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Paula Muxiri
Player Profile:
Paula Muxiri 1427837
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Luanda, Angola
High School: University Lusiada
Named to the Portuguese National Team along with former Lady Monarch Mery Andrade during the Fall of 2005....During her time with the team, she took on teams from Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Macedonia, and Slovenia...

2004-05 (JUNIOR): Redshirted after tearing an ACL during the preseason...

2003-04 (SOPHOMORE): Averaged 3.7 points and 2.6 rebounds in her second year with the Lady Monarchs...Sat out the first half of the 2003-04 campaign...Returned to the Lady Monarch line-up against Florida International (12-15-03)...Scored five points, shot 2-of-4 from the floor, connected on 1-of-1 from the line, and had an assist in 15 minutes in her return...Played in 25 games as one of the top Lady Monarchs' off the bench for the second consecutive season...Tied her career-high with 10 points at George Mason (2-29-04) in the Lady Monarchs' final regular season road game...Netted eight points to go along with three blocks and three assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament versus Marquette (3-21-04)...Also played a career-high 24 minutes during tournament action...Went perfect from the free throw line on nine occasions...Was perfect from the line in four consecutive games spanning from February 22 to March 4 including a 4-of-4 performance against George Mason (2-29-04)...

2002-03 (FRESHMAN): One of the top Lady Monarchs off the bench looked to for the big defensive stops...Made appearances in all 32 games...Averaged 2.3 points and 1.8 rebounds per game...Scored a season-high 10 points in the regular season home finale against William & Mary (3-02-03)...Swatted away three shots against NC State (12-30-02) ...Grabbed a season-high six boards against Hofstra (1-26-03)...Also went 3-of-3 against the Pride from the floor...

PRIOR TO OLD DOMINION: Joined the team in August of 2002 after transferring from the University of Lusiada in Lisbon, Portugal...Had an extensive career in Portugal, which included stints with the Portuguese junior championship team and a two-year tour with the national team...Was a member of the Santo-Andre club team...Was teammates for one season with former Lady Monarch and 2004 CAA Defensive Player of the Year Max Nhassengo...

PERSONAL: Born Bertilde Paula Pinheiro Muxiri (last name pronounced Moo-sheer-ee) on January 7, 1981...Daughter of Miguel and Marialda Muxiri...Siblings include Irene (36), Elsa (33), Mario (32), Lilia (30), Ananinhas (28), Irondino (25), Marinela (20)...Majoring in business management.

2003-04 Season Highs:
Points: 10 vs. George Mason (2/29/04)
FG: 3 vs. three teams
FGA: 5 vs. three teams
FT: 4 at George Mason (2/29/04)
FTA: 4 at George Mason (2/29/04)
Rebounds: 5 vs. three teams
Blocks: 2 at Delaware (1/11/04)
Assists: 4 vs. two teams
Steals: 2 vs. two teams
Minutes: 24 vs. Marquette (3/21/04)

Career Highs:
Points: 10 vs. two teams
FG: 4 vs. two teams
FGA: 6 vs. UNC-Wilmington (1/3/03)
FT: 4 at George Mason (2/29/04)
FTA: 6 vs. two teams
Rebounds: 6 vs. Hofstra (1/26/03)
Blocks: 3 vs. NC State (12/30/02)
Assists: 4 vs. two teams
Steals: 2 vs. three teams
Minutes: 23 vs. George Mason (2/29/04)

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