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Dawn Evans
#23 Dawn Evans
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
City/State: Clarksville, Tenn.
High School: Northeast
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At JMU:

Records This Season
● School single-game 42 points Dec. 20 home vs. Virginia (former record 38, accomplished three times by Evans and once by Tamera Young)
● School record career points (2,667; former record 2,121 by Tamera Young 2004-08; broke record Dec. 18 at Monmouth)
● CAA record career points (2,667; former record 2,581 by Gabriela Marginean 2006-10; broke record March 2 home vs. North Carolina Wilmington)
● School-record career 116 double-figure scoring games (former record 112 by Tamera Young 2004-08, broke record March 11 vs. Georgia State )
● School-record career 578 free throws (former record 457 by Lesley Dickinson 2003-07; broke record Jan. 6 at William and Mary)
● School-record career 851 field goals (former record 771 by Tamera Young 2004-08; broke record Feb. 3 vs. Georgia State)
CAA and school record career three-pointers made (387) and attempted (1,151) (former CAA records
323 and 941 by Old Dominion’s TJ Jordan 2004-08) (broke both CAA records Dec. 20 vs. Virginia)
● School-record 23 career games with 30 or more points
CAA and school records f astest to 2,000 points (96 games, former JMU record 123 by Tamera Young, former CAA record 101 by Drexel's Gabriela Marginean 2006-10 )

2010-11:
● The V Foundation Comeback Award
● Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention

● Women's Basketball Coaches Association State Farm All-America Honorable Mention
Full Court Press All-America Third Team
● Lowe's Senior CLASS All-America Second Team
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● Shootaround Shooter of the Year (by Shootaround with Beth and Debbie)
● The V Foundation Comeback Award
WBCA State Farm All-Region 2 Team
Richmond Times-Dispatch Virginia Player of the Year
Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State First Team
Eastern College Athletic Conference All-Star First Team
● CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player (in three games, 58 points, 19.3 ppg, 16 assists, six steals in three games)
● CAA Player of the Year
● Virginia (VaSID) Player of the Year
● All-CAA First Team
● All-State (VaSID) First Team
● Among 11 finalists for the V Foundation Comeback Award
● Among 11 finalists for the Nancy Lieberman Award (nation's top point guard)
● Among 30 named to midseason watch list for Naismith Trophy (national player of the year)
● Among 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in basketball

NCAA national statistics, third in scoring (23.1) and tied 11th in three-point avg. (3.0)
● NCAA national scoring leader from mid-December until Jan. 31, when she was passed by UConn's Maya Moore

● Her 42-point performance Dec. 20 vs. Virginia ties for third-highest points total in NCAA Division I this season

Third among NCAA DI 2010-11 active players in career points, trailing Maya Moore of Connecticut & Jantel Lavender of Ohio State
● Among 20 named to midseason watch list for the Wooden Award (national player of the year)
● Team leader in scoring, assists, steals, 3-pointers, free-throw percentage and minutes played

● CAA leader in free-throw percentage and 3-pointers and among CAA leaders in scoring (2nd), minutes played (2nd), assists (5th), assist-turnover ratio (5th), steals (10th) and 3-point percentage (15th)

● Among 30
candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award in basketball
Ranked one of the top five point guards in the country by AOL FanHouse
● Among 50 named to preseason list for the Naismith Trophy (national player of the year)\
● Among 30 named to preseason watch list for the Wooden Award (national player of the year)
● Among 25 named to preseason watch list for the Wade Trophy (national player of the year)
● Predicted by Draftsite.com to be picked in the first round of the 2011 Women's National Basketball Association Draft
● Preseason conference (CAA) Co-Player of the Year

● CAA Player of the Week Jan. 2 (15 points, 6 assists vs. Western Carolina; 31 points (13-15 FG, 5-7 3-pointers, 6 assists vs. Northeastern)
● CAA Player of the Week Dec. 26 (42 points, 8 assists vs. Virginia)
● Caribbean Challenge All-Tournament Team (55 points in 2 games)
● AOL FanHouse Terrific 12 weekly honor Nov. 30 (32 points vs. #20/21 Iowa)
● Among nine players from mid-major conferences named an All-Star by AOL FanHouse
● Preseason All-CAA First Team
● One of four team captains
● JMU Female Athlete of the Year
● JMU Team's Most Valuable Player
● JMU Team’s Courage Award
● JMU Team’s Leadership Award

2009-10:
● Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention
● Among 40 finalists for Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) State Farm All-America Team
● WBCA State Farm All-Region 2 Team
● Conference (CAA) Tournament Most Outstanding Player (averaged 18.7 points and 6.3 assists in three games)
● All-state (VaSID) First Team
● All-CAA First Team and runner-up for CAA Player of the Year
● Eastern College Athletic Conference All-Star Second Team
● Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State team
● CAA's John H. Randolph Inspiration Award (the award recognizes individuals who through strength of character and human spirit serve as an inspiration to all to maximize their potential and ability for success)
● Finalist, Honda Inspiration Award
● NCAA's leading scorer (26+ average points per game) from Dec. 21 - Jan. 30.
● Third in the NCAA in three-pointers (3.6) and fifth in scoring (24.6)
● Among 30 named to the mid-season watch list for the Naismith Trophy (national player of the year)
● Among 28 named to the watch list for the Wade Trophy (national player of the year)
● Among 21 named to the midseason list for the John R. Wooden Award (national player of the year)
● Among 50 named to the early-season watch list for the Naismith Trophy (national player of the year)
● Sports Illustrated preseason All-America (Third Team)
● Full Court Press "Top 25 Players from the Mid-Majors" (Fourth Team)
● Preseason All-CAA First Team
● Richmond Times-Dispatch preseason All-State
● CAA & ECAC Player of the Week Feb. 21 (school-record 38 points vs. Delaware, game-highs of 28 points and seven assists at Old Dominion)
● CAA Player of the Week Jan. 24 (game-high 29 points at Northeastern, game-high 30 points, including 9 three-pointers and a team-high four assists at Georgia State)
● CAA Player of the Week Dec. 6 (14 points and game-high five assists at Liberty, game-high and school-record tying 38 points at Virginia)
● ECAC Player of the Week Dec 6 (Liberty, Virginia)
● CAA Player of the Week Nov. 29 (game-high 26 points at Austin Peay, game-high 25 Western Carolina)
● CAA Player of the Week Nov. 22 (game-high 29 points vs. Georgetown, game-high 27 points at Va. Tech)
● JMU Invitational MVP (55 points, 21 assists in 2 games)
● One of four team captains
● Team leader in points and assists
● Among CAA leaders in points (2nd), assists (3rd), free throw pct. (5th), three-point pct. (10th), three-pointers (1st), assist-turnover ratio (5th) and minutes (7th)
● JMU Athlete of the Year finalist
● JMU Team's MVP
● JMU Team's Courage Award
Records:
● Tied school single-game scoring record with 38 points Feb. 18 home vs. Delaware
● Tied school single-game scoring record and set John Paul Jones Arena record with 38 points Dec. 6 at Virginia
● School-record 17 career games with 30 or more points
● School-record 9 season games with 30 or more points
● School-record three consecutive 30-point games
● School-record career points by a junior (1,906)
● School-record single season points (763)
● School-record single season free throw record (177)
● School career records for three-pointers made (289) and attempted (835)
● School & CAA season records for three-pointers made (112) and attempted (330)
● School record for consecutive games hitting a three-pointer (26)
● School record for consecutive games scoring in double figures (52)
● School and Georgia State Sports Arena women's record for three-pointers

2008-09:

● Invited to USA World University Games Team Trials (5/14-17)
● Among 13 nominees for the Nancy Lieberman Award (nation's top point guard)
● Among 50 (including eight sophomores) named to the early-season watch list for the Naismith Trophy (national player of the year)
● All-CAA First Team
Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State First Team
● VaSID All-State First Team
● CAA All-Tournament Team
● CAA record for season points average
● CAA and JMU records for fastest to 1,000 points (55 games)
● Second in NCAA in points and among NCAA leaders in three-point average (6th), assists average (30th) and three-point percentage (97th)
● CAA leader in points and three-point average
● Also among CAA leaders in assists (2nd), free throw percentage (5th), three-point percentage (5th), assist-turnover ratio (9th) and minutes played (3rd)
● Team leader in points and assists
● Team co-captain
● Constant Center record 36 points Jan. 25 at Old Dominion
● WBCA January National Player of the Month Honorable Mention (avg. 23.4 ppg & 6.1 apg in January)
● CAA Player of the Week five times
● Preseason All-CAA First Team
● Fans No. 2 pick Preseason All-CAA (online voting)
● Team's MVP
● Finalist for JMU Athlete of the Year
Records:
● Five school season records, including points, scoring average, three-pointers
● School records for career (8) and season (7) games with 30+ points
● Three school career records, including three-pointers
● School-record for consecutive games with 20+ points (7)
● School-record for consecutive games hitting a three-pointer (25)
● 10 school sophomore records, including points, scoring average, field goals, free throws, three-pointers and minutes played
● School-record for career points by a sophomore (1,143)

2007-08:
● Virginia (VaSID) Rookie of the Year
● CAA All-Rookie Team
● Among NCAA leaders in three-point average (10th) and three-point percentage (85th)
● CAA leader in three-pointers (2.69)
● Also among CAA leaders in free throw percentage (2nd), three-point percentage (3rd), assists (6th), assist-turnover ratio (8th), scoring (9th) and minutes played (11th)
● Team leader in assists and second in scoring and steals
● CAA Rookie of the Week Feb. 24 (game-high 15 points at Hofstra; game-high 15 points vs. Delaware)
● CAA Rookie of the Week Dec. 3 (19 points vs. #16/#14 ranked George Washington; game-high 20 points vs. Savannah State)
● CAA Rookie of the Week Nov. 18 (averaged 9.7 points and 5.0 assists in wins over Bucknell, Maryland-Baltimore County and Wake Forest)
● CAA Rookie of the Week Nov. 11 (22 points, 6 assists in win over Harvard)
● JMU Team's Newcomer Award
Records:
● School record-tying 38 points in a game March 22 at Indiana
● School season record three-pointers (85) and three-point attempts (242)
● School season record .912 free throw percentage
● School-record seven three-pointers in a game March 26 at Kentucky and Feb. 10 vs. Towson

High school :
● Coached by Rick Martin at Northeast High School
● Two-time All-State First Team (2006, 2007)
● Two-time District 10 AAA and Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle Player of the Year (2006, 2007)
● Area MVP (2007)
● Three-time All Mid-State (2005, 2006, 2007)
● Four-time All-Region 5 and All District 10 (2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
● Tennessee state championship All-Tournament Team (2007)
● The Eagles were state quarterfinalists and sub-state champions 2007 and sub-state runners up 2004
● Northeast was Region 5 runner-up 2004, 2005 and 2007 and semifinalist 2006
● The Eagles were District 10 champions 2004, 2005, and 2007 and district runners-up 2006.
● Northeast was undefeated (14-0) in district and 33-9 overall in 2007
● School career records of 2,263 points, 823 assists and 407 steals
● School single-game record 53 points (2007)

Personal:
● Dawn Evans
● Health sciences (pre-physical therapy) major
● Daughter of Rosalyn and Rodney Evans
● Has an older brother, Dale, a former All-America basketball player at Bluefield (W.Va.) College  


JMU Career Stats

Year

G

GS

FG

FGA

FG%

3FG

3FGA

3FG%

FT

FTA

FT%

PTS

AVG

07-08

30

26

129

375

34.4

85

242

35.1

62

68

91.2

405

13.5

08-09

31

30

246

613

40.1

92

263

35.0

154

199

77.4

738

23.8

09-10

31

31

237

626

37.9

112

330

33.9

177

221

80.1

763

24.6

10-11

33

33

239

673

35.5

98

316

31.0

185

221

83.7

761

23.1

TOTAL

125

120

851

2287

37.2

387

1151

33.6

578

709

81.5

2667

21.3

Year

OFF

DEF

REB

AVG

PF

D

AST

TO

BLK

STL

MIN

AVG

07-08

10

53

63

2.1

50

1

115

108

1

33

963

32.1

08-09

21

72

93

3.0

65

0

160

152

9

44

1103

35.6

09-10

21

60

81

2.6

40

0

142

136

11

35

1060

34.2

10-11

26

90

116

3.5

64

0

147

119

12

56

1174

35.6

Total

78

275

353

2.8

219

1

564

515

33

168

4300

34.4