Daphanie Kennedy
Daphanie  Kennedy

Oakland, Calif.

High School:
Kearny HS




CAREER: Ended her four-year career as one of the top players in Pepperdine history ... A four-time All-WCC honoree (twice on the first team) ... Averaged 13.1 points in 112 career games (100 starts) ... Is prominent throughout Pepperdine's career records lists, including second in steals (207), second in minutes (3,638), third in minutes average (32.5), fifth in three-pointers made (137), sixth in total points (1,464), seventh in free throws made (277) and ninth in scoring average ... Became Pepperdine's 16th player to score 1,000 career points.

PEPPERDINE 2007-08: Finished off one of the top senior seasons in Pepperdine history with All-WCC first team honors ... Averaged 19.6 points overall (second in the WCC) and 22.0 points in WCC play only (best in the conference) ... Played in all 28 games, starting 26, while averaging 36.3 minutes ... Also averaged 4.7 rebounds and 3.1 assists ... Also in the WCC, was fifth in free throw percentage (78.7%), fifth in steals (1.9), seventh in three-pointers made (1.6) and eighth in assists (3.1) ... On Pepperdine's single-season records list, her numbers rank third in minutes per game, fourth in scoring average, seventh in total points (549) and seventh in free throw percentage ... Was in double-figure scoring in 26 of 28 games, and scored 20 or more points 15 times and 30 or more points twice ... Scored 33 points at Washington and 31 at Santa Clara ... Went 11-for-11 from the foul line and scored 28 points vs. Gonzaga ... Scored 20 or more points in nine straight games during WCC play and averaged 25.1 points during that time ... Her other season highs were 47 minutes (vs. Portland), 10 rebounds (vs. Cal State Northridge), seven assists (vs. UCLA) and six steals (at Coppin State) ... Named the WCC Player of the Week after scoring 27 points in a victory over UCLA.

PEPPERDINE 2006-07: Earned All-WCC honorable mention honors as a junior ... Averaged 10.7 points, second on the team, and 3.6 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 1.7 steals in 29.8 minutes ... Started all 24 games in which she played, but missed seven midseason games because of injury ... In the WCC, ranked eighth in steals, 10th in three-pointers made per game (1.3) and 14th in scoring ... Scored in double-figures in 14 of 24 games ... Named WCC co-Player of the Week on Nov. 20 ... Earned MVP honors of the Pepperdine Thanksgiving Classic and all-tournament honors at the Timeout for HIV/AIDS Classic ... Had a season-high 19 points vs. UC Santa Barbara ... Made at least two three-pointers in a game 11 times ... Her best-scoring WCC game was 17 points vs. Saint Mary's ... Other season highs were nine rebounds (at Texas A&M), seven assists (vs. Rutgers), two blocks (vs. San Diego), six steals (vs. Loyola Marymount) and 43 minutes (vs. Rutgers).

PEPPERDINE 2005-06: Named to the All-WCC first team as a sophomore ... Earned MVP honors at the WCC Tournament, leading fourth-seeded Pepperdine to the championship ... Started all 31 games ... Averaged a team-high 12.6 points along with 5.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.6 assists in 33.6 minutes ... In the WCC, ranked sixth in scoring ... Was on the court for a total of 1,043 minutes, eighth-most in Pepperdine single-season history ... Scored in double-figures 23 times ... Averaged a team-best 15.7 points during Pepperdine's three wins at the WCC Tournament ... Scored a season-high 31 points in the NCAA Tournament game vs. Oklahoma, including 5-for-8 on three-pointers ... Scored 23 points at Detroit and 22 points at San Diego ... Other season highs were 11 rebounds (vs. Southern), five assists (at San Francisco and at Saint Mary's), six steals (at Washington State) and 43 minutes (at Long Beach State).

PEPPERDINE 2004-05: Earned a spot on the WCC All-Freshman team and All-WCC honorable mention notice after averaging 9.2 points, second on the team ... Also averaged 3.8 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 2.2 steals in 29.8 minutes ... Ranked third in the conference in steals and 20th in scoring ... Played in all 29 games and started 19 ... Started the final 16 games of the season ... Reached double-figures in 13 games ... Scored 28 points vs. Portland and had 24 at Santa Clara ... Named to the Tulane/DoubleTree Classic all-tournament team after scoring 12 points vs. Georgia State and 14 points vs. Tulane ... Had season highs of eight rebounds (at Santa Clara), six assists (vs. Gonzaga) and five steals (at Saint Mary's and at Gonzaga).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Kearny High School in San Diego, Calif., in 2004 ... Played four years on the varsity ... Averaged 19.1 points as a senior and scored 1,652 career points ... A three-time All-CIF first team selection ... Selected all-state after junior season ... Also ran track ... Earned an academic award for outstanding grades.

PERSONAL: Born in Berkeley, Calif. ... Daughter of Joyce Cato ... Sister of Ariel ... Hopes to play professional basketball overseas after graduation ... She's the first generation in her family to attend college ... Chose Pepperdine because "I like the coaching staff."

FAVORITES: Hobbies include relaxing and watching television ... Favorite pro basketball players are LeBron James and Dwyane Wade ... Favorite food is soul food ... Loves basketball because "it's fun and it takes a lot of stuff off my mind when I play. I also like the excitement and the rush you get from the crowd."

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