|| Kenya Corley
Corley begins her senior year at Cal as the returning starter at shooting guard…also competes on the Cal track and field team…quick player with outstanding leaping ability…has an explosive drive to the basket and a silky smooth jump shot, where she elevates high over her defender…has a reputation of being a crowd pleaser for her incredible athletic performances on the court…has seen her role at Cal steadily increase during her career.
As a junior in 1999-00:
Was named the team's Co-Most Improved Player with Shavaki Jackson…started all 28 games at shooting guard…saw her scoring average more than double (10.5 ppg) from her sophomore season (4.2 ppg)…also averaged career-bests of 3.2 rpg and 1.6 apg…ranked third on the team with 11 blocked shots, her second-consecutive double-digit block season…led or tied for team-high scoring honors in 11 games…posted double-digit points in 15-of-28 games, including six-consecutive games to start the season…put together a very strong non-conference season, averaging 12.7 ppg and 3.7 rpg…named to the all-tournament team of the Coors Rocky Mountain Invitational after averaging 12.5 ppg and 3.5 rpg against Idaho and Colorado State…scored a career-high 19 points in Cal's 82-66 win at Fresno State, Dec. 4, and at Oregon, Feb. 12…was almost unstoppable against Fresno State, shooting 8-of-9 from the floor and 3-of-4 from the foul line…sank the game winning basket in Cal's 60-58 victory over USF, Dec. 6, with 2.9 seconds left…had a team-high 16 points in Cal's 61-53 win at defending-Pac-10 champion UCLA, March 5.
As a sophomore in 1998-99:
Played in 26 games, starting one…improved in every major statistical category from her freshman to sophomore season…the shortest of four Bears at 5-8 to post double-digit blocks (12), including a career-high four against USF…dished out a then-career-high three assists on four occasions, including vs. Oregon in the last game of the season…the one start came at home against USC, where she notched five points and one rebound…the one game that she didn't play in was at Oregon due to a sprained ankle...averaged the most minutes of any reserve at 18.2 per contest…played the then-most minutes (26) of her career against No. 20 Florida, posting 7 points, 3 rebounds, 1 assist and 1 steal.
As a freshman in 1997-98:
Played in all 28 games and made one start vs. No. 7 Arizona, posting two points and three rebounds at the off-guard position...named the team's Most Improved Player...averaged 3.6 points and 2.7 rebounds per game…one of the Bears top backcourt subs, she averaged 11.9 minutes per game…in her first game at Cal, scored a then-career-high 18 points and grabbed eight rebounds in just 18 minutes vs. Cal Poly…erupted for 12 points in just 12 minutes at No. 6 Stanford, and scored 9 points, along with 5 rebounds, in 9 minutes vs. No. 10 Virginia…ranked third on the team with eight blocked shots.
Cal track and field:
As a sophomore in 2000, posted Cal's top long jump mark of the season of 20-1.75 to qualify for Pac-10s…finished eighth in the long jump and third as the lead leg of the 4x100m relay at the 1999 Pac-10 Championship in her first year of collegiate track competition…the 4x100m Pac-10 relay time of 45.67 ranks second in school history...jumped a team season-best 19-7.5 in the long jump at the 1999 California/Nevada State Championships.
Three-time league MVP at Quartz Hill High School…named first team all-area by the Los Angeles Times as a senior after averaging 24 points, 9 rebounds, 5 assists and 3 steals per game…averaged 19 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists as a junior…ranked third in the league in rebounding…won the state long jump title as a junior (19-3)…two-time league champion in both the high jump and the long jump…earned the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award for Antelope Valley.
Kenya Rayshawn Corley was born Nov. 3, 1978, in Anchorage, AK…parents are Dennis and Laura Corley…father played basketball at Purdue North Central…is an only child…American studies major.
Corley's Career Statistics
YEAR G-GS MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT 3P-3PA PCT FT-FTA PCT REB AVG PF-D AST TO BLK ST TP AVG
97-98 28-1 333-11.9 40-131 .305 2-24 .083 19-34 .559 58 2.1 38-0 13 25 8 18 101 3.6
98-99 26-1 472-18.2 42-123 .341 7-29 .241 17-24 .708 56 2.2 54-0 32 38 12 23 108 4.2
99-00 28-28 867-31.0 114-322.354 16-55 .291 50-72 .694 89 3.2 54-1 46 68 11 26 294 10.5
TOTAL 82-30 1672-20.4196-576.340 25-108 .231 86-130 .662 203 2.5 146-1 91 131 31 67 503 6.1
CORLEY'S CAREER HIGHS
at Fresno State, 12/4/99;
at Oregon, 2/12/00
vs. Cal Poly, 11/20/97;
vs. Nevada, 11/21/99
at Wake Forest, 12/28/99;
at Arizona, 1/6/00
4 BLOCKED SHOTS
vs. San Francisco,
vs. Stanford, 1/9/98
38 MINUTES PLAYED
vs. Arizona, 3/11/00