Jan. 30, 2013
Dunn (Sacramento, Calif./Sacramento HS) returns to Northern California after a two year stint at the University of Pittsburgh where she played in 57 games with 21 starts for the Panthers. The 6-3 forward is a former high school teammate of another California transfer, Brittany Shine, who joined the Bears last summer from the University of Florida.
Dunn averaged 16 minutes per game in her career at Pittsburgh and averaged 5.0 points and 5.6 rebounds as a sophomore. She was one of just four Panthers to play in every game of the 2011-12 season and led the team with three double-doubles on the year. An athletic player, Dunn led the team in blocks, posting two or more in nine games. She has career highs of 11 points and 13 rebounds.
"Kyra is a wonderful addition to the Cal family," Gottlieb said. "She's long and athletic with a great mind for the game. She will thrive in our up-tempo system, and she brings a shot-blocking presence. Having played two years in the Big East, her experience will be an important factor when she puts on a Cal uniform. We're thrilled that she'll complete her college career in front of friends and family playing here in the Bay Area."
Dunn was rated the No. 42 power forward in the country coming out of high school by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report. She was a 2009 Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American for her senior season at Sacramento. In addition to being a two-time all-league second team selection, All-City Honorable Mention and MVP of the West Coast Jamboree Tournament, Dunn was also an All-Academic Metro League member. She averaged 9.0 points, 14.0 rebounds and 10.0 blocks per game as a junior, led the nation in blocks per game and finished second in the country in total number of blocks.