2002-03 (REDSHIRT JUNIOR): Returned from a knee injury to dazzle audiences with her lightening quick speed and scoring ability…Averaged 8.0 points and 4.8 rebounds in her first season with Old Dominion…Appeared in 31 games making 10 starts…Made her first career start in the opening game of the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas against Arkansas…Was one of five Lady Monarchs to score 20 or points in a game with a career-high 23 points against VCU (1-24-03)…Performed her first career double-double with a 12-point, 11-rebound contest against perennial rival Rutgers (1-31-03)…Also grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds versus N.C. State (12-21-02)…Dished out five or more assists in a single game on five occasions…Also led the team in rebounding three times…Scored 10 points and collected five rebounds in her first NCAA Tournament appearance against Boston College (3-22-03)…
2001-02 (JUNIOR): Received a medical redshirt after partially tearing her medial collateral (MCL) and posterior cruciate (PCL) ligaments prior to the season opener…Averaged 11.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in the Lady Monarchs three exhibition games…Netted 14 points against Remus Powerbasket (11-7-01)…Collected 12 points and nine rebounds in her Lady Monarch debut in the annual Blue and White scrimmage…
JUNIOR COLLEGE: The Junior College Player of the Year and Kodak All-American from Central Florida Community College, a top-20 junior college program...Was named an All-American, Mid-Florida Conference Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year during her freshman campaign...Averaged 21.2 points, 6.5 rebounds, 5.3 assists, and 2.1 steals during her two-year career at Central Florida CC...Ranked second in the nation averaging 31 points per contest in her sophomore season...
PERSONAL: Born Evelina Candida Nhassengo...Has three siblings, Nando (26), Irene (20), and Dulce (18)...A native of Mozambique...Hails from the capital, Maputo, the same town as former Lady Monarch All-American Clarisse Machanguana...Majoring in international studies.
2002-03 SEASON/CAREER HIGHS:
Points: 23 vs. Virginia Commonwealth (1/24/03) FG: 9 vs. Virginia Commonwealth (1/24/03) FGA: 16 vs. Delaware (2/2/03) FT: 5 vs. Virginia Commonwealth (1/24/03) FTA: 8 vs. Virginia Tech (12/21/02) Rebounds: 11 vs. two teams Assists: 6 vs. two teams Steals: 3 vs. six teams Minutes: 33 vs. two teams
Year GP/GS Min-Avg FG-FGA/Pct. 3FG-3FGA/Pct. FT-FTA/Pct. Reb-Avg A TO BLK ST PTS-Avg 2002-03 32-10 671-21.0 101-221/.457 0-5/.000 53-82/.646 155-4.8 58 80 2 41 255-8.0 TOTALS 32-10 671-21.0 101-221/.457 0-5/.000 53-82/.646 155-4.8 58 80 2 41 255-8.0