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#2 Natasha Vital
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Stockton, Calif.
High School: Lincoln
Experience: 3 Letters

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Cal Career: As a SENIOR in 2009-10, Finished her Cal career ranked second in games played (137), 3rd in career assists (470), 7th in made-threes (110), and 20th on the career points list (1,029)...posted a 1.25 career assist-to-turnover ratio...led the 2009-10 in assists (89) and assist-to-turnover ratio (1.30)...began the season averaging 16.5 ppg in her first two contests...had six steals in 17 minutes against Idaho State...pulled in five offensive rebounds against Saint Mary's...scored 17 points against Long Beach State...came off the bench for the first time since her freshman year against Nevada...hit three three-pointers in the Pac-10 opener against Stanford...scored 11 points coming off the bench against Oregon....followed with a 10 point performance at Oregon State, also dishing four assists with zero turnovers in the game...has had eight games this season with four assists...third on the Cal career assist list and has more career assists than any other active Pac-10 player...scored the 1,000th point of her career against Utah, becoming the 21st player in Cal history to hit that milestone...scored 13 points with three assists in the semifinal game at Illinois State...logged 22 assists in the WNIT Tournament, posting a 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio...averaged 7.2 points per game in the WNIT...was 7-for-15 (46.7 percent) from three-point range during the WNIT.

As a JUNIOR in 2008-09: Honorable mention All-Pac-10, honorable mention Pac-10 All-Defensive for the second consecutive season...started all 34 games, averaging 31.0 minutes per game...led the team with a 39.1 three-point shooting efficiency...scored her 500th career point in the season opener against Albany...scored a career-high 22 points in the opening game of the Paradise Jam Tournament in the Virgin Islands against South Florida, going 7-8 from the floor...went 4-5 from three-point range against Princeton...scored 21 points, one shy of her career high, against No. 22 TCU...named to the Colliers International Classic all-tournament team...went 3-3 from three-point range, fueling a second-half comeback against ASU, finishing the game with 19 points...had a five game span from Jan. 22 to Feb. 6 of scoring double-digits in each game, averaging 13.8 ppg...dished six assists in a game four times this season, including at home against Oregon when she had just one turnover...scored 14 points, 13 in the second half, at USC...moved into the top-five on the Cal career assist list in the opener of the Pac-10 Tournament against Washington...scored 10 points with four assists in the Sweet 16 game against UConn...attended Team USA trials, but just missed the cut to be a member of the squad headed to the 2009 World University Games.

As a SOPHOMORE in 2007-08: Chosen honorable mention All-Pac-10, honorable mention Pac-10 All-Defensive and the team's Best Defensive Player...started all 34 games and ranked third in the Pac-10 in minutes (34.79 mpg)...led Cal and ranked fourth in the Pac-10 in assists (4.15 apg)...ranked 10th in the Pac-10 in assist/TO ratio (1.47)...fourth on the Bears in scoring (7.8 ppg, career best)...third on the team in three-point percentage (34.4%) and three-pointers made (33)...more than doubled the 16 three-pointers she made as a freshman...in Pac-10 games, ranked third in the conference in three-point percentage (38.0%) and fourth in assists (4.39 apg)...posted eight double-digit scoring games, including a season-high 18 points in the overtime win at UCLA...tallied 16 points in the home win over UCLA...amassed 17 points to pace Cal at Oregon State...dished off a career-high 12 assists in the home win over Arizona, which was the most assists by a Pac-10 player in 2007-08...tallied at least five assists 11 times...registered seven points, eight assists, two rebounds and two steals vs. San Diego in the first-round NCAA Tournament win...helped Cal reach its first Pac-10 Tournament final, posting 14 points, nine assists and seven rebounds vs. Oregon in the quarterfinals and adding 14 points vs. Arizona State in the semifinals...three times sank a career-high three three-pointers, including in the conference semifinals...had 14 points vs. Kansas...Cal's top free throw shooter in the final two minutes of games, converting 78.1 percent (25-of-32)...Vital's assist totals over the last two seasons (128, 141) are the most by a Cal player since Eliza Sokolowska had 186 in 1995-96...averaged 21.5 ppg to help the San Francisco team claim the 2008 San Francisco Pro Am summer league title.

As a FRESHMAN in 2006-07: Emerged as Cal's starting point guard after Alexis Gray-Lawson suffered a season-ending knee injury nine games into the season...named the Bears' Most Improved Player...played in all 32 games and proved quite capable as the starter...selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman team and earned a tryout with the U.S. under-19 national team...went from averaging 18.4 mpg as a reserve to leading all Pac-10 players in minutes played in conference games at 39.39 mpg...played at least 40 minutes 13 times, including a career-high 49 minutes in a double OT win at Oregon State and every minute of the team's last five games...averaged 7.3 ppg, 2.7 rpg and 4.0 apg (T4th Pac-10) overall but as a starter, averaged 8.6 ppg, 2.9 rpg and 5.0 apg...in Pac-10 games, averaged 8.4 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 5.4 apg (2nd Pac-10)...ranked 10th in the Pac-10 in all games in assist/TO ratio (1.12)...recorded double-doubles in home triumphs over USC (15 points, career-high 10 assists) and UCLA (18 points, career-high 10 assists) the final week of Pac-10 play...owned nine double-digit scoring games, including eight over the last 15 games...in Cal's 72-57 win over No. 8 Stanford, posted a career-high 19 points and added six rebounds, six assists and a career-high three steals...dished off at least six assists seven times, including nine at home against Washington...tallied five assists vs. Notre Dame in NCAAs...steady at the foul line at 74.4 percent, highlighted by a 10-of-12 effort in the upset of Stanford... helped the San Francisco team win the 2007 San Francisco Pro Am summer league. High School: As a senior at Lincoln High School, averaged 21 points, six assists, five rebounds and two steals per game to earn a No. 55 national ranking by Blue Star Index and the No. 5 spot on the NorCal Girls' Top 40 list for 2006...scored 20 or more points in nine games as a senior...earned an assortment of honors - Street & Smith honorable mention All-America, league and team MVP, first-team all-area and All-San Joaquin Athletic Association...averaged 15.3 ppg playing in the 2006 San Francisco Pro Am summer league...averaged 14.1 points, 5.3 assists and 3.8 rebounds per game as a junior...helped her team to the second round of the playoffs in 2006 and a 19-7 overall record, the third round in 2005 and the first round in 2003 and 2004...as a member of the track and field team, participated in the high jump, 100m and relays...also was a member of her school's tennis team...won third place at nationals with her AAU basketball team, the East Bay Xplosion...four-year member of the honor roll.

Personal: Natasha Annette Vital was born June 9, 1988, in Oakland, Calif....parents are Roy Vital, Sr., and Carol Moland...has four siblings, Roy, Jamilia, Brandy and Jeremiah...her brother, Roy, played football at Southern...interests include listening to music, writing and poetry...American studies major.

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