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Sonja Mallory
Sonja Mallory

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bronx, N.Y.

High School:
Brooklyn Technical

Height:
6-5

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
09/02/1981

Experience:
2VL



General: Athletic post player ? The most physical player on the team ? Has excellent eye-hand coordination ? Earned starting center job last season.

2002-03: Earned first-team All-ACC honors for the first time in her career in 2003, earning all-conference honors for the second time ? Was selected to the ACC?s All-Defensive team for the first time ? Earned honorable-mention All-America honors by being named to the WBCA All-District team ? Emerged as Tech?s top scoring threat and ranks among the top post players in the ACC. Started 83-straight games for the Yellow Jackets ? Led the team in scoring (16.2), rebounding (9.0) and blocked shots (1.84). Her scoring average is the third-best in the ACC, while her rebounding and block totals are both tops in the conference statistics ? Reached the 1,000-point plateau for her career with 17 points in the Jackets? loss at Maryland. Finished with 1,254 points in her career, ranking ninth on Tech?s all-time scoring list ? Also surpassed the 700-rebound mark for her career with seven boards against Virginia, finished with 750 rebounds in her time at Tech, the eighth-most all-time at Tech ? Netted a career-high-tying 33 points in Tech?s win over Miami to go along with 12 rebounds. That total is also the third-most by an ACC player this season ? Scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed 12 rebounds against Wake Forest to lead Tech to a win on ?Senior Night.? Also matched her career high with five assists against the Deacons ? Recorded a league- and team-high 11 double-doubles on the year, including a run of four in a row, which leads the ACC. Is also first on the conference?s active career list for double-doubles with 23 in her four years at Tech. 2001-02: Earned second-team All-ACC honors for the first time in her career in 2002 ??Started all 28 games for the Yellow Jackets during the season ??Leads the team in scoring (14.1) and rebounding (8.2) ? Named ACC Player of the Week for Jan. 21, after leading Tech to three ACC wins over Maryland, North Carolina and Florida State ? Leads the team with 23 double-digit scoring games in 2002 ??Ranks second in the ACC and first on the team with eight double-doubles on the year ? Recorded a career-high five blocks against Kansas State ? Netted a career-best 33 points in Tech?s regular-season finale against Morris Brown, the second-most points scored by an ACC player this year ? Her 55 blocks in 28 games are the fifth-most in a season in school history ? In the ACC, is currently ranked ninth in scoring, second in rebounding, second in blocked shots (1.96) and third in field goal percentage (.482) ? Is 34th in the nation in blocked shots per game ? Named to both the Atlanta Marriott NW and U.S. Cellular Classic All-Tournament teams ? Moved into third on Tech?s all-time blocked shot list with 113.

2000-01: Led Georgia Tech and the ACC with 1.58 blocked shots per game ? Emerged as a solid center, starting the last 23 games for the Yellow Jackets after coming off the bench early in the season ? Averaged 9.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game ? Ranked among ACC leaders in rebounding, blocked shots and offensive rebounds per game ? Was third on the team and eighth in the conference in rebounding ? Her 2.69 offensive rebounds per game ranked sixth in the ACC ? Posted a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds in her first career start against Dartmouth on Dec. 17 ? Also posted double-doubles against Charleston Southern (21 points, career-high 15 rebounds), Virginia (15 points, 13 rebounds) and NC State (18 points, 10 rebounds) ? Scored a career-high 25 points against Fresno State on Dec. 30 ? Was named Most Valuable Player of the Georgia Tech/Atlanta Marriott NW Holiday Invitational after averaging 23 points and 8.5 rebounds per game ? Recorded double figures in scoring 11 times and rebounding five times ? Blocked three or more shots in seven games, including a career-high four at Wake Forest on Jan. 25 ? Blocked at least one shot in all but seven games.

1999-2000: Developing post player who saw action in 28 of 31 games ??Scored nine points and had five rebounds in 14 minutes of action in her collegiate debut, a 71-51 Tech win at Georgia State on Nov. 23 ? Scored a season-high 13 points and had eight boards in Tech?s 85-53 win against Elon in the first round of the Georgia Tech/Atlanta Marriott Northwest Basketball Classic on Nov. 26 ? Had six points and eight rebounds in the championship game against Hofstra, helping Tech to the tournament title ? Scored seven points and a season-high 12 rebounds against Charleston Southern on Dec. 7 ??Had four points and four rebounds in the regular-season finale against Maryland.

Prep: Signed with Tech on Nov. 11, 1998 ? Helped guide Brooklyn Technical to an 18-7 overall mark and a berth in the PSAL Girls? A Playoffs ? Led her team to the playoff quarterfinals ? Had 19 points, 15 rebounds and four blocked shots to pace Brooklyn Tech to a 66-41 win over M.L. King in a first-round playoff win ? Had nine points, eight boards and six blocks in a 52-47 second-round win over Francis Lewis.

Personal: Sonja Mallory was born Sept. 2, 1981 ? Is the daughter of Eugene and Josephine Mallory ? Majoring in chemical engineering ? Received the Five Star Scholarship for 2001-02 ? Her sister, Jeanette, graduated from Georgia Tech in the spring of 1998 and is currently attending Georgia Tech Lorraine in Metz, France.

MALLORY'S CAREER STATS

--FG  (Incl 3pt)--	-----3-PT FG-----	FREE   THROWS	
Year  	Gp-	Gs	Md-	Att	Pct	Md-	Att	Pct	Md-	Att	Pct	Reb-	Avg	A	To	Bl	St	Pf-	D	Min-	Avg	Pts-Avg

1999-2000 28- 0 32- 80 .400 0- 0 .000 20- 45 .444 67- 2.4 3 15 17 11 39- 0 228- 8.1 84-3.0 2000-01 26- 23 105- 204 .515 0- 0 .000 47- 94 .500 172- 6.6 10 32 41 19 88- 6 584- 22.5 257-9.9 2001-02 29- 29 166- 345 .481 0- 0 .000 78- 148 .527 233- 8.0 15 86 58 21 87- 5 853- 29.4 410-14.1 2002-03 31- 31 193- 427 .457 0- 0 .000 117- 196 .597 278- 9.0 20 81 57 35 94- 4 984- 31.7 503-16.2 TOTALS 114- 83 496- 1056 .470 0- 0 .000 262- 483 .542 750- 6.6 48 214 173 86 308- 15 2649- 23.2 1254-11.0

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