Polly Dong
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Polly Dong

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Auburn, CA

High School:
Placer HS

Height:
5-6

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3V

4th all-time at USD in career assists (331)
10th at USD in career 3-pointers made (60)
4th all-time in assists per game (3.8)
8th in school history with 137 steals
129 assists as a sophomore is the 3rd-highest single-season total in school history
54 steals as a junior ranks 9th all-time for any Torero in a single-season
114 assists in 2004-05 ranks 9th on USD's all-time single-season assist list

JUNIOR 2004-05
Moved into 4th on the all-time Toreros assist list by passing out 114 assists as a redshirt junior... Completed another productive season by starting in each of San Diego's 22 games to close out the year... Ranked 3rd among all WCC players in both steals (2.5 spg) and assists (4.1 apg) within league play... Her 114 dimes (4.1 apg) was the 9th-best single-season assist effort in school history... Made a career-high 22 three-pointers during the year to put her among USD's all-time leaders in that category... Also enjoyed a career-best year in steals (54), including swiping a career-high eight @ Gonzaga (1/22)... Went 3-for-4 from three-point range against San Francisco (1/15) en route to scoring a season-high 15 points... Posted double-figure scoring numbers five different times... Had six steals, seven assists and five rebounds in a Torero rout over Portland (2/17)... Solid from the free-throw line, shooting 72% (32-of-44) from the charity stripe on the season... Connected on 4-of-4 from the free-throw line three different times... Averaged 5.9 points, 4.1 assists and nearly two steals per game during the course of the season.

SOPHOMORE 2003-04
Dished out a team-high 129 assists, good for a third place tie on USD's all-time single-season list... Ranked second in the WCC with 4.45 assists per game... Started in all 29 games for the Toreros, averaging 28 minutes per contest... Honored with USD's 'Charge Award'... Led the Toreros in steals (52), ranking among the league leaders in that category... Scored a career-high and game-high 17 points to lead USD past Georgetown (12/28) 65-58 in the 2003 San Diego Surf-n-Slam Classic... Matched a career-best with 3 treys in that win over the Hoyas (12/28)... Passed out a career-high 9 assists on two different occasions, first vs. New Mexico State (12/4) and later vs. Oral Roberts (12/22)... Matched a career-high with 4 steals numerous times... Picked up a career-high 5 rebounds @ Portland (1/29)... Went 7-for-9 from the line helping USD defeat Pacific (12/21)... Averaged 4.7 points per game, knocking down 17 three-point baskets on the year.

FRESHMAN 2002-03
Started in 19 games as a redshirt freshman... Scored a then-career-high 15 points during a 76-72 USD win over San Francisco (2/22)... Ranked second on the team in assists with 88 on the year... Passed out a season-best 7 assists against Santa Clara (1/11)... Posted double-figures in scoring on 3 occasions... Scored 11 points in San Diego's opening round win over St. Mary's (3/6) in the WCC Tournament... During San Diego's Surf-n-Slam Classic she scored 11 points against Kent State (12/30), connecting on a trio of three-pointers... Buried 3 treys at Nevada (12/21)... On the year, Dong averaged 4.5 points per game and 2.9 assists. 2001-02
Sat out the entire season as a medical redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL
Came to USD from Placer High School in Auburn, California... Was the Sierra Foothill League MVP as a senior... Led the Placer Hillmen to a league championship and a CIF section Semi-Final appearance as a senior... Served as the Hillmen's team captain as a junior and senior... Was the Placer team MVP both as a junior and senior... Was an all-league selection as a junior on a team that went to the CIF Semi-Finals...Coached by Tony Camillucci at Placer.

OFF THE COURT
Business Administration major... Also recruited by the University of Pennsylvania and Boise State... Parents are Dennis and Patty Dong...Born on December 8, 1982 in Auburn, CA.

Career Statistics

YearGp/GsMinTotal
Fg-Fga
Pct3PT
Fg-Fga
PctFt-FtaPctAStlBlkRebAvgPtsAvg
04-0528-2277556-153.36622-64.34432-44.727114542491.81665.9
03-0429-2981944-152.28917-67.25330-44.682129523662.31354.7
02-0330-1960646-145.31721-66.31821-35.60088313451.51344.6
Totals87-702200146-450.32460-197.30483-123.67433113781601.84355.0

Career Highs
17-Points vs. Georgetown (12-28-03)
5-Rebounds* vs. Portland (2-17-05)
1-Block* vs. Gonzaga (2-19-05)
9-Assists* vs. Oral Roberts (12-22-03)
8-Steals @ Gonzaga (1-22-05)
3-3pt fgs* vs. USF (1-15-05)
*accomplished more than once

What is the one thing you gave up for the team this year?
My massive candy intake and biting my fingernails
How old were you when you started playing basketball?
10
Who is your role model?
My parents
What do you want to be when you grow up?
To be determined...
If I could go anywhere on vacation I would go...
To Europe with Dexxy
If I could speak another language I would speak...
Chinese
What is your favorite restaurant in San Diego?
Café on Park
What is your all-time favorite sports movie?
The Sandlot & Remember the Titans
On game day I always...
Eat a piece of fruit
One thing I always pack for road trips is...
My alarm clock for Rego
What is your motto?
You don't stop playing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop playing
Who is your all-time favorite athlete?
Mia Hamm
Describe yourself in one word:
Huggable