5   Cheetah Delgado
Cheetah Delgado

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kissimmee, Fla.

High School:
West Oaks Academy

Last College:
Hillsborough Community College

Height:
5-2

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
07/23/1992


03/02/2014

Howard, Delgado Shine in Senior Day Win

Seniors Natasha Howard and Cheetah Delgado lead Florida State women's hoops to a big win over Virginia, 82-70; FSU clinches No. 9 seed in ACC Tournament

02/24/2014

Delgado Part of Final 22 for Lieberman Award

Senior for Florida State women's basketball makes the latest cut for the honor given to the nation's top point guard in women's NCAA Division I college basketball

02/09/2014

Delgado's Inspiring Performance Lifts FSU over BC

Senior point guard Cheetah Delgado delivers a school-record 15 assists on `Paint it Pink' Day as she honors her late mother with a dynamite performance vs. the Eagles

01/15/2014

Delgado Named to Lieberman Award Watch List

Florida State senior point guard Cheetah Delgado is one of 29 players named to the award watch list recognizing the top point guard in NCAA Division I college basketball

03/26/2013

FSU Falls to No. 1 Baylor in NCAA Tournament

Florida State's season ends as the defending national-champion Bears get 33 points and 22 rebounds from Brittney Griner in an 85-47 win on their home floor Tuesday night.

03/24/2014

Florida State vs. Stanford

Florida State vs. Stanford photos by USA TODAY Sports

03/22/2014

Florida State vs. Iowa State

Florida State vs. Iowa State

02/09/2014

Florida State vs. Boston College

Florida State vs. Boston College

01/23/2014

Florida State vs. Duke - USATSI Gallery

Florida State vs. Duke - USATSI Gallery

01/12/2014

Florida State vs. North Carolina

Florida State vs. North Carolina

Honors
-Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist (2013-14)

Career
After just two seasons at Florida State, Delgado finishes her career tied for sixth on the FSU assists chart with 364 dishes...Averaged 5.5 assists per game in her two-year career as a Seminole, the most of anyone at FSU...Despite being the shortest player in the ACC, Delgado matured into a big-time player as she went from coming off the bench as a junior to being one of the team's most important players as a senior...Did a fine job running the team's offense and often was a fan favorite because of her quick style of play.

Senior Season (2013-14)
Broke the single-season assists record at Florida State with 216, the fifth-most in ACC history...Averaged 6.5 assists per game to mark the most by an ACC player since Maryland's Kristi Tolliver in 2007-08...Her ability to distribute the ball so efficiently earned her a spot on the Nancy Lieberman Award list, where she ended up as a finalist...Averaged 7.9 points, 1.9 steals, 43 percent shooting and 3.5 rebounds...Her biggest highlight of the season came on Feb. 9 when she recorded a school-record 15 assists against Boston College...Her record-breaking performance also came on FSU's `Paint it Pink' day to promote breast cancer awareness, helping commemorate the life of Delgado's mother who lost her battle to breast cancer in 2009...Delgado's 15 assists broke a near 40-year old record of 14 assists by Shirley Silsby on Feb. 6, 1976...Finished 11th in the nation and first in the ACC with 6.5 assists per game...Led the ACC averaging 37.5 minutes per game...Totaled six double-digit assist games in her senior season...had two double-doubles...Posted six assists and 10 points in 55-44 win over Iowa State in NCAA First Round (3/22)...Had a career high 20 points against Miami in the ACC Tournament (3/6/14), including a clutch 3-pointer late in the game in overtime...Recorded her sixth double-digit assist game of the season against Virginia with 11, breaking the single-season school record for assists formerly held by Courtney Ward at 198 (3/2/14)...Tied previous career high with 18 points vs. Georgia Tech (2/27/14) and added six assists...Accounted for nine points and nine assists on the road at Maryland (2/20/14)...Recorded 12 assists and added six rebounds against Syracuse (2/13/14)...Set a school record with 15 assists to go with her career-high nine rebounds in a win over Boston College (2/9/14)...Recorded previous career highs with 18 points on 9-of-14 shooting and added six rebounds against Notre Dame (2/6/14)...Scored nine points and added nine assists with just two turnovers against Virginia Tech (1/26/14)...Had 11 points and six assists vs. Duke (1/23/14)...Totaled seven assists to just three turnovers in 80-57 loss at No. 20/21 NC State (1/16/14)...Had eight points, five assists and five boards vs. UNC (1/12/14)...Picked up her second double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 assists at Miami (1/9/14)...Dished out eight assists and added four points and three rebounds versus Pitt (1/2/14)...Recorded seven assists in a 76-53 win over UT Martin (12/28/13)...Scored in double figures in both games at the Long Beach Classic...Broke her five-game double-figure scoring streak to start the season with six points and eight assists vs. Stetson (11/29/13)...Had 12 points, four assists and five rebounds in 43 minutes of playing time in a 69-59 overtime loss to Louisville (11/24/13)...Tied her previous career high with 14 points and dished off eight assists in a 76-68 win over Florida (11/21/13)...Had 12 points and three rebounds while dishing out four assists during an 88-37 victory over Prairie View A&M (11/17/13)...Posted 10 points and three assists vs. Cincinnati (11/13/13), including two free throws with eight seconds left to seal the game...Added five steals vs. the Bearcats...Recorded her first double-double as a `Nole with 12 points and a 10 assists against UNCG (11/8/13).

Junior Season (2012-13)
Led FSU and ranked fifth in the ACC in assists per game (4.5)...Appeared in all 33 games, including five starts...Averaged 4.7 ppg and 3.4 rebounds in 25.4 minutes per game...Ranked second on the Noles and ninth in the ACC in steals (1.9)...Her 148 assists ranked as the sixth-highest total in FSU history...Led FSU in assists 16 times and steals 12 times...Tallied three double-figure scoring games, including two in the final four games of the season... Averaged 10.5 points and 5.5 assists in two games off the bench in the ACC Tournament...Scored 12 points, dished five assists and made three steals over a career-best 37 minutes off the bench against Miami in the ACC Tournament Quarterfinals (3/8/13)...Had career highs in field goals (five) and attempts (11)...Added nine points and six dimes over 32 minutes versus Duke in the ACC Tournament Semifinals (3/9/13)...Made a halfcourt buzzer beater at halftime against the Blue Devils...Scored 11 points, making 5-of-8 field goals, and dished four assists in her NCAA Tournament debut versus Princeton (3/24/13)...Scored a career-best 14 points and tallied seven assists while starting and playing 36 minutes at Miami (2/10/13)...Dished eight assists and made a career-best five steals versus Grambling State (12/15/12)...Dished a career-best nine assists and had four steals versus Vanderbilt in front of family and friends at the San Juan Shootout (11/24/12)...Spearheaded a 28-2 run to end the first half in a 98-67 victory over Florida, dishing six assists and grabbing six boards in her first-ever career start (11/15/12)...Received a standing ovation from the FSU crowd in her Seminole debut against Samford with her exciting play, which included six assists, two steals and five points in 21 minutes (11/11/12).

At Hillsborough Community College (2011-12)
Led the National Junior College Athletic Association in assists with an impressive 10.8 average...Also averaged 12.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.8 steals per game for Hillsborough CC...Steals average was fourth-best in NJCAA...Had a quadruple double on Nov. 12 versus Grand Rapids, tallying 21 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 12 steals...Was a rebound short of a quadruple-double three days earlier, as well, on Nov. 9 against Brevard, scoring 33 points, dishing 14 assists, nabbing 10 steals and pulling down nine rebounds...She was named Florida College System Activities Association Player of the Week for the week of Nov. 7-13...Captured All-Mid Florida Player of the Year honors and garnered All-State Region VIII accolades, while leading the Hawks into the FCSAA/NJCAA Region VIII Tournament.

At Arkansas (2010-11)
Played in 33 games, averaging 12.5 minutes and scoring 2.4 points per game...She dished 46 assists, third-most on the team.

High School
Attended Poinciana High School before transferring to West Oaks Academy...She was a four-time team MVP, two-time all-conference selection, a 1,000-point scorer and holds the county record for assists.

Personal
Born July 23, 1992...One of three children to Felix Delgado and the late Mary Ann Montes...Has an older brother, Joshua, and a younger sister, Yazmine...Role model is her mother...Favorite athlete is Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul...Enjoys cooking...Picked Florida State because of the location, the coaching staff and the system...Enjoys watching ESPN...Favorite movie is You Got Served.

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