Denise Brose Sparkman
Courtesy: Idaho Athletic Media Relations
          Release: 09/16/2008
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Denise Sparkman was one of the first great basketball players at Idaho. A two-time first team All-American, Sparkman led the Vandal women to three straight Region IX titles, three straight AIAW national tournaments and a No. 12 national ranking. She earned every honor available to her in basketball All-League, All-Region, All-Regional Tournament Team and All-America. By the time she finished her career, she had literally rewritten the record books. Upon graduation, she held basically every offensive school record 19 in all, and still holds three to this day. She finished her career with 1,935 points and 959 rebounds. She made a school-record 804 field goals on career .539 shooting. Her 277 rebounds in 1980-81 are a school record, as are her two 17-field-goal games in the 1981-82 season. She also led the Vandals to their team-record 20-game win streak in 1981-82.

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