Stephanie Bogues
Stephanie Bogues

Stephanie Bogues was one of the best post players to don the UMass Boston uniform for the women's basketball team from 1985-89 and was named a Little East Conference First Team All-Star as a junior and senior, while being selected to the Second Team as a sophomore. The 5'10" forward was an intimidating force in the blocks for the Beacons owning the school-record for blocks in a game (nine), season (67 in 1986-87) and career with 179 rejections. A 1995 graduate, she also ranks second and sixth on the all-time season blocks list with 58 as a senior and 43 during her sophomore campaign. Bogues wasn't just good at keeping the ball out of the hoop, but she was one of the school's best at collecting it around the rim with 805 career rebounds to rank fourth all-time at UMB, while owning the eighth-highest mark in a season with 276 as a senior and averaging nine or more rebounds per game in three different seasons. The reserved Bogues was named the team's captain for her senior season and responded by leading the squad in scoring and rebounding with 17.1 points and 11.0 rebounds, the seventh and 10th highest averages all-time, respectively, in a season for the Beacons. Her total of 427 points is still the fourth-highest total in school history and gave her 1,129 points for her career, which also places her fourth in school annals. The Dorchester native showed that she could convert from the line as well, making 14 free throws vs. Eastern Nazarene on January 19, 1989, which was a school-record that stood for 18 years. A fixture in UMass Boston's line-up, she started 82 of 84 games, while averaging 13.4 points and 9.6 rebounds, marks that rank her sixth and fourth, respectively, at UMB.