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Viktorija Dimaite


6' 4"
Panevezys, Lithuania
The Rock (Fla.) School

(Information as of September 2015)


Earned B.S. in Anthropology and Criminology (dual major) in May 2015


Name Pronunciation: Victoria dee-MY-tah

Hometown Pronunciation: pah-nyeah-V-jezzs

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· 2014 & 2015 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll


· Nickname is “Vick-tah” but requests that all media references use “Viktorija”

· Spent the 2015 summer taking classes at UF and working out

· Pursuing a Master of Science in Recreation Administration and Supervision

· Earned two Bachelor’s degrees in May 2015 (Anthropology and Criminology)

· A fourth-year senior academically, who had yet to play a minute of collegiate basketball due to injuries until the 2014-15 season

· Upon signing with UF, Dimaite’s plan with the Gator coaching staff had always been to redshirt the 2011-12 season to develop her strength and get physically stronger, however, the day before the 2011 Under-20 European Championships were to begin, Dimaite dislocated her right ankle and was unable to play with her native Lithuanian U20 team that was set to compete

· Six days prior to the start of the 2012-13 campaign she suffered a season-ending knee injury

· Typical of European post players, is very mobile and finds her way to the basket

· Her size and length make her a formidable shot blocker and give her the ability to alter shots in the paint

· During her two years attending and playing for a U.S. high school – The Rock School in Gainesville – led the team to a state and national championship

· Fluent in Lithuanian and English

· First-ever Gator from Lithuania, which is 5,223 miles from Gainesville

· First enrolled at UF for the fall of 2011 semester that began August 22


· Appeared in 24 of 30 games

· Collected one rebound in the season-opener against Jacksonville (November 14), also was her UF debut and her first game played in 1,351 days

· Entered the season-opener for the first time at the 7:55 mark of the first half and played one minute

· Scored her first career points in an SEC game against Vanderbilt (Feb. 19), (2 pts, 1-3 FG); broke 14-game scoring drought

· Scored her first career points on a layup with 1:30 remaining in the win against Longwood (November 17)

· First career rebound vs. an SEC team was against Arkansas (Jan. 25); career-high 10 minutes vs. South Carolina (Jan. 19 -1 blocked shot, 1 steal)

Redshirt-Sophomore Year (2013-14):

· 2014 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll

· Underwent reconstructive knee surgery with Dr. Kevin Farmer in Gainesville on Nov. 6, 2013

· Re-tore her left ACL on Oct. 5, 2013, during practice (non-contact, running up court) and missed the 2013-14 season

Redshirt-Freshman Year (2012-13):

· Tore the ACL and medial meniscus in her left knee in a non-contact drill during practice on Sat., Nov. 3, 2012, and missed the entire season

· Underwent surgery on her knee November 28, 2012 in Gainesville

Freshman Year (2011-12):

· Received a medical-redshirt for the season as she dislocated her right ankle during the summer of 2011

· Did not play in any games

· Visited the state of New York for the first time ever when she accompanied the team to the Courtyard LaGuardia Turkey Classic hosted by Long Island University, Nov. 25-26


· Graduated from The Rock School located in Gainesville, Fla., in May of 2011

· Helped the Lady Lions capture the 2011 National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) Division IA national championship, where Dimaite was the title game’s leading rebounder with eight and shot-blocker with six

· Tallied a double-double with 12 points and 12 boards in the 2011 national semifinal game, after posting a 19 point-17-rebound performance in the national quarterfinal round

· Led The Rock School to the 2010 Class 1A girl’s basketball state championship over Hollywood Christian, 51-48

· In the championship game scored 15 points to cap off a 30-2 season, when she averaged 14.5 points and 9.3 rebounds for head coach Fabian Chapov

International Experience:

· Dimaite was a member of the 2011 Lithuanian Under-20 Team, but tore ligaments in her right ankle and was unable to compete in any events

· Member of the Lithuanian Under-16 team national team that competed in the 2008 European Championships and on the Under-18 team in the 2009 European Championships


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