Columbia Women's Basketball BIO
14 Sara Yee

2009-10: Earned second consecutive Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year award ... also named honorable mention All-Ivy League ... only Lion to start all 28 games ... ranked fifth in all of NCAA Division I in assist-to-turnover ratio at 2.6 ... averaged 3.0 assists per game to rank fourth in the Ivy League ... closed career ranked ninth on Columbia's all-time assists list with 260 ... also ranks 10th in career steals with 119 ... had propensity to hit clutch shots down the stretch of games ... nailed two critical three's and cashed in two free throws in home win over Manhattan ... scored all eight of her points in final 3:47 of the contest ... scored season-high 13 points against St. John's, including three three-pointers ... also scored 13 points in road win over Brown ... had career best seven assists and no turnovers in road win at Robert Morris ... set new career mark with four steals in penultimate game against Yale.

2008-09: Named inaugural Ivy League Defensive Player of the Year ... ranked seventh in the Ivy League in steals per conference game at 1.4 ... helped the Lions to a league-leading +1.7 turnover/game margin ... started 28 games at point guard ... team went 5-1 when scoring in double digits ... registered career-high 20 points and grabbed seven rebounds, including four offensive, in victory at Brown ... followed that up with a 13-point performance against the Bears at Levien ... went 9-for-11 from the free throw line in victory over Northern Colorado ... scored 12 points in win at Longwood ... tallied 10 points in triumph over Denver ... had six assists against only one turnover, and played tremendous defense against first team All-Ivy guard Emily Tay in Columbia's 74-71 win over Harvard ... dished out seven assists and had no turnovers in win over Penn.

2007-08: Finished season with a 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio ... ranked within the nation's top 20 in that category at the end of Columbia's season ... career-best 13 points with five rebounds in 78-64 win at Princeton ... had 11 points, four assists, three steals and no turnovers in season finale vs. Penn ... pulled down career-best 10 rebounds in 58-55 win vs. Dartmouth ... totaled nine points, six rebounds and four assists in 81-55 win at Brown ... seven points, five assists, three steals without a turnover vs. Harvard ... nearly matched that line at Harvard two weeks later with seven points and five assists without a turnover ... had nine points, five rebounds, four steals and six assists in overtime win vs. Brown ... scored eight points with four assists at Cornell ... totaled seven points and six rebounds at Hartford ... matched season-high with seven points in 65-62 win vs. Lafayette ... grabbed career-high eight rebounds in 64-48 win at NJIT ... dished out career-high six assists at Florida Atlantic ... had five points, six rebounds and three assists without a turnover at Loyola (Md.).

2006-07: Played in 22 games, mostly as a backup point guard to Megan Griffith ... started eight times ... steady ball handler posted 1.2:1 assist-to-turnover ratio ... four points, three assists and three steals in 23 minutes vs. San Francisco ... career-high eight points in 20 minutes at home vs. Harvard ... had seven points, including 5-of-6 from the foul line, in 72-64 road win vs. Yale ... scored five points
in 16 minutes at Army.

Troy High: Won four letters in basketball ... three-time captain ... starting point guard all four years ... first team all-league as a freshman, sophomore and junior ... named league MVP as a senior ... second team CIF Division II AA-SS as a sophomore ... CIF All-State co-player of the year as a junior and senior ... Orange County first team as a junior and senior ... North Orange County Female Athlete of the Year ... Troy High Female Athlete of the Year as a senior ... four-time Troy High defensive player of the year ... team MVP as a senior ... four-time member of the CIF Division II AA Championship team ... team was four-time regional champions and won state championship as a first-year, junior and senior ... four-time Troy High Scholar Athlete ... recipient of the Troy High Danforth Leadership Award as a junior ... member of the California Scholastic Federation for over three years.

Personal: Civil engineering major ... birthday February 15, 1988 ... daughter of Winnie and Howard Yee ... went on a mission trip through her church to help with the Katrina Relief Efforts and to an orphanage in China.

Year GP-GS Min. Avg. FG-FGA Pct. 3FG-3FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Off. Def. Rebs. Avg. PF FO Asst. TO Blk. Stl. Pts. Avg.
2006-07 22-8 330 15.0 14-40 .350 3-13 .231 14-19 .737 6 24 30 1.4 27 0 23 20 0 13 45 2.0
2007-08 28-25 823 29.4 42-133 .316 20-69 .290 37-46 .804 31 80 111 4.0 52 0 86 43 0 36 141 5.0
2008-09 27-27 770 28.5 66-195 .338 22-85 .259 33-45 .733 34 44 78 2.9 519 2 66 42 0 36 187 6.8
2009-10 28-28 904 32.3 51-166 .307 31-110 .282 20-35 .571 26 37 63 2.3 53 0 85 33 1 34 153 5.5
Totals 106-89 2859 27.0 175-544 .306 76-280 .271 104-145 .717 98 185 283 2.7 184 2 267 183 1 120 187 5.0

 

Position: Guard
Height: 5'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Walnut, Calif.
High School: Troy
College: SEAS
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