THIS SEASON Cassie Harberts has established herself as one of the most powerful young posts in the nation as she now enters her third season at USC.
2011-12 SOPHOMORE SEASON Harberts was USC's second leading scorer as a sophomore and once again started every game... Averaged 11.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 0.9 blocks per game... Earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention and Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention... Also was a candidate for CoSIDA Academic All-America honors... Led team with 117 free throws made, second in FT percentage at .669... Led team with 19 double-digit scoring games and five double-digit rebounding games, with three total double-doubles... Double-doubles came at Georgia and at home vs. Washington and Arizona.
2010-11 FRESHMAN SEASON Harberts made her mark in the conference when she poured in 31 points -- the most by a Trojan freshman since 1981 -- during a Pac-10 Tournament game... Was the only player to start all 37 games in the season... Selected to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team and to the Pac-10 All-Tournament Team...Was fourth on the team in scoring (10.2 ppg) and third in rebounding (6.2 rpg)... Had three double-doubles, including career-high efforts of 31 points vs. WSU and 18 rebounds vs. Oregon... In her debut as a Trojan, scored 16 points and had four rebounds, one assist and one block vs. Gonzaga... Scored in double figures in 22 games with five double-digit rebounding efforts... Ranked 10th in the conference in offensive rebounds (2.4 pg)... Also selected to the Pac-10 Media All-Freshman Team.
NATIONAL TEAMS Harberts competed with the U.S. Under-18 National Team, helping the team win gold at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship during the summer.
HIGH SCHOOL Harberts was named a 2010 PARADE and WBCA High School All-American... Was ranked as the No. 11 recruit and No. 2 power forward in the nation out of San Clemente High... Named an ESPN Rise/Cal-Hi Sports All-State first team player as a senior and 2010 All-State third team player by MaxPreps.com... Also selected a 2010 All-Southland player by the Los Angeles Times and was the 2009 and 2010 Player of the Year in California's South Coast League.. A 2010 All-CIF Southern Section Division IAA First Team selection... Averaged 25.3 ppg., 14.9 rpg., 4.1 apg., 3.1 steals and 2.2 blocks per game as a senior... As a junior, was an all-county second team pick, averaging 19.7 ppg., 10.6 rpg., 3.9 apg. and 2.4 steals per game... Played club for Cal Swish... An honor student, was San Clemente's 2010 Valedictorian.
PERSONAL Cassie Danielle Harberts was born June 4, 1992 in Laguna Hills, Calif.... The daughter of Craig and Dorothy... Has two brothers, Steven and Daniel... Father Craig played basketball at Coe College in Iowa... Lists winning the gold medal as a member of the U.S. Under-18 National team as her most thrilling moment in sports... Lists Kobe Bryant as her biggest sports hero... Has always wanted to skydive and hopes to one day visit South Africa... Majoring in kinesiology... Plans to become a doctor, eventually practicing medicine as a volunteer in South Africa.