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  Caton Hill
Caton Hill
Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ada, Okla.

High School:
Ada

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/11/1981

Experience:
2000-04

Was a very versatile player who shot the three extremely well ... had the ability to drive to the rim or pull up and hit the dribble jumpshot ... was considered the team's best post defender and rebounder ... was a tough competitor who had been a key ingredient to OU's success from 2000-2004 ... played inside and out ... a confident player that led the team on and off the court.

Sooner Honors
* Big 12 Post Graduate Scholarship Recipient, 2004
* NCAA All-West Regional, 2002, 2001
* Big 12 All-Tournament team, 2004
* All-Big 12 third team, 2002
* All-Big 12 second team, 2001
* All-Big 12 honorable mention, 2004
* Verizon Academic All-American third team, 2004
* Verizon Academic All-District VI, 2004
* Verizon Academic All-District VI, 2002
* Three-time Academic All-Big 12 first team, 2004, 2002, 2001
* Texas-San Antonio All-Tournament team, 2002
* Team tri-captain, 2003
* USA Basketball World University Games team member, 2001
* Big 12 Player of the Week, Jan. 8, 2001
* Kansas City Star All-Big 12 Freshman team, 2000
* Bertha Teague Classic All-Tournament team, 2004, 2003, 2000
* OU's Rebounder of the Year, 2002, 2001
* President's Honor Roll, spring 2000
* 10-time Sooner Scholar and Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

Career At Oklahoma
Four-year letterwinner and starter ... became the ONLY OU player, male or female, to score more than 1,500 points (1,653), grab 1,000 plus rebounds (1,052) and pocket 200 or more steals (217) in a career ... produced a school record 33 career double-doubles ... moved into OU's top 15 in career scoring and became a member of the 1,000-point club as a junior (2002) ... currently ranks among Oklahoma's all-time best in 20-of-22 categories including the all-time leader in defensive rebounds (745), games started (139) and games played (140) ... also concluded her career ranked second in total rebounds (1,052) and offensive boards (307) and fifth in points scored (1,653) ... others include third in free throw percentage (.799) and three-point field goal percentage (.396) and eighth in rebounding average (7.5) ... owns OU's top three single season records for most defensive rebounds with 219 (2001), 172 (2002) and 167 (2000) ... name also appears three times on the three-point field goal and free throw percentage single season charts.

As A Fifth-Year Senior -- 2003-2004
Verizon Academic All-American third team pick ... Academic All-Big 12 first team selection ... named to the All-Big 12 honorable mention team ... averaged 12.3 points and 6.2 rebounds per game for the season ... shot 45.8 percent from the field, 40.6 percent from the arc and 84.5 percent from the free throw line ... in NCAA action, averaged 7.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game ... scored nine points and had nine rebounds vs. Stanford (M22) in 36 minutes of play ... named to the Big 12 All-Tournament team after averaging 13.5 points and 6.8 rebounds per game ... also shot 40 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from the arc and was flawless, 11-of-11, from the stripe, a tournament best ... ranked second in the tournament in 3s made per game (2.0), fourth in steals (2.0), fifth in 3-point field goal percentage (57.1%), ninth in scoring (13.8) and seventh in rebounding (6.8) ... made the second most three-pointers in tournament action (8)...teammate Erin Higgins hit a tournament-best nine treys ... had the game winning play by hustling for an offensive rebound after Higgins missed a free throw with :23 to play (58-56, OU) against third seed and 13th-ranked Colorado (M10) in the quarterfinals putting Hill on the free throw line to clinch the victory ... had 17 points (scored 15 of her 17 points in the final 8:31), five rebounds, two assists and hit 3-of-4 threes to conclude her collegiate career at 7-0 against Colorado ... named the State Farm Insurance Player of the Game vs. Colorado (M10) ... led all scores with 20 points in OU's opening 60-47 win over Texas A&M (M9) ... had 11 points, nine rebounds and four assists in the championship game vs. top seed and second-ranked Texas (M13) ... averaged 33.8 minutes per game in tournament action ... netted a personal-best four 3s, all in the first half, against state rival OSU in Stillwater (F28) ... also hit four 3s at Stephen F. Austin (D13) ... ranked among the Big 12 best in five categories including fourth in free throw percentage (.845) and eighth in three-point field goal percentage (.406) ... named OU's MVP of the Bertha Teague Classic after scoring 17 points with the assistance of three 3s against ORU (N22) ... received OU's Glue Award at the team banquet ... played and started all 33 games ... repeated her Sooner Scholar and Commissioner's academic honor rolls merits for the year.

As A Senior -- 2002-2003
Received a medical redshirt after tearing ACL against Sam Houston State 40 seconds into the game on Nov. 26, four games into the season ... became OU's all-time leader in defensive rebounds before being sidelined ... averaged 10.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1.0 steals per game over four games ... produced double-doubles in all three complete games she played ... scored 11 points and had 14 rebounds at Tennessee (N10) ... had 13 points and 11 rebounds against Tulsa (N22) and scored 17 points and grabbed 13 rebounds vs. Oral Roberts (N23) in the Bertha Teague Classic (N22-23), earning her all-tournament honors for the second time in her career ... repeated her Sooner Scholar and Commissioner's academic honor rolls merits for the year.

As A Junior -- 2001-2002
Averaged the team's third best point production with 12.6 ppg and was the team leader in rebounds per game with 6.9 ... also shot a solid 39.8 percent from the three-point line and 46.2 from the field plus 81.2 percent from the foul line ... had 10-plus rebounds in seven games ... named to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament team and selected to the All-Big 12 third team ... played in all 36 games while starting 35 ... was a Verizon Academic All-District VI pick and Academic All-Big 12 honoree ... earned Texas-San Antonio All-Tournament team honors ... named the Nike Player of the Game in the NCAA West Regional semifinal game against Texas Tech (M25) ... averaged 12.2 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game during NCAA Tournament action ... hit two-of-three three-pointers against Connecticut (M31) in the national championship game ... also had eight rebounds, scored nine points, dished out four assists and pocketed two steals vs. the Huskies ... had 14 points, six rebounds, three assists and shot 45.5 percent from the field in the semifinal game against Duke (M29) ... hit a critical three-pointer to stop Duke's late run ... set a school record with her 26th career double-double in that win ... scored 15 points and had a game-high 14 rebounds against Texas Tech (M23) in NCAA Regional action ... had a team-leading seven rebounds and five assists plus four steals in the regional championship win over Colorado (M25) ... netted 15 points, had four rebounds, shot 62.5 percent from the field (5-of-8) and hit all four attempted free throws in 24 minutes of action against Villanova (M18) in the second round of NCAA action ... scored a team-best 14 points, grabbed six boards and pocketed five steals vs. Hartford (M16) to open NCAA action ... moved into OU's top 15 in career scoring after recording eight points against Oklahoma State in the first game of the Big 12 Tournament (M6) ... was one of five to average double digits in scoring during OU's run to the tournament crown ... averaged 11.0 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 2.3 steals and shot 44.4 percent from the field in Big 12 Tournament action ... recorded a season-best 21 points vs. Baylor, Butler and Kansas ... joined OU's 1,000-point club against Kansas (F2) ... had team highs of 20 points and nine rebounds against Kansas State (F13) ... early foul trouble allowed only 19 minutes of action at Connecticut ... produced 11 points, four rebounds, two assists and shot 66.7 percent from the field ... scored 20 points and played 40 minutes vs. Purdue (N11) ... scored 20-plus points in five games, 10-or-more points in 27 games ... repeated her Sooner Scholar and Commissioner's academic honor rolls merits for the year.

Summer -- 2001
Member of the 2001 USA Women's Basketball team that won a gold medal at the World University Games in Beijing, China ... assisted the USA team to an overall record of 7-1 ... played in all eight games and averaged 5.4 points and 3.0 rebounds per game ... also shot 92.3 percent from the foul line (12-of-13) and 46.7 percent from the field (14-of-30).

As A Sophomore -- 2000-2001
Averaged a team-best 9.3 rebounds per game ... also ranked third on the team in scoring with 13.0 ppg while shooting 51.8 percent from the field and 45.8 percent from the arc ... was one of four players to start all 34 games ... was named to the 2001 NCAA All-West Regional team after leading the Sooners in scoring (17.7 ppg) and rebounding (12.0 rpg) in NCAA Tournament games ... ranked among the NCAA Tournament leaders in five statistical categories, including first in rebounds (12) and defensive rebounds per game (7.0) ... also ranked second in offensive boards (5.0) per game, 10th in field goal percentage (.561) and 11th in scoring ... voted to the All-Big 12 and Dallas Morning News All-Big 12 second teams ... was named the Big 12 Conference Player of the Week on Jan. 8 after producing four consecutive double-doubles over the holiday break ... ended the year ranked third on OU's single season list with 315 rebounds ... also shot .458 from the arc for fifth best and averaged 9.3 rebounds for seventh best in a single season ... had 10-plus points in 22 games and grabbed 10-or-more rebounds 16 times ... had four straight double-doubles en route to a team-best 14 double-doubles on the year ... led the league in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 58.8 percent, and topped the conference in defensive rebounds with 7.31 per game in Big 12 games ... scored a game-high 22 points and had a game- and career-high 19 rebounds (five offensive/14 defensive) at Oklahoma State (F10) ... scored a game-high 22 points in OU's 84-66 win over Texas Tech in Norman (J28) ... grabbed seven rebounds, dished out four assists and shot 58.8% from the field (10-of-17) vs. the Lady Raiders ... scored a career- and game-high 25 points at Colorado (J3) to open Big 12 play and had 15 rebounds to go along with three steals, two blocked shots and two three-pointers ... recorded her fourth straight double-double against Texas (J10) with 17 points and 12 rebounds ... was the winner of the team's best rebounder award ... one of five OU players named to the Big 12 All-Academic first team ... named to the Sooner Scholar and Commissioner's honor rolls for the academic year.

As A Freshman -- 1999-2000
Averaged 9.4 points and 7.4 rebounds in 25.8 minutes of action ... was one of four players to start all 33 games ... ended the year ranked among OU's all-time single season leaders in rebounds (244/11th) and offensive rebounds (77/10th) ... was named to the Kansas City Star All-Big 12 Freshman Team ... was one of the top freshmen in the conference ... led the team in blocked shots (13) and ranked second to OU's great Phylesha Whaley in offensive (77), defensive (167) and total rebounds (244) ... was third in steals (56) and fourth in assists (55) ... produced her sixth and final double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds against Texas (M8) in the Big 12 Tournament ... ranked among the NCAA Tournament leaders in defensive rebounds (12th/6.0) and total rebounds (18th/8.7) ... was also one of the Big 12's best in defensive rebounds (5.06/6th) and total rebounds (7.4/11th) ... had the conference's second best individual performance in steals with nine against Tulsa (N29) ... scored in double digits 15 times ... grabbed 10-plus boards 10 times ... hit better than 50 percent from the field in 17 games ... had an outstanding game at Texas (J19) with then-career highs in points (20) and rebounds (13) ... scored the final basket of the game vs. UT to put the Sooners ahead for good at the 1:26 mark ... recorded 11 of the team's final 21 points and collected 10 of her 13 boards in the second half against the Longhorns ... nearly had a triple-double with 18 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high nine steals against Tulsa (N29), earning Bertha Teague Classic All-Tournament honors ... recipient of the OU's Jay Myers and Pace Awards, which are the highest individual honors given by the University to freshmen ... named to the Sooner Scholar and Commissioner's honor rolls for the academic year ... also earned President's Honor Roll merits following the spring semester.

High School
Averaged 24.5 points and 8.2 rebounds per game ... collected 73 assists, 93 steals and shot 85 percent from the free throw line ... ended her prep career with 1,894 points, 842 rebounds, 205 assists and 354 steals ... was a two-time MVP of the Bertha Teague High School Mid-America Classic ... led high school teams (Ada and Lansing (Kan.) to an overall three-year record of 49-4 ... earned 4A All-State honors, all-area first team merits and MVP all-area accolades as a senior ... participated in the Hall of Fame Game and was named to the Fabulous Five Team by the Daily Oklahoman ... voted to the 5A state tournament first team after leading her squad to the championship as a junior ... named Kansas' 1997 Basketball Player of the Year as a sophomore at Lansing ... earned all-area twice and all-league first team honors and was voted the all-area MVP her final year at LHS ... selected as a Kansas City Star All-Metro second teamer and Wichita Times All-State 4A first teamer ... also participated in volleyball and track and field ... was a two-time all-area first team selection in volleyball ... led the league twice in solo blocks ... took third at state in the shot put and discus as a senior ... won the state title in the shot put and finished third in the discus as a junior ... won the regional title in the discus and shot put as a sophomore at LHS ... set the LHS record in the shot put with a throw of 36-6 that same season ... finished seventh as a freshman in the discus at the state meet ... was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and track and lettered twice in volleyball ... was active in the Student Council, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Native American Club and Tawntette ... was a National Honor Society member ... served as president of the 1999 senior class and science club president ... was named an Oklahoma Academic Scholar.

Personal
Full name is Caton Leigh Hill ... born in Leavenworth, Kan., on Jan. 11, 1981 ... is the daughter of Bill and Becky Hill ... is one of five children ... earned a BS in zoology and was accepted into OU's medical school for the fall 2004 ... belongs to the Chi Omega sorority, Crimson Club and was involved in the OU Honors College ... was extremely involved in the community.

  • Hill'sCareer Highs

    Points

    25 at Colorado (1-3-01)

    Rebounds 19 at Oklahoma State (2-10-01)
    Offensive Rebounds 6 seven times;last vs. Tennessee (12-21-03
    Defensive Rebounds 14 at Oklahoma State (2-10-01)
    Field Goals Made 10 twice, last vs. Texas Tech (1-28-01)
    Field Goals Attempted 18 vs. Washington (3-24-01)
    3-pt. Field Goals Made 4 four times; last at Oklahoma State (2-28-04)
    3-pt. Field Goals Att. 8 vs. Purdue (11-11-01)
    Free Throws Made 9 vs. Tulsa (11-22-02)
    Free Throws Attempted 9 vs. Tulsa (11-22-02)
    Assists 6 at Texas A&M (1-14-04)
    Steals 9 vs. Tulsa (11-29-00)
    Minutes 40 twice, last vs. Purdue (11-11-01)

    Hill's Career Statistics

    Year GP-GS Min. Avg. FG-FGA Pct. 3P-3PA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. OR DR TReb. Avg. PF AT TO BK ST Pts. Avg.
    1999-00 33-33 25.8 118-251 .470 16-49 .327 58-83 .699 77 167 244 7.4 92 55 79 13 56 310 9.4
    2000-01 34-34 27.9 172-332 .518 27-59 .458 70-86 .814 96 219 315 9.3 117 54 90 8 48 441 13.0
    2001-02 36-35 29.3 164-355 .462 45-113 .398 82-101 .812 71 179 250 6.9 118 75 101 6 55 455 12.6
    2002-03 4-4 24.8 10-33 .303 0-4 .000 21-24 .875 9 29 38 9.5 11 7 11 1 4 41 10.3
    2003-04 33-33 28.0 147-321 .458 41-101 .406 71-84 .845 54 151 205 6.2 102 62 88 7 54 406 12.3
    Totals 140-139 27.7 611-321 .473 129-326 .396 302-378 .799 307 745 745 7.5 440 253 369 35 217 1653

    11.8

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