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Ayana
Dunning
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Height: 6-3
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: C

Biography

At West Virginia (2012-13):

  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
  • Amassed 736 points and 602 rebounds in her three-year career
  • Led WVU’s rebounding efforts for the second consecutive season with 6.3 boards per game, the 13th-highest rebounding average in the Big 12 Conference
  • Second-leading scorer for t he Mountaineers with 10.2 points per game
  • Led WVU in rebounding 11 times this season and 31 times in her career
  • Recorded 17 double-figure scoring games this season and 34 for her career
  • Started all 31 games this season; playing in 99 career games
  • Led the Mountaineers with 26 blocked shots
  • Averaged 0.8 blocked shots per game, the 10th-highest average of all players in the Big 12
  • Led WVU with four double-doubles, closing out her career with nine total
  • WVU’s leading scorer and rebounder with 15 points and 10 rebounds against Delaware in the NCAA first round game
  • Recorded a season-high 19 points in a win over Texas on Jan. 9
  • Pulled down a season-best 13 rebounds against Youngstown State on Dec. 16
  • Had three consecutive double-figure scoring outings in wins at No. 24/23 Iowa State, at TCU and Kansas State

At West Virginia (2011-12):

  • Led WVU’s rebounding efforts with 8.4 rebounds per game, the fifth-highest average in the BIG EAST
  • Averaged the second-most defensive rebounds per game in the league with 6.0
  • Led WVU in rebounding on 19 occasions, including 10 outings with double-figure rebounds
  • Had five double-doubles, the second most of any WVU player for the season
  • Led the Mountaineers in scoring six times
  • Recorded double-digit scoring figures in 16 games
  • Played in all 34 games, earning 20 starts
  • Earned her first start at WVU in the season opener where she recorded a then-career-high 15 rebounds against Youngstown State
  • Also had a career-high five blocks in the season opener
  • Set a new career best with 17 rebounds in a win at USF
  • Co-led WVU in scoring and led in rebounding in its first BIG EAST win over Syracuse with a then-career-high 19 points and 15 rebounds and later was named to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll for the week of Dec. 12 for her efforts
  • Set a career best in scoring with 21 points at St. John’s
  • Recorded back-to-back double-doubles against DePaul and at St. John’s (2/18 and 2/21)
  • Held the third-highest field goal percentage for WVU, shooting 49.8 percent (105-211)
At West Virginia (2010-11):
  • Was named the Chesapeake Energy Capital Classic MVP after leading WVU with a career-high 16 points in 18 minutes against Marshall
  • Earned her first BIG EAST Honor Roll award after her performance at Marshall (1/20/11)
  • Played 16 min. of BIG EAST opener at Villanova, pulling down six rebounds and recording four points
  • Helped lead the bench in the win over Central Connecticut State with 10 points
  • Had a season-high four steals in the second BIG EAST game at Seton Hall and later matched that season high against Marshall and Notre Dame
  • Led WVU’s rebounding efforts in three games against Villanova, Central Connecticut State and against Baylor in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
  • Played in all 34 games, averaging 13.3 minutes per game, 4.1 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game
  • Tallied 139 points and 122 rebounds, including 57 offensive boards
  • Shot 41.9 percent from the field, going 49-of-117
  • Put up 13 blocks and grabbed 25 steals on the season
At West Virginia (2009-10):
  • Sat out in compliance with NCAA transfer rules
At LSU (2008-09):
  • Played in 23 games with nine starts, averaging 5.1 points, 4.2 rebounds and 13.7 minutes per game
  • Recorded a career-best 20 points, on 8-of-12 shooting, with 10 rebounds against No. 18 Vanderbilt
  • Had 12 points at Connecticut
  • Posted 11 points in games against Nebraska and Florida State and 10 points against Centenary

In High School:

  • Outstanding low post presence at Eastmoor High
  • Started 77 career games
  • Ranked as the 12th-best overall and third-best post player in the nation by HoopGurlz.com
  • Averaged 17.6 points and 13.1 rebounds per game for career
  • Played in the 2008 McDonald’s All-American game and was a WBCA All-American
  • A USA U-18 National Trial invitee her senior season
  • Participated in USA Basketball Youth Development Festival as a junior
  • An Associated Press Ohio Division II Player of the Year and an AP Finalist for Ms. Ohio
  • Named to the EA Sports All-America second team, the Slam Magazine All-America second team and the Sporting News All-American second team
  • Was a finalist for Ms. Basketball by Parade Magazine
  • Held the career scoring and rebounding record at Eastmoor
  • Averaged 18.4 points, 13.1 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a senior
  • Averaged 19.8 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.2 blocks as a junior
  • A two-time first team all-conference selection
  • The 2008 Central District Player of the Year
  • A member of four district championship teams and a member of two regional championship squads
  • Also played volleyball for four years
Personal:
  • Daughter of Alfred and Charlotte Dunning
  • Birthday is Feb. 25
  • Has three sisters and one brother
  • Earned a degree in sport management in August 2011
  • Working toward a master’s degree in integrated marketing communications
  • BIG EAST Academic All-Star
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll
  • President’s List

Related Articles

Women's Basketball: Dunning Named to Honor Roll
Posted: 12.12.11

WVU's Dunning a Quick Learner
Posted: 5.9.11


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