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Shayla Smith

Shayla Smith

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Kingsland, Ga.

High School:
Camden County HS

Height:
5-5

Position:
G

Birthdate:
03/07/1984

Experience:
3L

2005-06... Started 27 games...missed only the C-USA opener against Southern Miss due to injury...opened the season by scoring 12 points on 4-for-6 shooting from the field with seven assists against Florida A&M...hit five of seven chances from the free throw line and scored seven points against West Virginia...went 5-for-7 from the field and 5-for-6 from the charity stripe to score 17 points and added six assists vs. Princeton at the Hilton Concord Thanksgiving Classic...recorded nine points and seven boards at Santa Clara...poured in a career-high 18 points at Troy...scored 13 points vs. Miami... contributed nine points at Rice...a perfect 7-for-7 from the foul line against UTEP...grabbed seven rebounds at Memphis...pulled down a career-high eight boards at Southern Miss...put up eight points against UAB and four points vs. Memphis...added five assists at Marshall...hit 6-of-6 attempts at the foul line at East Carolina...pulled down a team-high seven boards against Tulane in the first round of the C-USA Championship.
2004-05... Played in 27 contests with 14 starts...pulled down six rebounds in the season debut at UNLV (11/19) ...recorded seven points and five rebounds against Colgate (12/18)...grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Florida International (12/19)...posted a season-high four assists against Troy (1/8)...scored six points and pocketed four steals vs. Mercer (1/20)...perfect from the free-throw line against Stetson (2/5)...collected four assists and six rebounds against Campbell (2/19)...pulled down seven boards in the season finale at Lipscomb (3/4)...scored a season-best 11 points against Mercer in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Sun Tournament (3/10).
2003-04... Started all 30 games...recorded three double-figure scoring performances...opened the season by scoring eight points at Manhattan (11/22)...collected a season-high five assists against No. 8 Purdue (11/28)...recorded seven points, seven rebounds and four assists at Florida Atlantic (12/4)...grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds against Alabama (12/19)...went 5-for-9 from the field and scored a career-high 16 points against Florida Atlantic (1/13)...snatched three steals and pulled down six boards at Gardner-Webb (1/17)...scored eight points at Campbell (1/19)...scored six points and grabbed seven rebounds vs. Belmont (1/31)...recorded 13 points, six rebounds and three assists at Georgia State (2/28)...hit 4-of-6 shots from the field to score 10 points vs. Mercer in the Atlantic Sun quarterfinals (3/11).
2002-03... Earned 2003 Atlantic Sun All-Freshman Team recognition...started all but three games as the team's point guard...played in all 30 contests...hit 31 of 85 shots (.365) from behind the arc, an effort that ranks ninth all-time at UCF...led the team in assists (86) and steals (47)...scored six points and had four rebounds in her collegiate debut vs. Monmouth (11/22)...recorded six assists and five points against Eastern Illinois (11/23)...collected seven assists at New Orleans (11/25)...scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds at Nicholls State (11/30)...followed that with a seven-point effort vs. Florida (12/11)...scored eight points against Troy State (1/18)...went 5-for-6 from the field and 3-for-4 from three-point range for 13 points at Samford (2/1)...tied her career-high with seven assists and added eight points vs. Jacksonville State (2/8)...had a career-high five steals and scored 11 points at Gardner-Webb, going 4-for-7 from the field and 3-for-5 from behind the arc (2/13)...recorded seven assists at Florida Atlantic (2/22)...tied a career-high with 13 points at Mercer (2/27)...also had six assists in that game...recorded five points and three steals at Troy State (3/1)...scored nine points and recorded four assists and career-high four steals against Stetson (3/6)...scored 11 points in both the Atlantic Sun Tournament first round game against Campbell (3/13) and in the championship game vs. Georgia State (3/14).
Prior to UCF... A 2002 graduate of Camden County High School, where she played for Keith Ellis...named Coastal Georgia and Region 3-AAAAA Player of the Year...earned a spot on the Atlanta Tip-Off All-State second team...twice recognized as a member of the Memorial Sports Medicine All-Tournament team...Camden County High School squad went 27-4 during her senior year...her AAU team - the Jacksonville Sisters - won back-to-back state championships...participated in track, where she was a state runner-up in the long jump...also played softball...a D.A.R.E. role model.
Personal... Full name is Shayla Mondenique Smith...daughter of Eddie and Angela Smith...born March 7, 1984 in Brunswick, Ga....has two sisters, Sekedra and Sharnesha... Sharnesha plays basketball for Stetson...major is social science education with a minor in sociology.

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