Best University of Colorado Athlete - 2001
CU Buffs Women's Basketball
Women's hoops are suddenly resurgent in Boulder, and CU point guard Mandy Nightingale is one of the big reasons Ceal Barry's team cruised into post-season tournament play. And although the Buffs lost to Vanderbilt, the 5'6" junior from Sapulpa, Oklahoma, had half of her team's twelve assists. She averaged 13.6 points per game for the Buffs, but her fire is the most crucial thing. Teammates and fans call her "the Little General" for her intensity, the same quality that helped her become a national champion last year in another sport: trick waterskiing.