Gifted athlete who is a tenacious defender … made an immediate impact on the Mountaineer defense last season … an active and aggressive player who plays well on both ends of the floor … will again share captain duties with Liz Repella this season … inaugural winner of the Leland Byrd Award, given annually to a member of the team who displays excellent leadership abilities on and off the court.
At West Virginia (2010-11): Was co-captain for second-consecutive season with Liz Repella ... named all-BIG EAST second team ... earned the Leland Byrd award in back-to-back sesaons ... was diagnosed with a fracture in her lower left leg on Jan. 17 ... was named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll for the weeks of 11/22/10, 12/6/10, 1/17/11 and a fourth time on 2/21/11 ... was named to the Paradise Jam Island Division All-Star team ... had the first 30-point game of her career against Syracuse with 32 points on 10-of-19 (52.6%) shooting from the field and 11-of-15 (73.3%) from the free throw line … was one of only 10 total BIG EAST players to record 30 points in a game … led the team’s rebounding efforts, averaging 7.1 rebounds a game and totaling 241 boards, including a team-leading 98 offensive rebounds … her rebounding average ranked 10th in the BIG EAST … had a team-leading 53.4 field goal percentage on 159-of-298 shooting, which ranked as the seventh-highest in the league … held the teams’ second-highest scoring average of 12.4 points per game and recorded the second-most points for the season with 421 ... recorded nine double-doubles, including a 21-point, 13-rebound showing in the 90-79 win at Pitt … recorded a double-double in two consecutive games against Seton Hall and Cincinnati ... was a 75 percent free throw shooter (99-132), the third-highest on the team and ninth-highest in the league … pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds, including eight offensive boards, in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Houston … had a six-game streak of scoring numbers in double figures over BIG EAST opponents from Feb. 1 to Feb. 22 … grabbed a career-high six steals against North Carolina Central … finished her career with 17 double-figure rebounding games and 34 games as the leading rebounder …totaled 31 career games with double-figure scoring … was WVU’s leading scorer in 11 games, 10 of which came during the 2010-11 season … was a perfect 7-for-7 from the field against Saint Francis … started all 34 games played … played a starting role in a team that recorded the most wins in two seasons (53-15) in program history.
At West Virginia (2009-10): Played in 35 games with 34 starts … eight double-figure scoring efforts … second on team in rebounds per game (7.0) and steals (53) … third on squad in offensive rebounds (79) … 14th in BIG EAST rebounding … 10th in league in defensive rebounds (4.8) … eight double-figure rebounding games … two double-doubles … 25 games of six rebounds or more … 15 games of 25 minutes or more played … career-best 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting, and 6-of-7 from the charity stripe, in home Maine win … also grabbed eight rebounds in victory over the Black Bears … 10 points and 11 rebounds in home victory over No. 14 Georgetown … 12 points on 5-of-10 shooting in home Rutgers win … also grabbed nine rebounds against the Scarlet Knights … 12 points in home victory over Eastern Kentucky … 10 points on 5-of-9 shooting with nine rebounds in DePaul victory … 10 points and nine rebounds in key road win at USF … career-best 13 rebounds with eight points, including first career 3-pointer, in home victory over Villanova … 11 rebounds with nine points in NCAA Tournament first round victory against Lamar … 11 rebounds in final regular season home win against Marquette … 10 rebounds in Longwood and Radford home wins.
At West Virginia (2008-09): Appeared in just two games before taking medical redshirt, thus missing the rest of the season … started both of those contests … tallied six points and four rebounds in season-opening win against North Carolina Central … grabbed eight rebounds and scored five points in 22 minutes of action before leaving game with season-ending injury.
At Daytona Beach CC (2006-08): Averaged 13 points, 9.3 rebounds and shot 57 percent from the field as a sophomore … second team WBCA/Kodak All-American in 2007 … 2008 Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year … FLCAA all-state Region VIII … seventh nationally in scoring, 12th nationally in rebounding and 23rd nationally in field goal percentage as a sophomore … averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds per game as a freshman, the ninth and 11th-best averages nationally, respectively … FCGAA all-state and NJCAA All-Region VIII first team … nominated for Kodak All-American … conference Player of the Week … ranked 21st-best junior college prospect by National Collegiate Report (NCR) … rated 22nd-best junior college player by All Star Girl’s Report (ASGR) … ranked third (ASGR) and fifth (NCR) best power forward prospect.
In High School: Averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds during senior season at Williamsport Area High … Williamsport High’s all-time leading scorer … scored more than 1,000 career points in her junior year and tallied 1,000 career rebounds in senior season.
Personal: Daughter of Abdul-Rahim and Atiya Ali … birthday is Dec. 21 … one of 10 children in family (four boys and six girls) … majoring in criminology and investigations ... Athletic Director's Academic Honor Roll.