Trish Andrew

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Trish Andrew
Position Guard
Born c. 1971 (age 45–46)

Trish Andrew (born c. 1971) is an American former basketball player. She played college basketball at the University of Michigan from 1989 to 1993. She holds the Michigan Wolverines women's basketball records for career rebounds (982), single-season rebounds (311), career blocks (367), and single-season blocks (136).[1]

Early years[edit]

A native of Winnetka, Illinois, Andrew played high school basketball at New Trier High School.[2] Because of her talent for rebounding and blocking shots, she earned the nickname the "human eraser."[3] She was named to the Chicago Tribune's All-State team in 1989.[4]

University of Michigan[edit]

In the fall of 1989, Andrew enrolled at the University of Michigan. She played for the Michigan Wolverines women's basketball team from 1989 to 1993.[5]

As a freshman during the 1989-90 season, Andrew broke Michigan's single-season record with 64 blocked shots and helped lead the Wolverines to a 20-10 record.[6] The season was the program's first 20-win season and the first in which the Wolverines received an invitation to play in the NCAA Tournament.[7][8]

As a sophomore during the 1990-91 season, Andrew broke her own record with 88 shot blocks.[9] By January 1991, and after only 42 games with the Wolverines, Andrew blocked her 112th career shot to become the leading shot-blocker in the history of the Michigan women's basketball program.[10] Andrew credited her talent for blocks to "long arms", while Michigan head coach Bud VanDeWege noted: "She doesn't do it with great leaping ability -- many times she doesn't even leave the ground to block a shot -- so it's mostly the timing. It's a real gift to have."[10]

As a junior during the 1991-92 season, Andrew again broke her own record with 136 blocks—a total that remains 62 more than any other player in the program's history.[9] Her 136 blocks also stood as the Big Ten Conference record until 2007.[11] Andrew also led the 1991-92 Wolverines with 522 points, a total that remains the sixth highest in program history, and 278 rebounds (9.9 per game).[9] In December 1991, Andrew had her nose broken while making a rebound against the Bowling Green Falcons.[12] On February 28, 1992, she scored a career-high 36 points with 16 field goals against Indiana.[13]

As a senior during the 1992-93 season, Andrew established Michigan's single-season records with 311 rebounds and an average of 11.5 rebounds per game.[9] She also led the team in points (514) and blocks (79).[6] On December 28, 1992, she had a career-high 21 rebounds against Bucknell.[14] Two days later, she had a career-high 10 shot blocks in a game against the Old Dominion Lady Monarchs. (She had four games in which she blocked nine shots.)[14] At the end of the 1992-93 season, Andrew was selected as an Academic All-Big Ten Conference player.[15]

Andrew remains Michigan's all-time career leader with 928 rebounds and 367 blocks.[16] Her 368 blocks also stood as the Big Ten Conference record for 14 years until it was broken in 2007 by Jessica Davenport.[17] Andrews also holds Michigan's single-season records with 311 rebounds during the 1992-93 season and 136 blocks during the 1991-92 season.[16] In four years at Michigan, Andrew scored 1,647 points, which at the time was second only to Diane Dietz. She currently ranks as the third highest scorer in the program's history.[18] Her career total of 701 field goals also ranks second highest in program history.[19]

Later years[edit]

After graduating from Michigan, Andrew played professional basketball in Greece. She retired from the Greek league after a contract dispute and returned to the Chicago area in 1995. Currently spends her time teaching, walking on the beach with her trusty pooch, Frisky, and reminiscing about her glory days as Michigan's "human eraser." Contemplating her place amongst Michigan legends Yost, Schembechler, and Harbaugh.[20][21]


  1. ^ "2012-13 Michigan Women's Basketball ("Michigan Record Book")" (PDF). University of Michigan. p. 6. Retrieved July 20, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gary Reinmuth (July 8, 1988). "Her Future's Alive and, Best of All, So Is Her Brother". Chicago Tribune. 
  3. ^ Steve Tucker (December 20, 1988). "Andrew plays big role in New Trier's success". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  4. ^ Rich Strom (March 3, 1989). "Girls All-State Team: Trish Andrew grows into stardom". Chicago Tribune. 
  5. ^ Michigan Record Book, p.2.
  6. ^ a b Michigan Record Book, p. 15.
  7. ^ "Rested Wolfpack rips Michigan in opener". Star-News. March 18, 1990. 
  8. ^ "Women earn first NCAA invite". The Michigan Daily. March 12, 1990. 
  9. ^ a b c d Michigan Record Book, p. 9.
  10. ^ a b Albert Lin (January 15, 1991). "Sophomore Downplays her knack for rejection: Andrew blocks historic shot". The Michigan Daily. 
  11. ^ "Allyssa DeHaan Invited To USA Basketball U19 Women's Junior National Team Trials". May 7, 2007. 
  12. ^ "'M' falls prey to Falcons: Trish Andrew suffers broken nose on rebound". The Michigan Daily. December 11, 1991. 
  13. ^ Michigan Record Book, p. 10.
  14. ^ a b Michigan Record Book, p. 11.
  15. ^ Michigan Record Book, p. 17.
  16. ^ a b Michigan Record Book, p. 6.
  17. ^ "Women's Top 25". The Hour. February 9, 2007. 
  18. ^ Michigan Record Book, pp. 2 and 7.
  19. ^ Michigan Record Book, p. 7.
  20. ^ Steve Tucker (February 13, 1995). "Options for Playing Ball Are Limited After College". Chicago Sun-Times. 
  21. ^ "Downers S. Coach Gets Soccer Honor". Chicago Sun-Times. January 22, 1995.