Spotlight on junior Faith Dupree

• One of six juniors on the 2012-13 squad
• Transferred to UTC from UTK in the middle of her second year
• Made her debut with the Lady Mocs on December 12 at home against Kennesaw State
• Scored a then-career-high 17 points against former team, Lady Vols
• Played a season-high 27 minutes against Elon at the Roundhouse
• Scored a career-high 24 points against the Phoenix
• Averaged 6.7 ppg and shot 43% from the field and 80 (24-30) from the free throw line

• Dean and Mary Jane Heavener Scholarship recipient

Career highs
Points: 24 vs. Elon (1/30/12)
Rebounds: 4 (4) last vs. Furman (3/3/12)
Assists: 1 (5) last vs. Appalachian State (2/27/12)
Steals: 2 vs. Elon (1/30/12)
Blocked Shots: 2 (2) last vs. Memphis (3/15/12)
Minutes: 27 vs. Elon (1/30/12)
Field Goals Made: 9 vs. Elon (1/30/12)
Field Goals Attempted: 18 vs. Elon (1/30/12)
3-Point Field Goals Made: 1 at UTK (1/3/12)
3-Point Field Goals Attempted: 1 (2) last at College of Charleston (1/7/12)
Free Throws Made: 6 vs. Elon (1/30/12)
Free Throws Attempted: 6 vs. Elon (1/30/12)

Getting to know Faith

Why do you wear No. 34?
"I dreamed that I was wearing it before I played in college and it was my grandmother's number."

Do you have a nickname? How did you get it?
"'Faye, Faye' because my teammates randomly came up with it."

What is something people may not know about you?
"I'm a big kid. I love Buzz Lightyear and all the Disney movies."

What is your favorite TV show?

What song gets you pumped up before a game?
"Any slow jam"

Who is your favorite musical artist?
"Girls II Women - Me, Meghan, Capriee and Alex."

What is the first thing you purchased from the UTC Bookstore?
"Keychain and M&M's"

What was the last book you read?
"'The Hunger Games'" and Harry Potter"

What is your favorite food?
"Steak and potatoes"

Have you ever visited another country? If yes, what one(s)?
"No because Coach Moore couldn't take me to Mexico."

Would you like to be famous?
"I already am. What are you talking about?"

Are you a morning or night person?
"I'm more of a ‘noon person'. I go to bed early and I wake up late."

If you could be on a reality show, which one would it be?
"'Real World/Road Rules Challenge'"

What actress would play you in a movie about your life?
"Madea Simmons"

What cartoon character describes you best?

Do you speak any foreign languages?
"Some French, some Spanish. I'm absolutely well-rounded."

Are you a beach, city or country person?
"I'm a city person."

If you could live anywhere in the world for one year, were would it be?
"Anywhere in Europe."

If you knew you could try anything and not fail, what dream would you attempt?
"I would be a musician/singer/songwriter, play a lot of instruments and sing."

If you didn't play basketball, what other sport would you play?

Name three items you would want most if stranded on a deserted island.
"Captain Jack Sparrow, music and a boat."

Who is the funniest player on the team and WHY?
"Me, of course. I laugh at my own jokes and I'd like to think other people enjoy them too."

What is your favorite Coach Moore quote?
"'I wish you were from Finland so you could Finnish!'
(We weren't hitting many shots during a drill.)"

The 2012-13 regular season tips off November 9 at the McKenzie Arena against Tennessee. Season tickets and single-game tickets are on sale now at the McKenzie Arena box office or online at

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