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  Cora McManus
Cora McManus

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Seattle, Wash.

High School:
Garfield

Height:
6-0

Position:
Center/Forward

Birthdate:
10/15/1993

03/05/2014

Wake Forest Eliminates Pitt from ACC Tournament, 72-58

Logan tallies second straight double-double.

02/27/2014

Comeback Falls Short as No. 13 NC State Defeats Pitt, 79-68

Chelsea Welch scores a career-high 16 points in the loss.

02/27/2014

Pitt vs. No. 13 NC State Post Game Notes

NC State 79, Pitt 68

02/03/2014

Georgia Tech Defeats Pitt Women's Basketball, 77-66

Davis scores a season-high 20 points for the Panthers

01/19/2014

Pitt Women's Basketball Falls to Syracuse, 58-47

Poor shooting slows down Panthers in loss

01/26/2014

Pittsburgh vs. No. 3 Duke

Pittsburgh falls to No. 3 Duke, 111-67

01/19/2014

Pittsburgh women vs. Syracuse

Women's basketball, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014

01/16/2014

Pittsburgh vs. No. 2 Notre Dame

Pittsburgh takes on No. 2 Notre Dame

11/26/2013

Pitt vs. Mount St. Mary's

Pitt vs. Mount St. Mary's, Nov. 26, 2013

11/17/2013

Pitt Women's Basketball vs. Lafayette

The Panthers hosted the Leopards on Sunday afternoon.

Career Statistics

CAREER
Has appeared in 72 games over career, averaging 11.8 minutes ... career averages of 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game.

AS A JUNIOR (2013-14)
Appeared in 30 games this year, earning one start ... averaged 10.1 minutes per game, 3.3 points and 3.0 rebounds per game ... scored seven points and recorded six rebounds in 20 minutes at North Carolina ... shot 4-4 and scored nine points to go along with four rebounds in a contest at Clemson ... produced eight points and seven rebounds against Washington ... tallied a season-high nine rebounds to go along with five points in 18 minutes vs. Duquesne on Dec. 19.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13)
Averaged 4.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in 14.6 minutes ... was second on the team in blocks with 13 (behind Logan who has 19 blocks) ... recorded at least four rebounds in 18 of the Panthers' 30 games this season ... had third double-figure game of season versus Marquette on Jan. 19, scoring 15 points - one off-season and career high ... logged career-high minutes against Providence on Feb. 6. (29) ... played then-career-high minutes in back-to-back games (23 and 27 minutes) at St. John's and versus Marquette ... had six points and five boards in 12 minutes at Buffalo on Dec. 29 ... recorded a season-high 11 rebounds against Providence on Feb. 6 ... posted a career-best 16 points in season debut on Friday, Nov. 9 ... the 16 points marked the first double-digit game for the sophomore who saw limited play with an injury last season ... also had a career-best eight field goals versus YSU ... first time in career led the team in scoring and second time over career paced in rebounding (seven vs YSU) in a single game ... had four points versus Siena on Nov. 13 in 14 minutes, shooting 2-of-3 from the floor ... posted seven points versus Wagner on Nov. 20 in nine minutes.

AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12)
Saw action in 12 games, averaging 9.2 minutes per game ... averaged 1.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game ... tallied a career-high nine points and 12 rebounds at Duke on Dec. 4 in just her third collegiate game ... played eight minutes at High Point on Dec. 2, grabbing five rebounds ... had six rebounds against Georgetown on Dec. 7 ... suffered season-ending injury on Jan. 14 at DePaul.

HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 14 points and 14 rebounds during her senior season at Garfield High School in Seattle ... four-time 4A Kingco Conference Second Team honoree ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... averaged 12 points and 13 rebounds and earned the State Athlete Player of the Week honors during her junior campaign ... averaged 10.2 points and 10.8 rebounds as a sophomore ... averaged 10 points and 8.7 rebounds as a freshman... played AAU basketball for the Baden Elite for five years ... selected MVP in 2008 ... off of the hardwood, also played soccer, softball and competed in track & field.

PERSONAL
Born on Oct. 15, 1992 ... daughter of Karen and Brian McManus ... has two brothers, Joey (16) and Ian (13), and one sister, Molly (23) ...enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.

MORE ABOUT CORA:
Favorite Food: BBQ ribs
Favorite Class/Subject: English
Favorite Professor/Teacher: Mr. Gish
Favorite Book: The Book Thief
Favorite TV Show: Law & Order: SVU
Favorite Movie: The Lion King
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite actress: Nicole Kidman
Favorite musician: Kanye West
Favorite sports figure: Blake Griffin
Favorite sport other than yours: Baseball
The best athlete you have competed against or with (name, where): Nneka Ogwumike, AAU tournament
Person in history I would most like to meet: Malcolm X
If I could travel back in time, I would: Stop the JFK assassination
You would be surprised to know: That I love to eat beets
I look forward to: Coaching
Whenever my playing days are over, I will: Write a book
What I like most about the University/ why I chose Pittsburgh: It makes you feel like you are a part of a family
What I like most about the city of Pittsburgh: The people
Happiest/most gratifying moment in sports: The day I signed to Pitt
Hobbies: Swimming, wake boarding, hiking, camping
My role model (Why?): My AAU coach, Buck Buchanan, because he inspired me to be all that I can be
Best friend on another team: Renee Brown, Seattle University
Notable players/people who attended your high school: Brandon Roy, Tony Wroten Jr., Joyce Walker
List anything interesting about your family? Multi-racial
Why I chose the University of Pittsburgh? Family atmosphere
If I could choose another career besides my sport, it would be: Coaching or working for the FBI
If I could play another sport at Pittsburgh, it would be: Baseball or softball
My Sportcenter highlight goes like this: Slam dunk over Brittney Griner
Best job ever held: Construction worker
Not many people know this but I: Can sing really well in the shower
Favorite all-time Christmas gift: Trip to Disneyland
My favorite home-cooked meal: BBQ ribs
When I was a kid, I pretended to be: A monkey
If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be: Loyal
Schools who recruited you/offered scholarship: Fresno St., Air Force, Memphis, Cal, University of Washington