25 Melissa Book
Height: 5-8
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Millbrook
Position: G

AS A FRESHMAN (2005-06): Saw action in 17 games on the season, coming off the bench in each one…played in nine conference games…played three minutes at Albany, pulling down a rebound and dishing out an assist in the game...went 0-for-2 from the field...was 1-for-3 from the three-point arc at Binghamton, playing four minutes for three points scored and a rebound...came off the bench to score two points at the end of the first half against Hartford...scored her first trey of the year for three points at home against Binghamton...tallied two points at Hartford, scoring both at the free throw line...scored her first points of the year against Vermont, making a nice move to the basket and hitting a lay-up…averaged 0.8 points per game, 0.3 rebounds per game and 0.2 assists per game.

HIGH SCHOOL: A four-year letter winner of the varsity basketball team at Millbrook High School, earning Cap Six All-Conference accolades all four years...led her team to back-to-back Cap Six Conference Championships…averaged 14.6 ppg her senior year despite missing part due to injury...in the seven games prior to her injury she average 21.3 ppg…shot 33.0 percent from the field and 35.0 percent from three-point range while averaging 6.7 rpg, 2.0 apg and 3.5 spg as a senior…racked up the accolades her final year, captaining the squad, earning Wendy’s High School Heisman Award, being named by Sports Radio 850 as the Athlete of the Month for Feb. ’05 and earning all-tournament honors at the Tiger Christmas Invitational…named Most Outstanding Offensive Player as a junior and senior...as a freshman earned the team’s coach’s award honors…an honor roll student, Academic All-Conference honoree and member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Competed in gymnastics for eight years, moving up to Level 8 (out of 10)…the oldest of two children to Ed and Liz Book...younger brother’s name is Eric…born Feb. 16, 1987.