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Kayla Cook
Kayla Cook


South Webster, Ohio

High School:
South Webster





Cincinnati-Louisville Women's Basketball (3/1/14)

Photos from UC's women's basketball matchup with No. 3 Louisville on March 1, 2014.


Women's Basketball vs. UConn

Photos from UC's game against UConn on Feb. 1, 2014.


Cincinnati-Temple Photo Gallery

Photos from UC's women's basketball game against Temple on Jan. 18, 2014.


Women's Basketball vs. SMU

Photos from UC's matchup against SMU on Jan. 1, 2014 inside Fifth Third Arena.


Women's Basketball vs. Ohio State

Photos from UC's 64-49 win over Ohio State on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013.

Career Stats

2013-14 Stats | Senior Season: Was one of only two players to start all 31 games ... finished her collegiate career ranked fourth on UC's all-time list in minutes played (3,828) and fourth in three-pointers made (151) ... averaged 5.8 points, 2.6 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 1.1 steals per game ... ranked 10th in the conference in three-point field goal percentage (32.8) ... finished first on the team in three-point field goals made (40) and steals (35), second in three-point field goal percentage and third in minutes played (29.5) ... reached double digits in scoring six times ... averaged less than one turnover per game through the first 10 games of the season ... netted a season-high 16 points against Morehead State (12/4) after going 3-of-3 from behind the arc ... turned in back-to-back double-digit scoring efforts at Louisville (14) and against Rutgers (10) ... dished out a season-best five assists against SMU (1/1) ... pulled down a season-high six rebounds in the season opener at Northern Kentucky ... went 3-of-5 from three-point range at UCF (2/22) ... added 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting against Akron (12/17) ... drained three trey's against eventual national champion UConn during the American Conference Tournament ... recipient of the Jean Stephens Award, recognizing high integrity, high ethical standards and commitment to the University of Cincinnati.

2012-13 Stats | Junior Season: Was the only player to start all 30 games ... averaged 5.0 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game ... posted a 1.6 assist-to-turnover ratio ... finished first on the team in free-throw percentage (78.4), second in minutes played (31.3), second in assists, and third in three-point field goal percentage (25.7) ... reached double digits in scoring four times, including two of the final four games of the season ... played at least 30 minutes in a game without a turnover eight times ... added 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting from three-point range against Eastern Kentucky ... netted a season-best 12 points at Notre Dame, going 5-of-7 from the field ... pulled down a season-best eight rebounds and recorded three steals at Kent State ... dished out a season-high six assists against Youngstown State ... added five rebounds and three steals during a BIG EAST win over Marquette ... closed out the regular season with 10 points and 3-of-6 shooting at Marquette.

2011-12 Stats | Sophomore Season: Started all 32 games at guard ... averaged 6.1 points and finished second on the team in 3-point shooting at 31.6 percent ... averaged 31.5 minutes of play ... recorded 10 points and five rebounds in a team-best 38 minutes of action against IPFW ... tied a career high with four 3-pointers and set a season-high with 14 points against Evansville ... had a career day against Morgan State, when she shot 7-of-11 from the field, including a career-best six 3-pointers, en route to a career-high 20 points ... scored 15 points and attempted a career-high 12 field-goals at Xavier ... set season-best and tied career-high with 40 minutes of action against Louisville ... was one of four players to score in double figures with 11 points at Miami (OH) ... shot 5-of-11, including 3-of-7 from 3-point range, en route to 14 points against Longwood ... recorded five rebounds at Villanova ... led all scorers with 14 points on 5-of-9 shooting, including 4-of-8 from behind the arc, at Syracuse ... finished with five points at Marquette, but had a season-high tying three assists and six rebounds and career-high tying three steals at Marquette ... scored 10 points and pulled down a career-high tying eight rebounds against No. 17/15 Georgetown ... grabbed the offensive rebound after a missed free-throw shot with UC up, 56-53, allowing Cincinnati to draw the foul and bring it back to the free-throw line to seal the victory at Providence ... grabbed seven rebounds and dished out a season-high five assists at Providence ... scored nine points, all on 3-pointers, against West Virginia ... went 2-of-2 from 3-point range against Duquesne.

2010-11 Stats | Freshman Season: Started all 29 games at guard ... team's second-leading scorer at 8.1 points per game ... played over 33 minutes per game and averaged 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per contest ... named to 2010-11 BIG EAST all-Freshman team ... earned Bearcat Hustle Award ... named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week on March 1 ... scored seven points and added game-high eight rebounds against North Florida ... scored game-high 15 points, knocking down 3-of-5 from three-point range and 4-of-4 from the free throw line in full 40 minutes against Robert Morris... scored four points with seven rebounds and three assists against Mount St. Mary's ... tied a career-best with 15 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including 3-of-5 from beyond the three-point arc, and added five assists in win at Valparaiso ... tied career high with 15 points, hitting on 5-of-6 from the field and 3-of-3 from long distance ... tallied four points with seven boards and an assist against No. 4/4 Xavier ... went scoreless for the first time in her career against Louisville in BIG EAST opener, but posted first career steal ... scored six points with a rebound, three assists and two steals against Wright State ... matched career high with 15 points on 5-of-11 shooting and grabbed seven rebounds with three assists and two steals in full 40 minutes against Marshall ... scored nine points and grabbed six rebounds, all on the defensive end, in 80-77 loss against No. 23/rv Texas in Maggie Dixon Surf N Slam Classic ... fought through painful back spasms to play 23 minutes, scoring three points with four rebounds and four assists against Hofstra ... scored nine points and hit a perfect 6-of-6 from the free throw line in win at USF ... tallied eight points with three rebounds and a pair of steals while hitting on 4-of-4 from the free throw line at No. 6/7 West Virginia ... scored five points with two rebounds and a pair of assists against Rutgers ... scored a team-high eight points with three assists and a pair of steals at No. 22 St. John's ... scored a career-high 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting with five rebounds, two assists, and a steal at Louisville... scored four points with seven rebounds and four assists against No. 12/17 DePaul ... scored team-high 13 points while knocking down three three-pointers against No. 2/2 Connecticut ... scored five points with four boards and three assists at Pittsburgh ... scored two points, but grabbed six rebounds and added a career-high six assists in 39 minutes at No. 17/19 Georgetown ... scored eight points, knocking down a pair of threes, and grabbed six rebounds against Seton Hall ... scored three points with four rebounds and a pair of assists at Villanova ... poured in 13 points with seven rebounds and a pair of assists in 39 minutes against Providence ... tallied 13 points for second straight contest, shooting perfect 4-of-4 from the florr, 2-of-2 from three-point range and 3-of-4 from the free throw line against Syracuse ... scored a career-high 18 points on 5-of-6 from the floor, including career-best 4-of-4 from three-point range and posted a career-high three steals at No. 8/7 Notre Dame scored four points with a rebound and a pair of assists in a win against No. 20/22 Marquette ... scored seven points with three rebounds in loss vs. West Virginia in BIG EAST Championship first round.

High School: Ranked as No. 90 recruit in the nation by ESPN Hoopgurlz ... set school scoring record for boys and girls with over 2,000 career points ... averaged 24.1 points, 9.8 rebounds, 4.1 steals, and 3.4 assists per game for her career ... shot 49 percent from the floor and 81 percent from the free throw line during her career ... two-time first-team all-state selection ... second-team all-state as a junior ... four-time Southern Ohio Conference and district Player of the Year ... four-time first-team all-conference selection ... led South Webster to four district titles and a trip to the regional semifinals each of her four seasons ... also lettered in soccer and track ... state qualifier in track for the mile and two-mile.

Personal: Full name is Kayla Michelle Cook ... born April 7, 1992 in South Webster, Ohio ... daughter of Danny and Tonaya Cook...has a younger brother, Levi ... majoring in Health Education.

Career Statistics


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