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12 Polly Dong
Polly  Dong

RS Senior

Auburn, CA

High School:
Placer HS




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.

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.

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.

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


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?
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...
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:

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Video Thumbnail Baseball: Final Series
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17 sports - infinite highlights
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Video Thumbnail Golf: WCC's
Inside look at WCC competition
Video Thumbnail Men's Tennis: Sweep
San Diego defeat Pepperdine 4-0
Video Thumbnail Softball: The Win
Toreros defeat Saint Mary's in weekend series
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Coach Scholl introduces "Tuber" - the on campus Torero Uber
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Toreros submit their resumes to the NFL scouts
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USD take on cross-town rival SDSU
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USD vs. Hartford highlights
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Championship Game
Toreros end the 2018 season against Gonzaga in the WCC finals.
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Semifinals
Women's win send them to the championship game
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinals
Toreros close out 2018 season against BYU
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: "Off Day"
Toreros prepare for the WCC quarterfinals against BYU
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Quarterfinal Highlights
USD defeats BYU in quarterfinal of WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Day in the Life with Myah Pace
Freshman guard knows how to prep for a win
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Vegas Bound
Toreros travel to Vegas for the WCC Tournament
Video Thumbnail Baseball: Defeating No. 4 Arkansas
Toreros edge out top five team
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Rock the House
Toreros played No. 6 Gonzaga in a fight to the last minute
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Day in the Life
Guard Olin Carter III knows the games starts long before tip-off
Video Thumbnail Winter Saturday
Rowing, tennis, basketball and baseball, a winning day in the books
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Baseball celebrates 60 years
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Women in Sports Day
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Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: At LMU
Men's basketball on the road
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Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Youth Basketball Clinic
Toreros lead clinic in local community
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There are plenty perks to being the early bird
Video Thumbnail 60 Years of USD Baseball
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Video Thumbnail USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
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Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
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Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
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Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
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Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
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Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
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Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
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Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
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Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
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Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
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