Updated Oct. 24, 2007
Played one season under Eikenberg at UMKC before joining the Saluki program for the 2004-05 season...is an experienced play-caller, great ball handler and has a nice jump shot from behind the three-point arc...her consistent defense and strength make her a threat on both sides of the ball.
Played in all 32 games, starting nine...averaged 4.2 points and 2.0 rebounds...third on the team in assists (69)...recorded 23 steals...shot 33 percent from the field, 31 percent from beyond the 3-point line...big game of the season came against Tennessee Tech (Dec. 19), scoring 17 points, draining five threes.
Started at point guard 26 of all 28 games...averaged 8.3 points, 3.8 assists, 3.3 boards and 0.9 steals...ranked fifth in the league in assists per game and minutes per game (35.5)...ranked third in the league in assist to turnover ratio (106-61/1.74)...scored a season-best 19 points at SEMO (11/29/05)...against Wichita State (2/12/06) scored 17 points, added two boards and a season-high seven assists.
Started all 29 games and ranked fourth on the team with 7.5 points in 2003-04...led the Kangaroos in assists (85) and ranked second in both three-point percentage (.394) and three-point field goals made (26).
As a Prep
A three-time Missouri Class 3A all-state performer at Lutheran St. Peter's High School...averaged 19.6 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.9 assists and 4.6 steals per game as a senior...shot 57 percent from the field, including 44 percent from three-point range, while helping St. Peter's coach Mike Holtmeier to a 30-2 record and a No. 2 state ranking that season...was a four-time first-team all-GOTC conference athlete...hit the game-winning shot as time expired to beat Palmyra and send St. Peter's to the state tournament for the first time in school history...scored 2,102 points as a prep, averaging 18.6 per game...was also a McDonald's All-America nominee.
Full name is Erin Michele Pauk...born Aug. 27, 1984...majors in Psychology, carrying a 3.89 grade point average...daughter of Steve and Carole Pauk...has one brother Ryan.