As the State Player of the Year in 2004-05, Dionne Pounds established herself as the college’s first 1,000-point plus scorer in PCC women’s basketball history. She played in consecutive state championship games (settled for runner-up both times) as the Lancers’ leading scorer in 2003-2004 and ’04-05 and helped PCC to an astounding 56-5 overall record in that time. She was named to the COA All-State Tournament as a sophomore and led PCC to the South Coast Conference title. She was a two-time selection as the college’s Women’s Athlete of the Year, SCC Player of the Year, and All-State. She led the state in free throw shooting and 3-point baskets in her two years. Pounds capped off her PCC career by being named Kodak All-American. Dionne's father is Larry Pounds, who happens to also be a 1,000-point scorer in PCC men's basketball (1971-1973) and who was drafted in the fifth round of the 1974 NBA Draft by Golden State. Although he never played in the NBA, the elder Pounds played many years of international pro basketball including 14 years in Finland. He raised his daughter in Kotka, Finland and sent her to the U.S. to play high school basketball at Muir High before she attended PCC. Dionne took a scholarship to Lamar University, played two seasons, and moved back to Finland to play regularly on its national team.