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41   Kiara Bomben
Kiara Bomben

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Canberra, Australia

High School:
Ankeny

Last College:
Florida Gulf Coast

Height:
5-10

Position:
F


03/05/2014

UMass Exits A-10 Tournament With Overtime Loss To George Mason

Harris scores career-high 26 points, Timbilla nets double-double during 85-75 loss

03/03/2014

Minutewomen Begin A-10 Tournament Versus George Mason

UMass will battle the Colonials at the Richmond Coliseum on Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m.

02/28/2014

UMass Closes Regular Season At Saint Louis

Minutewomen to face the Billikens in Chaifetz Arena on Sunday at 2 p.m.

02/27/2014

Massachusetts Falls To Saint Joseph's 85-51 During Senior Night

Pierre-Louis leads team with 15 points as Minutewomen drop last home game of 2013-14

02/25/2014

Senior Night Set For Thursday Against Saint Joseph's At 7 P.M.

UMass to recognize forward Kiara Bomben, team manager Steve Baruffi with pregame ceremony

02/27/2014

WBB vs. SJU

WBB vs. SJU Photos by Thom Kendall '93

02/23/2014

WBB vs. URI

WBB vs. URI Photos by Thom Kendall '93

02/19/2014

WBB vs. RICHMOND

WBB vs. RICHMOND Photos by Thom Kendall '93

01/29/2014

WBB vs. GW

WBB vs. GW Photos by Thom Kendall '93

01/05/2014

WBB VS. FORDHAM

WBB VS. FORDHAM Photos by Thom Kendall '93

Photo Gallery: Kiara Bomben

UMass Career: Played in 56 games for the Minutewomen, making 44 appearances in the starting lineup as a forward ... Scored 341 points and grabbed 198 rebounds to average 6.1 and 3.5 per game, respectively ... Hit 35.5 percent of her field goal attempts (118-of-332), dished out 92 assists, earned 34 steals and blocked 16 shots ... Totaled 1,284 minutes on the floor for an average of 22.9 per game ... Set a career-high with 16 points earned against Dartmouth on Jan. 6, 2013, during her first year competing for the Minutewomen ... Produced a personal-best 10 rebounds against Boston University on Dec. 4, 2013 ... Scored in double-digits during 13 games, with seven of those coming during her redshirt-senior year in 2013-14.

2013-14 - Redshirt-Senior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Averaged 6.5 points and 3.9 rebounds per game with 28 starts among her 31 appearances ... Also dished out 56 assists, earned 19 steals and blocked nine shots ... Hit 34.3 percent of her field goal attempts (73-of-213) over 24.8 minutes played per game ... Totaled seven rebounds and added five points, three assists and two steals in the season-opener against Western Michigan (11/8) ... Pulled down nine rebounds and netted seven points at American (11/17) ... Notched 10 points on a 4-for-6 performance on field goal attempts and 2-for-2 day at the free throw line while nabbing six rebounds ... Notched a season-best 14 points in the overtime loss to William & Mary (11/29) while chipping in five rebounds and four assists ... Pulled down a career-best 10 rebounds against Boston University and chipped in seven points on Dec. 4 ... Chipped in eight points (3-of-6 FG; 2-of-2 FT) and grabbed six boards at Dartmouth during the Blue Sky Classic (12/30) ... Earned eight points and pulled down five rebounds, including three offensive boards, at VCU on Jan. 2 ... One of four Minutewomen to score in double-figures against Fordham on Jan. 5 with 10 points (4-7 FGs, 2-2 FTs) ... Made a career best six field goals for 12 points against VCU (1/18) to go with seven rebounds and a personal-best-tying two blocks ... Had seven points, ripped down three rebounds and dished out a pair of helpers at Fordham (1/25) ... Was one of five Minutewomen scoring in double-figures with 11 points against George Washington (1/29) ... Also one of five from UMass to eclipse double-digits with 10 points to go with six rebounds at George Mason (2/12) ... Went 6-of-11 on field goals for 13 points at George Washington (2/15) ... Totaled six points, three rebounds and an assist during 2014 Senior Night, hosted against Saint Joseph's on Feb. 27 ... Had five points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals during her final collegiate game, the 85-75 overtime loss to George Mason in the Atlantic 10 Tournament (3/5).

2012-13 - Redshirt-Junior: Game-By-Game Statistics ... Averaged 5.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per contest, totaling 138 and 76, respectively, on the year ... Also produced 36 assists and 15 steals while hitting 37.8 percent of her field goal attempts (45-of-119) ... Played in 25 games with 16 starts, averaging 20.6 minutes per game ... Returned to the lineup against Duquesne (2/24/13) after a three-game absence due to injury, netting five points and six rebounds in 20 minutes on the floor ... Did not play against Richmond (2/17), Rhode Island (2/19) or Charlotte (2/20) after suffering a lower leg injury in practice leading up to the contest ... Scored a team-high 14 points over 24 minutes against Temple (2/3) on 5-of-9 shooting from the field, including a 2-for-4 performance from beyond the arc, and a 2-for-2 day at the foul line while contributing five rebounds and four assists ... Tied career-bests with seven rebounds and two blocks against La Salle (1/30), also contributing five points and a pair of steals ... Led UMass with 12 points in 19 minutes at St. Bonaventure (1/19), including hitting a career-high-tying three shots from behind the arc ... Returned from flu-like symptoms to produce four rebounds and three points in 12 minutes at Fordham (1/16) ... Went for a personal-best 16 points against Dartmouth (1/6), which included a 10-for-12 day at the free throw line and five rebounds ... Tallied 11 points on 5-for-6 shooting from the field at Harvard (1/2/13), also dishing out a team-best three assists ... Contributed five points and four assists at Ole Miss (12/8) while falling one shy of tying her career high with six rebounds ... Shot 4-for-9 from the field with a pair of made threes to earn 10 points against Holy Cross (11/25), also contributing six rebounds, three assists, two blocks and a steal ... Had a career-best seven boards and six points against Quinnipiac, adding a game- and career-high six assists (11/16) ... Produced a single-game career-high 13 points on 5-for-9 shooting from the field, including a trio of threes, to help UMass to a 83-53 victory over Kent State (11/10) in the season-opener. Also dished out three assists and nabbed four steals against the Golden Flashes.

2011-12 - Redshirt-Sophomore: Sat out the 2011-12 season per NCAA rules after transferring from Florida Gulf Coast University.

2010-11 - Redshirt-Freshman (at Florida Gulf Coast): Appeared in 19 games off the bench and totaled 46 points, 34 rebounds, 10 assists, five blocks and three steals in 139 minutes on the floor ... Chipped in six points and two rebounds vs. Belmont (1/3) ... Finished with five points and three rebounds at Troy (12/12/10) ... Recorded seven points and three rebounds at JU (12/4) ... Finished with a then-career-high eight points and five boards in a 73-65 win over ACC foe Virginia Tech in the Caribbean Challenge (11/25) ... Recorded six points and pulled down four rebounds vs. Troy (11/21) ... Scored six points in 16 minutes vs. Seton Hall (11/12).

2009-10 - Freshman (at Florida Gulf Coast): Utilized medical redshirt after appearing in one game for four minutes and grabbing one rebound and one steal ... Earned Atlantic-Sun All-Academic honors and was a Dean's List student ... Entered 2010-11 as a redshirt-freshman with four years of eligibility remaining.

Before College: Was a foreign exchange student at Ankeny High School in Ankeny, Iowa, and played for coach Scott Dejong ... Averaged 12.6 points, 7.6 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 2.0 steals as a senior ... Earned CIML All-Central Conference First Team, All-State CIML Second Team and Iowa Class 4A All-State Third Team honors ... Was selected to the Australian U19 team, where she shot .563 from the field and averaged 4.9 assists per-game ... Played AAU basketball with the Iowa Attack.

Personal: Born on Mar. 28, 1991, in Carins, Queensland, Australia ... Daughter of Max and Liz Bomben ... Sister of Taylor.

Career Highs/Stats
Points: 16, vs. Dartmouth (Jan. 6, 2013)
Rebounds: 10, vs. Boston University (Dec. 4, 2013)
Assists: 6, vs. Quinnipiac (Nov. 16, 2013)
Steals: 4, vs. Kent State (Nov. 10, 2012)
Blocks: 2, 4x, last vs. VCU (Jan 18, 2014)
Minutes: 37, vs. William & Mary (Nov. 30, 2013)
Double-Digit Scoring Games: 13, last at George Washington (Feb. 15, 2014)
5+ Rebound Games: 20, last at George Washington (Feb. 15, 2014)
5+ Assist Games: 1, vs. Quinnipiac (Nov. 16, 2012)

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