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McKenna Dale

Graduate Student
Storrs, Conn.
Edwin O. Smith
High School
Previous School
McKenna Dale - Women's Basketball - Virginia Cavaliers

McKenna Dale Pronunciation


  • All-ACC Academic Team
  • Appeared in all 30 games with 12 starts
  • Averaged 5.5 points and 4.1 rebounds per game
  • Finished her career with 677 points and 357 rebounds combined at Penn and UVA, appearing in 102 games with 33 starts
  • Grabbed eight rebounds in the win against Campbell, her then-highest rebounding total in her time at UVA (11/23) 
  • Scored 10 points with eight rebounds in the win against ECU (11/27)
  • In her first start of the season against UNCW, scored 22 points, the first 20-point game of her UVA career and sixth overall (12/4)
  • Scored 15 points with a team-high nine rebounds at North Carolina (2/2)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll


  • Awarded the 2021-22 Coach’s Award for Excellence at the Hoos Choice Awards
  • Appeared in all 27 games
  • Averaged 2.9 points and 2.3 rebounds per game, coming off the bench to play 13.6 minutes
  • Made her UVA debut coming in off the bench in the first quarter of the season-opener at James Madison (11/9)
  • Grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Richmond (1/28)
  • Went 3-of-3 from three-point range at Boston College, scoring nine points (2/3)
  • Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds with a season-high four blocked shots while also scoring eight points against Pitt (2/20)
  • ACC Academic Honor Roll

At Brown

  • Played two seasons at Brown, (2017-18 and 2019-20) missing the 2018-19 season due to injury
  • During 2019-20 Ivy League play, ranked third in the conference in points per game (17.0), second in 3-point percentage (.385), third in 3-pointers per game (2.9), first in free throw percentage (.851), and fifth in blocks per game (1.5). Overall, stood 11th in the league in points per game (13.4), sixth in 3-point percentage (.339), sixth in 3-pointers per game (2.1), and sixth in blocks per game (1.0)
  • Her freshman season, played in 18 games with two starts, averaging 12.1 minutes, 3.9 points, and 1.6 rebounds per game


  • Garnered Connecticut Gatorade Player of the Year, Hartford Courant Player of the Year, and New Haven Register Player of the Year honors as a senior
  • Earned All-State honors in 2016 and 2017 and All-Conference honors four times
  • Finished her career as E.O. Smith’s all-time leading scorer – male or female – with 1,792 career points
  • Netted 560 points (20.0 per game) as a junior and 506 points (23.1 per game) as a senior
  • Totaled 747 rebounds, 264 steals, and 162 blocks over career
  • Played for the New Zealand U18 National Team
  • Was also a swimmer, winning state titles in the 50 free and 100 free in 2016 and 2017, setting a state record in the 50 free


  • Daughter of Kathleen and Darren Dale
  • Has one older sister, Siobhan, and two younger siblings, Kaleigh and Hunter
  • Holds dual citizenship between the United States and New Zealand
  • Working on her masters degree in the Curry School of Education