Height: 6' 3"
Hometown: Kettering, OH
High School: Fairmont
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Junior Cassie Sant started in all but one of the Flyers’ 31 games this season and averaged 7.7 ppg on .434 shooting from the floor... Sant finished fifth on the team in scoring (7.7 ppg), field goal percentage (.434) and offensive rebounds (44), as well as fourth in free throw percentage (.771) and third in blocked shots (11)... She scored in double figures 12 times this season, including a career-high 19 points in the win over Michigan State... Sant recorded a double-double against VCU with 12 points and 10 rebounds... Had 10 points and 7 rebounds in Dayton’s 71-66 win over No. 13 Vanderbilt.
Sophomore Cassie Sant played in all but one game for the Flyers this season...Played 17.7 minutes per game...Ranked third on the team in scoring with 8.0 ppg, more than doubling the 3.4 ppg she averaged her rookie year...Named to the Saint Peter’s College Holiday Classic All-Tournament Team after putting up 16 points against Binghamton to lead Dayton to the championship…Scored a career-high 17 points in a victory against UMass...Sant led the team in field goal percentage at 49 percent...Scored in double digits on nine different occasions throughout the season...Recorded a double-double against Rhode Island with a season-high 11 rebounds to go with 14 points...In the 2011-2012 season, Sant doubled her made field goals...In the Atlantic 10 Championship game, Sant recorded three points and four rebounds.
Made her Flyer debut against Penn State in Dayton’s season opener…Posted 10 points against Toledo (12/5/10) and also notched her first collegiate block... Put up a career-high 14 points against Harvard (12/30/10)...She played in 27 games for the Flyers and averaged three points a game... garnered four rebounds in five different games for the Flyers... played a career high 21 minutes against Toledo and accumulated total of 282 minutes played... ended the season shooting .417 from the field and .696 from the free throw line... awarded the Most Improved Player award at the season ending banquet.
Prior to UD
With only one scholarship available, University of Dayton women's basketball coach Jim Jabir and his staff landed one of the top local basketball products in several years when Fairmont High School star Cassie Sant signed her letter of intent to attend UD and play basketball for the Flyers.
Sant, Fairmont's much sought-after 6-foot-2 center, is a three-year starter and averaged a team-high 14 points and nine rebounds as a junior last season, leading the Firebirds to a 22-4 record. Just as impressive, she also has a 3.7 grade point average.
On the national recruiting rankings, Sant is rated the ninth-best power forward in the nation and the 82nd best prospect overall by the ESPNU HoopsGirlz 100. In her junior season, Sant was an Honorable Mention All-Ohio selection. She is a two-time First Team All-Greater Western Ohio Conference selection.
"I think we're incredibly fortunate to have such a nationally-renowned recruit join our UD family," said head coach Jim Jabir. "It's great that she's local and that we are able to give top local players the option to stay home. Her signing shows a lot about where our program is going. Cassie is a great person with great character, she comes from a great family and is a great student. She's a Dayton kind of kid and we're fortunate to have her. Cassie comes from a great basketball program at Fairmont. Coach Tim Cogan has done a great job developing her and all his players."
A native of nearby Kettering, Sant was wooed by many national women's basketball powers, including Iowa, Purdue, Oklahoma, Nebraska, Michigan State and Bowling Green.
Cassie was able to compile arguably the most impressive career in Fairmont history. She owns the school record in points (1,226), rebounds (708), and most career assists (228). She also holds a record for most assists in a game with ten. She help lead her team to two league championships and two district championships her junior and senior year. In her senior season (2009-2010) she was able to average 13.3 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game. This all attributed to her leading the Firebirds to their first ever state championship appearance in school history.
She is the daughter of Eric and Roxanne Gray. She has a younger brother, Vincent, and younger sister, Zoe. She is majoring in Visual Communication Design.
Points: 19, Michigan State -- 12/08/12
Rebounds: 11, Rhode Island -- 01/07/12
Assists: 4, vs. vs. Buffalo -- 11/25/11; Michigan State -- 12/08/12
Steals: 2, 5 times
Blocks: 3, George Washington -- 03/09/13
FG Made: 9, Michigan State -- 12/08/12; at Akron -- 12/18/12
FG Attempts: 16, at VCU -- 01/30/13
3FG Made: 2, 5 times
3FG Attempts: 4, at Wright State -- 11/28/12; at Butler -- 1/12/13
FT Made: 7, Richmond -- 01/25/12
FT Attempts: 10, Richmond -- 01/25/12