Caron's Trophy Case Named to the 2013 Academic All-Big 12 First Team Named to the Fall 2010 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll
JUNIOR (2012-13) Was one of two players to play in all 37 games, which included a career-high 31 starts... Played a career-best 1,094 minutes (29.6 mpg)... Set career season-highs in a number of categories including: points (248, 6.7 ppg), rebounds 152, 4.1 rpg), assists (38, 1.0 apg), steals (38, 1.0 spg) and blocks (22, 0.6 bpg)... Also set career-highs for field goals made and attempted (88-of-271), three-point field goals made and attempted (26-of-121) and free throws made and attempted (46-of-60, .767)... Registered nine games with 10 or more points... Notched 15 games with five or more rebounds... Started against Idaho State and tallied nine points and three rebounds... Made her first start since the 2011 NCAA Tournament first round against Purdue on March 20, 2011... Hauled in a personal season-high and tied her career-high with nine rebounds at Wichita State (12/4)... Notched eight points, four rebounds and dished out a career-high five assists at UNLV (12/21)... Tallied 11 points, six rebounds and a career-high five steals off the bench at Kansas (1/2)... Finished with nine points and seven rebounds off the bench against TCU (1/5), including the game-winning layup with under three seconds to play... Tallied 11 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a block and a steal against Kansas (2/2)... Notched 12 points and tied her career-high with nine rebounds against Texas (2/13)... Registered 11 points, four rebounds and a career-high three blocks at West Virginia (2/26)... Recorded 10 points, three rebounds, two blocks and a steal against Texas Tech (3/2)... Carded 11 points including a career-high 3-of-6 effort from beyond the arc, four assists and three rebounds at Baylor (3/4)... Tallied 10 points and five rebounds in the first round of the Big 12 Championships against Texas (3/8)... Notched 8 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks against Illinois State (3/25) in the second round of the WNIT... Recorded six points and a career-high 10 rebounds against Ball State (3/28) in the Round of 16 in the WNIT... Registered a career-high 19 points, pulled in six rebounds and pocketed three steals against Illinois (3/30) in the WNIT quarterfinals... Carded 11 points and three rebounds against Utah (4/3) in the WNIT semifinals.
SOPHOMORE (2011-12) Played in all 34 games with 453 minutes of action on the floor... Finished with career highs in points (100, 2.9 ppg), rebounds (61, 1.8 rpg), assists (21), blocks (8), steals (16), field goals made and attempted (39-of-103) and 3-point field goals made and attempted (12-of-44)... Saw 19 minutes of action off the bench against Dartmouth (11/12)... Carded seven points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals against the Big Green... Provided 10 valuable minutes off the bench against BYU (11/16) with eight points... Tallied a career-high two blocks and added five rebounds and three points against Wichita State (12/7)... Recorded a season-high nine points against North Dakota State (12/18)... Tied her career-high with a pair of blocks at UNLV (12/20)... Connected on a career-high two 3-point field goals at Texas (2/1) to finish with six points off the bench... Tied her season-high with nine points on four made field goals at Oklahoma (2/15) in 13 minutes off the bench... Scored six points on 3-of-3 shooting against Texas Tech (3/3)... Knocked down a three-point field goal against Princeton (3/17) in the NCAA Tournament.
FRESHMAN (2010-11) Played in 28 games, making 11 starts... Made career debut a memorable one against Grambling State (11/12) with nine points and five rebounds in 16 minutes off the bench... Most rebounds by a K-State freshman in a career debut since Ashley Sweat pulled in eight against Wisconsin-Green Bay on Nov. 10, 2006... Notched two points in eight minutes off the bench against St. John's (11/13)... Carded seven points and seven rebounds, including four offensive boards, against Indiana State (11/17)... Tallied three points and two rebounds against Western Illinois (11/21)... Registered five points, two rebounds, two assists and a blocked shot at College of Charleston (11/27)... Registered six points, including her first career 3-point field goal, two rebounds and a career-high three assists against North Dakota (12/8)... Scored two points and pulled in three rebounds against UC Davis (12/12)... Recorded seven points which included a career-high 5-of-7 from the foul line at UTSA (12/20)... Carded five points and two rebounds against Middle Tennessee State (12/21/10)... Made first career start at Dartmouth (12/29) and responded with career-highs of 13 points and nine rebounds... Tallied six points, two rebounds and an assist at Texas Tech (1/15)... Came off the bench to play a career-high 27 minutes and record three points, two rebounds, two assists and two steals against Texas A&M (3/2).
HIGH SCHOOL CAREER 2010 All-Sunflower League first team... 2010 All-Area Player of the Year... 2010 All-Area first team... 2010 Class 6A All-State first team by the Topeka Capital-Journal... 2010 Class 6A All-State second team by the Wichita Eagle... 2010 Firebird Classic All-Tournament Team and Most Valuable Player... 2010 Bonner Springs Metro Classic All-Tournament Team... Participated in the Hy-Vee/Pepsi All-Star Challenge presented by the GKCBCA... Set the school record for points in a career (827) and career field goals made (291)... Registered a school record 88 free throws made in 2010... 2009-10 Sporting News High School All-American honorable mention selection...2010 McDonald's All-American nominee and is a four-time All-State honorable mention recipient... 2010 All-Sunflower League first team honoree... Three-time All-Area first team honors from the Lawrence Journal World... Carded 14.6 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.5 steals during her senior season... Averaged 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in her junior season and 9.4 points and 5.0 rebounds in her sophomore campaign... Played in the 2007 and 2008 Miss Basketball Showcase and was a two-time selection to the Miss Basketball All-American team... During her junior campaign at Free State, established a school record for points (36) and field goals made (13) in a game... Also holds the school record for free throws made in a game with 12... In her first season with the Firebirds in 2006-07, Caron averaged 11.6 points per game, including a high of 22. She also carded 9.3 rebounds per game... Teammates with Brianna Kulas and Taelor Karr on the Missouri Valley Eclipse AAU squad... Three-sport star, as she was an honorable mention All-State selection in volleyball... At the conclusion of her senior year, played in the 2009 Mo-Kan All-Star volleyball game and earned MVP honors... Led the Sunflower League and Great Kansas City Area in hitting percentage and blocks... Following her junior season, Caron registered first team All-Area honors from the Lawrence Journal World and was a first team All-Sunflower League selection... Played in the Greater Kansas City Volleyball Coaches' Association's Mo-KAN All-Star game during the fall of 2009... Garnered 2008 All-Area Volleyball Player of the Year honors... Ran track and set the Lawrence Free State records for the 200- and 400-meter dashes... Started her high school basketball career at Ottawa High School and averaged 11.6 points and 9.8 rebounds... Earned All-Area first team honors from the Ottawa Herald... Also earned state track medalist honors at Ottawa in the 100, 200 and 400.
PERSONAL Born on Sept. 15, 1991... Daughter of Tina Caron and father figure Tim Gaines... Has five stepbrothers: Jehren, Jonathon, Kyle, Brewster and Cameron... Mother, Tina, played volleyball and ran track at Ottawa University... Stepbrother, Jonathon is the head men's basketball coach at Labette County Community College... Major is early childhood education.