21 Desiree Evans-Claassen
2001-02: Averaged 2.3 ppg and 2.1 rpg in 14 games on season... Shot .389 (14-36) from the field and .400 (4-10) from the free throw line... Missed the final seven games of the season with torn cartilage in her shoulder, which required season-ending surgery... Career-highs of seven points (2-9 FG, 3-4 FT) and six rebounds (all offensive) in 14 minutes at Bakersfield (1/11)... Had six points with three boards vs. Grand Canyon (1/18)... Scored four points with career-high six rebounds at Stanislaus (1/12)... Scored three points, three rebounds and had two assists vs. St. Edward’s (11/24)... Scored four points with five boards vs. W. New Mexico (11/23).
2000-01: Averaged 1.3 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 12 games during the season... Scored a season-high five points (2-5 FGs, 1-2 FTs) at Cal Poly Pomona (1/19)... Grabbed season-high five boards, all defensive, vs. UC Santa Cruz (11/21)... Had only block and assist of season vs. San Francisco St. (1/5)... Played double-figure minutes twice, including season-best 11 vs. San Francisco St. (1/5)... DNP-CD 15 times on season.
ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON HS ’98: A three-time All-Central Coast Section and All-Mission Trail Athletic League selection... Team captured three league and section titles... Averaged 17 points and 12 rebounds during senior season... Twice named All-MTAL in volleyball and was a three-time All-MTAL selection in swimming... Named one of the Top 20 Athletes of the Century in Monterey County... Honor roll student.
PERSONAL: Born Jan. 8, 1980 in Palo Alto, Calif.... Double major in exercise science and pyschology... Nicknamed “Des”... Brother, Charles, plays football for Willamette University... Has her Emergency Medical Training certificate... Serves as a student athletic trainer for UC Davis... If not for basketball, would play volleyball at UC Davis... Enjoys snowboarding... Lists her parents as her non-sports heroes... Dream vacation would be a trip to Australia... Career plans include becoming a physician's assistant specializing in sports medicine... Says her career sports highlight was winning the Central California Section title in high school... Best advice she's received: “Ability is what you are capable of. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.”