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#1 Dymond Simon
Position: Guard
Height: 5'5"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Phoenix, Ariz.
High School: St. Mary's HS
Experience: 3 Letters
Career Notes

• A fifth-year senior who had season-ending knee injuries in 2007 and 2009, Simon started 69 of 107 career games.

• Earned Pac-10 All-Freshman honors in 2007, Second-Team All-Pac-10 honors in 2009 and All-Pac-10 recognition in 2011.

• Was ASU’s leading scorer in 2008-09 (13.6 ppg) before being injured in the regular-season finale at Stanford.

• Set ASU’s single-season record for free throw percentage (88.2 percent) in 2009.

• Concluded her career 11th on ASU’s all-time list in scoring (1,216 points), 9th in three-point field goals (104) and 7th in career free throw percentage (.801, 254-317).

• Is on track to earn her master’s degree in Liberal Studies this May. Has a 3.89 GPA as a graduate student.

• A 2006 graduate of St. Mary’s High School in Phoenix, where she was a 2006 McDonald’s High School All-American and two-time team MVP, who helped lead her team to 5A State titles in 2003-04 (35-0 record) and 2005-06 (26-4 record) and a runner-up finish in 2004-05 (28-5 record).

2010-11

• A member of the 2011 All-Pac-10 Team, Simon concluded the season first on the team in scoring (13.2 ppg), 3-point field goals (36), free throws attempted (124) and made (100) and assists (2.7 apg) and second in steals (1.3 spg).

• Started ASU’s first 19 games before being sidelined for ASU’s games vs. Stanford (Feb. 3) and vs. Cal (Feb. 5) after not being medically cleared because of concussion suffered at USC (Jan. 29). Would return to the starting lineup at Arizona (Feb. 13).

• Led or tied for the team lead in scoring 15 times.

• Named to Junkanoo Jam’s All-Tournament Team after averaging 11.5 points, 3.0 steals and 2.5 assists vs. Providence and vs. FSU.

• Was named MVP of the ASU Classic after averaging 15.5 points 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals vs. Cal Poly (Dec. 3) and New Mexico (Dec. 4).

• Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after dishing out a career-best 7 assists and scoring 18 of her career-high-tying 24 points in the second half in ASU’s upset of No. 16/18 DePaul (Dec. 21).

• Scored a game-high 19 points vs. Washington State (Jan. 20) and followed that with 13 points and 5 steals vs. Washington (Jan. 22).

• Led ASU with 20 points (6-10 FGs, 2-3 3FGs, 6-8 FTs) in loss at No. 11 UCLA (Jan. 27).

• Led ASU with 13 points at USC (Jan. 29) despite leaving the game in the second half with a concussion.

• Scored a game-high 22 points, including 11-12 FTs and 3-5 3-point FGs, in ASU’s 69-55 win over USC (Feb. 24).

2009-10

• Redshirted as she recovered from knee injury.

2008-09

• Earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors for a season in which she finished seventh in the conference in scoring (13.8 ppg), second in free throw percentage (.882), sixth in 3-point field goal percentage (.381), eighth in assists (3.3 apg) and assist-to-turnover ratio and 14th in 3-point field goals per game (1.3).

• Led the Sun Devils in scoring, was second in assists, steals (1.3 spg) and 3-point field goals and set a new school single-season record by making 88.2 percent of her free throws.

• For the second time in three years her season was cut short after injuring her knee in the regular season finale at Stanford (Mar. 7).

• Scored in double figures 24 times in 29 games and led the team in scoring 14 times.

• Dished out five or more assists nine times, including six in back-to-back contests at Oregon (Jan. 10) and vs. UCLA (Jan. 15), which tied her career high.

• Scored 20 points and tied her career best with four 3-point field goals in ASU's 73-59 win over UC Davis (Dec. 3).

• Led ASU with 21 points and tied her career high with five rebounds at Texas (Dec. 18).

• Did not play in ASU's 75-57 win vs. Xavier (Dec. 21) after spraining her foot in practice the day before.

• Led ASU with 17 points, including 12 in the second half, in 54-53 loss vs. California (Jan. 4).

•Paced ASU with 14 points (10-12 FTs) and six assists in win vs. UCLA (Jan. 15).

• Scored a season-high 22 points and had four assists in win vs. USC (Jan. 17).

• Scored a game-high 19 points to go along with six assists (tied career best) and a career-best four steals in 75-38 win over Arizona (Jan. 24).

• Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after averaging 15.5 points and 4.5 assists in wins over Washington State and Washington.

• Scored a game-high 18 points in win at Arizona (Feb. 21).

• Led ASU with 15 points in its 63-41 upset of No. 9 Cal (Mar. 5).

2007-08

•2008 Pac-10 All-Tournament Team.

•Named the winner of the team's Sparky award, given to a player whose play consistently sparks the team to a higher level.

•Scored in double figures 11 times, including a season-best 22 points in the semifinals of the Pac-10 Tournament against California (Mar. 9).

•Averaged 11.7 points over the last six games of the season, more than four points higher than her average in the previous 24 games.

•Tied for the team lead in scoring with 16 points vs. No. 10/11 Oklahoma (Nov. 22) at the Caribbean Challenge in Cancun, Mexico.

•Was having a strong outing at Texas Tech (11 points on 5-10 shooting) before being forced to leave the game with a knee injury. The injury would force her to miss ASU's next two games Fresno State (Dec. 17) and vs. Texas (Dec. 20) before returning for ASU's contest vs. UCLA (Dec. 28).

•Scored 20 points on 7-of-12 shooting in ASU's 69-60 win at Oregon State (Jan. 5).

•Led ASU with 13 points in only 14 minutes of play before being forced to leave the game with a head injury at Stanford (Feb. 16). Was 5-9 from the field and tied her season best with three three-point FGs.

•Dished out a career-best six assists in ASU's win vs. Oregon State (Jan. 31).

•Scored all 13 of her points in the first half of ASU's win at UCLA (Feb. 28).

•Was named to the Pac-10's All Tournament Team after averaging 14.5 points and 3.5 assists in ASU's games vs. Washington (Mar. 8) and Cal (Mar. 9). Scored a season-best 22 points against Cal, 12 of which came in the final five minutes (5-6 FGs) during an 18-6 ASU rally which came up four points short of sending the game into overtime.

2006-07

•One of ASU's top newcomers Simon was having a stellar season before suffering a torn ACL in ASU's 62-54 win vs. USC (Jan. 21). At the time of her injury, Simon, who averaged 17.1 minutes in 20 games, was third on the team in scoring (9.7 points per game) and second on the team in steals (1.6 per game).

•Despite playing in 20 games and only half of ASU's conference games, still earned Pac-10 All-Freshman honors as voted on by the league's coaches.

•Tallied double figures in points seven times.

•Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week kudos after averaging 20 points, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals in ASU's wins vs. Washington State (Jan. 4) and Washington (Jan. 7). In the two games Simon onnected on 78.9 percent of her shots, including 4-of-5 from three-point range (80 percent). Simon scored a career-best 24 points on 9-of-11 shooting (.818) and tied her career-best with five assists in ASU's victory over the Cougars. Against the Huskies, Simon was equally efficient scoring 16 points on 6-of-8 shooting (.800) to go along with one assist and one steal.

•In only the third game of her career, scored 19 points and grabbed a career-best five rebounds in ASU's 96-60 win over Florida Atlantic (Nov. 13). She would follow that up with 15 points and a career-best five assists in ASU's 91-46 win against Nichols State (Nov. 15).

• Preserved ASU's 67-63 win over Western Kentucky after scoring on a driving layup with 18 seconds remaining.

• Scored eight points and tied her career best with five rebounds in ASU's 75-53 win over Boston (Dec. 1).

• Made the first start of her career in ASU's 85-72 over NAU (Dec. 2) and scored nine points and tied her career best with five assists to go along with a career-best five steals.

High School

• A 2006 graduate of St. Mary's High School in Phoenix.

• Was a 2006 McDonald's High School All-American and two-time team MVP, who also captained her team two seasons.

• Along with current Sun Devil freshman Kayli Murphy, helped lead St. Mary's to 5A State Championships in 2003-04 (35-0 record) and 2005-06 (26-4 record) and a runner-up finish in 2004-05 (28-5 record).

•Set or tied school records for most points in a season (770 in 2003-04), most points in a game (41) and most assists in a game (10). Also finished second in career points (2,189); tied for third in career assists (346) and fourth in careersteals (350).

• In 2006 she was a Parade All-American, Fox Sport All-American, Scout High School All-American, USA Today High School All-American and WBCA All-American.

• Was named the No. 1 point guard in the country in 2006 by Scout and Full Court Press.

• A Street & Smith All-American in 2004 and 2005.

• A two-time Desert Valley MVP (2004 and 2005)

• Her number was retired in 2006 at St. Mary's.

• Was a scholar athlete who maintained a 3.6 GPA.

Personal

• Has graduated and is currently taking graduate classes to recevie her masters in Liberal Studies..

• The daughter of James and Connie Simon of Avondale, Ariz. and Tina Simon of Phoenix.

• Has one younger brother, Brandin (18).

• Lists becoming a McDonald's All-American as her most exciting sports moment.

• Hobbies include drawing, writing poetry, hanging out with friends, and sleeping.

• Born Sept. 29 in Phoenix.

• Full name is Dymond Nicole Simon.

 

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