Women's Basketball

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    Nadia Parker
    Nadia Parker

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Spanaway, Wash.

    High School:
    Bethel

    Height:
    6-3

    Position:
    Center

    Birthdate:
    04/29/1987

    Experience:
    3V

    THIS SEASON
    Now acknowledged as one of the most formidable posts in the conference, Nadia Parker enters her senior season as USC's main power in the paint, boasting a strong hand on the boards and skill down low.

    2007-08 JUNIOR SEASON
    Parker stood out as USC's scoring (12.1 ppg), rebounding (6.5 rpg) and blocks (1.4 bpg) leader, shooting a team-best .565 from the floor... Named to All-Pac-10 Second Team... Hit double figures in 18 games with five double-doubles... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Nov. 26 after going 9-of-11 from the floor with her first career double-double (21 pts, 11 rebs) against Virginia Tech... Had scored double digits in six straight games until a knee injury ended her season in late February against Arizona, missing USC's last two games of the year... Led team in scoring in 11 games and in rebounding 12 times... Ranked second in the Pac-10 in blocks, seventh in rebounding and 11th in the Pac-10 in scoring.

    2006-07 SOPHOMORE SEASON
    Parker appeared in all 30 games as a junior... Had six double-digit outings and has scored in 28 games, with points coming in each of the past 24 games... Topped out with back-to-back double-digit games at the Women of Troy Classic, where she was named to the All-Tournament Team... Scored a career-high 19 points on 9-of-12 shooting against Prairie View A&M along with a career-high nine rebounds... Scored 16 points the next day against Houston... Averaged 6.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 0.7 blocks and 0.5 steals per game in 14.1 minutes per game.

    2005-06 FRESHMAN SEASON
    Parker played in all 31 games as a freshman, getting one start... Scored in double figures twice with 10-point games against Arizona on Jan. 8 and against Washington in the Pac-10 Tournament on March 4... Finished third on the team in blocks with 19... Averaged 3.1 rebounds per game and 4.4 points per game... Pulled down a career-high six rebounds in four games... Also topped out with two assists, three steals and four blocks against Washington on Feb. 9... Hit the only 3-pointer she attempted all season during the NCAA Second Round game against Duke on March 21.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Parker is a 2005 graduate of Bethel (Wash.) High... Played one season at Bethel High after spending her first three high school years in Germany... As a senior, she averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and three steals per game and shot 61 percent from the field... 2005 MVP of the South Puget Sound League... First Team selection for the Tacoma News Tribune All-State and All-West Central District... Named to West Central District All-Tournament Team... Selected to play in the Oregon vs. Washington All-State and SPSL All-Star games... Averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds, four blocks and three steals per game her senior year, notching 22 double-doubles that season... In Germany, she was a three-time All-Europe and All-Conference player... Topped out with a 34-point, 25-rebound single-game performance while in Germany.

    PERSONAL
    Nadia Angelica Parker was born on April 29, 1987, in Okinawa, Japan... The daughter of Frank and Gwen Parker, she has one brother, Joel, and a sister, Demi... Both parents played semi-pro basketball in Japan; Frank played nine years with Daiyone, and Gwen played for five years for Shōkuraku... Cites her first dunk in practice as her most thrilling moment in sports... Can speak three languages (Japanese, German, English) and is interested in starting a business after graduation... Is majoring in fine arts.

    PARKER'S Career Stats
    Year GP-GS FG-FGA FG% 3FGM-A 3FG% FT-FTA FT% PTS AVG OR DR REB AVG PF-D AST TO BLK STL MIN
    2005-06 31-1 57-120 .475 1-1 1.000 20-29 .690 135 4.4 42 50 92 3.0 77-5 8 34 19 18 392
    2006-07 30-0 83-175 .474 0-2 .000 27-43 .628 193 6.4 45 79 124 4.1 79-6 8 42 20 15 424
    2007-08 28-26 147-260 .565 1-5 .200 45-70 .643 340 12.1 57 125 182 6.5 79-3 19 75 40 29 579
    Totals 89-27 287-555 .517 2-8 .250 92-142 .648 668 7.5 144 254 398 7.8 235-14 35 151 79 62 1395