UCLA — Forced to sit out the balance of the 2002 season on the recommendation of UCLA medical staff due to a history of mild concussions … Played in the first five games of the 2001-2002 season and averaged 23.6 points per game … In June of 2002, the Pac-10 office granted her medical hardship petition for one more season of eligibility … Cleared to return to full participation with the team on September 23 … Should enter the UCLA career Top 10 lists this season in scoring, field goals made, field goals attempted, free throws made and steals … Enters the new season with 51 double figure scoring games and 23 20-point games in her Bruin career … Has the ability to be a ball-handler and a scorer … Has worked hard to improve her perimeter game, and the results show … One of UCLA’s all-time best at the free throw line … Does a good job of getting in the passing lanes as a defender … Came to UCLA as a highly-regarded recruit with international experience.
2002 — First-team pre-season all-conference selection … Second-team pre-season All-American by Women’s Basketball News Service …?Led the Bruins in scoring in the first five games of the season … Sat out the Dec. 5 game at San Diego and the Dec. 8 game versus Colorado before it was announced on Dec. 12 that she would not participate for the remainder of the season on the recommendation of the UCLA medical staff due to a history of mild concussions in the 2000 and 2001 seasons … Named MVP of the Spartan Chevrolet Classic at Michigan State after averaging 30 points and six rebounds in two games … Opened the year with a 24-point effort in a win over Liberty … Scored a career-best 36 points and made a school record total of eight three-point shots against Michigan State … Tied her career-best with nine rebounds against the Spartans … Scored a game-high 22 points in a win over BYU … Had a game-high 23 points in win over Ohio State … Had a triple-double against the West Coast All-Stars in an exhibition game with 11 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists … Moved into fourth place on the all-time school list for made three-point shots with 76 … Ranks 15th on the all-time school scoring list with 1,158 points.
2001 — Named to the first-team all-conference squad … Finished the season as the Pac-10 scoring leader (19.9 ppg) … Also rated first in the conference in free throw percentage (.865), fourth in steals (2.33) and sixth in three-point field goals made per game (1.85) … Her season scoring total of 537 points ranked 15th all-time at the school … Led UCLA in scoring in 21 games (in three of the games in which she did not lead, she injured an ankle early in the first half against Utah and did not score; did not play due to illness at Washington State and sat out the Oregon win due to concussion-like symptoms) … Her 50 made three-point shots set a school record … She became the 19th UCLA women’s player to reach the 1,000-point mark during the home game versus Washington State … Set a school record with 171 three-point attempts … Her 554 field goal attempts during the season rank as the seventh-highest in school history … Her season free throw percentage of .865 ranked fourth all-time at UCLA … Greco became the fourth Bruin to lead the Pac-10 in scoring — Maylana Martin (1999), Natalie Williams (1993, 1994) and Rehema Stephens (1990-1991) … Had her 16th 20-point game of the season when she scored 20 in the final game of the year against Washington … Scored 25 in the previous game against Washington State … Added a career-high nine rebounds, five assists and three steals in that WSU game … Scored a team-high 20 at Stanford … Led the team with 16 points at Cal … Scored 22 points versus Oregon State in Pauley and at Arizona … Had 26 points at USC … Scored a game-high 25 points at Oregon State for a fourth consecutive 20-point game at the time … Scored 29 points in the home win over Arizona and 23 in the win over USC … Scored 22 points versus Georgia and 20 at Ohio State … Had 34 points in the win over Long Beach State, 25 in the second half … Led UCLA with 15 points at Colorado and added a season-best tying five assists … Had 28 points in the game at New Mexico, despite leaving the game with a sprained ankle with over five minutes to play … Had 22 points and five steals in the season-opener against Duke in the Women’s Sports Foundation Classic in Albuquerque … Named to the All-Tournament team at the Sports Foundation Classic … Re-aggravated the ankle injury in the early moments of the Utah game and did not score in 17 minutes of action … Returned to action at BYU and scored a team-best 24 points.
2000 — Named to the honorable mention all-conference team … Finished the season hitting 19 of her last 20 free throws … Starter in six games … Finished fourth on the team in scoring and led the team with a steals average of 2.2 per game, which ranked third in the Pac-10 … Also led the team in free throw percentage with a .864 mark, which was the fourth-best single-season mark ever by a Bruin at the time … Second on the team in assists her first two seasons … Scored the game-tying basket with 0.8 seconds remaining in regulation to send the home opener with Texas into overtime … Had 11 points vs. Tennessee and a game-high six assists … Made her first start of the season vs. Louisiana Tech and had 14 points, six rebounds and four steals … Scored 18 points at CS Fullerton and grabbed a career-high tying eight rebounds … Had 20 points, including four three-point shots, in a starting role at Pepperdine … Also started vs. San Diego State and handed out six assists … Missed the Old Dominion game with headaches after taking an elbow to the head in the UConn game … Had a team-best 14 points vs. Oregon (1/29) … Scored 26 points at Stanford in her fifth start of the season and had a career-high tying seven steals … Had seven points in a start at Cal before leaving the game in the second half after taking a blow to the head … Sat out the USC game (2/12) due to concussion-like symptoms … Poured in a game-high 22 points vs. Arizona (2/19) on seven-for-seven shooting from the field and eight-for-eight from the free throw line … Sat out the Oregon State (2/26) game with a deep thigh bruise.
1999 — Named to the first team All-Pac-10 freshman team … Selected to the All-NCAA West Regional team after filling in for an injured Erica Gomez at point guard … Second on the team in steals (73) and third in free throw percentage (74.7%, 71-95) … Had three starts - vs. West Virginia, Pepperdine, Louisiana Tech … Scored a best of 17 points vs. UConn … Ended the season by hitting 54 of her last 64 free throws … Shot 8-9 from the field while scoring 16 points at Arizona (1/2) … Had 16 points on 7-8 fg shooting at Tennessee … Had 11 double-digit scoring games … Ranked ninth in the Pac-10 in steals (2.15 average) … Recorded a UCLA season-high seven steals vs. Washington State (1/30) … Very good ball-handler who had more assists (94) and steals (73) than turnovers (65).
HIGH SCHOOL — Co-captain of the Under-19 USA team which won the gold medal at the World Championships … Named to the All-World Championships team … Four-year letterwinner for coaches Marc Ward and Damian Scribner at Crescenta Valley High School … As a senior, she averaged 22.3 points and 10.0 rebounds and shot 83% from the free throw line, 56% from the field and 40% from three-point range … Named State Player of the Year by Cal-Hi Sports all four prep seasons … USA Today’s State Player of the Year after her junior season … Street and Smith’s (junior and senior season), Parade Magazine (senior season) and USA Today (junior and senior season) High School All-American … Four-time MVP of the Pacific League … L.A. Times and Daily News Area Player of the Year … Nike All-American … Received 1998 Gatorade Circle of Champions State Player of the Year award … Set a school record with 2,397 career points … Led her team to three Pacific League titles and one CIF final and the State playoffs … CIF Division I Player of the Year award winner as a senior … As a junior, she averaged 24.6 points, 11.6 rebounds and shot 74% from the free throw line, 55% from the field and 42% from three-point range … CIF Co-Player of the Year as a junior … Recorded a quadruple double in the first round of the playoffs with 24 points, 10 rebounds, 10 steals and 10 assists … As a sophomore, she averaged 20 points and 11.2 rebounds … As a freshman, she averaged 18 points and 10.5 rebounds … Earned BCI All-America honors in the summer following her sophomore season … Her team finished fifth and seventh her last two seasons at AAU Nationals … Also played tennis for coach Tom Gossard … Named Pacific League Doubles Player of the Year in her first three seasons … Pacific League Singles Player of the Year in her senior season … Advanced to the third round of the CIF in her freshman and sophomore seasons … Also lettered in softball for coach Alan Eberhart her freshman year.
PERSONAL — Full Name: Michelle Julia Greco … Born: March 24, 1980 in Panorama City, CA … Parents: John and Carmela Greco … Has one brother (Michael) and one sister (Stephanie) … Her biggest thrill to date has been scoring 36 points against Michigan State and breaking the school three-point field goal record … Lists Pete Sampras as the athlete she admires most … Enjoys playing tennis, smash ball at the beach and ping pong … Political Science major … Wants to be a sportscaster on ESPN.
UCLA Career Statistics
3-Point Shooting: 2002 - 12-23 (.522); 2001 - 50-171 (.292); 2000 - 14-41 (.341); 1999 - 0-1 (.000); Totals - 76-236 (.322).
Points: 36, at Michigan State (11/17/01)
Rebounds: 9, last at Michigan State (11/17/01)
Assists: 7, vs. Washington St. (1/9/00)
Steals: 7, last at Stanford (2/3/00)
Blocks: 2, vs. BYU (11/27/01)
FG Made: 12, last at USC (2/10/01)
3-pt. FG Made: 8, at Michigan State (11/17/01)
FT Made: 11, vs. BYU (11/27/01)
Minutes: 45, vs. Arizona (1/20/01)