- Viktorija Dimaite
- 6' 4"
- Panevezys, Lithuania
- The Rock (Fla.) School
(data as of April 9, 2013)
Major: declaring in October of 2012
Name Pronunciation: Victoria dee-uh-MON-tae
Hometown Pronunciation: pah-nyeah-V-jezzs
In two seasons in Gainesville, Viktorija Dimaite has yet to play a game as injuries have prevented her from seeing any action … 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 … since stepping foot on campus for the 2011 fall semester, has been rehabilitating her injury and developing her strength and taking the time to get physically stronger in order to become more effective in battling Southeastern Conference post players … 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, Russian and English … first-ever Gator from Lithuania, which is 5,223 miles from Gainesville … enrolled at UF for the fall of 2011 semester that began August 22 … one of six freshmen (four of whom are true freshmen) on Florida’s 2012-13 roster … goes by the nickname “Vick-tah”
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 … 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.
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 … a 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.