NEW MEXICO: Shooting guard with long range...improved strength should help her have a bigger impact this season...aggressive style should increase playing time as well as her strong understanding of the offense...well-balanced game and gained valuable experience last season.
JUNIOR (2010-11): Played in 30 games with 15 starts...was named first-team Academic All-District...scored in double figures 10 times, including tying a career-high 22 points against UC-Irvine on Nov. 15...hit 28 consecutive free-throws through eight games, which started on Dec. 4 at Arizona State and ended on Jan. 19 against Utah...made a career-high 13-of-14 free throws against Utah on Jan. 19...attempted a career-high 12 3-pointers against TCU on Feb. 26 to tie for fourth all-time for most 3-point field goals attempted in a game...ranked third all-time in career free-throw percentage, shooting .820 (168-205) from the line...led the team in free-throw percentage, shooting .850 (96-113) from the charity stripe...was second on the team in assists (51) and third on the team in scoring (250)...had a career-high six assists and led the team with 17 points against TCU on Feb. 26.
SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Started 12 games and played in 27...scored 20 or more points in three games...chipped in a career-high 22 points at Arizona including eight field goals...finished third on the squad with 55 assists...had her first 20-point performance against in-state rival New Mexico State in Las Cruces...hit double figures 11 times...pulled down a career-high seven rebounds against Florida Gulf Coast...showed great range knocking down 30 3-pointers...was outstanding from the free throw line hitting 60-of-72 attempts (.833).
FRESHMAN (2008-09): Played in 33 games and averaged 9.0 minutes per game...scored a career-high 13 points in 10 minutes against Colorado State inside The Pit on Feb. 28...hit 16 three-pointers during the year and scored in double figures four times...gained valuable experience during four games in the postseason WNIT...MW Scholar Athlete and Academic All-MW award winner...named Student Athlete of the Year at the annual Lobo awards banquet.
HIGH SCHOOL: Selected the Indianapolis Star's All-West Girl's Basketball Player of the Year after averaging 19.9 points and 6.2 rebounds during her final season at Brownsburg High School...as a junior averaged 19.5 points, 5.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game...listed as one of the top players in the state of Indiana in 2007-08 by several publications...she received numerous honors during her career, including being named to the Indiana all-star and all-conference teams...earned academic all-state honors...co-valedictorian of her senior class...named National Merit Scholar Honorable Mention.
PERSONAL: Born Aug. 10, 1990 in Indianapolis, Ind....daughter of Amy and Mike Downey and Matt Taylor...has a brother, Michael...hobbies include going to church, biking, playing the piano, reading and video games...favorite food is cookie dough ice cream...favorite movies are Love and Basketball and Bruce Almighty...favorite athlete is Reggie Miller...double major in Biology and Spanish.