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  Carina Souza

Carina Souza

Player Profile

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Florianopolis, Brazil

Last College:
Northeastern OK A&M

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
03/28/1979

Season Outlook: Will play a key role again this season as a senior...a pure student of the game, she is a hard worker and stays focused...can play on the perimeter, put the ball on the floor and post up out of the three and four spots...will be expected to be a team leader.

2002-03: Started in all 30 games...scored in double-digits 21 times, as she averaged 11.7 points per game...All-OVC honorable mention...Two-time OVC Newcomer of the Week (11-26-02, 2-11-03)...led the team in field goal percentage (53.1%), ranking fifth in the conference...her 53.1% field goal percentage is the tenth in school history on a season...ranked tenth in the league in defensive rebounds...netted a career-high 26 points against Gardner-Webb...cleared a career-high 11 boards at Eastern Illinois...recorded a double-double against Eastern Illinois scoring 14 points and pulling down 11 rebounds.

Junior College: 2002 NJCAA Honorable Mention All-America...MVP of 2002 regional tournament...All-region team 2001 and 2002... averaged 9.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game in 2001-02 while shooting 54% from the field...named to All Bi-State conference team as a freshman after averaging 9.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game and shooting 59% from the field.

Prep: Attended Divino Salvador High School...guided her high school team to the Sao Paulo State Championship while averaging 15 points and 10 rebounds per contest.

Personal: Born 3-28-79...daughter of Trezinha and Manoel Souza...majoring in dietetics...Southeast Scholar Athlete...also recruited by SMS, Oral Roberts, Memphis University and Ohio...chose Southeast because of coach Smith and his staff...a number of former teammates play Division I all over the country, including 4 here at Southeast...lists winning the Junior National Championship in Brazil as her biggest sports thrill...her parents and sisters have been her biggest influence athletically, but God has given her the joy to play.

 
 

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