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    Taja Edwards
    Taja Edwards

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Long Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Long Beach Poly

    Height:
    5-11

    Position:
    F

    03/19/2011

    Bulldog battle Tar Heels in 1st Round

    WBK vs NC NCAA

    Fresno State: (2009-10) Played in all 34 games and started three in the Bulldogs 27-7 and 16-0 WAC championship season ... averaged 4.7 points and 4.5 rebounds a game while playing 16.6 minutes a contest ...had a career-high 12 points at UCSB ... had a season-high eight rebounds at TCU and at home vs. Sacramento State. (2008-09) Played in 28 games and averaged 15.5 minutes a game ... had a career-high 12 points against Hawai'i on Jan. 8 and had a career-best 13 rebounds against Cal State Northridge ... had 11 points and eight rebounds in a road win at Sacramento State . (2007-08) Played in 32 games ... averaged 8.5 minutes a game, 1.9 points and 2.2 rebounds ... scored a career high six points against Cal-State Bakersfield and had seven rebounds against Cal ... played a season-best 18 minutes against Cal-State Northridge ... had two steals against BYU and New Mexico State.

    Long Beach Poly HS: Lettered four years in basketball ... team went 36-1 as a senior and were two-time CIF champions ... won back-to-back state championships ... earned First-Team All-League and Second Team All-State honors ... team was the top team in California all four years and ranked No. 2 in the nation by USA Today ... was a McDonalds All-American candidate ... earned Second Team All-CIF honors ...averaged 10 points, 8.3 rebounds and 3.2 assists as a senior.

    Personal: Born November 4, 1989 in Long Beach, Calif. ... parents are Brett and Cynthia Edwards ... has two sisters, Adrienne and Alaja ... enjoys writing songs and poetry ... won the Pursuit of Excellence award for English ... favorite athlete is Tracy McGrady ... biggest athletic thrill was winning CIF for the first time ... most admires her parents because "they never give up and they always give their all in everything they do" ... attending Fresno State because "coach Wiggins and his staff can bring out the best in me" ... recruited by Pepperdine, Georgia Tech, UCLA, Arizona State, UNLV and Indiana ... graduated from high school with a 3.04 GPA ... majoring in Communications with a minor in Liberal Arts Music.

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