UCLA -- Versatile all-around player ... Hard worker and an excellent student ...Sees the court well.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned four letters at Windward HS and led her teams to a combined 93-18 record, a State Championship appearance and CIF 4A title in 2006, and four league titles ... As a senior, averaged 17.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals, 4.0 assists and 2.5 blocks per game ... Named league MVP, CIF Player of the Year, first-team All-State (Cal-Hi Sports), honorable mention McDonald's All-American and honorable mention Nike All-American ... Scored a career-high 32 points against Carondolet HS and had 28 points and 13 rebounds against Marlborough HS ... Averaged 17.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 5 assists and 5 steals per game as a junior while leading her team to the CIF 4A finals ... League MVP, first-team All-CIF, honorable mention All-State and honorable mention McDonald's All-American in 2005 ... Averaged 19 points, 12.5 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 3.0 blocks per game and earned first-team all-league and All-CIF honors as a sophomore ... As a freshman, averaged 18.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game while earning first-team all-league and second-team All-CIF acclaim ... Also earned high school letters in volleyball, track and field and cross country ... Played for the Nike Swish Club team (black) ... Named all-tournament at the Nike Tournament of Champions in Arizona and at the Oregon Trail AAU Tournament in 2005 ... Played for Finland's National team for 15 and 18 year-olds from 2000-2002 and competed in the World Youth Championships ... Played in the European Championship Qualifier rounds for 16 and-under in England ... Played at the European Championship Tournament for 18-and-unders in Skofja Loka and Greece ... Saw action against Sweden, Poland, Slovakia, Russia, Slovenia, France, Italy and Israel.
PERSONAL -- Full Name: Erica Simone Latimer ... Born: January 7, 1987 in Helsinki, Finland ... Parent: Leena Tukiainen ... Has one brother, Daniel ... Lists her biggest athletic thrill as having a very successful senior season in high school ... The athlete she most admires is NHL hockey player Teemu Selanne of the Anaheim Ducks ... Hobbies include reading, listening to music and hanging out with family ... Can speak the Finnish language ... Career objective is to become a doctor.