CAREER Has appeared in 42 games over career, averaging 13.0 minutes over career ... played in all 30 games this season - only saw action in 12 games all last season after being injured the majority of the season (torn labrum, surgery) ... had nine starts on the season ... set career marks in nearly every category this season.
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