Women's Basketball

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Zakiya Minifee
Zakiya Minifee

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
East Lansing, Mich.

High School:
East Lansing

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/07/1992



12/09/2014

HAVING THE FIGHTING SPIRIT

Zakiya Minifee has overcome two major surgeries, thanks to mental toughness and team support

06/03/2014

OAKLAND LEADS LEAGUE IN HONOR ROLL SELECTIONS FOR SECOND SEMESTER

The Golden Grizzlies had 122 student-athletes named to the list.

01/23/2014

OAKLAND LEADS HORIZON LEAGUE IN FALL HONOR ROLL SELECTIONS

The Golden Grizzlies placed 120 student-athletes on the honor roll list.

10/18/2013

OU'S MINIFEE OUT FOR SEASON

The senior guard suffered another knee injury.

02/20/2013

Zakiya Minifee to miss Remainder of Season for Oakland

Minifee was injured in the win over South Dakota.

12/28/2012

Postgame Press Conference

Coach Francis, Zakiya Minifee, and Elena Popkey discuss the team's loss to Western Illinois.

12/05/2012

Oakland falls to MSU at the O'rena

Highlights from OU vs. MSU at the O'rena, December 5, 2012.

12/01/2012

OU defeats Western Michigan 73-70 (4OT)

Oakland defeated Western Michigan 73-70 in 4OT

11/09/2012

OU defeats George Mason

OU defeats George Mason in home opener.

11/09/2012

OU defeats George Mason

OU vs George Mason in home opener highlights.

11/26/2014

Oakland at No. 16 Michigan State

The Oakland women's basketball team traveled to East Lansing to face No. 16 Michigan State in the Breslin Center

11/23/2014

Oakland vs. Chicago State

The women's basketball team played its home opener on Sunday against Chicago State

02/23/2013

Oakland vs Fort Wayne - Feb. 23, 2013

Oakland faced Fort Wayne in the final home game of the season on Feb. 23, 2013. IPFW won the game 87-71.

12/16/2012

Oakland vs. Purdue

The Oakland women's basketball team faced off against No. 15/14 Purdue Sunday in the Athletics Center O'rena.

12/05/2012

Oakland vs. Michigan State

The women's basketball team took on Michigan State at home in front of a record crowd in the Athletics Center O'rena

Career Stats | Career Game-by-Game

2013-2014:
▪ Redshirted

2012-13:
▪ Limited to only 17 games and 10 starts due to injury
▪ Averaged 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds
▪ Added 24 assists and 28 steals
▪ Scored season-high 10 points against Western Illinois (12/28) and at Fort Wayne (1/26)
▪ Tallied nine rebounds at Manhattan (12/08)
▪ Recorded season-high five steals against No. 15/14 Purdue

2011-12:
▪ Started in 14 consecutive games to start the season for OU before suffering a season-ending injury vs IUPUI (1/7)
▪ Hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer for force OT, as Oakland beat UMKC (12/1)
▪ Posted a double-double effort of 10 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener against George Mason (11/13)
▪ Also had a double-double against Clemson scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 boards (12/9)
▪ Finished the season as OU's leading rebounder at 7.0 per game with four double-digit rebounding games
▪ Ranked fifth in The Summit League in steals before her injury and was among the league leaders in rebounding
▪ Posted six double-digit scoring games
▪ Academic All-Summit League
▪ Commisioner's List of Honor

2010-11:
▪ Named to Summit League All-Newcomer Team
▪ Led Oakland in rebounding with 231 total rebounds for an average of 7.2 per game
▪ Tallied a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) in the Summit League Championship game against SDSU (3/8)
▪ Scored 15 points and 9 rebounds in the semifinal of The Summit League Tournament against Oral Roberts (3/7)
▪ Finished ranked seventh in The Summit League in rebounding during the regular season
▪ Her 55 offensive rebounds were also tops on the Oakland team
▪ Was the team's third leading scorer at a rate of 7.1 per game
▪ Played in all 32 games, starting 25 times
▪ Was second on the team with 55 steals, ranking seventh in The Summit League with an average of 1.7 per game
▪ She was 14th in the league in assists (2.7), 14th in blocks (0.7) and fourth in defensive rebounds (5.2) per game.
▪ Made her collegiate debut and scored her first career points in the season opener against Detroit (11/12)
▪ Scored a career-high 21 points and recorded her first double-double with 10 rebounds against Centenary (12/29)
▪ Recorded nine double-digit scoring games and seven double-digit rebounding games as a freshman
▪ Finished the year with two double-doubles, tying for the second most on the team
▪ Shot 43.3 percent from the field as a freshman and was a 60.7 percent free-throw shooter
▪ Pulled in a career-high 12 rebounds against Oral Roberts (1/31)
▪ Dished out a career-best six assists against Penn State (11/18)
▪ Finished a perfect 7-for-7 from the field in a win over Centenary (1/29)
▪ Earned a spot on The Summit League All-Academic Team

High School:
▪ Was a four-time letterwinner in women's basketball at East Lansing High School under head coach Robert Smith
▪ Elected team captain in her senior season
▪ Helped East Lansing advance to the state title game in 2008-09
▪ Helped the team at East Lansing win four consecutive conference and district championships
▪ Played for the Patriots AAU Basketball Team
▪ In addition to basketball, she earned two varsity letters in soccer

Academic and Extracurricular Activities:
▪ Participated in Student Congress
▪ Was a Peer Assistance Leader
▪ Participated in Physics Club
▪ Was a member of Amnesty International

Top Athletic Performance:
▪ Scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds in OU's 96-62 win over Oral Roberts in The Summit League Semifinals.

Personal:
Full Name: Zakiya Marie Minifee
Birthdate: March 7, 1992
Parents: Pamela Smith
Siblings: Courtney Minifee
>Courtney played basketball at Chapman University

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland:
1. Academics
2. Team Camaraderie
3. Location

Career Highs:
Points:
21 vs Centenary (12/29/10)
Field Goals Made:
8 vs Centenary (12/29/10)
Field Goals Attempted:
14 at George Mason (11/13/11)
3-Point Field Goals Made: 3 vs Oral Roberts (12/31/10)
3-Point Field Goals Attempted:
5 (three times) last vs UMKC (12/1/11)
Free Throws Made: 5 vs IUPUI (1/10/11)
Free Throws Attempted: 6 (twice) last vs South Dakota (12/3/11)
Rebounds: 15 vs UMKC (12/1/11)
Offensive Rebounds: 8 vs UMKC (12/1/11)
Defensive Rebounds:
10 vs Oral Roberts (1/31/11)
Assists: 9 vs Centenary (1/29/11)
Steals: 6 vs Rochester (11/22/10)
Blocks: 3 vs Oral Roberts (1/31/10)
Minutes: 45 vs Oral Roberts (1/31/11)

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