Team captain in 2006-07. 2006 Phyllis Bailey Award winner. Season-high six points on 3-3 FG vs. Howard Dec. 17. Season-highs of 13 minutes, four rebounds and three assists in win over Northwestern Jan. 14.
Ohio State's 2006 Phyllis Bailey Award winner for being the "player that best demonstrates athletic achievement, academic responsibility, effort, enthusiasm and loyalty to the program" ... saw first action of season vs. W. Illinois (Nov. 27) after recovering from injury ... scored career-high six points vs. Dayton (Nov. 30) ... scored five points vs. Penn State in Big Ten quarterfinals on 2-2 FG, added two rebounds ... saw action in all three Big Ten tournament games ... set career highs with three assists and two steals at Northwestern (Jan. 5) ... pulled down season-high six rebounds vs. Sacred Heart (Dec. 20) ... played 10 minutes at Boston College (Dec. 3).
Pulled down career-best eight rebounds in NCAA first round vs. Holy Cross ... sat out the first seven games because of injury ... played in 23 games ... averaged 5.6 minutes per outing ... saw significant playing time in Big Ten tournament, seeing eight minutes vs. Wisconsin (March 4) in quarterfinals and 11 minutes against Minnesota (March 6) in semifinals ... pulled down three rebounds in each Big Ten tourney contest ... tallied at least one rebound in 11 games and at least two caroms in eight outings ... set personal-best marks with four points at Oregon (Nov. 18) and 8 rebounds vs. Maryland (3/22/05) ... played a season-high 18 minutes at Oregon (Nov. 18).
Mount De Chantal Visitation Academy
2004 McDonald's All-America Nominee ... left hometown of Yaoundé, Cameroon, to attend high school at Mount de Chantal Visitation Academy in Wheeling, W. Va. ... squad was ranked No. 1 by the Associated Press in Single A Division of West Virginia in 2001-02 and 2003-04 ... team was undefeated sophomore and senior years and ranked No. 8 in the midwest region by USA Today in 2002-03 ... 2003 and 2004 Most Valuable Player and co-captain ... only played three season at Mount de Chantal and scored 1,040 career points and grabbed 1,075 career rebounds ... only player in the history of Mount de Chantal to score more than1,000 career points and gather 1,000-plus career rebounds ... the second player in Mount de Chantal annals to score more than 1,000 career points ... 2002-03 Most Outstanding School Athlete and 2003-04 Most Valuable School Athlete ... Most Valuable Player in the 2004 West Virginia vs. Ohio game (June 2004) ... co-captain at the 2004 West Virginia All-Star Game ... tallied 13.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game as a senior ... member of the 2003 Cameroon National Team ... scored 30 points and collected 20 rebounds vs. Brooklyn Poly Prep in February 2004 ... boasts numerous accomplishments outside of basketball ... member of the soccer and track teams in high school ... the student body governess at Mount de Chantal ... active in the computer and glee clubs ... the recipient of numerous honors and awards ... won the Herdon Leadership Scholarshi ... the Slater Mathematics Medal recipient ... won the Sister Marie Jacqueline Antonelli Medal, which is given to a student who demonstrates courage and adventure ... winner of the Luisa Valencia Pangilinan Scholarship for achievement in science.
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