Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
18 Awarded Scholar-Athlete Status
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JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Scored 2 points and grabbed 3 rebounds vs. UALR... Scored season-high 12 points vs. Texas A&M Corpus Christi... Scored 6 points in win over Southern Miss.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11)
Competed in 19 games... Shot for 8 points in 14 minutes vs. Baylor... Brought down 5 rebounds in 11 minutes against SFA... 4 points and 2 rebounds vs. HBU... 6 points at Northwestern State... 8 points vs. UCF... 6 points and 4 rebounds at Tulsa... Season-high 10 points at Houston in 14 minutes of action.
FRESHMAN SEASON 2009-10
Played in 22 games with two starts... Averaged 4.2 ppg and 2.5 rpg... In collegiate debut, played 10 minutes with a blocked shot at UTA... Grabbed 3 rebounds and scored 4 points at No. 8 Texas A&M... 2 rebounds in win over UT-Pan American... Scored 2 points with 1 rebound at Lamar... Tallied 2 points with an offensive rebound in 7 minutes in 77-74 win over East Carolina... Scored 2 points in 5 minutes in 61-58 win over SMU... Scored 6 points with 3 rebounds vs. Tulsa... 6 points and 3 rebounds vs. Houston... Tallied 6 points in 11 minutes at SMU... Poured in 8 points with 3 rebounds in 13 minutes at Tulsa... Registered first collegiate double-double with 14 points and game-high 12 rebounds, both career-highs at UCF... Tallied 8 points with team-high 9 rebounds at Southern Miss... In first collegiate start, scored 10 points with 3 rebounds vs. UTEP... Scored career-high 16 points with 8 rebounds at Houston.
2009 graduate of Winnsboro HS... Played for coach Buddy Hawkins and was a three-year starter and four-year letterwinner for the Red Raiders... McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior... 2009 and 2008 TABC all-region and all-state... 2009 district MVP and All-East Texas First Team... 2009 and 2008 Texas Girl's Coaches Association All-State... 2009, 2008, and 2007 district offensive MVP... 2006 district and All-East Texas Newcomer of the Year... Winnsboro captured four district championships during her career... 2007 team was state runner-up... 2008 squad made it to the state semi-finals and 2009 team advanced to the regional final... Served as class president for three years and ranked fifth in her class academically... Played on Texas Fire AAU for coach Marty Murphy.
Full name: Opal Josephine Taskila... Born: Oct. 29, 1991 in Ironwood, Mich... Parents: Loyal and Becky Taskila... College: Wiess.
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