QUICK HITS Team Tri-Captain last season
Became the 16th player in Illini history to top 1,000 points
Is only the second player to lead the Big Ten Conference in rebounding in back-to-back years; Last year she led the league with an average of 9.5 boards per game.
Ranks seventh on the Illinois all-time rebounding list (750), 183 from the all-time Illini record.
Has collected 23 double doubles for her career
Ranks ninth in steals (179), eighth in blocks (62), 17th in field goals (383) and 12th in free throws (238) on Illinois' all-time list.
Nickname: Cindizzy, Cinbad
2002-03 Highlights: Named Third Team All-Big Ten Record 11 double doubles to give her 23 for her career. Led the Big Ten in rebounding for the second straight year (9.6 pg). Had 22 points, 12 rebounds and six assists in win over Auburn, marking Coach Grentz's 600th victory. Had 19 points and 14 rebounds while making 6 of 8 field goals in Illinois' first win in Iowa City in 20 years. Needed a 17-rebound output in the season finale at Indiana to take over the Big Ten lead in rebounding. Led the Illini in both rebounding (278) and steals (56). Had the school's third best single-season rebounding output.
2001-02 Highlights: A second-team All-Big Ten selection, led the Big Ten in rebounding (9.4) during conference while ranking 32nd in the nation in rebounding for the season (9.3) Posted 11 double doubles on the season, including six in a row to end the regular season Posted 14 rebounds in three straight games vs. Ohio State, Penn State, and Indiana late in the season Led the Illini with 19 points and 11 rebounds, ten off the defensive boards, in her homecoming at Duquesne Grabbed 15 rebounds against Pepperdine at the United Center Also grabbed a career-best 17 boards against the Tigers Named Big Ten Player of the Week after performances vs. Eastern Illinois and Missouri Reached double figures in rebounding 12 times as well as leading the Illini on the boards in 16 contests Set a career high with 20 points against Minnesota on Jan. 31 Reached double figures in points (14) and rebounds (10) for the sixth straight time in the season finale at Iowa Reached double figures in scoring in 22 of 26 games as well as rebounding in double figures 12 times Grabbed a team-best 70 steals.
2000-01 Highlights: Led the Illini with 12 rebounds in season opener against Clemson Posted her first career double-double vs. Kansas (12 points, 10 rebounds) Scored a career-high 15 points against Texas Dished out a career-high four assists at Illinois State Recorded a career-high six steals against Minnesota on Feb. 4 Set a career-high with three blocks against the Wildcats Went 6-7 from the floor en route to scoring a career-high 16 points against Wisconsin at the Big Ten Tournament.
1999-2000 Highlights -Redshirt freshman missed first two games while nursing a bruised knee and aggravated the knee injury vs. UCSB Missed the remainder of the season with her third torn ACL.
1998-99 Highlights: Suffered her second tear of an anterior cruciate ligament on Nov. 26 at the U. of San Diego Tourney Played in games 2-4 on the year, averaging 8.7 points and 4.3 rebounds per game Scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds while making 5 of 8 field goals against Wagner.
HIGH SCHOOLHonored as a Parade All-American and chosen to Nike-WBCA All-America Team Totaled 2,564 points, 1,717 rebounds, 345 steals and 312 blocks for Schenley High School Named all-city in each of her four seasons and all-state as a junior and senior Led Schenley to city championship as a senior Member of AAU squad that finished fifth in the country in 1997 First city league player to have jersey retired Honored as an AAU All-American in 1998 A four-year letterwinner and varsity starter Fab Five Post-Gazette honoree during her junior and senior seasons Rated the 22nd best player in the country by the Blue Star index High school coaches were Kathy Olesak and Debbie Lewis.
PERSONALGraduated with a double major in English and history Will take up secondary education in graduate school Made Dean's List in the Spring `02 and Spring `03 Worked at a local soup kitchen and Meals on Wheels in Pittsburgh during the summer Born Jan. 17, 1980 Earned 10 varsity letters in high school, including three for volleyball, two for softball and one in track and field Has one sister, Kristen Tutored junior high city children and volunteered for the city Full name is Cynthia Marie Dallas Mother is Lesley S. Owens. Father George is deceased. Grandmother is Peg Wagner. Volunteers at Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club Was keynote speaker at Martin Luther King, Jr., celebration in Urbana in 2002.