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Clemson Heads to Regional Semifinals

March 18, 1999

THE SENIORS

Clemson’s first senior has scored 927 points and has 489 career rebounds. She has played in 117 games, and is the best all-around athlete on Clemson’s team, Natasha Anderson.

The second senior has scored 633 points and has 482 rebounds. She is a veteran of 118 games. This season she has led the Lady Tigers in rebounding and is a 50% career shooter from the field, from Seneca, SC, Nikki Blassingame.

The third senior is is second for most three point goals made in a Clemson career with 190 and is ninth on Clemson’s career list for most points with 1,337. She was first team All-ACC in 1998, from Cleveland, TN, Amy Geren.

The last senior became only the fourth player in the history of the ACC to record a triple double in her career as she had 12 points, 11 rebounds and 10 asssists against Wake Forest this season. She is 10th on the Clemson career list for most points with 1,329, she is third on the school career list for most steals with 247, and is third in school history for most assists with 427, from Hebzibah, GA, Itoro Umoh.

THE BIOS

#10 Nuria Forns...6-1...SO...Barcelona, Spain*Seventh on the team in scoring with a 3.2 ppg. average.*18-51 from the three point line for a .353 pct.*Played in 31 games, started one contest this season*Averaging 11.9 minutes per game*Had a season-high 10 points vs. Maryland on 12-5-98
#12 Krystal Scott...G....5-8...FR...Greenville, SC*Averaging 1.3 ppg. as a freshman*Averaging 5.7 minutes per game*Had a career-high seven points vs. Wofford on 11-20-98
#13 Andrea Gaines...G/F...5-9...SO...Orlando, FL*Averaging 2.8 ppg.*Averaging 8.8 minutes per game*Tied a career-high with 11 points vs. UNC Asheville on 11-14-98*Scored 16 points in the last four games
#20 Angie Cossey...G...5-7...JR...Prescott, AR*Had nine points vs. N.C. State on 1-21-99*Had a career-high five assists vs. Duke on 2-14-99*Averaging 10.3 minutes per game*Played 20 minutes in Clemson's 80-75 upset win over seventh-ranked Duke on     2-14-99*Scored a career high 12 points in the ACC Championship game against North Carolina on 3-1-99
#22 Erin Batth...F/C...6-4...SO...Marietta, GA*Had a knee injury in the Iowa State game on 1-24-99*Has played in seven games since her knee injury.*Averaging 7.5 points per game, fifth best on the team.*Fourth on the team in rebounding with a 5.0 rpg. average*Averaging 21.1 minutes per game*Had a career-high 15 points vs. Mississippi on 11-16-98*Had a career-high 10 rebounds vs. South Carolina on 12-17-98
#23 Amirah Leonard...G...5-8...JR...LaCrescenta, CA*Averaging 2.7 ppg.*Scored a career-high 12 points vs. Wofford on 11-20-98*Had a career-high five rebounds in the Illinois game on 3-14-99*Averaging 10.4 minutes per game
#24 Nikki Blassingame...F/C...6-3...SR...Seneca, SC*Fourth on the team in scoring with a 10.4 ppg. average*Leads the team in rebounding with a 8.0 rpg. mark*Averaging 26.8 minutes per game.*Has hit 138-256 from the field for a .539 pct. which leads the team*16th on the Clemson career list for most rebounds with 530*Scored a career-high 25 points vs. Duke on 1-14-99*Had a career-high 17 rebounds vs. Florida State on 2-7-99*Scored 34 points in the ACC Tournament, 14 points in the Championship game vs.     North Carolina.*In the last nine games, she has averaged 10.0 ppg.   *In the NCAA Tournament, Blassingame has averaged 8.5 rpg. 
#25 Itoro Umoh...G...5-7...SR...Hephzibah, GA*First-Team All-ACC in 1999*ACC Tournament MVP*Kodak District II All-American*Honorable Mention All-American by the Associated Press*Third on the team in scoring with a 12.7 ppg. average*Third on the team in rebounding with a 5.4 rpg. mark*Leads the team in assists with 177*Leads the team in steals with 60*Ninth on the Clemson career list for most points with 1,405*13th on the Clemson career list for most rebounds with 539*Third on the school's career list for most assists with 454*Third on the Clemson's career list for most steals with 262*Second in the ACC in assists per game (5.7)*Scored a season-high 27 points vs. N.C. State on 12-2-98*Tied a career high 11 rebounds vs. Wake Forest (1-17-99) and Ga. Tech (2-11-99)*Scored 54 points in the ACC Tournament, 26 points in the Championship game vs.     North Carolina.
#33 Amy Geren...G...5-11...SR...Cleveland, TN*First-Team All-ACC in 1999*Leads the team in scoring with a 13.6 ppg. average*52-149 from the three-point line for a .349 mark*114-134 from the free-throw line for a .851 figure*Tenth on the Clemson career list for most points with 1392*First on the Clemson career list for best free throw pct. with an .847 mark.*Leads the ACC in free throw pct.*Scored a career-high 29 points vs. LSU on 12-20-98
#35 Datishella Byrd...F...6-1, JR...Hickory, NC*Played in 26 games*Averaging 6.8 minutes per game.*Had a season high six points vs. UNC-Asheville
#44 Joanie Mungro...F...6-2...JR...Lenoir, NC*Had a career high 12 points vs. Wake Forest on 2-18-99*Had a career high 12 rebounds vs. Virginia on 1-2-99*Averaging 17.1 minutes per game*Started 11 games this season.*Has more offensive rebounds (74) than defensive rebounds (65).
#50 Natasha Anderson...G/F...6-0...SR...Spartanburg, SC*Started all 31 games*17th on the Clemson career scoring list with 1,021 points.*Second on the team in scoring with a 13.0 ppg. mark*Scored a season-high 24 points vs. Duke on 2-14-99 and Florida A&M on 3-12-99*Averaging 28.8 minutes per game*15th on the Clemson career list for most rebounds with 530*Averaging 21.0 ppg. in the NCAA Tournament*In the last nine games, she has averaged 16.4 ppg.    
#55 Miesha Mattison...C/F...6-4...JR...Rialto, CA*Played in 14 games this season   *Averaging 3.4 minutes per game*Scored three points against Florida A&M in the NCAA Tournament on 3-12-99

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