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Dean'na Mitchelson
Dean'na Mitchelson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bakersfield, Calif.

High School:
Bakersfield

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
06/21/1979

Experience:
3L



Pronunciation
DEEN-ah

Player Notes
Provides solid defense in lane ? strong presence on the boards ? most points come on putbacks ? matched or recorded career-high in every stat category last season

2000-01 Season Highlights: One of the team captains for the 2000-01 season...Started 16 games in the frontcourt and averaged 4.7 points, 4.0 rebounds, and 18.3 minutes... Shot 47.6 percent (60-126) from the field and 32.8 percent (22-67) from the line...Registered 22 assists, 22 steals, and one blocked shot?Scored a career-high 14 points in 21 minutes at Virginia Tech (Nov. 30)...Registered 13 points and tied her season-high of eight rebounds against Richmond (Jan. 18)...Netted 10 points and pulled down five rebounds against Mount St. Mary?s (Nov. 10)... Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds in 32 minutes against Texas (Nov. 20)... Pulled down seven rebounds against George Washington (Nov. 12) and Loyola (Nov. 25)...Dean?na injured her left ankle in the game against Duke (Jan. 22) and missed the games against Florida State (Jan. 24) and Wake Forest (Jan. 28) with a high ankle sprain... Returned against N.C. State (Feb. 1) and played 27 minutes in the loss to the Wolfpack... Scored nine points and recorded seven rebounds, one assist, one steal, and one blocked shot against Florida State (Mar. 3) in the ACC Tournament?Started against Michigan in the NCAA First Round Tournament game (Mar. 17) and played a career-high 35 minutes and finished with two points, three rebounds, three steals, and one assist.

1999-00 Season Highlights: Played well in exhibition games to earn a start in season opener, but suffered a separated right shoulder two minutes into the game against St. Joseph?s ? Sat out six games due to the injury but scored nine points and grabbed nine rebounds vs. Old Dominion (Dec. 10) in first game back ? Increased playing time and averaged 12.0 minutes per game vs. 6.6 minutes last season ? Ranked fourth on team in rebounds (3.5 rpg)?Provided solid all-around play in Maryland game (Jan. 15)?Scored 11 points in the game and added four key rebounds in only 14 minutes of action?Started in place of Schuye LaRue vs. Arkansas State (Feb. 13) and scored a season-high 12 points, all in first half?Was 5-8 from the field and had six rebounds in only 18 minutes of action in that game ?In the ACC Tournament, she averaged 2.0 points and 2.5 rebounds per game.

1998-99 Season Highlights: Played in 18 games and averaged 6.6 minutes per game?Played in eight ACC games?Most time on the floor came in Towson game (Dec. 11) when she scored four points in 13 minutes of action ?Played 11 minutes vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 30) and scored four points and grabbed a season-high seven rebounds (five of those were offensive boards)...Scored a season-high six points in only 10 minutes of action vs. Brown (Dec. 29).

1997-98 Season Highlights: Played in 25 games and started the last three regular season games in place of Lisa Hosac?Started first game of her career vs. North Carolina (Feb. 15) and was 2-2 from the field and recorded one block?Averaged 3.3 points and 1.7 rebounds in games she started...Played a season-high 19 minutes and scored a season-high 11 points in first meeting vs. Maryland (Jan. 8)...Was 5-5 from the field in that game?Shot .621 from the field for the season?Averaged 5.2 minutes per game.

High School: Ranked 45th in Blue Star Index Top 100 seniors and 54th in Blue Star Index Top 80 players as a senior ? Averaged 12.5 points, 14.6 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 2.0 assists per game in her senior season at Bakersfield High ?Named the team?s MVP four times?A Second team All-California Interscholastic League selection?Named league MVP twice?Selected as an All-Area Player twice?MVP of YBOA tournament.

Personal: Dean?na Frederika Mitchelson ?Born June 21, 1979 in Charlottesville, Va. and lived in nearby Nelson County through the seventh grade ?Daughter of Brad and Wisteria Johnson ? Played for Nate Johnson at Bakersfield High School and for William Stovall for AAU South Coast Hoyas ?Has an older sister, C?ita, and an older brother, Wister?Sister C?ita played basketball at Rutgers University ?Majored in Sociology.

Career Highs Pts. 14 vs. Virginia Tech (11-30-00) Reb. 9 vs. Old Dominion (12-10-99) Ast. 4 vs. Liberty (12-20-00) Bl. 1 vs. four opponents Stl. 3 vs. Michigan (3-17-01) Min. 35 vs. Michigan (3-17-01)