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WSU Women's Basketball BIO
Dawnyelle Awa
Player Profile:
Dawnyelle Awa 1263617
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Kealakekua, Hawaii
High School: Konawaena HS
Experience: 3 Letters


CAREER RANKING: Games started – third (109), games played – t-third (127), assists – sixth (353).

SENIOR (2015-16): Started all 30 games… led the team with 53 steals and 89 assists…averaged 6.1 ppg and 2.1 rpg…finished the season with best ppg average, most steals, and best shooting percentage of her four seasons…scored a career-high 19 points in win at Kansas (Dec. 20) shooting 8-of-11 from the floor with three 3-pointers…tied a career-high with six steals in win over Hampton (Nov. 16)…dished out a season-best seven assists at California (Jan. 29)…second on team in free-throw percentage with a .833 clip (35-of-42)…led the team in 3-point shooting, going 20-of-48 (.417) from beyond the arc…scored in double figures five times…had 3+ steals eight times…also recorded five blocks this season and 58 rebounds.

JUNIOR (2014-15): Started all 32 games…averaged 4.7 ppg and 1.8 rpg…second on team with 81 assists…third on team with 39 steals…second on team in shooting percentage, 55-123 (44.7)…led team in 3-point shooting, 16-44 (44.7)…team-best 85.7 free throw percentage (24-28)…in Pac-12 Conference play, averaged 5.4 ppg, shot team-best 48.3 percent from behind the arc and went 15-of-16 (93.8) at the free throw line…scored in double figures four times…had 5+ assists four times…scored six points and dished out three assists in season-opening in over No. 22 Dayton…scored seven points, dished out season-high six assists and made three steals in win over No. 10 Maryland…scored six points in road win over Gonzaga…scored season-high we points and dished out three assists in win over Montana State…had seven points and five assists in win at Loyola Marymount…recorded nine points and six assists in win at Arizona…scored 10 points, dished out three assists and made two steals at No. 18 Arizona State…had seven points and three steals in near-upset of No. 15 Stanford…scored seven points in near-upset at No. 9 Oregon State...had six points and three assists in win at Oregon…scored seven points in win over Utah…made three steals in win over Colorado…had seven points at No. 12 Stanford…scored 10 points at California…recorded seven points in win at Utah…hit three 3-pointers and scored 11 points in win at Washington…scored four points against UCLA…dished out six assists in opening round win over Oregon at Pac-12 Conference Tournament…had four points and four steals against No. 9 Arizona State in Pac-12 Conference Tournament quarterfinal…scored two points against Eastern Washington in opening round of WNIT.

SOPHOMORE (2013-14): Started all 34 games…averaged 5.1 ppg and 3.0 rpg…led team with 115 assists, tied for seventh-most in Pac-12 Conference…third on team with 46 steals…also blocked eight shots…shot 43.3 percent from the field, second-highest on team…fifth in Pac-12 with 1.8 Assist-to-Turnover ratio…recorded five points and six assists in win at Seattle…had seven points and four assists against West Virginia in Rainbow Wahine Classic in Honolulu…scored 11 points, went 6-for-6 at the free throw line and dished out five assists in win over Fresno State…scored season-high 13 points and had five assists in upset road victory at No. 10/10 Nebraska…tallied eight points and seven assists in win over Cal State Northridge…had three steals and six assists against No. 25/22 Gonzaga…had five points, four assists and three steals in win over No. 24/25 Arizona State…recorded six assists in home win over Washington…had eight points and five assists in win over No. 21/20 Colorado…had nine points at Oregon…scored 12 points and made three steals in win at USC…had five points, six rebounds, four assists and three steals at UCLA…scored eight points in win at Utah…scored nine points against Oregon State…had career high eight assists and six rebounds in home win over Oregon…scored six points at No. 18/18 California…matched career-high with eight assists in opening round win over Oregon at Pac-12 Conference Tournament…had four assists in quarterfinal win over No. 20/20 California of Pac-12 Conference Tournament…grabbed six boards against Oregon State in Pac-12 Tournament semifinal…scored five points at Montana in opening round of WNIT.

FRESHMAN (2012-13): Appeared in all 31 games, started final 13…averaged 2.6 ppg and 1.7 rpg…led team with 68 assists, second most among freshmen in the Pac-12 Conference and tied for seventh-most by a freshman in WSU history…third on team with 38 steals…blocked seven shots…scored in double figures twice…scored four points and dished out three assists in season-opener at Minnesota…recorded four assists in win over Monmouth…had two points, two steals and two assists in win over No. 20 Ohio State…had three assists at No. 14 Louisville and in the win at Gonzaga…had four points and five steals against Oregon…first career start came against Oregon State in place of injured Tia Presley, scored seven points, made six steals, dished our four assists and grabbed four rebounds…scored six points and recorded four assists in win at Arizona State…had season-highs of six assists and six rebounds in win at Arizona…made three 3-pointers, scored season high 11 points and recorded five assists in win over USC…had four assists against No. 17 UCLA…had four steals at Oregon…had six points and four rebounds against No. 4 Stanford…scored 10 points and had three blocks in opening round win over Arizona State at Pac-12 Conference Tournament…scored eight points and grabbed five boards against No. 4 Stanford in Pac-12 Tournament quarterfinal…voted by the team as the Co-Most Improved player.

Konawaena High School in Kailua-Kona, Hawaii…four-time First Team All-State selection…four-time All-Big Island League honoree…three-time Big Island (Kona) Player of the Year…four-time selection on the Hawaii's all-tournament team… served as team captain all four a SENIOR, helped KHS to a 28-3 record, its second straight Hawaii state title, and third in the last four years…KHS posted wins over nationally ranked Bishop Gorman HS (Las Vegas), Oregon City (Oregon), and Brea Olinda (California)…named the Hawaii Gatorade Girls High School Player of the Year after averaging 11.2 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 4.0 apg and 4.0 spg while shooting 54 percent from inside the three-point arc….named the most valuable player of the 2012 Iolani Classic…also lettered twice in volleyball and earned First Team All-Big Island as an outside hitter.

Born in Kealakekua, Hawaii…parents Donald and Bobbie…sister, Sareena and brother, Brandon...high school teammates with Cougar teammate Lia, Bobbie was high school coach.


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