Sophia Ederaine named team's Deffensive Player of the Year.
USD finishes the season with a 25-7 overall record.
USD and UCLA will go to battle on Sunday at 2 p.m. inside of the JCP
Sophia Ederaine scored 18 points, pulled down 10 rebounds and recorded four blocked shots in the win.
USD will host Long Beach State in a 6 p.m first round match-up on Thursday at 6 p.m.
Played and started in the first nine games of the season before suffering a season-ending injury...had third highest average on the team with 10.3 ppg, while shooting .440 form the field and averaging 8.1 rebounds-per-game...was named WCC Player of the Week in her final week of playing before suffering her injury in December...recorded a career-high 18 rebounds, to go along with 11 points in a win over Long Beach State (12/13/13)...scored a season-high 22 points in a win against Weber State (12/1/13)...posted a double-double with 18 points and 11 rebounds against Hope International (11/29/13)... recorded 17 points in a win against Seattle... helped lead USD to a program record 15-0 start, best start for any USD athletic team in the division I era...helped lead USD to its first ever national ranking at No. 24...helped lead USD to its third consecutive 20-win season, and helped team post second most wins in program history with 24...helped lead USD into the Sweet 16 of the WNIT.
Played in all 32 games with 18 starts at the forward position for the Toreros...was the team's third leading scorer with an average of 10.2 ppg...became an everyday starter at the start of WCC play and never left that role...was named All-WCC honorable mention...was named to the All-Tournament team of the Air Force Tournament...led the team with five double-doubles...led the team with a .720 free throw shooting percentage...was second on the team in shooting percentage at .534...scored a career-high 21 points in a win against Loyola Marymount (1/12/13)...scored 20 points in a win against San Jose State (11/25/13)...scored in double figures in 16 games...posted a double-double with 15 points and 11 rebounds against Portland (1/5/13)...recorded a double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds against Loyola Marymount (1/12/13)...recorded a double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in a win against Santa Clara (1/31/13)...recorded a double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds in a win against Pepperdine (2/11/13)...recorded her final double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds in a win against Saint Mary's (2/21/13).
Played in 17 games with one start at the forward position... averaged 0.9 ppg, while shooting .263 from the field... scored in four games... scored a season-high eight points in a win against Louisiana-Lafayette (11/25/11)... scored four points in a win against Pepperdine (1/28/12)... scored two points in a win against Pacific (12/11/11)... pulled down a career-high of five rebounds against Cal State San Marcos (11/11/11)... pulled down four rebounds against Louisiana-Lafayette (11/25/11)... helped lead the team into the Final Four of the WNIT...helped the team record a program-best 24-9 overall record...helped the team finish in a tie for second place in the WCC, with a 12-4 mark, which set a new program record for most WCC wins in program-history.
Played three years of varsity basketball at Highlands Ranch High School...as a senior, she was tabbed the Denver Post State 5A Player of the Year after averaging 20.6 ppg, 8.5 rpg and shooting 84 percent from the free throw line...she helped lead her team to the Class 5A State Championship and she she was named the player of the game after posting a double-double with 24 points and 13 rebounds in the championship game against Regis Jesuit...as a junior, she helped lead her team to the Elite Eight of the State tournament after averaging 14.8 ppg, 8.3 rpg and 2.5 apg...for her efforts on the court, she was named first-team All-Continental League, All-State, Max Preps first-team All-Colorado, and participated in "The Show" High School All-Star Game as a junior...during her sophomore season, she helped her team reach the final four of the state tournament after averaging 7.4 ppg and 6.6 rpg en route to a All-Continental League honorable mention distinction.
Katelyn Ashlea McDaniel was born on April 14, 1993 in Colorado Springs, Colo....she is the daughter of Jonell McDaniel... chose to attend USD because of the great academic opportunities and because of the excellent women's basketball program...her mother, Jonell, played basketball at Northern Colorado.