52  Megan Gooch
Megan Gooch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Georgetown, Texas

High School:
Georgetown HS

Height:
6-3

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
12/27/1984

Experience:
3L

Honors:
C-USA Academic Honor Roll (2004, 2005, 2006); Tiger 3.0 Club (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007); Tiger Academic 30 (Spring 2007)


Career (2003-2007): Capped her career with 229 career points and 378 career rebounds...Averaged 2.1 points and 3.4 rebounds per game over her career...Also added 57 blocked shots for four years, which ranks sixth in the Memphis career record book, just one behind Kim Duppins for fifth all-time...Also had 42 career assists and 54 career steals...Played in 111 career games, starting 52...Shot 32.2 percent from the floor for her career and 41.4 percent from the free-throw line.

2006-07 (Senior): Played in 28 of the Lady Tigers' 31 games, starting 13...Averaged 1.6 points and 2.2 rebounds per game her senior season...Scored a season-best six points on senior night and tied that with six points in the loss at Houston...Had a season-best five rebounds against Louisville and again at Houston...Shot 60.0 percent from the free-throw line and 28.8 percent from the field...Added 14 blocked shots on the season and 11 assists...Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club following the fall semester.

2005-06 (Junior): Inducted into the Omicron Delta Kappa Honor Society in the Spring of 2005...Played in 27 of Memphis' 28 games, starting 24, and missing one due to illness...Scored her first career double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds against East Carolina in the Lady Tigers' second C-USA game of the season...Had her second career double-digit scoring night with 10 points against Southern Miss...Had a career-high 14 rebounds against Houston in the Lady Tigers' last home weekend of the season...Had double-digit rebounds in three games...Had three blocks in Memphis' last game of the season against Marshall in the C-USA Championships. Her 19 blocks on the season was a career single season best, as were the 98 points she scored...Also had a single season career-high 17 assists for the season.

2004-05 (Sophomore): Played in 25 of the Lady Tigers' 29 games, missing the Lipscomb, Centenary and UL-Monroe games due to injury and the Vanderbilt game due to illness...Started against Mercer, her lone start of the season...Scored a career-high seven points at USF, hitting 3-of-8 from the floor...Tied a career record with two blocks against Western Kentucky in the consolation game at the Fun in the Sun Tournament in Cancun...Played over 20 minutes in six games...Grabbed a season-best seven rebounds in the season-opener against Mercer...Would tie that total with seven boards at USF in conference play...Grabbed at least one rebound in all but two games while playing at center behind senior Kaneshi Hart...Shot 30.5 percent from the floor, but only attempted 59 shots on the year, the exact same number of shots she attempted her freshman year...Played overseas with Athletes in Action, playing three weeks in Spain during May and June.

2003-04 (Freshman): Started 14 games and played in all 31 Lady Tiger contests as a freshman...Started the first 14 games of her career...In just her second career game, grabbed nine rebounds in a 71-50 win at Tennessee Tech...Matched that with nine rebounds against host Montana in the championship game of the University of Montana tournament...Also notched nine rebounds against USF in January...Scored four points in five different games throughout the season, finishing with 43 points on the year (1.4/game)...Struggled at the free-throw line (3-for-19)...Hit 33.9 percent from the floor (20-for-59)...Posted two blocks in her second career game...Matched that career high two other times during the season (Vanderbilt, Saint Louis)...Had four offensive rebounds at Montana in the championship game...Averaged 3.3 rebounds per game while averaging almost 16 minutes a game as a freshman...Named to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll after her freshman season.

High School: McDonald's All-American nominee at Georgetown High School...Three-year basketball letterwinner for coach Rhonda Farney...Led Eagles to a 33-6 record as a senior and was named all-district and all-state by Texas Basketball Magazine...Averaged 7.4 points and 6.4 rebounds a game as a senior...Three-time all-district honoree...Named to the second team of the Austin American Statesman all-Williamson County and all-Centex teams...Received the Angela C. Hernandez Memorial Award...Listed as an academic all-district selection as a junior and as a senior...Ranks second all-time at GHS with 141 blocked shots...Helped squad to a District 13-5A championship as well as a regional championship...Eagles placed second in the state tournament...Named to the all-tournament teams of the Georgetown Thanksgiving Tournament and the Kroger Lady Tiger Classic in Pickerington, Ohio as a junior...Averaged 10.2 points and 7.8 rebounds as a junior...Finished prep career with 663 points, 558 rebounds, 141 blocked shots and 135 steals...Ranks fourth all-time in rebounds in a game with 21...Also lettered three years in track, placing second in the district high jump competition three years in a row...Was the regional high jump champion in 2002 and qualified for the state meet.

Personal: Born Dec. 27, 1984 in Austin, Texas...Daughter of Rick and Teri Gooch...Major is international business with a minor in Spanish...Lists her greatest accomplishment as going to Spain over the summer with Athletes in Action and being forced out of her comfort zone...Says if she could change one thing about basketball, it would be the season because she hates playing through Christmas...Nickname is Gooch...Says her most interesting job was lifeguarding and that her hidden talent is that she is artistic...Says the craziest thing she's ever done is flying an airplane in high school...Would like to learn to play guitar...Her favorite artists are Pat Green and George Strait and her favorite food is Mexican...Took Product Operation Management during summer school in between her trip to Spain and working vacation bible school back at her church in Texas...Plans on returning to Texas and then traveling after college.



- Individual Career History (Mar 05, 2007)

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Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2003-04 31-14 492/15.9 20-59 .339 0-0 .000 3-19 .158 40-62 102 3.3 69-0 11 27 16 18 43/1.4 2004-05 25-1 350/14.0 18-59 .305 0-0 .000 6-17 .353 33-46 79 3.2 52-2 3 15 8 13 42/1.7 2005-06 27-24 755/28.0 39-115 .339 0-0 .000 20-43 .465 64-71 135 5.0 58-0 17 55 19 16 98/3.6 2006-07 28-13 405/14.5 17-59 .288 0-0 .000 12-20 .600 26-36 62 2.2 41-0 11 27 14 7 46/1.6 TOTAL 111-52 2002/18.0 94-292 .322 0-0 .000 41-99 .414 163-215 378 3.4 220-2 42 124 57 54 229/2.1

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