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41   Kate Mills
Kate Mills

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Elkton, Md.

High School:
Ursuline Academy

Height:
6-1

Position:
F

Birthdate:
06/06/1986


As A Senior in 2007-08:
Earned second team All-Atlantic 10 honors ... Started in all 30 games ... Finished the season averaging 17.4 ppg and 7.3 rpg ... Led the team in minutes (1066), FG% (.520), FT% (.859), rebounds, blocks (68), and points (522) ... Finished her career as UMass' all-time leader in blocks (194) and free throw percentage (.808), second all-time in games played (117), and fourth all-time in scoring (1525) ... Had 17 points and a career high 19 rebounds in the first round of the A-10 tournament against Dayton (3/7)... Tallied 13 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two blocks at Temple (3/1)... Stuffed the stat sheet with 10 points, seven rebounds, seven assists, and a career-high eight blocks in her final home game vs. St. Bonaventure (2/27)...Mills surpassed Melissa Gurile on the career records list for blocks. Mills now sits atop the chart in first place with a career total of 194 blocks... Logged her sixth double-double of the season with 23 points and 10 rebounds while also blocking five shots vs. Dayton (2/23)... Scored 11 points, her 25th game of the season in double-figures, at Duquesne (2/20)... Had 15 points and five assists at Saint Louis (2/16)... Scored a game-high 17 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. George Washington (2/13)... Led all scorers with 24 points and grabbed five rebounds at Rhode Island (2/9)... Scored 15 of her 17 points in the second half along with eight rebounds, four assists, and four blocks at La Salle (2/6)... Named A-10 Player of the Week for the fourth time this season (2/4/08)... Had 27 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks for her fifth double-double of the season vs. Saint Joseph's (2/3)... Scored a game-high 26 points with 12 rebounds for her 13th career double-double vs. Fordham (1/30)... Just missed a double-double with 14 points and nine rebounds vs. Xavier (1/26)... Scored 17 points on 7-for-8 shooting and had a game-high seven assists vs. Yale (1/22)... Scored 19 points and hauled in eight rebounds vs. Richmond (1/20)... Had 10 points and nine rebounds at Charlotte (1/15)... Shot 8-for-12, scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds vs. Rhode Island (1/12)...Shot 9-for-11 for 20 points, grabbed eight boards, and blocked three shots vs. Longwood (1/3)... Scored a game-high 21 points, 16 of them in the second half, with seven rebounds at Providence (12/31)... Poured in a game-high 25 points with 11 rebounds, seven assists, and two blocks vs. Buffalo (12/22)... Scored a game-high 16 points, grabbed nine boards, and blocked five shots at Wagner (12/15)... Against Villanova (12/11), scored a team-high 18 points, also pulling down four rebounds....Scored 16 points, pulled down three rebounds, made four assists and had three steals against Maine (12/8)... Posted a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds at Boston University (11/28)... Scored 13 points, grabbed five rebounds, had two assists, and made two blocks at East Carolina (11/24)... Went 9-for-11 shooting, 2-for-2 three-pointers, and 2-for-2 from the foul line for 22 points vs. Jacksonville (11/23)... Against Northeastern (11/17) tied her career-high of 28 points and posted four rebounds... Tallied 16 points, four assists, six rebounds, and stole the ball twice against Boston College (11/14)... Scored 12 points and tallied three rebounds, two assists, and two steals against Vermont (11/9).

As A Junior in 2006-07: Named to the Atlantic 10 All Conference Third Team ... In her final game of the year against Saint Bonaventure in the A10 Tournament (3/2), recorded her 7th double double with 14 points and 13 rebounds ... Put up 13 points, five rebounds, two blocks, and two assists at Fordham (2/25) ... Set her career high in points for the second straight game, scoring 28, also grabbed eight boards and two blocks at Dayton (2/22) ... Scored 25 points to go along with 12 rebounds and three blocks vs. Xavier (2/18) ... Set a UMass single-season record for blocks (53), tallied her seventh career double-double (11 pts, 10 rbs), and led the team with six assists vs. Duquesne (2/16) ... Started the game off with eight straight points and finished with 15 against Rhode Island (2/11) ... Scored 18 points with seven rebounds and three blocked shots against St. Bonaventure (2/4)... In 36 minutes of play, scored 14 points, dished out two and rebounded five against St. Joe's (2/2) ... Netted 16 points while grabbing eight rebounds, dishing out one assist and blocking one shot against Charlotte (1/28) ... Tallied 12 points, six rebounds, four assists and seven blocks versus St. Louis (1/26) ... Recorded a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds whie shooting a perfect 6-6 at the free throw line ... Scored a team high 23 points while also grabbing a team-leading eight rebounds and two blocks ... Tallied 17 points and five rebounds at #12/14 George Washington (1/14/07) ... In 36 minutes of play scored 10 points with eight rebounds at Richmond (1/12/07) ... At Rhode Island (1/9/07) scored 21 points with five rebounds and three assists ... Tallied 13 points, six rebounds, and three assists against Yale (1/6/07) ... Totaled 12 points dishing out a career high eight assists against Holy Cross (1/3/06) ... Kept up the scoring in the double figures with a 13 point showing at Boston College dishing out five and rebounding six ... Vs. Delaware (12/17/06) scored 14 points taking down five rebounds and stealing two ... Tallied 20 points, seven rebounds, and blocked two against Eastern Michigan (12/13/06) ... At Buffalo (12/10), had 18 points, three assists, three rebounds and a block ... Scored 10 points, grabbed seven rebounds and dished out three assists at Hartford (12/6) ... Tallied 17 points, three assists, five rebounds, and a steal against Northeastern (12/2) ... Scored 15 points, grabbed 6 rebounds, and tied a career-high four blocks versus Wagner (11/30) ... Had 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and two blocks vs. South Florida (11/26) ... Recorded 12 points, six rebounds, two blocks, a steal and an assist against Stephen F. Austin (11/25) ... At the Aeropostale Seton Hall Classic (11/17-18), scored 38 points, grabbed 13 rebounds and blocked two shots ... Scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds with her second double-double of the season against New Hampshire (11/14) ... Earned A-10 Co-Player of the Week for the week ending November 12 ... Named University of Massachusetts Daily Collegian Athlete of the Week (11/13) ... Opened the season as a starter with a double-double in Vermont (11/10) with 19 points, 13 rebounds, and one assist.

As A Sophomore In 2005-06: Had 16 points, two rebounds, and three steals against Duquesne (3/3) ... Had 20 points, seven rebounds, one assist, and one block vs. La Salle (2/26) ... Tallied three points, three rebounds, an assist, and a blocked shot at Saint Louis (2/23) ... Had a game-high 18 points, six rebounds, and a blocked shot vs. St. Bonaventure (2/19) ... Tallied nine points, four rebounds, an assist, two blocks and a steal at Xavier (2/17) ... Had 16 points, four rebounds, an assist, and a block vs. Fordham (2/12) ... Tallied five points, five rebounds, and an assist vs. St. Joseph's (2/5) ... Had 18 points, eight rebounds, two assists, and a block at Rhode Island (2/2) ... Had 16 points, five rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal at Temple (1/29) ... Recorded 11 points, two rebounds, five assists, a block and a steal at La Salle (Jan. 27) ... Had double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds as well as two assists in UMass' upset of #25/25 George Washington (1/22) ... Had 14 points, three rebounds, three blocks and three steals vs. Richmond (1/19) ... Set new career-highs with 24 points and 12 rebounds while also adding three assists, a block and a steal at Charlotte (Jan. 15) ... Had six points, three rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal vs. Rhode Island (1/13) ... Recorded nine points, four rebounds and three assists at St. Bonaventure (1/8) ... Had 13 points, four rebounds, an assist, three blocks and two steals at Duquesne (1/6) ... Had five points, four rebounds, a block and a steal vs. Dayton (1/4) ... Had eight points, five rebounds and two assists against Georgia Tech (12/31) ... Had a team-high 17 points as well as five rebounds, three assists and two steals vs. Brown (12/30) ... Had 20 points, six rebounds, four assists, a block and a steal at Syracuse (12/10) ... Had four points and four rebounds at Boston College (12/8) ... Tallied seven points, three boards and two blocked shots at UNH (12/4) ... Had 22 points, eight rebounds, three assists, a blocked shot and two steals vs. Hofstra (12/1) ... Recorded first career double-double on 15 points and 10 rebounds in 23 minutes against Siena (11/29) ... Tallied 14 points, six boards, one assist and three blocked shots against Hartford (11/26) ... Had seven points, five rebounds, an assist, four blocks and a steal at Eastern Michigan (11/22) ... Had eight points, three rebounds, four blocks and two steals against Holy Cross (11/20) ... Tallied eight points and six boards in a career-high 35 minutes at Delaware (11/18).

As A Freshman In 2004-05: Played in all 29 games, starting the last seven contests of the season ... Averaged 6.0 ppg and 3.3 rpg in 19.3 mpg ... Also had 19 assists, 25 blocks and 16 steals ... Tied for eighth in the league with 0.86 blocks per game ... Shot 46 percent from the field and a team-best 76 percent from the free throw line ... Averaged 9.8 ppg, 4.1 rpg, 1.22 bpg and 1.11 spg in the last seven games of the season which she started ... Named to the A-10 All-Rookie Team (March 3) ... Selected as the A-10 Rookie of the Week on Jan. 9 ... Had 18 points, nine rebounds, one assist, three blocks and four steals in two games at the A-10 Tournament (March 4-5) ... Tallied 12 points, four rebounds and three assists against Rhode Island (Feb. 27) ... Scored 12 points in a career-high 32 minutes at Xavier (Feb. 13) ... Had nine points and four boards at Dayton (Feb. 11) ... Made first career start vs. St. Bonaventure (Jan. 28) and responded with 11 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals ... Tallied seven points and a career-high seven rebounds at Saint Joseph's (Jan. 13) ... Scored a career-high 14 points in 30 minutes at Temple (Jan. 4) ... Also had four rebounds and a career-high three steals against the Owls ... Averaged 6.0 ppg and 3.5 rpg at the Terrapin Classic (Dec. 29-30) ... Three blocked shots against Toledo (Dec. Dec. 6) and Siena (Dec. 12) ... Also grabbed five rebounds at Siena ... Scored seven points vs. Boston College (Nov. 27).

Before UMass: Averaged 13.9 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals as a senior at Ursuline Academy in Wilmington, Del. en route to the state championship ... 2003-04 honorable mention McDonald's All-American ... Other senior-year accolades include Delaware Gatorade Player of the Year and first-team All-State ... Finished career with 1,483 points and 863 rebounds ... Also lettered in volleyball where she was a first-team all-state player as a senior and won the state championship.

Personal: Born Kate Lauren Mills on June 6, 1986, in Christiana, Del. ... Daughter of George and Victoria Mills ... Has two brothers, Jim and Bill, as well as a sister, Tina ... Enrolled in the School of Engineering.

2004-05 Game-by-Game Statistics

Career Highs
Points: 28 (2x), last at Northeastern (11/17/07)
Rebounds: 14 vs. Hartford (12/1/07)
Assists: 8 at Holy Cross (1/3/06)
Blocks: 8 vs. St. Bonaventure (2/27/08)
Steals: 3 (7X); last at Wagner (12/15/07)
Minutes: 40 (2X); last vs. Saint Joseph's (2/3/08)

Miscellaneous Stats
Double-Doubles: 15; last vs. Dayton (2/23/08)
Double-Figures: 78; last at Temple(3/1/08)
20-Point Games: 19; last vs. Dayton (2/23/08)
5-Rebounds: 68; last at Temple(3/1/08)
Ten-Rebounds: 15; last vs. Dayton (2/23/08)
5-Assists: 8; last vs. St. Bonaventure (2/27/08)

Career Statistics

YearGP-GSMinAvgFG-FGAPct3FG-FGAPctFT-FTAPctOffDefTotAvgATOBlkStPtAvg
2004-0529-756119.373-159.4591-2.50028-37.7573363963.3194125161756.0
2005-0628-672625.9135-249.5421-2.50075-97.77350981485.34083372334612.4
2006-0730-30100433.5193-359.5381-5.20095-116.819731342076.97267641848216.1
2007-0830-30106635.5222-427.52011-29.37967-78.859461732197.39283683352217.4
Totals117-73335728.7623-1194.52214-38.368265-328.8082024686705.7233223274194152513.0

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