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    Zalika Dyson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Albuquerque, N.M.

    High School:
    Cibola HS

    Height:
    6-2

    Position:
    C

    Experience:
    1L

    Zalika Dyson

    01/18/2012

    Women's Basketball Announces Loss of Three Student-Athletes to Injury

    Three Cougars out for season with injuries

    CAREER NOTES
    Dyson has played in 37 career games with one start... holds career averages of 1.1 points and 1.9 rebounds per game... played in only five games during the 2009-10 season due to a knee injury.

    2010-11 (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN)
    One of six Cougars to see action in all 32 contests, including first-career start... averaged 1.0 point and 1.9 rebounds in 7.4 minutes per game... knocked down 10 field goals and converted 13 of 21 free-throws (62 percent)... swatted 20 shots on the season, including 11 in C-USA play, which ranked 14th in the league...tallied at least one block in 16 games and two or more in four contests...posted four points and four rebounds in a return to her home state in Houston's win over New Mexico State on Nov. 20... recorded two points and two blocks in the Cougars' win over No. 21 Nebraska in Las Vegas, Nev... posted four points and three boards at Lamar on Jan. 4... registered two points, three rebounds and two blocks in the C-USA opener against Tulsa on Jan. 6... had a breakout performance against Rice on Feb. 10, posting career highs of eight points and nine rebounds in only 12 minutes of play... came up huge down the stretch against the Owls, scoring all eight points with six boards in the second half... was a perfect 3-of-3 from the field and 2-of-3 from the charity stripe against Rice.

    Game Highs
    Points 8 vs. Rice (2/10/11)
    FG 3 vs. Rice (2/10/11)
    FGA 4 vs. Texas State (11/28/09)
    3FG - -
    3FGA - -
    FT 3 vs. Delaware (11/27/09)
    FTA 4 vs. Delaware (11/27/09)
    Rebounds 9 vs. Rice (2/10/11)
    Assists 1, 6x at Tulsa (2/17/11)
    Steals 1, 5x vs. East Carolina (2/13/11))
    Blocks 2, 4x at UAB (1/20/11)
    Minutes Played 13 vs. Texas State (11/28/09)

    2009-10 (FRESHMAN)
    Appeared in five games during her first year in Houston before missing the final three months of the season with an injury... Played 31 total minutes (6.2 minutes per game), contributing eight points, eight rebounds and a pair of blocked shots... Made her Cougar debute against Gardner-Webb (11/13/09), scoring one point on a free throw and pulling down a rebound... Scored her season-high in points with three against Delaware (11/27/09), going 3-of-4 from the free throw line... Played a season-best 13 minutes against Texas State (11/28/09), scoring two points and grabbing three rebounds... In nine minutes against North Texas (12/5/09), scored two points, grabbed two rebounds and blocked one shot... In her final appearance of the season, grabbed one rebound in three minutes of action at UTSA (12/7/09).

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Attended Cibola High School in Albuquerque, N.M... A four-year letterwinner in basketball while also playing one season of soccer... Helped lead CHS to a 19-13 campaign in 2009 to finish as the state runner-up... As a senior, honored as First Team All-State and Second Team All-Metro... Selected to participate in the North-South All-Star Game and New Mexico Senior All-Star Classic... Named Academic All-District in both basketball and soccer... Member of the student senate.

    PERSONAL
    Born July 12, 1991, in Silver Spring, Md... Daughter of Stuart Dyson and Diane McCash... Both parents attended the University of New Mexico... In her spare time enjoys playing soccer, dancing, singing and being with friends.

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