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2013 Women's Basketball Roster

Cassie Peoples


5' 6"
San Antonio, Texas
Cy-Fair HS

(Information as of September 2015)


Earned B.S. in Telecommunications-Media and Society in August 2015

Academic Studies: Religion (second undergraduate degree)


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

· Second-leading returning scorer from 2014-15 season

· Enters 2015-16 with a 40-game scoring streak (longest active streak)

· Has made her last 10 free throws entering 2015-16

· Began pursuing a second undergraduate degree in the 2015 Fall

· Earn her bachelor’s degree in Telecommunications-Media and Society in August 2015

· Sat out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA rules for transfer students

· Received a medical redshirt at Texas in 2011-12

· One of 35 of the nation’s top 19-and-under athletes that accepted an invitation to attend the 2011 USA Women’s U19 World Championship Team Trials

· Prep teammates with 2014 WNBA No. 1 Draft pick Chiney Ogwumike (also 2014 WNBA Rookie of Year), as well as classmate Tara Warren, who signed with San Diego; Cypress-Fairbanks HS also produced 2012 WNBA No. 1 Draft pick Nnemkadi Ogwumike


· 2013-14 and 2014-15 Postseason Awards Banquets: The Dish Award (most assists)

· 2013 MVP of Gator Holiday Classic


· Scored in UF’s last 40 games entering 2015-16 season

· 31 double-figure scoring games

· UF’s scoring leader in 14 games

· Assists leader in 43 games

· Four 20-point games

· Career-long streak of 40 consecutive scoring games (active entering 2015-16)

· Career-long streak for consecutive double-figure scoring games: 7

· Career-best streak for consecutive made free throws: 19 (in 2013-14)

· 3-point-play (traditional) free throws: 5-7

· 3-point-play (fouled attempting a 3-pointer) free throws: 3-3

· FOUR-point-play free throws: 1-1


· Free throw percentage of 87.7 (71-81) in 2014-15 was second-highest in a season in program history

· 11 made free throws at Georgetown (Nov. 28, 2014) was tied for No. 11-most all-time in a game

Redshirt-JUNIOR Year (2014-15):

· Appeared in all 30 games; started 24

· Led UF in assists (126), steals (59), FT% (87.7%, 71-81), made FTs; No. 2 scorer and 3PT FG (30)

· Would have led all SEC players in free throw percentage (8770%, 71-81), but was just under the minimum required attempts to be ranked; would also rank No. 3 in SEC games (86.2%) but for same reason is not in the chart

· In SEC (SEC games) ranked No. 3 for assists and assist/TO ratio

· Only Gator who scored in every game (Lorenzen, Williams scored but missed games)

· Last 3 games: 12 points, 51.7 FG%, 4-4 FTs

· Scored all of her game-high 18-points in the second half of UF’s 53-49 win at Alabama (February 26) in the final regular-season road game; scored eight points, including back-to-back three-point-plays, during a crucial 21-10 run after Alabama took a 32-24 lead with 15:53 remaining in the game and her second 3-point-play gave UF a 45-42 lead with 4:12 left.

· Also scored her 600th career point during win at Alabama

· Converted a rare 4-point-play at Kentucky (January 15)

· Scored all of her team-high 11 points in the second half of they upset win at No. 24 Georgia (Feb. 12) that included a three-pointer that helped bring the Gators within two points, 45-43, with 1:56 remaining en route to UF’s first win in Athens since 2004

· UF’s leading scorer in team-best 10 games and tops for assists in 25 games


· 14 double-figure scoring games

· Scored in all 30 games (only Gator to do so)

· UF’s scoring leader in 10 games

· Assists leader in 25 games

· Consecutive made free throws: 15

· 3-point-play (traditional) free throws: 4-6

· 3-point-play (fouled attempting a 3-pointer) free throws: 0-0

· FOUR-point play free throws: 1-1

Redshirt-Sophomore Year (2013-14):

· Team Season Rankings: No. 1 Steals, No. 2 Assists, No. 2 Free Throw Percentage, No. 3 Scoring, No. 3 Free Throw Attempts, No. 3 Free Throws Made, No. 3 Minutes

· Among SEC Athletes in 2013-14 ranked (All Games): No. 9 Assists, No. 12 Assist/Turnover Ratio, No. 8 Free Throw Percentage, T-No. 13 Steals

· Postseason Awards Banquet: The Dish Award (most assists)

· Played in every game; started the final 25 games this year

· Scored in every game except one (at Arkansas, Feb. 6)

· In UF’s two NCAA games, averaged 12.5 points and 3.0 assists (10-12 FTs)

· Sparked UF’s NCAA First Round win vs. Dayton (March 23) when she scored 10 of her 21 points during a 14-4 run after the Gators trailed 54-45 with 11:53 remaining that ignited a game-ending 38-15 run

· In UF’s two-game SEC Tournament run, averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 assists and hit 7-11 three-pointers (63.6%)

· During the five-point SEC Tournament QF loss vs. Kentucky (March 7), scored 18 points (5-9 threes) that included consecutive three-pointers in a 37-second span, the second trey coming with 1:29 remaining that tied the game at 70

· During the four-point SEC Tournament second round win vs. Mississippi State (March 6), halted MSU’s momentum by scoring five consecutive points in a 34 second-span late in the game after the Lady Bulldogs erased a 15-point deficit and took a 56-55 lead with 7:51 remaining; finished with 13 points, that included two free throws with 10 seconds remaining that sealed the win.

· Scored all of her seven points in the final 3:57 of the five-point win at Vanderbilt (Feb. 27), first getting on the board with a three-pointer at the 3:57 mark after Vanderbilt was within three points; knocked down a 15-footer with 1:45 to go and the Commodores were within five; final points game from the line with 41.9 seconds remaining and again Vanderbilt within three points

· Scored in the first 22 games, including the one point she tallied against Alabama (Jan. 30), when she hit from the free throw line with 40 seconds remaining and extended her consecutive games scoring streak to 21

· Carried the Gators to 40-36 halftime lead vs. Kentucky (Feb. 9), when she scored 10 of her 14 points in the opening frame; held scoreless in the previous game

· With numerous family in the stands, scored game-high 22 points at LSU (Jan. 12); 10-10 from free throw line

· Calmly nailed both free throw attempts with 13 seconds remaining vs. No. 25 Arkansas that gave UF a five-point lead en route to the win

· Scored game-high 23 points with four assists and three steals in a career-long 37 minutes in her SEC debut against Mississippi State (Jan. 2)

· Came up huge in the final minutes of the thrilling overtime win against Georgetown (Dec. 28), where she knocked down an open three-pointer with 20.9 seconds to play in regulation and tied the score at 58 after having missed nine of her first 10 shots from the field, including all four from deep; also drilled a 25-footer as the shot clock was expiring that lifted the Gators to a 66-60 edge with 1:57 left in regulation

· MVP of the Gator Holiday Classic

· Scored career-high 24 points on 10-14 shooting overall, 3-4 from three-point arc in Gator Holiday Classic championship game vs. FIU (Dec. 21)

· Made a career-best 19 consecutive free throws (halted with first attempt vs. St. Francis, Dec. 17); also during game collected career-high six steals with five assists and 16 points in win

· Made most of first collegiate start (at Troy, Dec. 4), scored a then-career-high 17 points with 5 assists and hit all 8 free throw attempts

· Dished five of her game-high seven assists (with zero turnovers) in the second half of three-point win vs. Oregon State (Nov. 30), when she also scored four of her 10 points

· Against St. John’s (Nov. 26), calmly nailed two clutch free throws that extended UF’s lead to four, 70-66, with 16 seconds remaining en route to the four-point win

· Impressive 15-of-16 from the free throw line; only miss was her first of 2 attempts at Virginia Tech (Nov. 14)

· Dished a career-best 8 assists with just one turnover at Kennesaw State (Nov. 17)

· Converted her first 8 free throw attempts

· In season-opener, checked into the game for the first time as a Gator at the 18:50 mark of second half

· First points of Gator career came during season-opener vs. Bethune-Cookman - a 3-pointer from the right side of the arc with 17:26 remaining in the game; collected 12 points, two assists and one rebound


· 17 double-figure scoring games

· Scored in UF’s last 10 games

· UF’s scoring leader in 4 games

· Assists leader in 18 games

· 4 20-point games

· Held a 22-game scoring streak (ended at Arkansas, Feb. 6)

Redshirt-Freshman Year (2012-13):

· Required to sit-out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA rules for transfer students

· Tore the labrum on her right shoulder during practice on Jan. 19, 2013 and underwent surgery on Feb. 6, 2013, to repair the tear and instability

Freshman Year at Texas (2011-12):

· Received a medical redshirt for the season

· Appeared in each of the first six games before injury sidelined her for the remained of her rookie campaign; intramedullary rodding of left tibia

· Voted the 2011-12 Big 12 Preseason Co-Freshman of the Year

Individual game highs at Texas: 7 points (vs. Virginia, Nov. 25, 2011), 3 rebounds (ALCORN ST., Nov. 20, 2011), 2 field goals (twice, last vs. Virginia, Nov. 25, 2011), 2 three-point FGs (vs. Virginia, Nov. 25, 2011), 1 free throw (twice, last Virginia, Nov. 25, 2011), 2 free throw attempts (twice, last vs. Virginia, Nov. 25, 2011), 3 assists (at Hawai’i, Nov. 27, 2011), 1 block (STANFORD, Nov. 11, 2011), 2 steals (STANFORD, Nov. 22, 2011), 22 minutes (three times, last at Hawai’i, Nov. 27, 2011)

High School:

· Graduated in May of 2011 from Cypress-Fairbanks (Houston) High School, which she attended her final three years

· Spent her freshman year at Father Lopez Catholic High School in Daytona, Fla., where she was named the 2008 Volusia County Player of the Year and a first team 2A All-State Team selection after averaging 24.6 points, five steals and five assists per game

· One of 35 of the nation’s top 19-and-under athletes that accepted an invitation to attend the 2011 USA Women’s U19 World Championship Team Trials

· Selected to and played in the 2011 McDonald’s All-American Game, where she came off the bench for the West Team and played 16 minutes while scoring five points and collecting a game-high four steals

· Ranked as the No. 7 guard in the nation by ESPN’s HoopGurlz and listed No. 36 nationally by the same service at the time of her commitment to Texas

· Named to the 2011 USA TODAY All-USA Girls Basketball Third Team

· Named the 2011 Texas Class 5A-District 17 Most Valuable Player after leading Cy-Fair to a second-place finish in the district and a second round playoff game

· Won a gold medal with the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship for Women

· Scored a total of 49 points in her pair of postseason appearances her senior year

· Scored 18 points and helped Cy-Fair win the 2010 Texas Class 5A state championship in a 65-41 victory against Houston Fort Bend Hightower, teaming with current Stanford standout Chiney Ogwumike, as the pair helped the Lady Bobcats finish with a 36-1 record and ranked sixth in the final USA TODAY Super Prep 25 poll

· Her junior year earned 2010 First Team University Interscholastic League (UIL) All-State honors when she averaged 14.0 points per game

· Suffered a comminuted fracture of right tibia in a state playoff game at the end of her sophomore year, when she also committed to sign with Texas

· Coached at Cy-Fair HS by Ann Roubique



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