Campus Life

Horns land husband/wife team

Should Dave Adams and Donna Branch need to document the recruiting costs for their latest point guard acquisitions, the ledger could read, "Two for the Price of one".

Pronghorns basketball, both men's and women's, got a big boost this week when the husband/wife duo of Jeff Price and Stephanie Price (Elford) decided to suit up in blue and gold this fall. For Stephanie, it's a return to the U of L, where she played point guard for two seasons before taking a year off of school last season. For Jeff, it's back to the hardwood but in a new locale after he too took a year off following seasons with the University of Calgary Dinos and Mount Royal College Cougars.

Stephanie, a five-foot, six-inch, Calgary native led the Horns in scoring during the 2007-08 season averaging 13.4 points per game, while also contributing 3.5 assists and 4.5 rebounds per game. In 44 career games, 32 times as a starter, Stephanie compiled 429 points.

Jeff enters his fourth year of eligibility after playing with the Dinos and in the Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference with the Mount Royal Cougars.

During his only season with the Dinos, Price averaged 12.3 points and 5.2 assists in over 33 minutes per game and was a member of a Dino team that finished with the best record in the Central Division and hosted the Canada West Final Four in 2007-08.

As a Cougar, Price was named a CCAA All-Canadian and the Mount Royal Male Athlete of the Year for 2006-07.

"We are delighted to announce that Jeff Price will be joining the team next season. Jeff is a proven winner at every level he has played," said Horns Head Coach Dave Adams. "Jeff is an invaluable addition to the team as he allows people to play at their natural positions, and will empower the Horns to play at the pace we need to succeed."

Both programs will add to their respective recruiting classes in the coming weeks, leading up to the start of the Canada West schedule Oct. 30, on the road in Edmonton. The Horns' home opener is Nov. 7 versus the Regina Cougars.