Butts Believes: "Sarah is demonstrating that she can be a solid leader for this team and we're going to lean on her for some leadership on the floor, on the bench, in the locker room and away from the court. She's a very physical player that we plan to utilize to grab some defensive rebounds as well as some offensively."
2007-08 (Junior): Played in 28 games, making 11 starts at the forward position... Averaged 3.3 points, 3.5 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game... Started in five of the final seven games of the season... Ranked third on the team with 39 offensive rebounds... Finished with two points, two blocks and six rebounds in a career-high 35 minutes of action against Oregon State in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament in San Jose... Posted six points and eight rebounds against Washington State (2/23)... Tallied a career-best eight points and six rebounds at California (2/16)... Registered eight points and five minutes at Arizona State (2/8)... Notched six points and a career-high 10 rebounds in 33 minutes of action at Oregon State (1/3)... Was one of the two Wildcats remaining on the floor (along with Beatrice Bofia) in the double overtime period in which Arizona played the Beavers two-on five to finish out the game... Finished with four points and six rebounds in 13 minutes of play against USC (12/28)... Posted five points and four rebounds against Boise State (12/12)... Scored a career-high eight points against Northern Arizona (12/6)... Tallied six points and eight rebounds in 24 minutes of action in her debut as a Wildcat at Penn State (11/9).
2006-07 (Sophomore): Averaged 18.2 points and 11.4 rebounds a game while shooting 49.2 percent from the field as a two-year letterwinner at Chandler-Gilbert CC under head coach Cassandra Yancy... Posted averages of 20.8 points and 11.1 rebounds a game and was named the ACCAC Player of the Year as well as being a First Team All-American selection... Selected to the NJCAA Division II National All-Tournament Team... Earned First Team All-Region and First Team All-ACCAC honors.
2005-06 (Freshman): Averaged 15.9 points and 10.8 rebounds at Chandler-Gilbert CC while helping the Coyotes to a 24-10 record... Earned First Team All-ACCAC honors, and was named the ACCAC Freshman of the Year... Earned Second Team All-American honors and a spot on the NJCAA Division II National All-Tournament Team.
High School: Attended Highland High in Gilbert, Ariz., where she earned First Team All-Region and All-State honorable mention accolades while helping the Hawks to an undefeated 35-0 season that included a state championship ... Chosen team captain during junior and senior seasons ... Awards include Blocked Shots award, Rebounding award and team Most Valuable Player ... Also lettered in softball ... Winner of the Home Run Derby while being named team Most Valuable Player.
Personal: Born Jan. 21, 1987 in Tucson ... Full name is Sarah Danielle Hays ... Daughter of Fred Hays and Debra and Kevin Carpenter ... Both of her parents are Arizona alums ... Father was a member of the Wildcat Track and Field team as an undergraduate ... Oldest of four children, including brothers Kyle (19) and Conner (16) and sister Tiffany ... IDS major ... Enjoys working out during her free time
Why Arizona?: "I grew up watching men's and women's basketball at U of A. It was always a dream of mine to play for the Wildcats."
Books - Standing Tall
Movies - Love and Basketball
Food - Italian
Pro Athletes - Michael Jordan and Candace Parker
Television Show - Real World
|PTS||8, three times|
|REB||10, at Oregon State, 1/3/08|
|FG||4, at California, 2/16/08|
|FGA||8, at California, 2/16/08|
|FT||3, vs. Boise State, 12/12/07|
|AST||2, twice, last at Oregon State, 1/3/08|
|STL||3, at New Mexico, 12/15/07|
|BLK||2, twice, last vs. Oregon State, 3/7/08|
|MIN||35, vs. Oregon State, 3/7/08|