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NMSU Women's Basketball BIO
2 Malia Magazzeni
Malia Magazzeni 454382

2011-12 - Junior

Magazzeni played in 23 games at the forward position as a junior. Magazzeni scored a season high of four points at Fresno State (March 3). She pulled down a career high seven boards against Southern Utah (Nov. 27) and matched her career high of 30 minutes of floor time against the Thunderbirds. Magazzeni averaged 0.4 points and 1.3 rebounds in 7.4 minutes per game. She totaled 31 rebounds and 10 points on the year. She shot 29.4 percent from the field and went 0-for-2 at the foul line. She concluded the year as a member of the Academic All-WAC Team for a third straight season.

2010-11 - Sophomore

Magazzeni played in 24 games at the forward position as a sophomore. Magazzeni scored a season high of two points on five occasions. She pulled down a season high five boards at Michigan (Dec. 13). Magazzeni averaged 0.5 points and 1.0 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game. She totaled 24 rebounds and 11 points on the year. She shot 29.4 percent from the field and 16.7 percent at the foul line. She concluded the year as a member of the Academic All-WAC Team for a second straight season.

2009-10 - Freshman

Magazzeni played in 27 games at the forward position in 2009-10 to help lead the Aggies to their first postseason appearance in 16 years. She played a career high of 30 minutes in the Aggies' WNIT game at Arizona State (March 17). Magazzeni scored a career high seven points at Hawai'i on Feb. 10. She pulled down a career high six boards versus LA Tech (Feb. 17). Magazzeni averaged 1.1 points in 10.6 minutes per game. She totaled 69 rebounds and 31 points on the year. She shot 36.1 percent from the field and 50.0 percent at the foul line. She concluded the year as a member of the Academic All-WAC Team.

High School

Magazzeni won two Class 5A state championships under coach Miner Webster at Highland High School. In her last two years she led the Hawks to a 68-4 record, including a 35-1 mark as a senior. In 2009, the Hawks had a No. 1 state ranking and were ranked No. 17 in the nation by MaxPreps.com. She averaged 6.8 points and a team-leading 7.7 rebounds per game as a senior with 57 blocks, 48 steals and 28 assists. She had nine double-digit scoring games, 10 double-digit rebound games and two games with 15 or more rebounds. Magazzeni shot 42 percent from the field and 70 percent at the free-throw line in her senior season. As a junior she led the Hawks to a 33-3 record and their first of back-to-back state championships, she had a team-best 7.2 rebounds per game to go along with her 31 steals and 23 blocked shots. Magazzeni played club basketball with the Arizona Silver Streaks that had four players go on to play Division I basketball. She was also a middle hitter on the Highland Hawks volleyball team.

Personal

Magazzeni was born Nov. 18, 1990 in Mesa, Ariz., and is the daughter of Tom and Mele Magazzeni. She comes from an athletic family. Her father, Tom, played football at Arizona State and she has uncles that played football at Wisconsin and Youngstown State. Her aunt, Laurie Kemp, played volleyball at Hawai'i. She is majoring in clothing, textiles and fashion merchandising.
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Queen Creek, Ariz.
High School: Highland HS

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