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CoCoa Sanford
CoCoa Sanford


Inglewood, Calif.

High School:
Morningside HS






CoCoa Sanford's Career Honors

Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award

About CoCoa: Coach Bonvicini says: "What CoCoa brings to this team is great energy. She's uncanny at being able to get to the glass. She's got great athletic ability, she's extremely quick and jumps very well. Where CoCoa needs to improve is on skill work and on shooting. We utilize her around the basket, so most of her scoring is going to come off offensive rebounds. She has the speed and quickness to defend perimeter players, and we like to use her in our press situations because of her speed and her ability to read. She can get out there, she can step through lanes and get steals for us"...

Spring 2003: A standout sprinter, Sanford joined the Arizona track and field team for the 2003 outdoor season after the end of basketball season... Made an immediate impact on the 4x400m relay team, helping them to a season top time of 3:40.29... Part of a 4x400m relay that finished fourth at the 2003 Pac-10 Championships... Was the team's top triple jumper, with a best jump of 37 feet, 7 1/4 inches, achieved during a dual meet at Arizona State...

2002-03 Season: Mary Roby Academic Achievement Award winner... Saw action in 24 games, starting one... Averaged 6.3 minutes, 1.8 rebounds and 1.3 points per game... Shot 40.6 percent from the floor and 46.2 percent from the free throw line... Put points on the board in eight different games... Grabbed at least one rebound in 20 contests... Reached double digits in playing time during eight games... Recorded averages of 6.5 minutes and 1.5 rebounds per game in two contests of the Pac-10 Conference Tournament... Logged best performance of the season with 9 points and 8 rebounds in just 14 minutes at Washington State (1/9/03)... Had 1 rebound in seven minutes during first collegiate start at Ohio State (12/15/02)... Played a season-high 15 minutes against UC Riverside (12/7/02) during first round of the Fiesta Bowl Classic... Grabbed 1 rebound in 7 minutes of action in her collegiate debut against No. 3 LSU (11/22/02) during the season opener...

High School: Four-year letterwinner in both basketball and track at Morningside High School in Inglewood, Calif.... Is the career rebounding record-holder at Morningside, with 1,517 boards... Two-time All-CIF Southern Section/Div-3A selection... Four-time All-Southern Section and All-Bay League choice... Three-time All-L.A. Area.... Two-time All-Los Angeles/South Bay... Bay League Most Outstanding Player as a sophomore... Named her team's Most Valuable Player during her final three years there... Also three-time team co-captain... Nominated for the 2002 McDonald's All-America Girls Game... Averaged 17.3 points, 13.7 rebounds, 2.0 blocks, 5.0 steals and 2.0 assists per game as a senior while leading Morningside to a 22-7 record... Monarchs finished in the CIF Div-3A semifinals in 2002... Team was CIF Div-3A champion in 1999 and made the CIF-Div3A semifinals in both 2001 and 2000... Morningside was a regional semifinalist in 2001... Also a standout sprinter, she was part of the CIF Div-3A champion 4x400m relay team in 2002 and helped Morningside win the division title as a team... Also finished second in the 400m and third in the 200m... Received an L.A. County Commendation Award in 2000... Merit Honor Roll student... Played for the SoCal Women's Basketball Club... Club team was the 1999 14-under AAU champion and won the End of the Oregon Trail Tournament the same year.

CoCoa Sanford's Career Highs

Field Goals Made: 3, twice, last vs. Washington State (2/8/03)
Field Goals Attempted: 5 at Washington State (1/9/03)
Free Throws Made: 3 at Washington State (1/9/03)
Free Throws Attempted: 5 at Washington State (1/9/03)
Rebounds: 8 at Washington State (1/9/03)
Points: 9 at Washington State (1/9/03)
Assists: 1, four times, last vs. California (3/1/03)
Blocked Shots: 1 vs. UC Riverside (12/7/02)
Steals: 1 vs. Washington (2/6/03)
Minutes Played: 15 vs. UC Riverside (12/7/02)

CoCoa Sanford's Stats at Arizona

Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2002-03. 24-1 151/6.3 13-32 .406 0-0 .000 6-13 .462 18-25 43 1.8 15-0 4 14 1 1 32/1.3 TOTAL... 24-1 151/6.3 13-32 .406 0-0 .000 6-13 .462 18-25 43 1.8 15-0 4 14 1 1 32/1.3