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Toya Holiday
Toya
Personal information
Born February 2 1964 () (age 60)
Los Angeles, California
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Listed weight 162 lb (73 kg)
Career information
High school Kennedy
(Los Angeles, California)
College Arizona State (1980-1984)
Position Forward

Toya Holiday (née DeCree; born February 2, 1964) is an American former college basketball player who played for the Arizona State Sun Devils women's basketball team of Pac-12 Conference.

Early Life[]

Holiday is the daughter of William and Ruthann DeCree and has two younger sisters, Fonda and Diane. Holiday was a four-year varsity basketball letter winner at John F. Kennedy High School in Los Angeles, California where she earned All-City honors twice. Holiday was one of top basketball prospects in high school and she chose to attend Arizona State University.

As a sophomore in 1981–82, Holiday averaged 12.9 points and 8.6 rebounds per game, while leading the team with 163 rebounds. She was subsequently named Pac-12 Player of the Year. She transferred to U.S. International University, and named the most valuable player of the West Coast Athletic Conference after averaging 22.8 points and 8.3 rebounds.

Personal Life[]

Holiday is a Christian. She married former Arizona State men's basketball player Shawn Holiday, her college sweetheart.

My sister and I were on a kick with J names … her kids names are Jessica, Jenna, Jade, Jaelyn and James. My oldest son is Justin and  liked the name Dru, but wanted to figure out how to keep with the J theme so I named my middle son Jrue. After him though, I wanted to end it, because my daughter is Lauren and youngest son is Aaron.—Holiday, on naming her kids

Together, they have four children: Justin (b. 1989), Jrue (b. 1990), Lauren (b. 1993), and Aaron (b. 1996). Jrue is currently the starting point guard for the Milwaukee Bucks, while Justin and Aaron are members of the Indiana Pacers and Lauren played basketball for the UCLA Bruins. Additionally, she is the mother-in-law of USA women's soccer international Lauren Holiday.

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