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Tigers basketball coaches' contracts extended on Tuesday.
Tigers basketball coaches' contracts extended on Tuesday.
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The 2011 Memphis Madness at the FedExForum on October 14, 2011.
Career: Melissa McFerrin's first recruit at Memphis, Lonlack capped her career with 1,166 points, 639 rebounds, 301 steals and 225 assists...Her 1,166 points ranks her 17th all-time in scoring and her 639 rebounds ranks her in the top 15 at Memphis...Her 301 steals ranks third and she became just the third player in school history to have 300 or more career steals, a mark that also ranked her sixth in the C-USA record book in career steals...Ranks 10th in school history in career free-throws made (298)...Holds the school record for career games played (129), career starts (123) and minutes played (3,958).
2011-12 (Senior): Named the C-USA Defensive Player of the Year and named to the All-Defensive Team for a third straight season...Joined the 1,000 career point club with her five points in the loss at UTEP...Passed the 300 steal mark with four steals in the WNIT win over Chattanooga....Is just the sixth player in school history to surpass 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 250 steals...Scored a season best 19 points in the win over Tulsa on Senior Night, including the game-winning offensive tip back with 0.3 left on the clock...Scored double-digits in 15 games...Played in 31 of Memphis' 33 games with 30 starts...Missed one game due to injury and one to attend to a personal matter...Also named to CollegeSportsMadness.com's All-C-USA Fourth Team.
2010-2011 (Junior): Voted to the Conference USA All-Defensive team for a second straight season after leading Memphis with 78 steals in 34 games....Played in all 34 games, with 33 starts...Missed a start at Southern Miss while trying to play through an injury, but was only able to play four minutes....Scored double digit points 17 times, including a career-high 21 points in a win at East Carolina (1/9/11)...Was 6-for-13 from the field, but was 9-for-13 for the career high in the road win...The nine free throws made tied a career high and the 13 attempts was a career best...Had two double-doubles in the final three games of the season, including 11 points and 11 rebounds in the upset win over No. 3 seed Rice in the Conference USA quarterfinals, sending Memphis to its first C-USA semifinals appearance since 1997-98...Also had a double-double in the WNIT against Alabama, finishing with 16 points and 10 rebounds...The 11 rebounds against Rice tied a career high...Attempted 129 free throws on the season, second on the team behind post Jasmine Lee...Shot 62.0 percent from the stripe (80-for-129)...Had a season-best six steals in the loss to UTEP and tied that mark with six steals in the win at Marshall...Her 161 total rebounds was third on the team behind posts Jasmine Lee and Savannah Ellis...Tied her career high of four assists three times (Grambling State, McNeese State, East Carolina)...Moved in to the Memphis career top 10 in steals and heads in to her senior season sixth in school history with 239 steals...Also ranks eighth in career games started (93)and is just 19 minutes shy of breaking in to the career top 10 in career minutes played with 2983.
2009-2010 (Sophomore): Named to the Conference USA All-Defensive Team after leading C-USA with 2.82 steals per game (96 for the season)...The 96 steals in a season was just one shy of tying the single season record of 97, currently held by Linda McKinnie (1978-79)...The 96 steals did tie for second, meaning Lonlack shares the mark with Betty Booker (1976-77)...Averaged 8.4 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a sophomore, playing in all 34 contests with 30 starts...Shot 39.4 percent from the field and 70.5 percent from the free-throw line...Also added 39 assists and five blocks on the season...After just two seasons at Memphis, is just 18 steals shy of breaking in to the career top 10 for the Tigers with 161 career picks (10th place is 179)...Had 11 double-digit scoring games, including a season-best 18 point game against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the WBI Semifinals...Tied a career-high with 11 rebounds in the road win at UTEP, and defended the Miner player who had tracked down an offensive rebound as the clock expired to help Memphis hang on for a 59-57 victory...Earlier in the season, had picked off a cross-court pass and drove it the length of the floor to preserve a win at Southern Miss, 60-57...In that Southern Miss game, Lonlack set a career high with seven steals, tying that seven-steal mark against TAMUCC in the WBI...Named to the WBI All-Tournament Team...Selected to the Cameroon Women's National Team Camp in the summer of 2010, which gave her an opportunity to return home for the first time in four years and her first-ever chance at playing for her country in the qualifying rounds for the 2011 Afrobasket tournament.
2008-09 (Freshman): Was the lone Tiger freshman to play and start in all 30 games and was one of two players to play and start in all 30 games...Averaged 8.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game and finished second on the team with 65 steals...Also shot 70.0 percent from the free-throw line and added seven three-point field goals made on the season...Had 13 double-digit scoring games, including a career-best 20 points in the loss to Marshall on Memphis' senior day...Had her first career double-double in a loss at Mississippi State (12 points, 11 rebounds), also playing the full 40 minutes of that game...Had her second double-double vs. UAB in the conference opener (13 points, 10 rebounds) and her third double-double in a win at Rice (15 points, 11 rebounds)...Scored double-digits in four straight games in league play, then in three of four games late in the conference slate...Had a steal in all but four games and finished with multiple steals in 20 of Memphis' 30 games...Was named the Conference USA Rookie of the Week after helping the Tigers to a 3-0 record and the Piggly Wiggly Thanksgiving Classic Tournament title...Had a career-best six steals against Stephen F. Austin in the championship game...Had four double-digit rebounding games on the season, including 11 at Mississippi State and at Rice.
Prep: A three-sport athlete at Stoneleigh-Burnham School (SBS) in Greenfield, Mass., Lonlack left the girls' basketball team as the program's all-time leading scorer and the only 1,000-point scorer in school history...Scored 1,091 points in three seasons while playing under Head Coach Darrell Tibbles...Was a two-time New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC) All-Star after averaging 27 points, 15 rebounds and seven steals per game as a senior...Won five MVP honors at SBS, including two for basketball and one for soccer...Also played lacrosse at SBS...Was also an all-star for soccer for the past two seasons...Was named Most Improved and Athlete of the Year in her time at SBS.
Personal: Born Jan. 20, 1989 in Belabo, Cameroon...Is a native of Bertoua, Cameroon....Came to the U.S. in 2006, making her first-ever airline flight from Cameroon to Paris, and then Paris to Boston after her family sold some land and a car in order to purchase her ticket to Boston...Speaks three languages (French, Bemileke and English)...Daughter of Nimpa Michel/Maguepouo...Has one brother, Nziyo Nimpa Paul Marie, age 38 and five half brothers and two half sisters...Grew up playing handball and volleyball, in addition to soccer and basketball and running...Majoring in Civil Engineering because she wants to go back her native country to help fix the roads and to add bridges.