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Shawntinice Polk Biography
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 01/16/2006
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Shawntinice Polk's Career Honors

2005-06
Wade Trophy candidate
Wooden Award candidate
 
2004-05
Honorable Mention All-American - Kodak/WBCA
First team All-Pac-10
Kodak/WBCA All-Region 8 Team
Wade Trophy candidate
Wooden Award candidate
Naismith Award candidate
Preseason Third Team All-American - Lindy's
Preseason Honorable Mention All-American - Street & Smith's
Preseason Honorable Mention All-American - Associated Press
Preseason All-Pac-10
 
2003-04

Honorable Mention All-American - Associated Press
Honorable Mention All-American - Kodak/WBCA
First Team All-Pac-10
Pac-10 All-Tournament Team
Kodak/WBCA All-Region 8 Team
UA co-Most Valuable Player
WBCA Division I National Player of the Month (February)
Pac-10 Player of the Week (March 1)
Pac-10 Player of the Week (Feb. 9)
Pac-10 Player of the Week (Jan. 19)
Tournament Most Valuable Player ?- Fiesta Bowl Classic
Wade Trophy Candidate
John R. Wooden Women’s Award Midseason Top 20
First Team Preseason All-American ?- Street & Smith’s
Second Team Preseason All-American ?- Athlon Sports
Third Team Preseason All-American ?- Women’s Basketball News Service
Preseason All-Pac-10 Team
Preseason “Top Five Centers” - ESPN.com
 
2002-03
Honorable Mention All-American - Associated Press
Honorable Mention All-American - Kodak/WBCA
First Team Freshman All-American - WomensCollegeHoops.com
National All-Newcomer Team - Full Court Press
Kodak/WBCA All-District 8 Team
Pac-10 Freshman of the Year
First Team All-Pac-10
Pac-10 All-Tournament Team
Pac-10 All-Freshman Team
UA co-Most Valuable Player
UA Defensive Most Valuable Player
UA Freshman of the Year
Pac-10 Player of the Week (March 3)
Pac-10 Player of the Week (Feb. 10)
Pac-10 Player of the Week (Dec. 23)
Pac-10 Player of the Week (Dec. 2)
Tournament Most Valuable Player - Fiesta Bowl Basketball Classic
UA Rebounding Leader Award

 

Career: Arizona’s career leader with 46 double-doubles ... Had 79 double-digit scoring performances ... Had 21 games with 20 or more points ... Had 12 performances of 15 or more rebounds ... Arizona’s career leader in blocked shots with 222 ... Ranks first on the UA career list in rebounding average (9.7 rpg), second in rebounds (914) and field goal percentage (.573), third in field goals made (604), fourth in scoring average (15.6 ppg) and points scored (1,467), sixth in free throws made (259) and free throws attempted (454), seventh in minutes played average (28.7), eighth in games started (89) and field goals attempted (1,054), and ninth in personal fouls (295) ... At Washington on Feb. 28, 2004 became the fastest UA player and first Wildcat sophomore to break the 1,000-point mark in career scoring.

2004-05: Started 27 of 30 games ... Named WBCA honorable mention All-American for third straight year ... Named All-Pac-10 for the third year in a row ... Named to the Preseason WNIT and Fiesta Classic all-tournament teams ... Had nine double-doubles ... Led team in field goal percentage, rebounding average, total rebounds, offensive rebounds, defensive rebounds and blocks, and ranked second in scoring, scoring average, field goals made, field goals attempted and free throws attempted, third in minutes played, minutes per game, free throws made and assists, and fourth in steals ... Missed two games and was plagued for the remainder of the season with a knee injury ... Reached double-digit scoring 22 times ... Shot 50 percent or better 17 times ... Pulled down 10 or more rebounds 11 times ... Finished with 17 points and 12 rebounds vs. Saint Mary’s on Nov. 12 ... Tallied 18 points and a season-high 16 boards against Rice on Nov. 14 ... Totaled 13 points, 10 rebounds and eight blocks against UNC Greensboro on Dec. 4 ... Finished with 14 points, seven boards, five assists and five blocks vs. Weber State on Dec. 5 ... Had 15 points, 12 rebounds and a season-high six assists at Washington on Dec. 27 ... Finished with 12 points and 11 boards at UCLA on Jan. 16 ... Totaled 20 points and 10 rebounds at Stanford on Feb. 3 ... Tallied 11 points, 11 boards and four blocks at Oregon State on Feb. 17 ... Recorded 17 points and 12 rebounds against Washington State on Feb. 24 ... Finished with 14 points and 11 boards vs. Washington on Feb. 26 ... Tallied nine points and seven rebounds vs. Oklahoma in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Finished with 10 points, five rebounds and two blocks against LSU in the NCAA Tournament.

2003-04: Started all 33 games ... Averaged 16.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game ... Led the team in field goals made, field goal percentage, free throws made, rebounds, rebounding average and blocks, and ranked second in points and scoring average, and third in steals ... Reached double-digit scoring in 28 of 33 games ... Pulled down 10 or more rebounds 18 times ... Had 16 double-doubles ... Honorable mention Associated Press and Kodak/WBCA All-American ... Named Arizona’s co-Most Valuable Player for the second straight year ... First team All-Pac-10 ... Named to the Pac-10 All-Tournament Team ... Had a game-high 23 points and eight rebounds against Michigan State (3/21/04) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Pulled down 18 rebounds against Stanford (3/8/04) in the Pac-10 Tournament championship game ... Recorded her 37th career double-double of 19 points and 10 rebounds against Washington (3/7/04) in the Pac-10 Tournament semifinals, becoming Arizona’s career leader in that category ... Scored 16 points in the second half for a 22-point performance against Oregon State (3/6/04) in the Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinals ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for March 1 after leading the Cats to a sweep in Washington and to the program’s first Pac-10 championship ... Shot a blazing 11-for-15 from the floor on her way to game highs of 22 points and 14 rebounds at Washington (2/28/04) ... Finished with 19 points, 14 rebounds, six assists and six blocks at Washington State (2/26/04) ... Scored 23 points against Oregon (2/21/04) ... Had 18 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks against Oregon State (2/19/04) ... Finished with 14 points and 10 rebounds at USC (2/15/04) ... Had 13 points and 10 rebounds at UCLA (2/12/04) ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for Feb. 9 after leading the Cats to a sweep of Cal and Stanford ... Just missed a quadruple-double with 15 points, 14 rebounds, eight assists and eight blocks against California (2/7/04) ... Had 21 points and a career-high 19 rebounds against Stanford (2/5/04) ... Finished with 20 points and 13 rebounds at Oregon State (1/24/04) ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for Jan. 19 after leading the Cats to a home sweep of the L.A. schools ... Had 21 points and 13 rebounds vs. UCLA (1/17/04) ... Pulled down 14 rebounds and dished out six assists at Cal (1/8/04) ... Finished with 14 points, 12 rebounds and four blocks at LSU (1/4/04) ... Had 23 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks against Arizona State (1/2/04) ... Finished with 19 points and 17 rebounds vs. Washington State (12/29/03) ... Had 19 points and 15 rebounds against Washington (12/27/03) ... Scored 24 points and blocked four shots against BYU (12/12/03) ... Named Tournament MVP of the Fiesta Bowl Classic ... Shot 8-for-9 from the floor on her way to 18 points vs. UMass (12/7/03) ... Had 18 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and five assists against American (12/6/03) ... Scored 19 points vs. Navy (11/29/03) ... Had 20 points and 11 rebounds at UC Santa Barbara (11/25/03) ... Scored 25 points in just 21 minutes against Northern Arizona (11/22/03).

 

Summer 2003: Member of the USA Young Women's Team that took the gold medal at the 2003 FIBA World Championship for Young Women in Sibenik, Croatia ... Played in all eight games, starting five ... Finished third on the squad in scoring, averaging 8.4 points and 5.1 rebounds per game ... Shot a team-best 61.2 percent (30-49) from the field ... Shot 7-for-10, tallying 14 points and five rebounds in championship game against Brazil ... Led the U.S. with a game-high 15 points and seven rebounds on 6-of-8 shooting in semifinal win over France ... Hit 6-for-7 from the floor for 13 points and six rebounds against South Korea in pool play.

 

2002-03: Honorable mention AP All-American ... Honorable Mention Kodak/WBCA All-American ... Pac-10 Freshman of the Year ... First Team All-Pac-10 ... School-record 21 double-doubles on the season ... 29 double-digit scoring performances ... 9 performances of 20 points or better ... 7 performances of 15 rebounds or more ... First freshman in the history of the Pac-10 to be named conference Player of the Week four times in the same season ... First player in the history of the UA program to record 8 consecutive double-doubles, which she did over the first 8 games of the year ... Set or tied 19 school records... Finished the season 8th in the nation in field goal percentage (.609), 10th in rebounding (10.8 rpg) and 12th in blocked shots per game (2.6 bpg) ... Was the only freshman among the top 30 in the nation in rebounding ... Led the Pac-10 in rebounding, blocked shots and field goal percentage ... Was the first freshman in the history of the conference to finish among the top 10 in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage ... First freshman in six years to lead the conference in field goal percentage and was just the second freshman ever to lead the league in rebounding ... Set a new Pac-10 record in single-season field goal percentage and posted the third-highest single-season rebounding total in conference history ... Logged her 21st double-double of the season with a game-high 16 rebounds and 14 points against Notre Dame (3/23/03) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Selected to the Pac-10 All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.0 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.7 steals, 2.3 assists and 1.3 blocks per game over the three contests ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week for the fourth time in the season on March 3 after leading the Cats to their first home sweep of the Bay Area schools in four years ... Earned third Pac-10 Player of the Week honors on Feb. 10 after averaging 21.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game while helping the Cats sweep the Washington schools at home ... Named one of five collegiate women's basketball players who are "Elevating the Game" in the Jan. 20 issue of Sports Illustrated ... Picked as Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 2 after helping the Cats earn wins over then-No. 8 Georgia and Pepperdine ... First Wildcat freshman in six years to earn that honor ... Shot an astounding 13-for-16 from the field on her way to game highs of 29 points and 11 rebounds during her collegiate debut against No. 3 LSU (11/22/02) in the season opener ... That was the best debut ever by an Arizona freshman.

 

2001-02: Redshirted for the year after joining the team midway through the season ... Originally signed with Arizona in the fall of 2000, but did not qualify academically to play during the 2001-02 season.

 

High School: Four-year letterwinner in both basketball and volleyball at Hanford (Calif.) High School ... One of 30 players invited to try out for the 2001 USA Basketball Women's Junior World Championship Team ... Her teams had a combined 119-13 record over her four years at Hanford ... The Lady Pups earned undefeated league titles each of those four years ... Collected 2,163 points, 1,326 rebounds and 384 blocks during her HS career ... Four-time all-conference, all-city and all-county selection ... Three-time CIF All-Central Section honoree ... Played in the WBCA All-America Game in April 2001 ... Earned first team All-America honors in 2001 from Parade, USA Today, Nike, SLAM Magazine, Student Sports Magazine and the WBCA ... First team All-California her senior year ... Averaged 16.1 points, 13.1 rebounds and 4.1 blocked shots per game as a senior at Hanford ... Led the Lady Pups to their first-ever CIF Division II state championship in 2001 ... The Lady Pups were ranked No. 3 in the nation at the end of the season.

 

Personal: Shawntinice Polk was born March 27, 1983, and passed away on Sept. 26, 2005, at the age of 22 ... Preferred to be called “Polkey” ... Daughter of Johnny Little ... Was the youngest of seven children ... Major was family studies and human development.

Shawntinice Polk's Career Highs

Field Goals Made: 13 vs. LSU (11/22/02)

Field Goal Attempts: 19, twice, last on 12/18/02

Three-Point Field Goal Attempts: 1 vs. Washington State (2/24/05)

Free Throws Made: 8 at Stanford (2/3/05)

Free Throw Attempts: 10, five times, last on 11/29/04

Rebounds: 19 vs. Stanford (2/5/04)

Points: 29 vs. LSU (11/22/02)

Assists: 8 vs. California (2/7/04)

Blocks: 9 vs. California (3/1/03)

Steals: 5, twice, last on 3/5/05

Minutes: 40 at Oregon State (1/30/03)



Shawntinice Polk's Career Stats at Arizona

Year

GP-GS

Min/Avg

FG-FGA

Pct

FG-FGA

Pct

FT-FTA

Pct

Off-Def

Tot

Avg

PF-FO

Ast

TO

Blk

Stl

Pts/Avg

2002-03

31-29

922/29.7

218-358

.609

0-0

.000

102-171

.596

116-219

335

10.8

99-4

81

94

80

53

538/17.4

2003-04

33-33

966/29.3

230-401

.574

0-0

.000

89-170

.524

126-213

339

10.3

103-7

77

99

80

52

549/16.6

2004-05

30-27

813/27.1

156-295

.529

0-1

.000

68-113

.602

72-168

240

8.0

93-4

62

79

62

40

380/12.7

TOTAL

94-89

2701/28.7               

604-1054

.573

0-1

.000

259-454

.570

314-600

914

9.7

295-15

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