Women's Basketball

21  LaTonya McDole
LaTonya McDole

Dayton, Ohio

High School:




Led the Cats in scoring in both her sophomore and junior seasons ... Also led the team in rebounding as a junior ... Elected team co-captain as a junior and senior ... Chosen as the SEC?s ?Good Works Team? representative ... Served as the team?s Student Athletic Council (SAC) representative ... Had 10 career double-doubles.

2001-02 (Senior)
Started all 29 games ... Became the 22nd member of UK?s 1,000-point club with 14 points at Western Kentucky ... Ended her career with 1,180 career points, No. 12 on UK?s career scoring list ... Totaled 243 career steals for No. 5 on the career charts ... Ranked fifth in the SEC in steals per game (2.38) ... Pulled down 711 career rebounds for No. 6 on UK?s career rebounding list ... Joined former UK greats Valerie Still and Leslie Nichols as the only players who have charted 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 200 steals in a career ... Concluded her senior season ranked second in rebounding (4.6 rpg) and steals (2.38 spg), and fourth on the team in scoring (8.1 ppg) ... Scored in double digits nine times, including one 20-plus performance ... Steals per game average of 2.38 is currently tied for fifth in the SEC ... Scored 10 points and grabbed seven rebounds and four steals against Southern Miss in the first round of the Blue Sky Restaurant Group Classic ... Went on to chart 11 points and six rebounds in win over Lafayette in the championship game en route to being named to the Blue Sky Restaurant Group Classic All-Tournament team ... 10-point, 10-rebound effort against Mississippi State was her first double-double of the season and 10th of her career ... Also pulled down a game- and season-high 10 rebounds against Arkansas ... Recorded 15 points on 7-of-9 shooting in UK?s conference opener at Alabama ... Scored a season-high 20 points on 9-of-12 shooting at Ole Miss ... Drained a three-pointer against the Lady Rebels, her first since Dec. 1, 2000 ... Tallied nine points on ?Senior Night? versus No. 6/7 Vanderbilt and another nine against No. 4 Tennessee in the regular season finale ... Grabbed a team-high eight rebounds versus Mississippi State in the first round of the SEC Tournament, helping the 12th-seeded Wildcats defeat the Lady Bulldogs, 75-72 ... It was only the second time in tournament history a No. 12 seed defeated a No. 5 seed.

2000-01 (Junior)
Led the team in scoring (12.8 ppg), rebounding (7.1 rpg), field goal percentage (47.9) and steals (77) ... Ranked in FIVE statistical categories in the SEC rankings, including first in steals (2.88 spg) ... Scored in double figures in all but seven games and 10 of the last 14 ... UK?s leading scorer in 10 games ... Notched a career-high 28 points and seven steals versus Florida Atlantic ... Pulled down a season-high and career-tying 14 rebounds, including 10 defensive boards versus Cincinnati ... Came off the bench against IUPUI to score all 10 points of her points in the second half, including the game-winning free-throw ... Named Most Valuable Player of the Fab Four Classic after notching 11 points, eight rebounds and four steals versus FIU ... Named to the Pepperdine Classic All-Tournament team after charting 27 points and 10 rebounds in the two-day event ... Received the Leading Scorer Award and Leading Rebounder Award at the annual team banquet.

1999-00 (Sophomore)
Ended sophomore season as the Cats? leading scorer, averaging 11.6 points per game ... Ranked third in rebounding with 6.0 boards per game ... Scored in double digits 16 times, including three 20-plus performances ... Led the Cats in scoring and rebounding 10 times ... Named SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 3) for the first time in her career after leading UK in scoring in all three of its games over Christmas break ... Pulled down double-figure rebounds five times ... Scored a career-high 24 points versus Xavier ... Nailed the game-winning shot with four seconds remaining in the game to lift Kentucky over No. 5 Auburn ... Pulled down 10 rebounds, including a career-high nine defensive boards versus Ole Miss ... Tallied 14 points and six rebounds in the SEC Tournament ... Ended the season ranked 4th overall in the SEC in offensive rebounds (3.21), 10th in steals (1.97) and 17th in rebounding (6.0 rpg) ... Received the Leading Scorer Award and Most Improved Player Award at the annual team banquet.

1998-99 (Freshman)
Earned a starting position versus LSU and started the remainder of the season ... Recorded a season-high 18 points versus Auburn ... Pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds versus Arkansas ... Recorded first career double-double versus No. 8 Georgia, charting 15 points and 10 rebounds ... Scored in double figures 10 times and scored at least two points in all 32 games ... Ranked third on the team in rebounding (5.5 rpg) and sixth in scoring (8.3 ppg)... Recorded 16 points and eight rebounds in UK?s win over Ole Miss in the first round of the SEC Tournament ... Scored six points and pulled down four rebounds versus No. 2 seed LSU in the quarterfinal round, despite playing most of the game with four fouls ... Garnered 14 points and eight rebounds in UK?s record-breaking comeback win over Nebraska in the NCAA Tournament ... Hit 6-of-6 from the free throw line against the Cornhuskers ... Led the Cats in scoring with 16 points versus No. 3-seeded UCLA in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.

Named All-Conference Player of the Year at Trotwood High School for Coach Vincen Taly...Averaged 16.0 points, eight rebounds and four assists as a senior, leading her team to a 23-3 mark...Also named first team All-League, All-Dayton Area, Southwest District and All-District...Voted Most Valuable Player her sophomore, junior and senior seasons...Four-year member of the volleyball team at THS...Served as a peer mentor to young children as a senior...Member of the student government.

Career Stats

98/99	32-17	787	99-219	.452	5-21	.238	62-99	.626	73-102	175/5.5	98-4	44	76	6	40	265/8.3
99/00	29-29	844	127-292	.435	0-2	.000	81-129	.628	93-82	175/6.0	88-3	45	103	14	57	335/11.6
00/01	27/25	919	140-292	.479	2-7	.286	63-116	.543	80-113	193/ 7.1	63-2	55	96	7	77	345/12.8
01/02	29/29	891	104-235	.443	1-7	.143	26-62	.419	67-101	168/5.8	64-1	57	70	6	69	235/8.1
TOTAL	 117/100	3441	470-1038	.453	8-37	.216	232-406	.571	313-398	711/6.1	313-10	201	345	33	243	1180/10.1
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