Weight: 155 lbs.
School: Heritage Christian High School -09
Hometown: Plainfield, Indiana
NOTE: As of May 17, 2009
USA Basketball Notes
- Gold Medal: 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.
- Silver Medal: 2007 USA Youth Development Festival.
- Named as a 2009 USA Basketball Women's U19 World Championship Team finalist on May 17, 2009.
- Was a member of the 2008 USA U18 National Team that went 5-0, won the gold medal at the 2008 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and qualified the U.S. for the 2009 FIBA U19 World Championship; averaged 4.6 ppg., 4.0 rpg. and a team second-best (tie) 3.4 apg.
- Averaged 3.8 ppg., 4.0 rpg., 1.4 apg. and 2.2 spg. to help the USA Blue Team to a 2-3 record and silver medal at the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival.
- Among all 2007 Festival participants, ranked tied for eighth in steals (11).
- Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and play for the University of Connecticut in the fall.
High School Honors
- Named to the 2009 Parade Magazine All-America first team.
- Earned 2009 USA Today All-USA second team honors.
- A 2009 McDonald's All-American, had four points, seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocked shots for the East Team in the -09 McDonald's High School All-American Game.
- Named 2009 Indiana Basketball Coaches Association All-State first team.
- Selected as the 2009 Indianapolis Star Super Team Player of the Year.
- MVP of the 2008 state tournament.
- Tabbed 2007, 2008 and 2009 all-state first team.
- Honored as the Indianapolis City Player of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2009.
- Named all-state honorable mention and All-City North Team by the Indianapolis Star 2006.
High School Notes
- Compted for Heritage Christian High School (Ind.) where she amassed 1,453 points, 1,015 rebounds, 489 assists, 493 steals and 108 blocked shots during her four-year prep career.
- As a senior in 2008-09, aided Heritage Christian to a 26-1 record, the Indiana Class 2A championship, and a final No. 12 national ranking and No. 5 Midwest Region ranking by USA Today; averaged 14.1 ppg., 8.8 rpg., 4.4 apg. and 4.3 spg.
- Averaged 12.0 ppg., 8.4 rpg., 4.6 apg. and 4.5 spg. as a junior in 2007-08 to help her team to a 28-1 record and a second consecutive 2A state title; as a sophomore, averaged 13.8 ppg., 8.2 rpg., 4.6 apg. and 4.7 spg. to help her team to a 26-3 record and a state championship; as a freshman, averaged 11.1 ppg., 7.6 rpg., 4.0 apg. and 4.0 spg. to help her team to a 24-3 record and a state title.
- Played AAU for Indiana's Finest for 11 years and helped the team to six national semifinals, two national runner-up finishes and one national championship.
- Born on Jan. 16, 1991, in Indianapolis, Ind.
- Daughter of Connie and Bob Faris; has one brother, Patrick (21) and two sisters, Kristi (26) and Kimmi (23).
- Her father played college football.
- An all-state volleyball player in 2007 and 2008.
- A member of her school's honor roll all four years and is in the National Honor Society.
The Inside Scoop
- Her post-basketball career ambitions are still undetermined, but hopes to start a youth-oriented center.
- Favorite sports other than basketball: volleyball and softball.
- Favorite food: macaroni & cheese.
- Favorite basketball player: Olympic gold medalist Reggie Miller.
- Favorite basketball team: Boston Celtics.
- Favorite non-basketball Olympian: Apolo Anton Ono.
- The strangest place I ever played hoops was: in my basement.
- The best player I've ever faced was: the entire 2008 USA U18 National Team.
- I want to go one-on-one against: two-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Jordan.
- The most impressive person I've ever met is: Alan Williams because of his perseverance and determination.
- Always in my fridge: water.
- One piece of clothing I can't live without: sweatshirts.
- The most interesting place ever visited: New Orleans during a hurricane.
- Away from the court I enjoy: hanging out with friends and eating.
- I can't live without: food.
- Most people don't know that: I like to dance.
- This right-hander wears No. 34 because her siblings wore the same number.