49ers earn invitation to WNIT for first time since 2000
LBSU made its first postseason appearance in 13 years
49ers and Utes will tip-off at 7 p.m.
Sophomore Devin Hudson had 17 points and a career-high 24 rebounds
49ers will face Cal State Fullerton in first-round match-up
49ers complete the comeback to beat CSF 45-39 Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Walter Pyramid.
Career: Tied for fourth in school history with 159 career blocks ... Also ranks fifth in 3-point field goals attempted (379) and seventh in 3-point field goals made (111).
2013-14 (Junior): Garnered All-Big West honorable mention recognition ... Started 26 of 32 games played ... Ranked third in the conference with 1.3 blocks per outing ... Also finished fourth on the team in scoring (8.8 ppg) and third in rebounding (5.0 rpg) ... Reached double digits in the points column 13 times ... Drained a career-high 23 points on 9-for-11 shooting from the field at Cal Poly on Feb. 15 ... Later matched that point total in the regular-season finale at UC Riverside (March 8) ... Also had a then career-best 19 points vs. Omaha on Dec. 1 ... Went 5-for-10 from 3-point range en route to a 17-point performance vs. Harvard (Dec. 7) ... Tallied 15 points and nine rebounds in a first-round Big West Tournament victory over Cal State Fullerton (March 11) ... Came back the next day to grab a career-high 14 boards vs. Hawai'i in the quarterfinals.
2012-13 (Sophomore): Played in 32 games with 21 starts ... Registered 7.6 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per outing ... Her blocks average ranked third in the Big West ... Reached double figures in scoring 10 times, including a season-best 17 points (6-of-9) vs. Hawai'i on Feb. 7 ... Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds at Pacific (Feb. 2) ... Named the MVP of the Beach Classic ... Opened the tournament by draining four 3-pointers en route to 16 points vs. Canisius (Dec. 20) ... Made four threes again and totaled 14 points against Sam Houston State in the championship game on Dec. 21 ... Finished with 16 points at UC Riverside (Feb. 16) ... Had a career-high six assists vs. Sam Houston State, vs. Columbia (Dec. 29) and at Cal Poly (March 9) ... Also notched four blocks vs. Cal State Northridge (Feb. 9), Columbia, and at Loyola Marymount (Nov. 15).
2011-12 (Redshirt): Granted a medical redshirt ... Saw action in seven games before being sidelined for the remainder of the season with an injury ... Was averaging 9.3 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.6 blocks per contest ... Totaled 16 points in the season opener against Utah Valley on Nov. 11 ... Added a career-best seven blocks, which is tied for third on the LBSU single-game charts ... Notched a double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds at Syracuse (Nov. 13), while also finishing with six blocks ... Reached double figures in scoring with 12 points at Santa Clara (Nov. 21), 10 points at Columbia (Nov. 25) and 10 points at Iona (Nov. 26).
2010-11 (Freshman): Played in every game and made 13 starts as a true freshman ... Established a 49er freshman record with 55 blocked shots ... That mark also ranks ninth in Long Beach State's single-season history ... Averaged 6.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per outing ... Blocks average was second-best in the Big West ... Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds, while adding five blocks in the home opener vs. Oregon on Nov. 19 ... Netted 16 points against Washington State (Nov. 27) ... Had 12 points and eight rebounds vs. Prairie View A&M on Dec. 3 ... Scored 14 points at Cal State Northridge on Jan. 5 and had 11 points against the Matadors on Feb. 9 ... Tallied a season-high 18 points in an overtime win over UC Riverside (Feb. 17) ... Also reached double figures with 12 points at UC Santa Barbara (Feb. 24) and 10 points at UC Riverside (March 8).
High School: Attended Barking Abbey School.
International: Selected to the Great Britain Senior National Team for EuroBasket Women 2013 ... Member of the England Junior National Team since 2006 ... Competed on the U-20 squad that finished eighth at the 2011 Division A European Championships in Novi Sad, Serbia ... Led her team to the U-20 European B Division championship in the summer of 2010 ... Tabbed the 2008-09 U-18 English Player of the Year ... Also played for the Haringey Angels club team that won three straight championships ... Named the MVP of the National Championships Final Four.
Personal: Represented England at the Under 21 World Netball Championships in 2008 and 2009 ... Majoring in communication studies.