5 Larrita Gipson
5 Larrita Gipson
Height: 5-7
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Chicago, Ill.
High School: Simeon Career Academy/University of Toledo
Position: Guard

In 2010-11: After coming off the bench in the first two games of the season Larrita would start the remaining 25 games for the Lions…Gipson was perfect from downtown in her debut in the MIAA Game of the Week as she went 4-for-4 against Lincoln on Dec. 12…was also perfect from the charity stripe (4-for-4) in a 60-52 win over Sonic Trophy Series rival Pittsburg State in Joplin on Jan. 2.

At Toledo: (2009-10): Appeared in 17 games off the bench ... Averaged 0.5 points and 0.3 assists in 3.1 minutes per game ... Finished with two points and two boards in season-high 10 minutes at Western Michigan (Jan. 20) ... Had four points and two caroms in seven minutes at SIU Edwardsville (Dec. 20) ... Tallied career-high four assists in 10 minutes vs. Yale in opening game of Holiday Inn & Express Midtown Thanksgiving Tournament (Nov. 27). (2008-09): Appeared in 25 games off the bench ... Averaged 2.0 points, 1.1 rebounds, 0.2 assists and 0.2 steals in 8.9 minutes per game ... Knocked down career-best three treys and totaled season-best nine points in only seven minutes vs. SIU Edwardsville (Jan. 4) ... Finished with eight points and two rebounds in 26 minutes against Loyola Marymount in final contest of Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Nov. 16) ... Pulled down season-high five caroms at Ball State, to go along with four points (Jan. 17) ... Made two triples in span of five minutes and finished with six points at Eastern Michigan (Jan. 14) ... Tallied six points with two assists vs. Morehead State (Dec. 19) ... Had five points and one board in 13 minutes at Cincinnati (Nov. 23).

High School: As a Senior — Averaged 20.1 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game ... Earned all-conference and all-area accolades within Chicago Public School system ... Named one of "Top 50" players in state ... Selected CPS Holiday Tournament MVP ... As a Junior — Played in only three games before sustaining season-ending ACL injury in November ... Despite injury, she was still named one of "Top 50 Players" in state ... Career — Starred for coach Shajaunna Jordan at Simeon Career Academy ... Three-year letterwinner in basketball ... Four-year member of Honor Roll.
Personal: Born Larrita Renée Gipson on September 18, 1989 ... Parents are Shelia Whitiker and Larry Gipson ... Enjoys playing drums and going to movies ... Majoring in communications.