#10 Dawna Mello

Women's Basketball
Class Senior Height 5'5"
Hometown Keaau, Hawaii
High School Hilo Position Guard
Major Psychology


Junior season (2008-09) - Played in 24 games in a reserve role, averaging 13.3 minutes, 2.1 points, 1.3 assists and 1.2 rebounds ... Made 21 of 49 shots from the floor (42.9 percent) and seven of eight free throws.

Sophomore season (2007-08) - As a backup at both guard spots, battled a nagging foot injury to start the season ... Still managed to contribute four assists and three rebounds in an early season victory ... Played in 20 of 25 games ... Ended the season with a positive assist-to-turnover ratio.

First season (2006-07) - Played in 14 games as a backup point guard.

Prep - Team captain at Hilo High School ... Named Most Outstanding Player in the first-ever Hilo High School Tournament ... Earned a spot on the all-tourney team at a second tournament ... Also qualified for state competitions in cross country and as a member of the soccer team.

Academics - Was class valedictorian at Hilo High School ... Interested in becoming a sports psychologist and athletic trainer focused on helping athletes both physically and mentally.

Personal - Daughter of Joey and Cathy Mello ... Has one older and one younger brother ... Enjoys skiing, rugby and pole-vaulting ... Addicted to anything and everything that is the color orange!

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