14 Shawnita Garland
14 Shawnita Garland
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Charleston, WV
High School: Capital
Position: G

Shawnita Garland is without a doubt one of the top all-around players in the Horizon League. A second team all-league selection in each of the last two seasons, Garland can make a difference on both ends of the court. She can score in a variety of ways on offense - driving to the basket, a mid-range jumper, three-pointers and getting to the free throw line - and uses her quickness and athleticism to disrupt the opposition on defense which help create easy baskets in transition.

2009-10 - Junior Season

• Named to All-Horizon League second team as well as the league's all-defensive team.

• Started all 33 games, leading the team in assists (3.3) and steals (3.0), ranking second in scoring (12.6) and fourth in rebounding (5.0).

• Led league in steals, ranking 10th in scoring.

• Had at least one steal in every game, including multiple steals 27 times, making 49 over last 12 games (4.1 spg).

• Ranked 18th in the nation in steals per game.

• Tallied 16 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the win against Butler (3/14/10) in the Horizon League Championship game, earning All-Tournament team honors.

• Scored 21 points with six rebounds in semifinal win at Green Bay (3/12/10).

• Had 10 points, nine rebounds and five steals in quarterfinal win over UIC (3/10/10).

• Poured in 22 points (10-13 FG) at Valparaiso (2/11/10), playing just 24 minutes.

• Scored all 18 of her points against UIC (2/4/10) in the second half, adding eight rebounds.

• Had career-high 24 points against Valparaiso (1/16/10).

• Scored 17 points against Butler (1/14/10) on her 21st birthday.

• Dished out a career-high eight assists at UIC (1/9/10), committing zero turnovers.

• Poured in 22 points against Green Bay (1/2/10), playing all 40 minutes.

• Scored 14 points, adding six rebounds, career-high nine steals and seven assists at Eastern Michigan (12/29/09).

• Played a career-high 44 minutes against Indiana (12/19/09), scoring 15 points with five rebounds.

• Recorded first career double-double with 13 points and career-high 12 rebounds at Niagara (12/13/09).

• Scored 23 points at Wisconsin (11/22/09).

CSU Career

• Named to the All-Horizon League second team as a junior.

• Selected to Horizon League All-Defensive team and shared defensive player of the year honors with teammate Dominique Butler.

• Ranked second in the Horizon League in steals (2.8), fifth in three-point field goal percentage (.390), sixth in scoring (12.4), seventh in field goal percentage (.517) and ninth in minutes played (32.3).

• Her 88 steals were the most in the league.

• Had multiple steals in 23 games, ranking 12th in the nation in steals.

• Scored team-high 18 points with eight rebounds, in league semifinal vs. Milwaukee (3/13).

• Tallied 23 points, making 10-of-13 from the field, against Detroit (2/21).

• Went 7-of-9 from the field for 18 points, adding five boards, four assists and three steals at Youngstown State (1/17).

• Played all 40 minutes, finishing with 15 points at Valparaiso (1/5). Hit all four field goal attempts and all six free throws.

• Made all eight field goal attempts for 18 points, vs. Buffalo (12/29) in her first career start.

• Scored 14 points - making all five field goals vs. Illinois State (11/21) in Preseason WNIT.

• Played in 32 games as a freshman as the first guard off bench.

• Averaged 3.6 points and 1.8 rebounds per game in 13.6 minutes per contest.

• Scored six points and had three steals in league semifinal win at Green Bay (3/14).

• Recorded 19 points, eight rebounds, five assists and five steals, in win over Bradley in consolation game of Great Alaska Shootout (11/21).

• Scored 12 points with five rebounds against Wisconsin (11/9) in season opener.

High School

• Selected second team all-state as a senior.

• Earned three letters as a member of the varsity basketball team at Capital H.S.

• Led team to 21-2 record and a conference championship as the starting point guard as a senior.

• Averaged 15.2 points, 3.0 rebounds, 3.6 steals and 3.6 assists per game as a senior.

• Finished first in the conference in steals, third in assists and scoring and fourth in three-pointers made.

• Shot 48 percent from the field, 34 percent from three-point range and 71 percent from the free throw line as a senior.

• Lost just 12 games during her high school career and led team to regional finals each year.

• Named MVP of the West Virginia-Kentucky All Star Game.

Personal

Born Jan. 14, 1989 in Charleston, W.Va.....daughter of Juanita Garland...has three siblings, Howard, a twin sister Shawnice, and Jalia...criminology/criminal justice major.