WBB Looks to Get on Track vs. Virginia Tech
- Virginia Tech hasdropped 8 straight games.
- Miami leads theall-time series, 8-6.
- The Hokies are ledby Monet Tellier and Uju Ugoka with 13.1 and 12.9 points per game respectively.
- Uju leads VirginiaTech with 8.4 boards per game.
- Stefanie Yderstromand Morgan Stroman score 12.8 and 12.2 points per game to lead the Hurricanes.
- Miami has won thelast two meetings between the teams, 79-48 at the BankUnited Center last seasonand 69-56 in 2011.
MEIER TO LEAD TEAM USA U19 SQUAD
• Katie Meier named head coach of2013 USA U19 team that will compete in FIBA World Championship.
- Meier led 2012 USAU18 Women’s National Team to a perfect 5-0 mark and the gold medal at the 2012FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
- Trials to select the12-member USA squad will be held May 16-19.
- The 2013 FIBA U19World Championship, will be hosted by Lithuania from July 18-28 in Klaipeda andPanevė?ys.
TOUGH TO BEAT AT THE BANKUNITED CENTER
• Miami has won 52 of its last 54games inside the BankUnited Center.
- The only twolosses have come to No. 20 Tennessee Nov. 18, 2012 and No. 11 North Carolina(Jan. 27, 2013).
- Prior to its lossto UNC, Miami hadn’t dropped a home ACC game since Feb. 21, 2010 to GeorgiaTech, a span of 1,072 days.
SURIYA MCGUIRE: MS. BIG SHOT
- Suriya McGuire hasscored 2 game-winning baskets this season.
- First came with 14seconds left over then No. 6 Penn State (Nov. 29).
- Second game with 5seconds left at Wake Forest (Jan. 24).
- McGuire scored acareer-best 17 points vs. Wake.
- Leads all UMguards with 3.4 rebounds per game.
- 2nd on team inassists (2.3) and steals (1.6).
YDERSTROM STEPPING UP HER SENIOR SEASON
- Yderstrom hasreached double-figure scoring in 13 games this season.
- 23 3-pointers havecome in ACC play – ranks No. 1.
- 209 career 3s issecond all-time at Miami (Riquna Williams, 272).
- 85% career FTshooter – best in school history.
- In ACC play, is90% from the line (18-20).
- In ACC play, leadsconference in 3FG% at 44%.
- Leads UM inassists (2.2), 2nd in scoring (12.2).
- Has started 96consecutive games.
1,000 POINT CLUB
- Morgan Stroman andStefanie Yderstrom have reached 1,000 career points this season.
- Stroman reached onNov. 23 vs. FAU, became the 22nd player in UM history to do so.
- Yderstrom reachedon Jan. 3 vs. Clemson.
BIG-TIME TEAM ON THE SMALL SCREEN
- 9 regular seasongames to be televised this season.
- Miami at Clemsonon Feb. 7 will be the 7th TV game of the season.
GREAT GAME, GREAT SEASON
- Morgan Stromanscored a career-best 28 points vs. UNC (Jan. 27).
- Leads Miami with 6double-doubles on season, has 23 for her career.
- Leads UM inscoring (12.8), rebounds (8.6), steals (2.1) and blocks (1.3).
- Double digitrebounds in 8 games this season.
- 7th all-time at UMwith 786 rebounds, 7th in FT attempts (516), 8th with 260 steals, 9th in FTsmade (356) and 9th with 88 blocks.
- Missed second halfof last season with torn Achilles’.
PEPPER TOO HOT FOR NC STATE TO HANDLE
• Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson hasfaced NC State 3 times since transferring to UM after her sophomore season.
- Averaged 11.3points and 14 rebounds in those games.
- Then career-best 17points and 17 rebounds at NC State as a junior.
CANES HAND NO. 6 PENN STATE FIRST LOSS
- Then No. 6 PennState fell 69-65 on Nov. 29 at the BankUnited Center for their first loss.
- Miami forced LadyLions into 20 first-half turnovers.
- Stroman led theCanes with 15 points and 5 steals.
- Yderstrom andWoods added 13 and 11 points.
- 2nd-highest rankedteam UM has ever defeated (No. 5 Maryland – 2012).
UM HOLIDAY TOURNAMENT HONORS
- Consecutive18-point efforts vs. Central Connecticut State and Wisconsin led StefanieYderstrom to be named tournament MVP
- Shawnice Wilsontotaled 16 points and 19 rebounds while freshman Keyona Hayes picked up herthird double-double (11 points, 15 rebounds) of the season against the BlueDevils. Each earned a spot on the all-tournament team.
GETTING OFF ON THE RIGHT FOOT
• After rout of UNF, the Hurricanesare 32-9 in season-opening games.
- UM is a combined24-3 when they open the season at home, including a perfect 8-0 record whenopening the season at the BankUnited Center.
HITTING THE BOOKS
- Stefanie Yderstromnamed to the ACC All-Academic Team each of the last two seasons.
- Sportsadministration major, has earned an overall 3.28 GPA and a was named to thedean’s list last spring with a 3.66 GPA.
MEIER ENTERS EIGHTH SEASON AT MIAMI
• Katie Meier and her staff willbegin their 8th year at the helm in Coral Gables.
- UM advanced to theNCAA tournament 2nd round for the 2nd consecutive season in 2012
- Canes finished 2ndin ACC with a 14-2 record in 2011-12
- Miami finishedwith a 26-6 record.
- 3rd straight20-win season for Meier.
UM THANKSGIVING TOURNAMENT HONORS
- Morgan Stroman wasnamed Tournament MVP.
- Stroman had 11rebounds in each game (Radford, FAU).
- Stroman score athen season-best 22 points vs. Radford.
- Stefanie Yderstromled all scorers with 19 points against FAU and was named to the all-tournamentteam.
RETURNING ALL-ACC PERFORMERS
• Morgan Stroman and StefanieYderstrom have each been named 3rd Team All-ACC.
- Yderstrom earnedit last season, leading the ACC with 68 3-pointers.
- Stroman was wellon her way to earning ACC honors for the 2nd consecutive season before herAchilles’ injury.
- She earned All-ACChonors as a sophomore.
UM STUDENT-ATHLETES SET GSR RECORD
• The University of Miami recordeda department-wide school-record Graduation Success Rate (GSR) of 93 percent,according to the rates released Oct. 25 by the NCAA.
- As a department,Miami’s 93 percent GSR ranks fourth among ACC schools and is eighth overallamong FBS schools. Overall, the University of Miami athletic department hasimproved from 77 to 93 percent from 2005 to 2012, a year after UMstudent-athletes posted a then-record 89 percent GSR in 2011. UM has exceededthe NCAA average GSR in each of the last eight years.
- Six UM teamscompiled GSR marks of 100 percent; men’s diving and golf posted its eighthconsecutive perfect GSR mark, while women’s tennis recorded its ﬁ fth straightGSR score of 100 percent. Also adding perfect GSR scorers were women’s rowing,women’s golf, women’s swimming and volleyball.
- Volleyball posteda perfect score for the second consecutive year, while both rowing and women’sswimming set program-record highs for GSR.
- Football jumpedsix points from 88 to 94 in 2012, tying for the third-highest GSR score amongFBS schools and improving by 27 points (67 to 94) from 2010. Baseball had thelargest jump of any UM program, improving by 20 points (60 to 80).
- The most recentDivision I Graduation Success Rates are based on the four entering classes from2002-2003 through 2005-06.
A PREMIER SCHEDULE
• ACC schedule expanded to 18games.
- UM welcomed No. 6Penn State (ACC/Big Ten Challenge) and No. 20 Tennessee to BankUnited Center.
- Canes traveled toface Rutgers in non-conference schedule.
• The Canes welcome freshmen CapriceDennis (G, 5-9) from Detroit, Keyona Hayes (F, 6-1) from Marietta, Ga., andMacy Keen (C, 6-6) from nearby Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., to the 2012-13 squad.
- In their debuts,Dennis finished the night with five points, three assists and two steals. Hayeshad four points and Keen added three rebounds and a free throw.
FORMER STARS IN THE WNBA
- UM’s SheniseJohnson and Riquna Williams were selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars andthe Tulsa Shock with the fifth and 17th picks, respectively, in the 2012 WNBADraft.
- Johnson andWilliams became the 3rd and 4th players in UM history to be selected in theWNBA Draft.
- Williams was namedto the 2012 WNBA All-Rookie Team.
UM CLASS RANKED 11TH
- 3 high schoolstandouts, Adrienne Motley (Newport News, Va.), Nigia Greene (Atlanta, Ga.) andJessica Thomas (Gainesville, Fla.), each signed with the Canes.
- The trio will jointhe Hurricanes for the 2013-14 academic year.
- Motley, a 5-9guard from Woodside High, ranked No. 27 overall prospect and 7th best PG in thenation by ESPN HoopGurlz.
- Greene is a 4-starprospect according to ESPN HoopGurlz. Ranked No. 41 overall, and the 9th-bestguard in the nation.
- Thomas ranked 48thbest PG in nation by ESPN HoopGurlz. In 2011, the 5-6 guard led the BuchholzHigh to semifinals of the Florida Girls State Basketball Playoffs.
- Younger sister ofHurricane legend Lamar Thomas.
• All three members incoming class have beennominated to play in the 2013 McDonald’s All-American Game.