Houston vs. Duke - November 19, 2006 (photos courtesy of Associated Press)
Transfer from Trinity Valley who spent the last season as a manager ... Brings energy and defensive pressure to the floor ... A fierce competitor who is one of the toughest players on the team ... Has the potential to develop into one of the top defenders in the conference.
PRIOR TO UH
Spent two years at Trinity Valley Community College ... Helped lead the team to a 66-2 mark in her two seasons there.
Was a First Team All-District selection at Bryan Adams High School ... Was involved with the P.A.L.S. program.
Full name is Alona Maria Obaze ... Born Aug. 15, 1985 in Dallas, Texas ... Daughter of Sandra and John Obaze ... Hotel & Restaurant Management major ... Has two sisters, Amber and Akeena ... Amber played collegiately at Louisiana Tech where she was an Honorable Mention Kodak All-American in 2002 and also a member of the 2002 USA World Championship For Young Women Qualifying Team that finished with a 4-0 record and the gold medal.