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Natasha Lacy
11  Natasha Lacy

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
El Paso, Texas

High School:
Montwood HS

Last College:
TCU

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

03/23/2014

UTEP (25-7) Welcomes Saint Mary's (23-9) In WNIT Second-Round Game Monday

Winner Will Face Colorado In WNIT Sweet 16 Contest

01/10/2014

UTEP To Battle Tulsa In C-USA Home Opener Saturday

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2006-07 (Junior)
Sat out season due to NCAA transfer rules.

Prior To UTEP
Transferred to UTEP following three seasons at TCU ... left TCU as one of the more decorated players in school history ... ranked among the career leaders in scoring (11th, 945), rebounding (sixth, 579), assists (first, 456) and steals (second, 223) ... the only player in TCU history with more than 700 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists ... scored in double figures 48 times with seven 20-plus point performances ... posted 10 double-doubles, including seven as a junior in 2005-06 ... handed out at least 10 assists on six occasions ... TCU compiled a 67-29 (.698) overall record and a 32-12 (.727) slate in conference games ... the Lady Frogs also appeared in three NCAA Tournaments and advanced to the second round twice.

2005-06 (Junior)
Second-team All-Mountain West selection who led the team in scoring (417, 14.4 ppg), rebounding (216, 7.4 rpg), assists (112, 3.9 apg) and minutes per game (31.7 mpg) ... her 21 blocked shots were second on the team while her 50 steals ranked third ... the only player in the MWC to rank in the top-10 in points (t-4th), rebounds (5th), assists (3rd) and steals (t-8th) ... started 27 of the 29 games she appeared in ... scored in double-figures in 24 games, including the final 10 ... seven 10-plus rebounding showings and 10 games with at least five assists ... two-time MWC Player of the Week ... opened the season with back-to-back double-doubles against Long Beach State (11/18) and No. 10 Georgia (11/21) ... 13 points, 10 rebounds vs. LBSU and 13 and 13 vs. UGA ... 15 points, seven assists and a career-high 17 rebounds at No. 25 Southern California (12/4) ... 22 points with six dimes vs. Arkansas State (12/22) ... earned her first-ever player of the week award following a 23-point effort on 7-for-10 shooting against UTA (12/30) ... she also added seven rebounds and four steals as she eclipsed the 20-point mark in consecutive games for the first time in her career ... team-high 18 points and 11 rebounds - with 11 and six after halftime - in a 73-63 win at Colorado State (1/21) ... followed the CSU outing with a pair of double-doubles at home against No. 20 BYU (1/25) and Utah (1/27) ... 11 points and 12 rebounds vs. the Cougars in a 67-64 loss, and 23 points, 13 boards and six assists in a 13-point win over the Utes ... her career-high 31 points off the bench at Air Force (2/15) on 10-of-15 shooting and 3-of-5 from outside was the most in the MWC all season and the eighth-most in a league game in conference history ... 15 points and 10 rebounds, including an offensive put-back with 2.1 seconds left to steal a 63-62 win at No. 17 Utah (3/2) ... that performance - which was her seventh double-double of the year - along with 14 points, eight rebounds and six assists vs. UNLV (3/4) two days later propelled her to her second MWC Player of the Week award ... team-high 14 points and nine boards in a crucial 63-55 win over Wyoming (3/8) in the MWC Quarterfinals ... her steal and three-point play with 1:20 to play gave the Lady Frogs an eight-point cushion over the Cowgirls ... against 11 nationally-ranked teams, she averaged 11.9 ppg, 7.8 rpg, 3.1 apg and 1.4 spg.

2004-05 (Sophomore)
Third-team All-Conference USA honoree and TCU's Co-Offensive Player of the Year with Sandora Irvin ... averaged 9.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 2.8 steals ... ranked third in C-USA in steals, fourth in assists and eighth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5) ... ranked 22nd nationally in assists and 35th in steals ... second on the team in rebounds and third in scoring ... her 184 assists in 32 games broke her own school record she set as a freshman ... handed out at least five assists 23 times, including 10 games with at least seven ... her 5.75 apg also established a new benchmark ... her 90 steals placed her third on the single-season list at TCU and tied the C-USA record for steals by a sophomore ... scored in double-figures 18 times and posted three double-doubles - all with different combinations ... had a near triple-double with nine points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against Oklahoma (12/9), 12 points and 11 rebounds vs. UTA (1/2) and 12 points, 11 assists in an overtime loss at No. 15 DePaul (2/13) ... had a career night against SMU (12/2) as she went 6-for-6 from the floor, including three 3-pointers, 3-for-3 from the charity stripe, had seven rebounds, seven assists and a pair of steals in a 20-point home win ... that performance tied the TCU single-game record for field goal percentage ... her double-double against UTA sparked a streak of four consecutive games scoring in double figures and at least five assists ... poured in a then career-high 23 points in a 68-51 win at Cincinnati (1/23) ... a week later, she gave one of the gutsiest performances of her career at Houston (1/30) ... after severely rolling her ankle in practice on Tuesday and not being sure if she would play 24 hours prior to tip, she came off the bench on Sunday, played 36 minutes and contributed 10 points on a season high-tying three triples, five rebounds and six assists in just the second win in 18 games against the Cougars ... scored in double figures in the final six games, including a 14-point, nine-rebound, seven-assist outing in a 74-43 win over previously undefeated Division I newcomer North Dakota State (2/22) ... helped lead fourth-seeded TCU to the C-USA Championship with three-game averages of 13.0 ppg, 5.7 rpg, 4.7 apg and 2.3 spg ... her 60 percent average on 6-of-10 from behind the arc in the 2005 tourney is tied for the fifth-highest total in league history.

2003-04 (Freshman)
Conference USA All-Freshman honoree and C-USA All-Tournament Team selection ... appeared in all 32 games with 23 starts (including the final 14) and averaged seven points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists ... ranked second on the team in rebounds and first in assists ... set what was then a TCU single-season record for assists with 165 ... also registered the third-most steals in a season by a Lady Frog with 87, which she later surpassed with 90 as a sophomore ... shot a career-high 45.2 percent from the floor ... her rebounding average was sixth among C-USA freshmen, while her 5.2 assists and 2.7 steals were tops among league rookies ... ranked fourth in the league in assists and steals among all players ... finished in the top-50 nationally in assists and steals at Nos. 45 and 46, respectively ... started and played 28 minutes in her first-ever college game against Texas State (11/21) where she finished with four points, three rebounds, seven assists and five steals, ... five steals and five points in 22 minutes off the bench against No. 5 Tennessee (1/2) ... 12 points on 5-of-7 shooting to go along with eight assists, three steals and three rebounds at home against New Mexico State (1/6) - a 96-63 TCU win ... season-high 22 points with a career-high four 3-pointers to go along with 10 rebounds for her first-career double-double in a 125-119 4ot win at East Carolina (2/13) ... also had seven assists and six steals ... her final triple tied the game at 117 with 2:55 to play in the fourth extra session ... two days later she handed out a career-high 11 assists (one short of a TCU record) in a team-high 36 minutes at Charlotte (2/15) ... pulled down a season-high 14 rebounds (10 in the first half) versus Marquette (2/20) ... Ten points, seven rebounds, seven assists and four steals in 33 minutes of a 73-53 win over No. 11 DePaul (2/22) ... also tied the C-USA Tournament single-game record with 10 assists against Charlotte (3/5) and No. 11 Houston (3/7) ... nearly registered a triple-double against the Cougars in the title game as she finished with eight points and nine rebounds ... named to the All-Tournament Team after averaging 7.3 points on 63.6 percent shooting, 6.7 rebounds, 8.3 assists and 1.7 steals ... against Temple (3/20) in her first-ever NCAA Tournament game, she scored 12 points on a perfect 4-for-4 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free-throw line with four assists, two rebounds and two steals in 28 minutes.

High School
Earned three varsity letters at Montwood High School for coach Steve Barrera ... named Honorable Mention All-America by Street & Smith's ... rated as the ninth-best point guard in the nation and 23rd-best player overall by All-Star Girls Report ... played in the Texas Girls Coaches Association All-Star game ... averaged a triple-double during her senior season with 25 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists, four steals and four blocks per game ... as a sophomore, she averaged 23 points, six rebounds, six assists and five steals.

Personal
Full name is Natasha Lacy ... born on July 8, 1985, in El Paso, Texas ... daughter of Austin and Pauline Lacy ... has three older siblings, Keota Maryuen, 29, Marcus, 28, and Austin, 25 ... pursuing a master's degree in education.

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