23  Crystal Champion
Crystal Champion
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Washington, D.C.

High School:
H.D. Woodson

Height:
5-10

Position:
F

2004-05 (Sophomore):
Made perhaps the biggest improvement on the team from last season, finishing as the team leader in rebounds (7.9/game, 4th in MAC) and free throw attempts (4.1/game)...second on team in points (9.8/game, 28th in MAC), field goal percentage (55.1), free throws made (2.6/game)...contributed 1.0 assist and 1.0 steal per game...3.3 offensive rebounds per conference game led MAC...named an All-MAC Honorable Mention selection...started in 26-of-29 games...collected a team-high seven double-doubles...posted career-highs in steals (4) and minutes (34) in MAC quarterfinal win over Toledo...named MAC East Division Player of the Week twice...averaged 13.0 points (81.0 percent shooting) and 9.0 rebounds, including her first career double-double, in season-opening Fifth Third MU Classic en route to being named tournament MVP and MAC East POW...earned second POW nod on Jan. 24 after averaging 13.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists in wins over Ohio and Buffalo...led or tied for team lead in rebounds in 11-of-29 games...reached double-digits in rebounds in five straight games at beginning of 12-game win streak...pulled down team season- and career-high 18 rebounds at Kent State on Jan. 8, tied for the best single-game total in the MAC and the sixth-best rebound game in Marshall history...against No. 17 Maryland on Dec. 30, set career-highs in points (20), field goals (8) and field goal attempts (11)...was named to the Terrapin Classic All-Tournament Team by scoring 14.5 points and grabbing 8.5 rebounds in two games in College Park, Md.

2003-04 (Freshman):
Appeared in 23 games, one start, averaged 8.4 minutes per game...her one start came against West Virginia, where she played a season-high 24 minutes with five rebounds, three points and a season-high two assists...tallied season-highs in points (9), field goals/attempts (4/9), 3-point field goal attempts (4) and rebounds (6) vs. Western Michigan on Jan. 14...ignited a 13-0 MU run over Buffalo in the MAC Tournament's first round with a 3-pointer, seconds after entering the contest from the Herd bench...finished with eight points, two rebounds and an assist in 12 minutes vs. UB...posted five points in eight minutes with a steal and an assist in quarterfinal win over Kent State...scored six points in collegiate debut, Nov. 21 vs. Morgan State.

High School:
One of four Herd players to come from Washington, D.C.'s H.D. Woodson HS...won two D.C.IAA championships...coached by Bob Headen...named a Metro Pigskin All-American.

Personal:
Born on April 3, 1984...Goddaughter of Lesa Warrick...has seven siblings: Tiffany (24), Arlethia (23), Keith (21), Steven (20), Ebony (19), Tiana (16) and C.J. (9)...nickname is "Cee-Cee"...enjoys shopping, music, eating and sleeping...criminal justice major.