Born March 5, 1980, in Kirkland, Wash. ... Parents are Gary and Jan ... Graduated from high school with a 3.4 GPA ... National Honor Society member ... Brother, Jeff, had the first hit in Seattle's Safeco Field as his youth team participated in a game to help the stadium crew troubleshoot a few days before the Mariners' opener in 2000 ... Suzanne and Jeff, who plays baseball at Gonzaga, set the female (70 mph) and male (91 mph) speed pitch records during the 14-day FanFest at the 2001 MLB All-Star Game in Seattle ... Current Husky teammate Vanessa Pierce also prepped at Woodinville (Wash.) High School ... Majoring in sociology.
Two-year letterwinner ... Walk-on who joined the team prior to the 1999 season and served as a part-time starter the last two seasons ... Begins her fourth year with the team and her fifth at the University ...Played on the Washington state under-23 team in 2002. 2001 (Junior) - Played 15 games, starting eight of them ... Member of record-setting UW defense that set school marks for fewest goals allowed (12) and lowest goals against average (0.58). 2000 (Sophomore) - Played 17 games, starting 16 of them ... Distributed two assists, including one game-winner ... Set up Theresa Wagner's overtime goal at Oregon State (Oct. 27), leading UW to a 2-1 double-overtime win ... Assisted on Malia Arrant's opening goal in the Huskies' 2-1 win over No. 9 California ... Missed four mid-season games with an injured achilles ... Voted UW's Most Improved Player by her teammates. 1999 (Freshman) - Joined the team as a walk-on and played three games, against BYU, UC Irvine and Oregon State. 1998 (Red-Shirt) - Attended school, but did not play soccer ... Began training with the team during the 1999 spring season.
WOODINVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
Three-year letterwinner ... Led the Falcons to three consecutive KingCo Conference finals, including a championship her junior year ... First-team All-KingCo and the team's most inspirational player her senior year ... Earned All-KingCo honorable mention accolades in her sophomore and junior seasons ... Also lettered three years in softball, earning three gold glove awards ... Garnered first-team All-KingCo and All-Eastside softball honors ... Played for the Washington Soccer Club from her freshman year in high school to her freshman year in college, winning state club championships in 1996 and 1998.
COACH GALLIMORE ON CULPEPPER
"Suzanne tended to have some leg problems and injuries. I think we found the right combinations of training days and days off to keep her fitness high, but keep her healthy for a full season. That's key to what she does. Suzanne clearly understands the game and has risen to every challenge that we put in front of her. She wants to get a lot of playing time in her senior year, but she understands that at her position there is a ton of competition. It's 100 percent up to her to compete and we think she will."
Year G/GS Shots Goals Assists Points GWG GWA
1999 3/0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2000 17/16 6 0 2 2 0 1
2001 15/8 1 0 0 0 0 0
Totals 35/24 7 0 2 2 0 1