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Melissa Dennett
Melissa Dennett

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Salt Lake City, Utah

High School:
Highland

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

Experience:
3V


2004-05: Went 6-for-12 from the field including 5-of-5 from the line for 17 points in a loss to BYU in the first round of the MWC tournament. Also pulled down a team-high eight boards in the contest. Lead team in scoring with 12 vs. Air Force. Chalked up 16 points vs. New Mexico. Scored a team-high 18 points and pulled down thirteen boards for her ninth career double-doubleLead Rams with 13 points and eight rebounds at Wyoming. Grabbed 11 boards and scored 13 points at San Diego State. Scored six points at UNLV. Scored 10 points and had seven rebounds vs. Brigham Young. Led team with 14 points at New Mexico. Led team in scoring with 22 points on 9-of-10 shooting vs. Wyoming. Led team in scoring with 20 points on 6-of-13 shooting vs. UNLV. Posted her seventh career double-double with 22 points and 13 rebounds in win over San Diego State. Scored 13 points and had nine rebounds at BYU. Tallied 10 points and tied for team-high seven rebounds at Utah. Recorded fourth double-double of the season with 21 points and 10 rebounds at Montana. Led team in scoring with 15 points vs. Denver. Led team with eight rebounds and scored 16 points at Northern Colorado. Scored team-high 11 points vs. UConn. Scored 18 points, had eight rebounds and tgrabbed a career-high three steals vs. Tennessee-Martin. Scored nine points and had four rebounds vs. Oregon. Went for her 5th double double of her career and her third for the season with 10 rebounds and 19 points in a loss against Colorado. Added seven rebounds and scored 13 points against Texas-Pan American. Set career-high with five blocks vs. Pepperdine. Set career-high in rebounds with 15 and led all players in scoring with 25 points. Led Rams in scoring vs. Iona with 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting in 19 minutes. Had five rebounds at Notre Dame. Named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week on Nov. 22, 2004. Opened the season with a double-double against San Francisco with 15 points and 10 rebounds.

2003-04: Was the only player on the team to start in all 29 games and was named to the Mountain West All-Conference Third Team. Scored a career-high 28 points at UNLV and scored in double figures in 21 of the 29 games. Also hit double figures in rebounds in four games this year. Finished second on the team in scoring with 12.6 points and second in rebounding with 6.4 per game. Had the biggest turn-around from her freshman to sophomore seasons of any player in school history. Has two of the top seven field goal percentage shooting games in school history (.824 at UNLV, .818 vs Texas Southern). Ranks fourth on the CSU single-season charts with 36 blocked shots, 15th in field goal percentage at .507, and tied for fourth with 74 offensive rebounds. Led the league in conference play in blocked shots with 1.29 per game and ranked second against all opponents. Also ranks 17th at CSU in career rebounds per game with a 5.03 average and is 15th in blocked shots with 38. Was named to the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational All-Tournament Team and was named the Mountain West Conference Player of the Week Dec. 15 after scoring a then career-high 24 points at Denver and scoring 15 and grabbing seven rebounds in a 71-63 victory at San Francisco. For the week, averaged 19.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game while shooting 53.1 percent from the floor. Increased both her scoring and rebounding by over seven times from her freshman season and increased her minutes played by 10 times. Recorded two double-doubles on the season in scoring and rebounding.

2002-03: Played both volleyball and basketball for the Rams. Played in 10 games, averaging 1.8 points per game and 0.9 rebounds a contest. Scored a then career-high five points in the last regular season game against San Diego State. Attempted her first free throws of the season in the game, going three-for-four from the charity stripe against the Aztecs. Saw action in 18 of the Rams' 32 volleyball matches as a middle blocker.

Highland HS: Was a three sport athlete for the Rams, competing in basketball, track and field and volleyball... Was the Utah Most Valuable Player for basketball in 2002 and was named to the all-state team in 2001 and 2002 for basketball and 2001 for volleyball... Her junior year, the Rams were the Region Champions in volleyball... Was captain of both the volleyball and basketball teams her senior year and of volleyball her sophomore year... Played for the High Country Volleyball Club and Utah Avalanche Basketball Club... Was an honorable mention honor roll selection.

Personal: Full name is Melissa Louise Dennett... Was born in Idaho Falls, Idaho on November 9, 1983... Is one of 10 children of Jan and Garland Dennett... Has five brothers, Shaun, Ryan, Edgar, Jay and Mike and four sisters, Susy, Jessica, Viviana and Susi... Is planning on majoring in English at Colorado State.

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