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  • 2014 American Athletic Conference Most Improved Player

  • 2014 All-AAC First Team


  • CAREER TRANSACTIONS

    Drafted by Minnesota in the 3rd round (36th overall) of the 2014 WNBA Draft.

    COLLEGE

    2013-14: Named to the All-American Athletic Conference First Team as well as the conference's Most Improved Player...Played and started in all 38 games for the Cardinal...Second on the team in scoring (10.8 ppg)...Averaged 10.8 points, a team-leading 7.2 rebounds and 2 assists per game...Shot 49.7% from the field and 75.8% from the free throw line...Averaged third-most minutes on the team (23.4 mpg)...Set career highs against Rutgers on Feb. 23 with 25 points and 15 rebounds...Recorded five double-doubles on the season...Posted a career-high three blocked shots against UConn on Feb. 9. 2012-13: Did not play due to injury, received medical redshirt. 2011-12: Saw action in 32 games, starting 20...Led the team in offensive rebounds with 71...Ranked second on the team in total rebounds with 152...Had the fourth best field goal percentage, connecting on 47.9 percent...Set a career-high with four steals against Kentucky...Dished out a career-high four assists against Seton Hall...Collected a career-high 13 rebounds against St. John's...Tied a career-high with two blocks against Providence and Seton Hall...Tied a career-high in free throws made with six against Villanova...Tied a career-high in minutes played (34) against Seton Hall...Scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Villanova...Recorded double-doubles against DePaul with 12 points and 10 rebounds and against St. John's with 10 points and 13 rebounds...Finished the year averaging 5.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. 2010-11: Saw action in 31 games for the Cardinals, starting in 18...Scored a career-high 16 points against Notre Dame...Knocked down a career-high seven field goals against Notre Dame...Pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds against Gonzaga...Collected a career-high three steals against Notre Dame and Villanova...Scored 10 points and pulled down 12 rebounds against Gonzaga for her first career double-double...Scored double figures against Notre Dame and Gonzaga...Finished the season averaging 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds per game. 2009-10: Saw action in 31 games, starting in 10 games...Earned a spot in the starting lineup in the month of February...Scored a career-high 14 points against Marquette...Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds against Marquette...Blocked a career-high two shots against Tennessee...Scored in double figures in three games...Dished out a career-high three assists against Old Dominion...Finished the season averaging 4.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

    PERSONAL

    Columbus, Ohio native...Birthdate is Aug. 22, 1991...Mother is Felicia Taylor...Major is sports administration...Second team Division 1 Ohio All-State selection her senior year at Whetstone High School after averaging 29.3 points and 17.1 rebounds a game...Member of Whetstone High School's Hall of Fame...High school's team MVP all four years.

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