Started the final 10 games of the season in place of injured all-American Carolyn Davis ... Turned in 8.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game over her 10 starts, more than tripling her averages through the first 24 games of the season ... Led KU on the boards during NCAA Tournament play with 11.0 rpg and added 13.0 ppg to be the only Jayhawk to average a double-double in the postseason ... Collected her first double-digit outings in back-to-back games going 5-for-6 from the floor twice for 10 points versus Oral Roberts (Dec. 21, 2011) and Sam Houston State (Dec. 28, 2011) in only six and seven minutes of floor time, respectively ... Finished just shy of a double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds versus Oklahoma State (Feb. 29, 2012) ... Sank 13-straight free throws from Feb. 15-March 8, 2012... Swatted three shots in the regular-season finale at Oklahoma (March 4, 2012) and recorded nine of her 14 blocks during the last five games ... Notched personal bests with 15 points and 16 rebounds, her first double-double, versus Nebraska in the NCAA Tournament First Round (March 18, 2012) ... Her 16 boards tied a KU record for most single-game rebounds in an NCAA Tournament game.
Graduated from DeSoto High School (DeSoto, Texas) in 2011 ... Named district defensive player of the year her senior season when the Eagles were district champions ... Averaged 8.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 3.6 blocks and 2.3 steals per game in her final year for coach Larry Goad ... Also named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches (TABC) All-State Team in 2010-11 while earning her second consecutive all-district first team appointment ... Named defensive player of the year in 2007-08 as DHS finished second in the state tournament ... Member of the Texas Top Prospects AAU team along with current KU freshman Bunny Williams ... A three-time academic all-district selection.
Daughter of Lois and Aubrey Gardner ... Born in Dallas, Texas ... Has three siblings: Tavares Gardner, Chatonya Tatum and Eric Tatum ... A sociology major.