Brianna Kiesel Scores 24 Points, Marquel Davis Adds 13.
Panthers Cannot Come Back from Slow Second Half Start
Backcourt of Ashlee Anderson and Brianna Kiesel Combine for 44 Points
Pittsburgh vs. No. 4 Connecticut
Pitt WBB vs. SFU
Season Opener vs HU
Women's Basketball vs. Seton Hill
Kyra Dunn Photo Gallery
Has played in 57 career games with 21 starts ... all 21 starts came during the 2011-12 season ... eight double-doubles over career ... doubled rebounding totals from freshman (2.3 per game) to sophomore campaigns (5.6 per game) ... eight double-figure rebounding games.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12):
Appeared in 30 games with 21 starts, averaging 22.0 minutes per game ... registered 5.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game ... led the team with 36 blocks ... one of four players who played in every game during the 2011-12 season ... started first 13 consecutive games of the season and seven of the last eight games ... had two or more blocks in nine games and three or more in five contests... shot 29-of-54 (.537) from the field over the season's final 15 games ... paced squad in double-doubles with three ... tied for team lead with seven double-digit rebounding games ... led the team in blocked shots in 16 games, posting two or more blocks in nine games ... scored a career-high 11 points at Providence on Jan. 28, adding 10 rebounds ... also tallied 11 points versus Valparaiso on Dec. 10 ... grabbed career-best 13 rebounds versus Loyola on Nov. 18 ... also recorded a Petersen Events Center record six blocks versus Loyola... registered first career double-double against Loyola (10 points, 13 rebounds) ... had five offensive boards in four separate games, most offensive boards in a single game by a returning player.
AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11):
Played in 27 games on the year, averaging 9.3 minutes per contest ... led the team in field goal percentage (.556) ... averaged 1.6 points and 2.3 rebounds ... scored the first point of her career in season opener against Youngstown State on Nov. 12 ... notched a career-high 10 points versus UT Arlington on Dec. 20 ... tallied a career-high 10 rebounds against Notre Dame on Jan. 15 ... corralled four or more rebounds in seven games ... played a career high 22 minutes, added eight rebounds and a career-high three assists against Mount St. Mary's on Dec. 4.
Named a 2009 Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American at Sacramento High School ... averaged 8.3 points and 11.4 rebounds as a senior ... led the nation in blocks per game (6.7) and finished second in the country in total blocks her senior season for the Dragons ... averaged 9.0 points, 14 rebounds and 10 blocked shots per game as a junior ... was a two-time all-league second team selection ... named a 2010 All-City award winner ... MVP of the West Coast Jamboree Tournament ... is a member of the All-Academic Metro League ... her club team, Just Believe Sports, was ranked seventh in the nation by HoopGurlz for signing seven players to high NCAA Division-I scholarships... finished her high school career with over 1,000 points scored. PERSONAL Born July 23, 1992 ... daughter of Jason Dunn and Lamar and Terneicsa Fernandes-Rushton ... ha san older sister,Tiana anda younger brother, Gyasi... majoring in Social Work.
MORE ABOUT KYRA:
Favorite Food: Shrimp
Favorite Book: The Coldest Winter Ever
Favorite TV Show: Love And Hip-Hop
Favorite Movie: Why Do Fools Fall in love and Pulp Fiction
Favorite actor: Will Smith, Shia LaBeouf
Favorite actress: Kristen Stewart
Favorite musician: Amy Winehouse
Favorite sports figure: Kobe Bryant
Favorite sport other than yours: Track
The best athlete you have competed against or with (name, where): Joslyn Tinkle (Stanford) against her, Chelsea Gray (Duke) played with and against her
I look forward to: This upcoming season! Hail to Pitt
Whenever my playing days are over, I will: become a clinical social workerWhat I like most about the University/ why I chose Pittsburgh: is our support system, it's safe to say that we have die hard fans.
What I like most about the city of Pittsburgh: the sky line. Heading up to Mount Washington and staring out at the view is one of the most relaxing things.
My role model (Why?): My Mother because she motivates me every day to be a successful woman.
Best friend on another team: Brittany Shine (Cal)
Other players you have played against or with: Sara James (Stanford), Katrina Salinas (Bowling Green), Erica Barnes (Arizona), Ariel Thomas and Deanna Weaver (Oregon), Brittany Shine, Afure Jemerigbe and Mikayla Lyles (Cal).
Notable players/people who attended your high school: Kevin Johnson (Phoenix Suns), Vicki Baugh (Tennessee), Jessika Bradley (Baylor/ SDSU) and Coco Davis (SDSU) who all played or currently play professionally.
List anything interesting about your family? We should have our own reality show because there is never a dull moment and we're too spontaneous.
Why I chose the University of Pittsburgh? It gave me a chance to play in the best conference while receiving an education at the highest level.
My Sportcenter highlight goes like this: Full court pass from B. Kiesel, I tip it in, count the bucket and one!
Best job ever held: none I'm a diva!
Not many people know this but I: was a cheerleader.
Favorite all-time Christmas gift: karaoke machine, I got it when I was five and I sang Deborah Cox's song "How Did You Get Here" over and over. Then my Mom made me perform it to all our family and friends the next year before I could open my gifts.
My favorite home-cooked meal: Baked salmon, asparagus and mashed potatoes.
When I was a kid, I pretended to be: a model, I dressed up all the time in my mother's clothes and had fashion shows
If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be: Bomb.com
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