Women's Basketball

Zakiya Minifee
Zakiya Minifee


East Lansing, Mich.

High School:
East Lansing






The Golden Grizzlies placed 120 student-athletes on the honor roll list.



The senior guard suffered another knee injury.


Zakiya Minifee to miss Remainder of Season for Oakland

Minifee was injured in the win over South Dakota.


Oakland Stumbles at South Dakota State, 83-48

Olivia Nash led the Golden Grizzlies with 14 points


Oakland Returns to O'rena to host Omaha

The Golden Grizzlies tipoff at 2 p.m. on Saturday


Postgame Press Conference

Coach Francis, Zakiya Minifee, and Elena Popkey discuss the team's loss to Western Illinois.


Oakland falls to MSU at the O'rena

Highlights from OU vs. MSU at the O'rena, December 5, 2012.


OU defeats Western Michigan 73-70 (4OT)

Oakland defeated Western Michigan 73-70 in 4OT


OU defeats George Mason

OU defeats George Mason in home opener.


OU defeats George Mason

OU vs George Mason in home opener highlights.


Oakland vs Fort Wayne - Feb. 23, 2013

Oakland faced Fort Wayne in the final home game of the season on Feb. 23, 2013. IPFW won the game 87-71.


Oakland vs. Purdue

The Oakland women's basketball team faced off against No. 15/14 Purdue Sunday in the Athletics Center O'rena.


Oakland vs. Michigan State

The women's basketball team took on Michigan State at home in front of a record crowd in the Athletics Center O'rena


Oakland vs. Western Michigan

The Oakland women's basketball team took on Western Michigan Saturday afternoon in the Athletics Center O'rena.


Oakland vs UM Dearborn - Nov. 26, 2012

Oakland defeated Dearborn 78-53 at the Athletics Center O'rena on Nov. 26, 2012.

Career Stats | Career Game-by-Game

▪ Redshirted

▪ Limited to only 17 games and 10 starts due to injury
▪ Averaged 4.0 points and 3.5 rebounds
▪ Added 24 assists and 28 steals
▪ Scored season-high 10 points against Western Illinois (12/28) and at Fort Wayne (1/26)
▪ Tallied nine rebounds at Manhattan (12/08)
▪ Recorded season-high five steals against No. 15/14 Purdue

▪ Started in 14 consecutive games to start the season for OU before suffering a season-ending injury vs IUPUI (1/7)
▪ Hit a game-tying 3-pointer at the buzzer for force OT, as Oakland beat UMKC (12/1)
▪ Posted a double-double effort of 10 points and 10 rebounds in the season opener against George Mason (11/13)
▪ Also had a double-double against Clemson scoring 15 points and grabbing 11 boards (12/9)
▪ Finished the season as OU's leading rebounder at 7.0 per game with four double-digit rebounding games
▪ Ranked fifth in The Summit League in steals before her injury and was among the league leaders in rebounding
▪ Posted six double-digit scoring games
▪ Academic All-Summit League
▪ Commisioner's List of Honor

▪ Named to Summit League All-Newcomer Team
▪ Led Oakland in rebounding with 231 total rebounds for an average of 7.2 per game
▪ Tallied a double-double (10 points, 10 rebounds) in the Summit League Championship game against SDSU (3/8)
▪ Scored 15 points and 9 rebounds in the semifinal of The Summit League Tournament against Oral Roberts (3/7)
▪ Finished ranked seventh in The Summit League in rebounding during the regular season
▪ Her 55 offensive rebounds were also tops on the Oakland team
▪ Was the team's third leading scorer at a rate of 7.1 per game
▪ Played in all 32 games, starting 25 times
▪ Was second on the team with 55 steals, ranking seventh in The Summit League with an average of 1.7 per game
▪ She was 14th in the league in assists (2.7), 14th in blocks (0.7) and fourth in defensive rebounds (5.2) per game.
▪ Made her collegiate debut and scored her first career points in the season opener against Detroit (11/12)
▪ Scored a career-high 21 points and recorded her first double-double with 10 rebounds against Centenary (12/29)
▪ Recorded nine double-digit scoring games and seven double-digit rebounding games as a freshman
▪ Finished the year with two double-doubles, tying for the second most on the team
▪ Shot 43.3 percent from the field as a freshman and was a 60.7 percent free-throw shooter
▪ Pulled in a career-high 12 rebounds against Oral Roberts (1/31)
▪ Dished out a career-best six assists against Penn State (11/18)
▪ Finished a perfect 7-for-7 from the field in a win over Centenary (1/29)
▪ Earned a spot on The Summit League All-Academic Team

High School:
▪ Was a four-time letterwinner in women's basketball at East Lansing High School under head coach Robert Smith
▪ Elected team captain in her senior season
▪ Helped East Lansing advance to the state title game in 2008-09
▪ Helped the team at East Lansing win four consecutive conference and district championships
▪ Played for the Patriots AAU Basketball Team
▪ In addition to basketball, she earned two varsity letters in soccer

Academic and Extracurricular Activities:
▪ Participated in Student Congress
▪ Was a Peer Assistance Leader
▪ Participated in Physics Club
▪ Was a member of Amnesty International

Top Athletic Performance:
▪ Scoring 15 points and grabbing nine rebounds in OU's 96-62 win over Oral Roberts in The Summit League Semifinals.

Full Name: Zakiya Marie Minifee
Birthdate: March 7, 1992
Parents: Pamela Smith
Siblings: Courtney Minifee
>Courtney played basketball at Chapman University

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland:
1. Academics
2. Team Camaraderie
3. Location

Career Highs:
21 vs Centenary (12/29/10)
Field Goals Made:
8 vs Centenary (12/29/10)
Field Goals Attempted:
14 at George Mason (11/13/11)
3-Point Field Goals Made: 3 vs Oral Roberts (12/31/10)
3-Point Field Goals Attempted:
5 (three times) last vs UMKC (12/1/11)
Free Throws Made: 5 vs IUPUI (1/10/11)
Free Throws Attempted: 6 (twice) last vs South Dakota (12/3/11)
Rebounds: 15 vs UMKC (12/1/11)
Offensive Rebounds: 8 vs UMKC (12/1/11)
Defensive Rebounds:
10 vs Oral Roberts (1/31/11)
Assists: 9 vs Centenary (1/29/11)
Steals: 6 vs Rochester (11/22/10)
Blocks: 3 vs Oral Roberts (1/31/10)
Minutes: 45 vs Oral Roberts (1/31/11)

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