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Chivis Merriweather
33   Chivis Merriweather

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Smith, Ark.

High School:
Northside

Height:
5-11

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
02/01/1985

Experience:
4L


TULSA -- A four-year letterwinner . . . played in 101 career games . . . had a career average of 1.9 (197) points per game . . . posted double-figure scoring in one contest.

IN THE POSTSEASON -- Played in three postseason games . . . came off the bench against North Carolina State and No. 13 DePaul in the 2006 NCAA Tournament and against Memphis during the 2004 WNIT first round . . . averaged nine minutes per game against NC State and DePaul . . . finished with two points against the Blue Demons.

SENIOR (2005-06) -- Played in every game . . . registered a season-best nine points, a career-best six rebounds, two assists, a steal and a block vs. Southern Miss (3-1-07) . . . notched seven points, three assists, two rebounds and a steal vs. UAB (3-2-07) . . . tallied six points, one block and one assist vs. UTSA (11-25-06) . . . recorded five points, one rebound and one steal vs. Memphis (1-7-07) . . . notched five points, two assists, two steals and a rebound vs. Southern Miss (2-2-07) . . . posted five points and two steals against #9 LSU (11-24-06) . . . had three points, one rebound and one steal vs. ORU (11-20-06) . . . tied her career best of three trey's vs. SMU (1-21-07) . . . posted a career-best four assists vs. UTEP (1-18-07).

JUNIOR (2005-06) -- Played in all 32 games and averaged 1.4 (46) points per game . . . scored four points in a span of one minute against Southern Miss (3/4) . . . hit 3-of-3 attempts from behind the arc and finished with nine points vs. SMU (1/2) . . . finished with five points vs. Memphis.

SOPHOMORE (2004-05) - Played in 10 games and missed the final 11 games of the year with a foot injury . . . averaged 1.0 (10) points per game . . . connected on 3-of-6 (.500) attempts from behind the three-point line . . . scored a season-high three points against Texas-San Antonio, Texas-Pan American and UMKC . . . finished with a season-best two rebounds vs. Hawaii (1-29-05) . . . connected on her only shot, a three-pointer, in nine minutes vs. Texas-San Antonio.

FRESHMAN (2003-04) - Played in 29 games and averaged 1.7 (48) points and 1.0 (30) rebounds per game . . . connected on 7-of-15 (.467) three-point field goals . . . finished with nine points, two three-point field goals and three steals vs. Hawaii (2/26) . . . posted a career-best 11 points, four field goals, including three treys, at San Jose State (1/29) . . . registered four points and three steals against Boise State (1/10) . . . recorded four points and four rebounds vs. Texas-Pan American.

PRIOR TO TULSA - Was a three-year letterwinner at Fort Smith (Ark.) Northside High School . . . averaged 11.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.1 steals and 2.7 assists as a senior . . . led her team to two state titles (2001, 2002) and a state semifinal appearance in 2003 . . . was a first-team all-state, all-conference and all-area selection and was an all-Arkansas first-team selection by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette . . . a two-time all-conference and all-area performer . . . as a junior, she averaged 12.5 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game . . . was named to both the 5A-West all-conference team and the all-state squad . . . also helped the Grizzlies to a conference and district title . . . team finished No. 3 nationally in the 2002 USA Today High School Polls . . . a 2003 Street & Smith Honorable Mention All-American . . . ranked by Mike White's All-Star Girl's Report as the 97th-best player in the nation and 16th-best wing player in the country . . . participated in the 2002 Adidas All-American Camp and played for the Arkansas Prep Hoops Future Stars Team . . . also earned letters in volleyball, softball and track . . . was a two-time all-conference and all-state selection in volleyball . . . played on the same high school team with current TU teammate Tandem Mays . . . high school coach was Rickey Smith.

PERSONAL -- A psychology major . . . born Chivis LaJuan Merriweather on February 1, 1985 . . . one of two children of Harold Merriweather and Twquina Merriweather . . . her father played on the 1983 Tulsa football team.