|| Chyna Golden
Has appeared in 81 games over career with 26 starts, including 17 of 30 games in 2012-13 ... Has 159 career points and 301 career rebounds ... Communications major.
AS A JUNIOR (2013-14)
Played in 22 games during the inaugural ACC campaign, earning one start ... averaged 11.3 minutes including a season-high 24 minutes against Notre Dame ... scored a season-high five points against Syracuse where she also grabbed five boards and played 22 minutes ... collected a season-high 10 rebounds and two assists vs. Virginia ... posted three rebounds and a season-high two blocks vs. Georgia Tech ... did not play the final six games due to an injury.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13)
Averaged 3.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in 30 games played ... started the first 15 games, came off the bench in two, was back in starting five for the next two games and then came off the bench in the last 11 games ... had six points versus Irish on Jan. 23, most points since Buffalo on Dec. 29 ... recorded at least three rebounds in 24 of 30 games and five or more rebounds in 19 contests ... went to the free throw line in just 12 games ... played one of her best defensive games at ODU, collecting a career-best four steals and nine rebounds; also had career-best number of assists (4) ... career-best 15 rebounds against Mount St. Mary's on Dec. 20 - seven on offensive end ... scored six or more points in six games on season ... scored a career-high 12 points against Longwood on Nov. 26, while also collecting 10 rebounds - second career double-digit rebounding single game effort ... posted career highs in free throws made (6) versus Brown and free throws attempted (7) versus Longwood.
AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12)
Played in 29 games during first season as a Panther, averaging 14.6 minutes per game ... started eight games ... tallied 1.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per game ... one of two freshman to start the season opener versus Hampton on Nov. 12 ... tallied a career-high 10 points at Providence on Jan. 28 ... shot 3-of-5 from the field and was 4-of-4 from the free throw line against the Friars, while also collecting eight rebounds ... grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds versus Drexel on Nov. 26 ... registered five or more rebounds six times and had three or more boards in 14 contests.
Averaged 10.5 points and 6.8 rebounds for Neptune High School in Neptune, N.J. ... helped lead the Lady Scarlet Fliers to the Shore Conference title and the NJ Group 3 state crown ... squad also advanced to the NJSIAA Tournament of Champions (TOC) title game for the second-straight year, posted a 29-3 season and were ranked No. 9 by USA Today and No. 13 in ESPN Rise ... rated nation's No. 97 recruit in ESPNU Hoopgurlz 100 ... rated the ninth best player by her position by Hoopgurlz ... named First Team Shore B North for second-straight season ... selected to both All-Group 3 and All-Monmouth Second Teams ... grabbed top defender honors in the Shore Conference by nj.com ... selected to the North-South All Star Basketball Team Classic ... one of three players in this year's senior class at Neptune to earn NCAA Division I scholarships ... junior season was tabbed First Team Shore B North and Monmouth County ... averaged 8.5 points and 6.4 rebounds per game junior season, while helping lead the Scarlet Fliers to the Shore Conference and Group III championships (30-1 record) ... Neptune also won its first NJSIAA Tournament of Champions and finished No. 9 nationally in the USA Today (30-1) Super 25 ... played sophomore and freshman seasons at Red Bank Catholic High School in Red Bank, NJ. ... averaged 11.9 points, 8.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists in her sophomore campaign ... played club basketball with Philly Triple Threat and also New York Gauchos ... academic career was highlighted with selections to the National Honor Society, as well as a Newark National Invitational Scholar Athlete and Memorial Classic Academic Award.
Born on Oct. 8, 1993 ... daughter of Lance Golden and Cordelia Golden ... father played football at Murray State University under Frank Beamer, long-time coach at Virginia Tech ... has one brother, Lance Jr ...enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, majoring in Communications.
MORE ABOUT CHYNA:
Favorite Food: Crabs
Favorite Class/Subject: History
Favorite Book: The Chronicles of Narnia
Favorite TV Show: SpongeBob SquarePants
Favorite Movie: The Blind Side
Favorite actor: Will Smith
Favorite actress: Sandra Bullock
Favorite musician: Toni Braxton
Favorite sports figure: Dwayne Wade
Favorite sport other than yours: Football (Philadelphia Eagles)
Person in history I would most like to meet: Malcolm X
If I could travel back in time, I would: Travel back to the March on Washington
You would be surprised to know: I love SpongeBob SquarePants
I look forward to: Graduating
Whenever my playing days are over, I will: be a sports/entertainment lawyer or maybe a sports agent
What I like most about the University/ why I chose Pittsburgh: Great school, many things to do besides basketball
What I like most about the city of Pittsburgh: The atmosphere
Happiest/most gratifying moment in sports: Winning two state championships
Hobbies: Sleeping, swimming, reading, watching movies
My role model (Why?): My parents because they sacrificed a lot and gave up a lot for my brother and I to make sure we succeeded in life and had what we needed.
Best friend on another team: Danielle Pankey (FDU)
List anything interesting about your family? Father played for Frank Beamer at Murray State
Why I chose the University of Pittsburgh? Good school, great city
If I could choose another career besides my sport, it would be: Sports/entertainment lawyer and then maybe an agent
If I could play another sport at Pittsburgh, it would be: Volleyball
Not many people know this but I: I love the group Hall and Oates
Favorite all-time Christmas gift: Barbie Doll house
My favorite home-cooked meal: Corn pudding
If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be: Funny
Schools who recruited you/offered scholarship: Providence, USF, Marquette, St. John's