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#22 Rama N'diaye
Position: Center
Height: 6'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Dakar, Senegal
High School: Keisei
Experience: 3 Letters

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Cal Career: As a SENIOR in 2010-11 played in 30 games with three starts (first three games of the season)...scored 11 points against Texas Tech...had her first double double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds against Arizona, while also adding three assists...scored eight points in 12 minutes at home against Oregon.

Red shirted the 2009-10 season after undergoing an offseason scope on her knee.

As a JUNIOR in 2008-09: Missed the first 18 games of the season rehabilitating from ACL and meniscus injuries...played in 12 games, averaging 9.8 minutes per game...in her season debut against UCLA, pulled in two defensive rebounds in her three minutes on the court...played 19 minutes in her second game of the season against USC, scoring four points with two rebounds and three assists...scored six points in eight minutes in the Pac-10 Tournament game against Washington, going 3-for-3 from the field...scored six points in nine minutes in the first round NCAA Tournament game against Fresno State.

As a SOPHOMORE in 2007-08: Selected Cal's Most Improved Player...competed in 33 games, starting 12 of the first 13 games while Devanei Hampton recovered from knee surgery...averaged 10.1 ppg and 8.4 rpg as a starter...overall, averaged 6.7 ppg and 5.6 rpg...posted four points, two rebounds one assist and one steal vs. San Diego in the first round of the NCAA Tournament before she left the game with an ACL tear...third on the team and 12th in the Pac-10 in rebounding...led the team in field goal percentage (51.6%)...second on the team with 21 blocks, including a career high of three vs. Vanderbilt and TCU...selected the MVP of the Contra Costa Times Classic after averaging 16.0 points and 13.0 rebounds per game against Saint Mary's and Vanderbilt to lead Cal to the title...posted career highs of 16 points, 18 rebounds and three steals vs. the Gaels...two days later, had a team-high 16 points and eight boards against the Commodores...registered three double-doubles - at UC Riverside (14 points, 13 rebounds), at TCU (14 points, 17 rebounds) and vs. Saint Mary's...played well at No. 3 Rutgers, notching 12 points and nine rebounds...poured in 13 points in both games against Washington...added a team-high 12 points off the bench at No. 7 Stanford...accumulated eight double-digit scoring games...led Cal in scoring three times and in rebounding four times...registered six points and nine rebounds at Arizona...dished off a season-high four assists at UC Riverside and vs. USC.

As a FRESHMAN in 2006-07: Saw action in all 32 games...started in wins over Saint Mary's and Florida to begin the season and in a victory against Oregon State in January...topped all Cal reserves in scoring (4.6 ppg) and rebounding (2.8 rpg)...third on the team in blocked shots with 12, including a career high of two in consecutive games at Arizona and vs. UC Riverside...had five double-digit scoring games...recorded a then-career-high 11 points in road wins at USC and at Washington and at home against No. 12 Stanford...registered her only double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) of the season in 32 minutes at No. 14 Vanderbilt...her effort against the Commodores was huge for the Bears, as starting center Devanei Hampton played only six minutes in the game after suffering a sprained ankle...tallied 10 points and four rebounds in a home triumph over Arizona...averaged 17.3 mpg...played at least 20 minutes 11 times, including a then-career-high 34 minutes at home vs. Oregon State...dished off a career-best six assists in her start vs. the Beavers...hauled in seven boards and registered four points vs. Washington...led all Cal reserves with 28 steals, including a career high of three at Washington State...third on the team with 12 blocks...played in the 2006 San Francisco Pro Am summer league.

High School: Attended Keisei High School in Kumamoto, Japan...a professional player from Senegal, who was playing in Japan, helped arrange for her to move to Japan for her final three years of high school...tallest player on her team...averaged 20 points, 18 rebounds, six assists and seven blocks per game as a senior...scored 40 points in a game...three-year starter...before her arrival, her high school was 18th in the district...after her first year, her school ranked first in the district...in her second year, led her team to second in the region, and capped her career by propelling the school to second in the nation with only one loss in the playoffs.

Personal: Adji Ramatoulaye N'diaye was born Nov. 4, 1986, in Guediawaye, Senegal...her father, Ousmane N'diaye, is an inspector of police for the United Nations...her mother, Marieme Samb, is a high school administrator...oldest of seven children...has four sisters, Siny, Ngone, Fatou and Awa, and two brothers, Seydino and Karim...family got a chance to meet Rama's Cal teammates for the first time on the team's Africa trip...has traveled to France, Italy and the Ivory Coast...speaks four languages - Wolof (language in Senegal), Japanese, French and English...enjoys listening to rhythm and blues and mbalax (type of music in Senegal), going to the movies, cooking and playing volleyball and ice skating...began playing basketball when she was 12...interdisciplinary studies major.

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