Pool enters her junior season after emerging as California starting point guard in 2004-05...co-captain with Reneé Wright and Krista Foster in 2005-06...physically strong, scoring point guard...has three-point range and can penetrate to the basket...sees the floor well and has good ball handling skills...excels at pushing the ball down court in transition...talented passer and a crowd pleaser...her strength and fitness improved during the off-season.
As a redshirt sophomore in 2004-05: Started all 29 games at point guard...earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...averaged 4.1 points and 2.4 rebounds per game...led the Bears with 121 assists...her 4.2 assists per game ranked four in the Pac-10...her assist/TO ratio (1.11) was eighth in the conference...shot 31.3 percent from beyond the arc (15-of-48)...ranked 10th in career three-point percentage in school history at 31.9 percent...hit 76.5 percent from the foul line, putting her career percentage at a stellar 82.5...dished off career highs of 10 assists and eight rebounds vs. TCU...tallied at least five assists in 10 games...her season-high 15 points paced the Bears in the win over Cal State Northridge...notched 12 points vs. UCLA Jan. 22...played a career-high 35 minutes vs. Idaho.
As a sophomore in 2003-04: Missed the season after having a procedure to repair a back injury.
As a freshman in 2002-03: Saw action in all 29 games and averaged the most minutes of any Cal reserve at 14.9...contributed 3.2 points, 2.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game...led Cal in free throw percentage at 91.3 (21-of-23)...entered the 2004-05 season riding a streak of 16-consecutive free throws made...tallied a team and career-high 16 points in Cal's win over Washington State Jan. 18...posted five or more points in seven contests, with her next best efforts being seven at home vs. Cal Poly and Oregon State...ranked second on the team for total assists (76) and for three-pointers made (14)...boasted a 1.2 assist/turnover ratio (76/65)...swiped 27 steals (career-high five at UCLA Jan. 26)...dished off a then-career-high six assists at Saint Mary's Dec. 21, vs. Stanford Feb. 1 and at Washington State Feb. 13...played a then-career-high 24 minutes Feb. 13 against the Cougars...snared a then-career-high six boards vs. UCLA Feb. 20 and vs. Oregon Feb. 8.
High School: Helped Crater High School to a combined 74-9 record her sophomore through senior seasons...played in the state championship game as a sophomore and junior...a Street and Smith's preseason All-American before her senior year...averaged 22 points, 8.5 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 0.85 blocked shots per game as a senior...awarded all-state and conference MVP honors during her final campaign...as a junior, contributed 15 points, nine assists and three rebounds per game, earning first team all-conference, honorable mention all-state and second team all-tournament at the state championship...also as a junior, was named to the all-tournament team of the West Coast Jamboree after leading her team to the title against Berkeley High School...holds her school's all-time records for assists, steals and free throw percentage and ranks second in scoring.
Personal: Sarah Elizabeth Pool was born Aug. 17, 1984, in Oregon...parents are Larry and Elizabeth Pool...has a younger sister, Lisa...interests include reading, writing poetry and listening to music...religious studies major.