dec. 21-30 after having surgery on her right knee...led all Cal freshmen in scoring at 8.8 points per game...scored a then-career-high 17 points at USC Feb. 24...third on the team in rebounding at 3.7 boards per game and averaged 5.7 per game over the final seven contests of the season...led the Bears in rebounding at Oregon State Feb. 7 with eight and followed that game up by sharing team-high honors at Oregon Feb. 9 with five...received the team's Community Service Award.
High School: Earned a variety of awards as a senior at Carondelet High School after averaging 16.3 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2.1 steals per game...earned first team all-league, first team All-ANG Newspapers, first team All-Contra Costa Times and the North Coast Section Scholar Athlete award...led her senior year team to a 23-8 record, its second straight league championship, its second straight second-place NCS Division II finish and to the Northern California semifinals...as a junior, named first team all-league after posting 14.9 points, 7.4 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.3 steals per game...tabbed as one of Rivals.com's Top 20 seniors in Northern California...set the school's career rebounding record with 800+.
Personal: Leigh Ann Gregory was born July 25, 1983, in El Sobrante, CA...parents are John and Martha Gregory...dad played basketball and mom swam at Chico State...has a sister, Christine...sociology major.