Height: 5'10"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Kernersville, N.C.
High School: Bishop McGuinness


Frese on Lyons
"Kat brings with her a winning attitude after leading her high school team to back-to-back state championships. A great student in the classroom, she complements everyone around her and her work ethic makes her a valuable asset to our program."

Shot an impressive 60 percent from three point range, with all but three shots attempted on the season coming from behind the three-point arch ... made 10-consecutive threes over six game appearances from 12/29-1/31 ...after missing her first attempt, went on to make her next two threes vs. Richmond to begin her shooting streak ... 3-for-3 from three-point range in back-to-back games vs. UMBC and at Wake Forest for a career-high nine points in each game ... knocked down only attempt vs. Clemson to keep the streak alive ... did not attempt a three pointer vs. Virginia, but made her first vs. Miami before missing on her next attempt ... ended the game vs. the Hurricanes going 2-for-4 from long range ... went 2-for-2 from the charity stripe in three games to remain perfect on the season from the charity stripe ... career-high eight rebounds in the Preseason WNIT win over Delaware ... career-high eight assists in the win over Loyola ... had steals in three-straight games vs. Loyola, Pittsburgh and Ohio State ... then had a three-game streak with a steal vs. Clemson, at Virginia and vs. Miami.

Before Maryland
A four-year letterwinner at Bishop McGuinness High School, leading the Villains to a second-straight Class 1A state title and a 32-1 record as a senior ... Villains were ranked No. 11 in the nation by USA Today and earned a top-25 ranking by Full Court Press and ... a two-time Winston-Salem Journal Mary Garber Player of the Year winner ... also twice selected the Greensboro News & Record Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... state tournament Most Valuable Player in her final two seasons and was a runner-up for the state's Player of the Year honor across all classifications ... AP first team all-state four-straight years ... in 2006, was the High Point Enterprise Player of the Year ... that year, led the team to a 31-0 record and a No. 24 final ranking by USA Today ... 2005 Street & Smith's Preseason Honorable Mention All-American ... MVP of the 2006 Western Regional Tournament ... scored a school-record 1,691 points, averaging 15.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 4.3 steals per game, shooting 81 percent from the free throw line ... also lettered in volleyball for a season ... invited to the North Carolina-South Carolina and the NCHSSA All-Star Games ... committed to Maryland as a sophomore.

Enrolled in the College of Letters & Sciences ... the youngest-ever member to serve on the Kernersville Town and Parks Advisory Board ... ranked second in her class academically, a Salutatorian and a member of the National Honor Society ... named to the Principal's Honor Roll six-consecutive semesters ... volunteered as an academic peer tutor ... daughter of Sheila and James Lyons ... has a younger brother, Buddy (17) ... born in Houston, Texas.

Lyons' Career Statistics

Year GP/GS Min-Avg FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct OR-DR Reb-Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts-Avg
2007-08 24/0 237-9.9 15-28 .536 15-25 .600 6-61.000 2-21 23-1.0 9-0 17 14 1 6 51-2.1

Lyons' Career vs. ACC

Year GP/GS Min-Avg FG-A Pct 3FG-A Pct FT-A Pct OR-DR Reb-Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts-Avg
2007-08 8/0 99-12.4 6-11 .545 6-10 .600 4-4 1.000 0-8 8-1.0 6-0 6 5 0 3 22-2.8

A Minute With Kat Lyons
What was the last book you read for fun?

What's your favorite thing about Maryland Women's Basketball?
My Teammates

Pick any city/country in the world you'd like to visit?

Name something fun you did this summer.

What game are you most looking forward to this season?
Wake Forest

Aside from playing basketball, what is your favorite thing to do/hobby?

What's the best thing about playing basketball?
Just having fun playing.

What is something people don't know about you?
I have rhythm.

Name something you can't live without...
My iPod

Why did you choose your number?
I've always had it.

What was your first car?
Kia Sportage- Just got it

When I was five I wanted to be a ...

Now, I want to be a ...

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