Dawn Higginbotham
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    Dawn Higginbotham

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Colorado Springs, Colo.

    High School:
    Cheyenne Mountain

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    F

    2005-06: Played in all 28 games ... finished the season with 145 points (5.2 pg) and 76 rebounds ... shot .870 from the free-throw line, ranking second on the team ... was perfect in the road victory over Utah Valley State, shooting 3-of-3 from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line ... followed that by hitting 6-of-6 from the field in the win over Weber State ... notched a career-best 16 points in win over hometown rival UCCS, while adding a personal-best four steals ... rejoined the Falcons' track team, leading the team with a mark of 5-5 in the high jump to qualify for the MWC Championships.

    2004-05: Played in all 28 games, getting her first career start at Wyoming ... ended the year with 95 points (3.4 pg) and 72 rebounds ... shot .469 from the field, ranking second on the team ... started out the season with a bang, tallying nine points and a career-high 11 rebounds in just 14 minutes against Montana State ... helped secure the victory against Northern Colorado by drawing a timely charge in the waning moments of the game ... scored a career-high tying 10 points at home versus BYU ... played a career-high 27 minutes in start versus Wyoming, finishing with four points and a team-leading eight rebounds.

    2003-04: Saw action in all 28 games ... played 18 minutes against Illinois-Chicago, notching seven points ... recorded a then career-high nine rebounds against Cal Poly ... notched first career double-digit scoring output with 10 points against IPFW ... scored in 13 of first 16 games ... also a member of the Falcons' track team ... turned in a top mark of 5-6 in the high jump and competed at the MWC Championships.

    High School: Three-year letterwinner in basketball ... coached by Cliff Morgan and Steve Boynton ... averaged 16.7 points and 12.5 rebounds per game for her career ... all-state selection ... led the state in rebounds from 2001-2003 ... three-time first-team all-conference selection ... named MVP last two years and team captain all three years ... Cheyenne Mountain female athlete of the year ... played on the Colorado All-Stars club team ... academic all-state and honor roll all four years ... also lettered four years in track and one in volleyball ... qualified for state track championships in seven events.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 32, the Roadrunners ... born on Aug. 6, 1985 ... given name is Katherine Dawn ... nicknames include D Bomb, D-Higg and Dawny ... majoring in management ... greatest moment in sports was sinking a three-pointer from half court to beat the buzzer ... hobbies include ballet, sleeping and hanging out with friends ... dream job is to be on Saturday Night Live ... parents are Tom and Bernadette Higginbotham ... siblings are Thomas (19), Nikki (18) and Keith (9).

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