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Sara Hammond
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Sara  Hammond

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mt. Vernon, Ky.

High School:
Rockcastle County

Height:
6-2

Position:
F

Experience:
4L


03/31/2015

Walz Reviews 2014-15 Campaign

The Cardinals finished the year with their sixth Sweet 16 appearance in school history.

03/26/2015

Women's Basketball Heading to Albany, Faces Dayton in NCAA Sweet 16

Louisville improved its record as a No. 3 seed to 10-2 following two wins in Tampa.

03/23/2015

Louisville Defeats USF 60-52 to Advance to Sweet 16

The Cardinals reached the Sweet 16 for the third straight season.

03/20/2015

Women's Basketball Traveling to Tampa, Preparing for BYU in NCAA Tournament

The Cardinals arrived in Tampa on Thursday for their 18th NCAA Tournament in program history.

03/09/2015

Hammond, Moore, Hines-Allen Earn All-ACC Honors

Sara Hammond and Mariya Moore were voted to the coaches' all-ACC second team.

03/28/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL v DAYTON | NCAA SWEET 16

Louisville Women's Basketball v Dayton | NCAA Sweet 16

03/28/2015

NCAA Sweet 16: Louisville vs. Dayton

Louisville falls to Dayton, 82-66, in the NCAA Sweet 16

03/23/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL v USF | NCAA TOURNAMENT

Louisville Women's Basketball v USF | NCAA Tournament

03/21/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL v BYU | NCAA TOURNAMENT

Louisville Women's Basketball v BYU | NCAA Tournament

03/07/2015

LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL v FLORIDA STATE | ACC TOURNAMENT

Louisville Women's Basketball v Florida State | ACC Tournament Semifinal

Career Rankings
13th in points with 1,249
5th in rebounds with 791
10th in blocked shots with 102
Tied for 3rd in games played with 141
Tied for 1st in NCAA Tournament games played with 15

Senior Year (2014-15): Named to the Atlantic Coast Conference second team by the coaches … earned a position on the all-ACC Academic Team … started all 34 games, averaging 10.2 points and a team-best 6.3 rebounds … paced the team with 32 blocked shots … produced four double-doubles, finishing career with 18 … reached double-digit points 18 times, including at least 20 twice, and had five contests with double-digit rebounds … ranked 15th in the ACC in defensive rebounding (4.3) and 17th in overall rebounding … set a career high with five blocks against USF in the NCAA Tournament … keyed the team’s overtime win over North Carolina in the ACC Tournament with 20 points and four rebounds … it was the 67th time reaching double-digit points during career … had 11 points and 13 rebounds against Pittsburgh for fourth double-double … led UofL in scoring with 17 against Duke to go with eight rebounds … set season high in points (20) against Virginia, tying a career best with nine field goals … became the 25th member of the school’s 1,000-point club in first half against Kentucky … produced 16 points and 10 rebounds against Western Kentucky … selected to multiple preseason awards lists: Wooden Award Preseason Top 30, Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List, and the Wade Watch List (presented to the WBCA NCAA Division I Player of the Year … chosen to the preseason all-ACC team by the league’s coaches and Blue Ribbon Panel.

Junior Year (2013-14): Named to the WBCA All-Region I Team … earned first team all-American Athletic Conference accolades … started all 38 games, averaging 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds … shot 51 percent for the season, including a 50.6 percent clip in conference play that ranked as fifth best in The American … posted five double-doubles during the year … had double-digit rebounds on five occasions, with a season-best 12 versus SMU … scored 16 points on 8-of-13 shooting versus Idaho in the NCAA Tournament second round, marking the 24th time that year reaching double figures in points … recorded 12 points and 11 rebounds versus Rutgers for the fifth double-double of the year … tied a career best with 22 points against UCF … also tied a career best with nine field goals against the Knights … had double-digit points in the first four games, including 20 against Quinnipiac … was named MVP of the Preseason WNIT.

Sophomore Year (2012-13): Saw action in 37 games, with 36 starts … recorded eight double-doubles on the year … … led the team in rebounding with 6.4 boards per game … ranked second on the team in scoring with 10.8 points per game … named to the all-tournament team at the Hardwood Tournament of Hope … scored double figures in 22 games … pulled down double-figure rebounds in eight games … ranked second on the team in free-throw percentage, connecting on 80.6 percent … tied for the team lead with 34 blocks … ranked fifth in the conference in free throw percentage … scored a career-high 22 points against St. John's … tied a career high with 13 rebounds against Texas A&M and DePaul … set a career high with four steals against Rutgers and Cincinnati.

Freshman Year (2011-2012): Played in 32 games, starting in six … finished the season ranked fifth on the team in free-throw percentage, connecting on 73.1 percent … tied for fourth on the team with 45 offensive rebounds … finished the year averaging 3.3 points and 3.7 rebounds … opened the season against Missouri State with season highs in points (13), rebounds (13), and blocks (four) … made all four free throws against Connecticut en route to scoring 10 points and adding five rebounds … netted 12 points against Syracuse.

High School: Played four years at Rockcastle County High … finished career as school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,121 points … ranked fourth all-time in blocked shots and ninth all-time in rebounds for the KHSAA … named a McDonald's All-American, the first player from the state of Kentucky to earn the honor … also named a Parade All-American and a third team USA Today High School All-American … tabbed an honorable mention WBCA All-American … honored as Kentucky Miss Basketball in 2011 … named a Courier-Journal first team all-state selection as a junior and a senior … selected Kentucky Gatorade Player of the Year and the Herald-Leader Player of the Year in 2011 … ranked as the No. 12 player in the nation by ESPN HoopGurlz … averaged 16.2 points, 12 rebounds, and connected on 57.5 percent from the field as a senior … led Rockcastle County to three regional titles and a state championship as a senior … averaged 15.3 points and 10.3 rebounds and had 120 blocks as a junior … shot 59 percent from the field and 77 percent from the free throw line as a junior … recorded a quadruple double in junior year, amassing 18 points, 17 rebounds, 12 blocks, and 10 steals … blocked five shots in McDonalds All-American game, tied for third most in the game's history … named WYMT Player of the Year for Regions 12-13 in 2010 and 2011 … garnered Blue Chip Camp MVP honors in 2007 and 2008 … earned all-state honorable mention honors as a sophomore.

Personal: Daughter of Eddie and Roxanne Hammond … born on April 13, 1993 … has one brother (Andrew) and one sister (Heather) … majoring in exercise science.


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