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#2 Micaela Cocks
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Auckland, New Zealand
High School: Takapuna Grammar
Experience: 3 Years
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IN THE RECORD BOOKS
• Currently her .855 (124-of-145) career free-throw percentage would set a new Oregon program record.
• Has totaled 120 career three-pointers, ranking 7th in Oregon all-time history.
• For her career, has shot .382 (120-of-314) from three-point range, tying for seventh all-time.
• Her 68 three-pointers during the 2008-09 season rank fifth in Oregon single-season history.
• Her .860 free-throw percentage (74-of-86) from 2008-09 ranks fourth in Oregon single-season history.

CAREER ACCOLADES
2008-09: Named to the Pac-10 Third Team...also named Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention...voted by her teammates as the year’s Most Valuable Player, and shared the team’s scholar-athlete award.
2007-08: Competed with the New Zealand national team in the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics...Pac-10 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

AS A JUNIOR • 2008-09
Voted Oregon’s 2008-09 Most Valuable Player after starting all 30 games and leading the Ducks averaging 13.5 points per game...was also named to the Pac-10 Third Team and earned Pac-10 Academic Honorable Mention accolades...produced the best season of her career, leading the Ducks in points (404), three-pointers (68), free-throws made (74), three-point FG percentage (.393), free-throw percentage (.860) and minutes per game (36.9)...led the Pac-10 with 2.3 three-pointers per game...also finished in the conference top-10 of four additional categories; scoring (13.5 ppg; 9th), free-throw percentage (.860; 3rd); three-point field goal percentage (.393; 4th) and minutes played (36.9 mpg; 2nd)...reached double figures 21 times during the season and led Oregon in scoring on 11 occasions...reached the 20-point plateau five times during the year, scoring 22 points in a 69-68 season-opening win at San Jose State (11.15), as well as a career-high 25 points in a 76-71 victory vs. Pacific (11.18)...scored a game-high 22 points shooting 6-of-7 from three-point range in a 64-55 win over Portland (01.26); her six three-pointers were a new career best, and the 6-of-7 mark ties for the third best single-game three-point performance in program history...led the Ducks with 20 points at South Dakota State (11.23) and scored a game-high 20 in loss to UCLA (03.05), setting a new career high by knocking down nine free throws shooting a flawless 9-for-9 from the line (ties for 9th in Oregon single-game history)...scored 18 points and shot a career best .750 (6-of-8) from the floor vs. 7th-ranked Baylor (12.20)...scored 17 points in a 73-56 win at UCLA on (01.04)...added 19 points in a 75-55 victory at Washington (01.15)...led Oregon with 19 points, shooting 4-of-5 from three-point range and 5-of-6 from the free-throw line in a 77-69 victory over the Huskies at Mac Court (02.14).

SUMMER 2008
Competed with the New Zealand Women’s National Team at the 2008 Summer Oylmpic in Beijing.

AS A SOPHOMORE • 2007-08
One of Oregon’s top offensive threats at the guard position, Cocks ended her second season with the Ducks averaging 6.7 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game...played in 30 games, averaging 26.3 minutes...was also third on the team with 36 three-pointers on the year...her .367 three-point shooting percentage ranked sixth in the Pac-10...Oregon’s sixth man, Cocks also received some time in the starting lineup as the Ducks’ point guard for 13 consecutive games from Dec. 12 - Feb. 2...finished the season with eight double figure scoring games...her season highlights included receiving her second career start in a 66-45 win over Long Beach State, playing 31 minutes and scoring 11 points while dishing three assists...got her first of 13 straight starts at the point guard spot vs. South Florida on Dec. 18 at the Caribbean Classic...in the Pac-10 opener, a 76-72 victory at Oregon State, scored 13 points, shooting 3-for-3 from behind the arc (12/29)...matched her season high with 13 points, while setting a new career high with nine rebounds in a 61-52 loss at #9 California (1/10)...shot 4-of-5 from three-point range off the bench, scoring 12 points in a 70-67 victory at Washington State (2/17)...had another good showing in the first round of the Pac-10 Tournament, scoring 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting in 66-45 victory over WSU (3/7)...the following day added nine points on 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range during a quarterfinal loss to #10 Cal (3/8).

AS A FRESHMAN • 2006-07
Saw limited action her first collegiate season...played in all 31 games and made one start, averaging 15.3 minutes per game...averaged 3.4 points, 0.7 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game...shot 43.4 percent (33-of-76) from the floor and 37.2 percent (16-of-43) from behind the three-point line...was nearly perfect from the free-throw line shooting 88.9 percent (24-of-27)...played in all 18 Pac-10 games, averaging 3.4 points...shot 21-of-44 (.477) from the floor and knocked 8-of-23 three-point attempts...scored a career-high 14 points in a 70-63 victory at Oregon State (1/28), adding one rebound and three assists...reached her first double-digit scoring game with 11 points during a 79-53 win over Saint Mary’s (11/30)...dished out a career high four assists during Oregon’s 70-54 victory over UC Santa Barbara (3/17) in the second round on the WNIT.

INTERNATIONAL
Member of the New Zealand national team, nicknamed the Tall Ferns, and a veteran of her country’s top women’s league, the WNBL.

BEFORE OREGON
Cocks graduated from Takapuna Grammar/Rangitoto College in December 2004 ..A product of the Basketball New Zealand High Performance program, she represented her country through all age groups, culminating in the Junior Tall Ferns...She was the Most Valuable Player at the 2004 NZ U20 championships and made her Tall Fern debut at the 2005 William Jones Cup tournament in Taiwan...played club basketball for the Auckland Basketball Team under head coach Aik Ho...team won the Women’s Conference Basketball League (WCBL) and she earned league MVP honors.

PERSONAL
Born Micaela Claire Cocks on May 2, 1986, at North Shore in Auckland, N.Z...parents are Lyal Cocks and Sue Gerrie...has two sisters, Vanessa and Sasha...majoring in Business Administration.

CAREER HIGHS
Points:
25 vs. Pacific (11.18.08)
Rebounds: 9 at #9 California (01.10.08)
Assists: 5 at UCLA (01.24.08)
Blocks: 1, Three Times, last at Arizona (02.07.09)
Steals: 4 at Marquette (12.17.08)
Career 20+ games: 4

 

GETTING TO KNOW MIC

Favorite athlete to watch in a another sport
SHAUN WHITE

Favorite spot on campus

SWEET BASIL - THAI RESTAURANT

TV show I most want to appear on
AMAZING RACE

Best and worst roommate on the road
BEST: ANYBODY BUT JAZZ; WORST: JAZZ BECAUSE SHE SNORES

Best advice I have ever received
LIVE LIFE FULLY WHILE YOU’RE HERE. TAKE OF YOURSELF AND YOUR FRIENDS. HAVE FUN, BE CRAZY, BE WEIRD.

Ten years from now I will be...
A MUM AT THE PARK WITH TAY & HER 2 KIDS

If I could trade places with another athlete
JAMIE ANDERSON, #1 SNOWBOARDER

If I could have any superpower it would be
INVISIBLE

First job
PAPER DELIVERY GIRL

Best class I have taken in college
MATH 243

Worst drill to run at practice
JT DRILL

My bucket list
PLAY A GAME OF ICE HOCKEY, BE IN A PLAY, FLY A JET PLANE










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