Sara Hammond had 21 points and 10 rebounds in the win
Cardinals play final game of the season in the KFC Yum! Center
Louisville will face the Blue Raiders at 2:30 p.m. in the KFC Yum! Center
LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP PRACTICE 1
Louisville takes on UConn in the Women's National Championship game
Louisville defeated California, 64-57, to advance to the National Championship Game
LOUISVILLE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL | NCAA FINAL 4 PRACTICE 2
NCAA Tournament Regional Finals
Redshirt Junior (2013-14): Missed the entire season after undergoing left knee surgery in the summer of 2013.
Junior Year (2012-13): Saw action in 37 games, starting in 28 ... averaged 4.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per game ... shot a career-best 50 percent from the field ... scored in double figures on six occasions ... totaled eight points on 4-of-7 shooting against Connecticut in the national championship game ... registered 11 blocked shots in a span of two games ... had five blocks against versus Seton Hall and then swatted a season-best six shots versus Syracuse ... had 10 points on 5-of-5 shooting versus DePaul ... recorded first double-double of the season against Tennessee State, with 10 points and a career-best 10 rebounds ... tallied 11 points the game prior against Wagner ... scored 13 points against both Portland and UCF in the early stages of the season.
Sophomore Year (2011-2012): Played in 33 games, starting 26 ... led the team with 33 blocks, or 1.0 per game, while averaging 3.1 points and 2.3 rebounds ... totaled double-digit points in consecutive games during league play ... had a season-best 14 points, eight rebounds, and four blocks against USF ... went 10-of-11 from the charity stripe versus the Bulls ... scored 10 points against Rutgers ... logged nine points and four rebounds against Gardner-Webb.
Freshman Year (2010-11): Named to the BIG EAST all-Freshman Team ... saw action in all 35 games, earning the starting nod in 10 ... ranked first on the team and set the school's freshman record with 48 blocks, averaging 1.4 per game ... had at least one block in 24 games ... averaged 4.7 points and 2.4 rebounds ... connected on 44 percent of field goal attempts ... scored 10 points and totaled four blocks at Cincinnati ... tallied 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with nine rebounds and a career-best four steals versus Kentucky ... poured in a career-best 22 points against IPFW ... knocked down a school-best 11 of 14 field goals ... registered first double digit point total against Houston Baptist, scoring 18 ... set the school's single-game record for blocks with seven ... had four points and three rebounds versus Tennessee in collegiate debut.
High School: Played four years at Arundel Senior High ... was named the Anne Arundel County Player of the Year as a senior ... earned first team all-county honors ... honored at the Fairfax Stars Hall of Fame ... named a McDonald's All-America nominee ... averaged 18 points, 15 rebounds, and 2.6 assists in senior campaign ... directed squad to state titles in sophomore and senior seasons ... guided team to a state semifinal finish in junior season ... averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 2.1 assists that year ... helped team win regional championship as a freshman ... also lettered for four years in volleyball and earned one letter in track.
Personal: Daughter of Ronald and Pearlestine Vails ... born on March 19, 1992 ... has two sisters (Latavia, Nakisha) ... Latavia played basketball at Robert Morris ... mother played basketball at South Carolina State ... majoring in public health education ... earned two bachelor's degree previously: exercise science and school health education.