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 Monica Arnold 40
Monica Arnold
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
Johnston

Height:
6-2

Position:
Post

Ranks No. 5 on Baylor?s career blocks list with 73.

As a junior (1999-00): Started in 23 of the team?s 27 games, including the last 16...Led the team in scoring in three games (Southwest Missouri, USC, Texas)...Posted her first career double-double at Texas with 17 points and 12 rebounds...Ranked No. 2 on the team in rebounding with 5.5 a game and No. 3 in scoring at 9.3...Led the team in blocks with 30...Averaged 20.6 minutes a game...Scored in double figures in 13 games and hauled down double-figure rebounds in three.

As a sophomore (1998-99): Monica worked hard over the summer and came into her sophomore season as the program?s most-improved player...Started in 29 of 31 games at post...Averaged 21.4 minutes, 7.2 points and 5.4 rebounds a game...Ranked second on the team in rebounding and blocked shots (37)...Scored a career-high 20 points against McNeese State and collected a season-high 11 rebounds at South Florida...Also established a season-high in steals with five against Southwest Texas State and a career-high five blocked shots against Oklahoma State...Tallied eight double-figure scoring games...Led the team eight times in rebounding and twice in scoring.

As a freshman (1997-98): Monica was the only freshman on the roster...Played in 10 games and averaged 5.0 minutes a game...Scored 1.6 points and pulled down 1.2 rebounds an outing...Best scoring performance was nine points against UT-Pan American...Pulled down a season-high three rebounds versus Prairie View A&M...Twice blocked two shots (UT-Pan American and Texas).

Before Baylor: High School - Monica led her Austin Johnston High School team with 23.6 points, 14.3 rebounds and 7.9 blocks a game as a senior...She earned first-team all-Centex and first-team 25-5A All-District honors...Coached by Finest Axel...Four-year letterwinner in high school...Squad was elimi- nated in district playoffs by Austin Westlake.

Personal: Full name is Monica Lynn Arnold...Daughter of George Arnold and Beverly Arnold of Austin...Born June 18, 1980 in Austin...Is the youngest of four children: George (27), Shameka (25) and LaQuay (22) ...Future plans include playing professional basketball and coaching...Selected Baylor because it?s the best school...Chose Baylor over UT-San Antonio and Kansas State...Majoring in general studies...Likes to play basketball and swim in her spare time.

More facts:
Double-figure scoring games - 13 in 1999-00; 21 in career.
Double-figure rebounding games - 3 in 1999-00; 4 in career.
Double-doubles - 1 in 1999-00; 1 in career.
20-point games - 1 in career.

More on Monica...
Here?s her favorites:
WNBA team - Phoenix Mercury
WNBA player - Yolanda Griffith
Singer - Lauryn Hill
Actor - Morris Chestnut
Actress - Nia Long
Movie - Love & Basketball
TV Show - Martin
Book - Warriors Don?t Cry
Music - R&B
Food - Chicken fajitas
Few people know that - I?m a full year younger than my classmates.
My most prized possession is - My family.
Words to live by - I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13.
The team comedian is - Michelle Neely
Most under-recognized player is - Eboni Hammond
Most competitive player is - Jessika Stratton
To prepare for games I usually - Visualize myself doing good in the game.
I picked jersey # 40 because - It was my summer league number.
What motivates me for a game - God, family, friends and coaches.

Arnold?s Career Stats

Years G-GSFG-FGAFG-FGAFG%FT-FTAFT%REB-AVGTP-AVGABSMIN
97-9810-07-15

0-0

.4672-4.50012-1.216-1.616050-5.0
98-9931-2989-193

0-0

.46145-87.517168-5.4223-7.2153732662-21.4
99-0027-23104-238

0-0

.43742-82.512149-5.5250-9.363026555-20.6
Totals68-52200-446

0-0

.44889-173.514329-4.8489-7.22273581267-18.6

1999-00 Season Highs

Pts17 vs. Colorado, Oklahoma, Texas
FGM8 vs. Colorado (2-23-00)
FGA19 vs. Texas (2-12-00)
FG%.833 (5-6) UT-Arlington (12-12-99)
3ptFGMN/A
3ptFTAN/A
3ptFG%N/A
FTM5 vs. Oklahoma (1-15-00)
FTA8 vs. Texas (2-12-00)
FT%1.000 (2-3) vs. Iowa State (2-26-00)
REB12 vs. Texas (2-12-00), North Texas (11-24-99)
BL3 vs. Colorado (2-23-00), Kansas (1-19-00)
STL6 vs. Colorado (2-23-00)
MIN32 vs. Nebraska (3-7-00)

Career Highs

Pts20 vs. McNeese (12-5-98)
FGM10 vs. McNeese (12-5-98)
FGA19 vs. Texas (2-12-00)
FG%.833 (10-12) vs. McNeese (12-5-98)
3ptFGMN/A
3ptFTAN/A
3ptFG%N/A
FTM6 vs. Colorado (2-29-99)
FTA9 vs. Colorado (2-29-99)
FT%1.000 (2-3) vs. Iowa State (2-26-00)
REB12 vs. Texas (2-12-00), North Texas (11-24-99)
BL5 vs. Oklahoma State (2-6-99)
STL6 vs. Colorado (2-23-00)
MIN34 vs. Texas A&M (2-13-99)
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