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<!--REPLACE WITH STORY TITLE HEADLINE--> :: <!--REPLACE WITH STORY TITLE TEASER--> Hamchetou "Tanty" Maiga






Senior
6-1, Forward/Guard
Bamako, Mali
Dakar Club (Senegal)

A tri-captain of this year's team, along with Mandy Olley and Alli Spence.

1999-2000: One of the most improved players over the course of the year...Doubled her scoring and rebounding averages with 14.0 points and 7.5 boards per game...Was one of just two players to start all 34 games for the Lady Monarchs...Scored in the double figures 28 times and performed the double double seven times...Was second on team in scoring and rebounding...Finished in the top ten of four different offensive categories in the CAA...Was ninth in CAA in scoring, third in rebounding, second in field goal percentage (59.8%), and fourth in steals (2.53)...Finished seventh in the nation in field goal percentage...All-CAA...CAA All-Defensive...CAA All-Tournament...VaSID All-Virginia...Richmond Times Dispatch All-Virginia...Bested her career high with 25 points against Richmond (1-14-00)...Joined the elite Lady Monarch 20-rebound club with 20 against Southern Methodist (3-20-00) in the NCAA tournament.

1998-99: In her first year, Maiga became an immediate impact player...A defensive stopper with crowd-pleasing appeal...Played in all 32 games last year, starting 18...Averaged 6.2 points and 4.1 rebounds per game...Named to the CAA All-Tournament team...Finished 13th in the CAA in steals (1.7)...Scored double figure points in eight games...Netted a career high 16 points against American (1-12-99) and pulled down 11 rebounds against East Carolina in the CAA championship game.

National and club team: Member of Mali national team since 1994...In 1997-98, played on Senegalese champion Dakar Club...Averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, eight assists, and three steals per contest...Named MVP of club play in Northwestern Africa...Named MVP of club league in Senegal...Named "Queen of Basketball" in both Mali and Senegal.

Personal: Born Hamchetou Maiga on April 25, 1978...Daughter of Aminata Fofana and Boubacar Sekou Maiga...Has 15 brothers and sisters...Mother and aunt played on the national team of Mali for many years during their playing days.."Tanty" translates into aunt...A Dean's List student...A CAA Scholar-Athlete...Majoring in information systems.

CAREER BESTS:

  • Points: 25 vs. Richmond, 1-14-00
  • Rebounds: 20 vs. Southern Methodist, 3-20-00
  • Assists: 6 vs. Va. Commonwealth, 1-29-99 and vs. Southern Methodist, 3-20-00
  • Steals: 5 on several occasions, most recently vs. Va. Commonwealth, 3-5-00
  • Blocked Shots: 2 on several occasions, most recently vs. George Mason, 3-9-00
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