As a Senior in 2002-03: GW's all-time career leading scorer with 2,249 points... team's leading scorer (20.3 ppg)... recorded his 11th career double-double with team-high 15 pts. and 10 rebs. and had four assists in season-opener at #14 UConn (11/25/02)... scored game-high 24 pts. vs. Mt. St. Mary's (11/29/02)... jumped from sixth to third on GW's all-time scoring list with 23 pts. in win at FIU (12/3/02)... scored team-high 26 pts. vs. No. 2 Texas (12/7/02)... tallied 19 pts. vs. #9 Maryland (12/8/02)... played his best game of the season with 25 pts., five rebs., and four steals at Boston U. (12/11/02)... scored game-high 24 pts. five assists and four steals at Towson (12/22/02)... scored team-high 21 pts. with seven rebs. against ODU (12/28/02)... scored game-high 26 pts., including five threes, at American (1/3/03)... scored team-high 21 pts. with eight rebs. at Temple (1/5/03)... scored 17 pts. vs. Dayton (1/18/03)... exploded for his season-high 27 pts. at Richmond (1/21/03)... scored his 2,000th career point becoming just the second Colonial in 88 years to reach 2,000-point plateau during a 28-point effort vs. UMass (1/25/03)... scored game-high 24 pts.--more than any other SJU opponent--with eight rebs. vs. Saint Joseph's (1/29/03)... tallied game-high 19 pts. with two blocks vs. Duquesne (2-1-03)... shot 8-13 FGs for 17 pts. vs. #19 Xavier (2/4/03)... added 21 pts. on 3-4 3-Pt. FGs at Dayton (2/12/03)... scored 21 at Duquesne (2/19/03)... shared team-high scoring honors with 16 pts. at #13 Xavier (3/1/03)... scored his 2,227th career point becoming GW's all-time leading scorer at UMass (3/10/03). Concludes his career with 2,249 career points and 720 free throws (both GW career records), 712 rebounds, 254 assists, 116 steals, 39 blocks. His career scoring average is 19.1 ppg.
As a Junior in 2001-02: Named to the preseason A-10 All-Conference second team... GW's top scorer with 21.1 ppg and second-leading rebounder with 6.1 rpg... named to the NABC Classic All-Tournament team after scoring a game-high 26 pts. vs. Marshall (11/15/01) and a team-high 15 pts. vs. Western Kentucky (11/16/01)... led all players with 23 pts. at Texas A&M (11/19/01)... scored a game-high 22 pts., eight rebs. vs. Binghamton (11/23/01)... named to the Red Auerbach Colonial Classic All-Tournament team after scoring a game-high 34 pts. vs. Yale (11/24/01)... named Atlantic 10 co-Player of the Week (11/25/01)... hit for 21 pts. vs. BU (11/18/01)... led all players with 27 pts. nine reb. vs. UConn (12/2/01)... named to the BB&T Classic All-Tournament team (12/3/01)... scored a game-high 28 pts. before fouling out late in the ODU game (12/5/01)... shot 7-11 FGs with 8-9 FTs for 23 pts. and six assists to lead GW past Providence (12/8/01)... recorded team-highs with 26 pts. and nine rebs. vs. Charlotte (12/29/01)... recorded his ninth career double-double with a game-high 29 pts. and 10 rebs. vs. SBU (1/3/02)... led team with 20 pts. and three steals vs. La Salle (1/13/02)... lit up Xavier for 32 pts. (1/17/02)... led all players with 24 pts. at UMass (1/23/02)... scored game-high 24 pts. with eight rebs. at Richmond (1/30/02)... led all players with 22 pts. at La Salle (2/2/02)... scored team-high 20 pts. and grabbed his season-high 13 rebs. vs. Temple (2/9/02)... tallied game-high 21 pts. vs. Dayton (2/21/02)... scored game-high 20 pts. with eight rebs. vs. Richmond (2/23/02)... led all players with 24 pts. at Fordham (3/2/02).
As a Sophomore in 2000-01: was named to the preseason A-10 All-Conference second team... named to the 2001 A-10 All-Conference third team... GW's top scorer (19.0 ppg) and top FT shooter at .791 ...leads team with 54 treys... scored 19 pts. with five assists a pair of blocks against Old Dominion (11/20/00)... led all players with 26 pts. on 9-12 FGs against Howard (11/24/00)... named MVP of the Red Auerbach Colonial Classic after hitting 6-7 threes for game-high 26 pts. in title game vs. Boston U. (11/25/00)... recorded his first double-double of the season with 24 pts., 12 rebs. at South Florida (11/28/00)... tossed in 22 pts. with eight rebs. vs. #19 St. John's in the BB&T Classic (12/2/00)... contributed 20 pts. in 29 minutes before fouling out against Richmond (12/9/00)... scored team-high 20 pts., including 4-5 threes, vs. Providence (12/11/00)... averaged a team-best 21.3 ppg in the Rainbow Classic Dec. 28-30, including 27 pts. vs. #6 Tennessee (12/28/00)... led all players with 22 pts. and a career-high eight assists vs. La Salle (1/13/01)... posted his second double-double of the season with 15 pts., 12 rebs. vs. Xavier (1/16/01)... recorded his third double-double of the season (seventh career) with his season-high 28 pts. and 11 rebs. at Duquesne (1/23/01)... matched that effort with 28 pts. vs. SBU (1/27/01)... led all players with 25 pts., including five threes, at Temple (2/8/01)... ejected from Duquesne game after receiving a technical for fighting while attempting to break up an altercation (2/11/01)... sat out the URI game per NCAA rules for DU game ejection (2/14/01)... tallied 17 pts. with three assists at Dayton (2/17/01) scored a team-high 23 pts. with six assists vs. Fordham (2/21/01)... again led team with 22 pts. vs. UMass (2/24/01)... scored his 1,000th career pt. at SBU (2/28/01).
As a Freshman in 1999-2000: Moved into the starting lineup Dec. 31 in place of injured starter Mike King... team's leading rebounder with 6.8 rpg... scored 16 pts. with seven rebs. and an assist in opener vs. Indiana St. (11/19/99)... made his first college start at Ohio where he scored nine pts. with four rebs. (11/30/99)... had a strong game vs. Seton Hall in the BB&T Classic with 16 pts., seven rebs., three steals and 6-6 FTs (12/4/99)... scored 19 pts. with five rebs. vs. Siena (12/11/99)... recorded his first collegiate double-double with 23 pts. and 13 rebs. including four three-pointers at Clemson (12/22/99)... started the UNCC game and led GW with 23 pts. (12/31/99)... recorded his second double-double with 19 pts., 13 rebs. vs. Duquesne (1/8/00)... third double-double with 24 pts. and 13 rebs., including 6-6 FTs, vs. American (1/12/00) ...scored team-high 22 pts. including 7-7 FTs at Virginia Tech (1/15/00) and was named A-10 Rookie of the Week Jan. 16... led team with 25 pts., seven rebs. at Dayton (1/22/00)... scored 15 pts. with eight rebs. in win over St. Bonaventure (1/26/00)... exploded for career-high 35 pts. with nine rebs. vs. La Salle (1/29/00) and named A-10 Rookie of the Week Jan. 30... blocked three shots at Duquesne (2/2/00)... scored game-high 26 pts. vs. Xavier (2/5/00)... scored 16 of his 20 pts. in the second half with nine rebs. vs. Dayton (2/9/00)... perfect 10-10 FTs vs. URI (2/19/00)... double-doubled (fourth career) with 22 pts., 15 rebs. at Fordham (2/26/00) and was named A-10 Rookie of the Week Feb. 27.
High School: Averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds a game as a junior in 1997-98 in helping to lead Good Counsel to 22-8 record under coach Joe McCall. Monroe helped Good Counsel to the Maryland Private School title in 1998. He was a Street & Smith's honorable mention All-America and was named MVP of the Charlie Webber Invitational in `99... also an All-County player as a sophomore and a junior as selected by the Montgomery County Journal and honorable mention All-Metro by the Washington Post in 1998. Monroe competed for the gold medal winning East team at the 1998 USA Basketball Men's Youth Development Camp at the U.S. Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO, in the summer of `99... had already played two games at Smith Center where Good Counsel split a pair of showdowns with local powerhouse DeMatha in 1999.
Personal: Born January 19, 1981 in Silver Spring, Maryland... full name is Christopher Edward Monroe... son of Barbara and Charles Monroe... sociology major.
Monroe's Career Highs:
Points: 35 vs. La Salle (1/29/00)
Rebs: 15 @ Fordham (2/26/00)
Assists: 8 vs. La Salle (1/13/01)
Blocks: 3 @ Duquesne (2/2/00); vs. Marshall (11/15/01)
Steals: 5 (twice) last vs. Xavier (3/8/01)
3-Pt FGs: 6 vs. Boston U. (11/25/00)
Career Double-Doubles: 11, last at #14 Connecticut (11/25/02).
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