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Viktorija Dimaite

Center

Height
6' 4"
CLASS
RS-Fr.
Hometown
Panevezys, Lithuania
Experience
HS
School
The Rock (Fla.) School

(information as of September 1, 2014)

 

Major: Anthropology and Criminology (dual major)

 

Name Pronunciation: Victoria dee-MY-tah

Hometown Pronunciation: pah-nyeah-V-jezzs

 

Pronunciation Video: http://youtu.be/vYAzaPe-sh4

 

CAREER AWARDS:

·         2014 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll

 

OF NOTE:

·         Nickname is “Vick-tah”

·         A senior academically, has yet to play a minute of collegiate basketball due to injuries

·         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

 

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

 

HIGH SCHOOL:

·         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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