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Sarah Goree

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Baton Rouge, La.

High School:
Christian Life Aca.

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

Sarah Goree

2000-01: Started 31 of Tulane's 32 games... Was a third-team All-Conference USA selection after averaging 10.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game... Finished the season ranked second in Conference USA in three-point field goal percentage, third in free throw percentage and sixth in assists... Connected on 34.2 percent of her shots and 37.2 percent of her three-pointers... Finished with 138 assists, one shy of tying the Tulane single-season record in that category... Named Conference USA Player of the Week on January 22 after leading Tulane to raod wins over Memphis and UAB... Started the season with seven assists against Grambling in the first round of the Preseason WNIT... Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds against Nicholls State... Dished out a career-high nine assists, to go along with 17 points on 6-of-10 shooting, in the Wave's win against cross-town rival UNO... Had 11 points, seven rebounds and eight assists on the road at Georgetown... Followed that with 15 points against eventual Final Four participant Southwest Missouri State... Connected on five three-pointers as part of a 17-point, five assist effort against Boston University... Scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds and had six assists in the first round of the DoubleTree Classic against William & Mary... Scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and handed out seven assists in the win over Charlotte... Followed with 10 points and seven assists against South Florida... Had 12 points and eight boards against Houston at home... Scored a career-high 22 points on 8-of-14 shooting in Tulane's road win against UAB... Connected on 11-of-12 free throws as part of an 18-point night against Cincinnati... Scored 18 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out six assists in the road win at South Florida... Scored 18 points against Cincinnati in the C-USA Tournament Championship game... Added 17 points on 6-of-12 shooting against Florida State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament... Dished out three or more assists in 26 of 32 games... Played in 18 games with more assists than turnovers... Was perfect from the free throw line in 13 games, including four straight in January... Did not miss more than two free throws in any single game all season... Had at least one rebound in every game and at least one assist in 31 of 32 games...

1999-00: Started 30 of the 31 games in which she played, missing only the Nicholls State game with a minor foot injury... Averaged 8.7 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game, while connecting on 41.2 percent of her shots and 41.4 percent of her three-pointers... Became the Tulane career leader in three-point field goal percentage... Was one three-pointer shy of setting a new school single-season record for three-point percentage... Ranks fifth in career three-pointers made after just two seasons at Tulane... Scored in double figures in six of eight games to close the regular season... Started the season with six assists in the overtime win at Siena... Added 10 points, five rebounds and five assists a game later against UNC Asheville... Notched six assists against Alabama... Did not score against Providence, but dished out a career-high seven assists with just one turnover, while grabbing four rebounds... Came back in the next game and scored 10 points, handed out three assists and grabbed three steals in the win over West Virginia... Scored 13 points in the home win against UAB... Turned in a career-high 20 points in the win at Houston... Tied her career high with seven assists against South Florida... Had 19 points, including four three-pointers, in the road win at UAB... Followed that with 17 points and six assists in the road win at Memphis... Averaged 13.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.3 assists, while hitting 64.0 percent of her shots and 66.7 percent of her three pointers, in three C-USA Tournament games... Hit two or more three pointers in 15 games last season, including seven of the Wave's last eight contests... Was perfect from the free throw line on seven occasions... Turned in three or more assists in 23 games.

1998-99: Played in 29 games, missing only the Miami contest with an ankle injury, while making nine starts... Assumed the starting point guard role at the end of the season, earning the starting nod the Green Wave's final eight games... Was named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team... Was perfect from the free throw line on nine different occasions... Played three games without committing a turnover... Scored in double figures in five of the Green Wave's final seven regular-season games... Made her first career start in her first collegiate game in her hometown of Baton Rouge against LSU... Responded with six points and a team-high four assists... Added seven points in the win at Richmond... Scored nine points, on 3-of-4 shooting, and added three steals in her first home game, the win against Texas A&M... Posted seven points, two assists and two steals in the Conference USA opener against Southern Miss... Followed that with eight points and five assists, while playing 20 minutes without a turnover, against Furman in the first round of the DoubleTree Classic... Had a break-out game against Maine in the DoubleTree championship game, posting 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting, including a 4-for-4 effort from beyond the three-point arc... Had 13 points and three assists in the home win over Memphis... Turned in a 12-point, two-assist performance a game later against UAB... Recorded 11 points and five assists against Louisville... Scored a career-high 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting, with two rebounds and two assists at UAB... Earned just her second career start a game later, on the road against Memphis in front of a nationally-televised ESPN2 audience, and responded with a game-high 18 points, two assists and two steals... Added 12 points without committing a turnover in 21 minutes of action in the home win over Houston... Turned in perhaps her best all-around game in the home win against South Florida, recording 15 points, seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in 32 minutes of work... Stored nine points in the regular-season finale against Southern Mississippi... Averaged 14.6 points over the final five games of the regular-season despite averaging 5.7 points heading into those contests...Notched her first career blocked shot in the first round of the Conference USA tournament against UNC Charlotte... Scored 10 points against St. Joseph's in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

Prep: Was one of just 10 AAU under-17 All-Americans in 1998 while playing with the Kenner Angels... Won all-state honors three straight years and was chosen as the state MVP... Earned two letters for coach Robert Dallimore at Christian Life Academy in Baton Rouge, La... Named team captain... Helped CLA to two playoff appearances... Was a four-time all-district selection and was named District MVP as a senior... Was a three-time all-metro choice... Helped lead the Crusaders to a 31-6 record and a district title... Was twice an All-District selection... Ended her CLA career with 784 total points, and averaged 21.7 ppg, 6.4 rpg and 5.7 apg during her career... Scored 42 points in a game against Helena Central... Was named CLA's Female Athlete of the Year and Most Spiritual Student by her peers during her senior year...Also won the school's Spiritual Leadership Award... Selected for a U.S. Army Scholar-Athlete Award... Was an Our Lady of the Lake/Sportscare Award winner... Won the NCAA Award for Academics, Athletics and Community Service... Was a member of the National Honor Society... Earned a pair of letters her freshman and sophomore seasons at Walker High School... Helped lead the Wildcats to two play-off appearances and a berth in the state Sweet 16... Was a two-time All-Parish selection at Walker... Also earned All-District honors twice.

Personal: Sarah Arlene Goree was born March 13, 1980 in Denham Springs, La... The daughter of Marshall and Susan Goree... Her second cousin, Roger Goree was an All-American at Baylor and went on to play professionally in the Canadian Football League.

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