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Takira Allen

Takira Allen

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tallahasse, Fla.

High School:
Quincy Shanks HS

Height:
6-2

Position:
Center

Birthdate:
01/03/1983

Experience:
3L

2003-04...played in all 30 games starting in 29...played a season high 34 minutes in both games against Georgia State (1/8/04 & 2/28/04)...attempted 16 field goals against Gardner-Webb (1/17/04)...shot a season high .857 (6-7) in teh first round of the Atlantic Sun Tournament against Mercer (3/11/04)...was 4-6 with a .667 percentage on free throws against Stetson (1/3/04)...had a career high 14 rebounds against Lipscomb (1/29/04)...recorded four blocks against Georgia State (2/28/04)...netted 22 points against Georgia State (1/8/04) and Jacksonville (3/4/04).

2002-03...saw action in all 30 games and started in 24...the top scorer and rebounder in seven games...came off the bench to score an average of 12.5 points in teh first four games o fthe season...went 9-for-12 from the field to score 19 points at new Orleans (11/25/02)...earned a starting role against Nicholls State (11/30/02)...in her second game as a starter, grabbed a career high 14 rebounds against Florida (12/11/02)...sank 17 points and went flawless 5-for-5 from the foul linevs. Georgia Tech (12/15/02)...earned Atlantic Sun Player of the Week honors on Dec. 16...recorded her first career double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds against Detroit in the opening game of the Holiday Classic (12/19/02)...scored 19 points in the New Year's Eve match-up against Lipscomb...netted 10 points and snatched five rebounds in the conference opener at Jacksonville (1/9/03)...scored 16 points and had eight rebounds at Belmont (1/30/03)...blocked a season-high two shots against Georgia State (2/6/03)...scored 12 points against Jacksonville State (2/8/03)...contributed 12 points-including four of seven from the foul line-and added five rebounds at Florida Atlantic (2/22/03)...came off the bench to score a career-high 24 points and grab a game-high eight rebounds at Mercer (2/27/03)...went 11-for-13 (.846) in that game-good enough for seventh on UCF's all-time list for best field goal percentage in a game...scored 11 points and had two blocks against Jacksonville (3/8/03)...contributed 10 points, going 5-for-9 from the field goal range, against Campbell in the opening round of the Atlantic Sun Tournament (3/13/03)...scored seven points and seven rebounds in the semi-final win over Belmont (3/14/03)...scored seven points and added six rebounds against Georgia State in the A-Sun Championship game (3/15/03).

2001-02...averaged over 10 minutes per game as a back-up center...scored eight points in the game against North Texas (12/17/01)...recorded two blocks in the game against Stetson (1/3/02)...sank 10 points shooting 5-for-8 at Florida Atlantic (1/9/02)...recorded 14 points and eight rebounds before fouling out against Florida Atlantic (1/30/02)...went 6-for-8 from the field and 2-for-3 from the line in that contest...scored 10 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Georgia State (2/4/02)...was a perfect 4-for-4 from the foul line in that game.

Prior to UCF...a 2001 graduate of Quincy Shanks HS...played for Rosa Hudgins...earned First-Team All-Big Bend Conference honors her senior season...honored as Second-Team All-Big Bend and Offensive Player of the Year in her junior season...was the team's top rebounder all four years and the leading scorer as a senior...also an honor roll student.

Personal...full name is Takira Allen...teammates call her "Tater"...daughter of Wendell Harris and Antoinette Allen...born January 3, 1983 in Tallahassee...majoring in health services administration.

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