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Shanasa Sanders
Shanasa Sanders

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
Ribault Senior

Height:
5-7

Position:
G

Experience:
So./So.


2009-10 Season (Sophomore): Slid to more natural shooting guard position after playing freshman campaign at the point ... saw action in all 30 contests, making only start against Rutgers in BIG EAST Championship second round ... averaged 3.0 points and 2.8 rebounds per contest ... scored nine points in 23 minutes off the bench vs. Furman ... grabbed four rebounds in seven minutes of action against Alaska Anchorage in the Great Alaska Shootout Championship game ... scored seven points on 3-of-5 shooting against Kentucky ... scored two points and grabbed two rebounds at No. 9/10 Xavier ... broke out of season-long scoring slump with 11 points on 3-of-4 shooting, including 2-of-2 from beyond the three-point line against Eastern Kentucky ... scored six points and added four rebounds in BIG EAST opener against Louisville ... scored two points with two rebounds and an assist at Rutgers ... scored three points with four rebounds against No. 19/18 Georgetown ... scored four points and grabbed a season-high eight rebounds at Seton Hall ... has 29 points (14.5 ppg) and 17 rebounds (8.5 rpg) in two career games against Seton Hall ... scored two points with two rebounds and an assist in 19 minutes off the bench at DePaul ... scored four points and grabbed three rebounds against USF ... grabbed two rebounds and dished out two assists in overtime win at Louisville ... knocked down a pair of free throws in overtime win at Syracuse ... scoreless in 11 minutes off bench at Providece, but grabbed three rebounds and dished out an assist ... scored six points on 3-of-4 shooting and grabbed one rebound and one steal against Villanova ... scored five points, knocking down a three at the end of the first half to pull within two against No. 8/7 West Virginia ... scored two points with three rebounds, three assists, a steal, and a block in 24 minutes at Marquette ... was integral in BIG EAST Championship first-round win against USF, tying season high with 11 points and matching a career high with nine rebounds in 33 minutes ... got the start against Rutgers in the second round of the BIG EAST Championship in place of an injured Carla Jacobs ... scored three points with six rebounds against Rutgers.

2008-09 Season (Freshman): Steady contributor during freshman campaign ... started and averaged nearly 30 minutes per game during the first 10 games of the season when junior point guard Stephanie Stevens sat out with an illness ... averaging 37.1 minutes per game in BIG EAST play ... knocked down a three for the fifth straight game and grabbed four rebounds against DePaul ... scored 18 points, her second-best output of the season, on 6-of-7 shooting at USF ... scored seven points and added two assists and a blocked shot at Rutgers ... tallied nine points and two assists against Pittsburgh ... scored 16 points, her most in eight games, against Marquette ... scored seven points in 40 minutes against Louisville ... scored five points and added three rebounds and six assists at Georgetown, playing the full 40 minutes for the third time this season ... scored six points and added a pair of assists at St. John's ... posted five points, five rebounds, an assist, a block, and a pair of steals against Providence ... named BIG EAST Freshman of the Week following outstanding performance against Seton Hall ... scored career-high 25 points, knocking down four threes and added a career-best nine rebounds in 40 minutes against Seton Hall ... set career high with eight assists, scored eight points, and added seven rebounds against Syracuse ... scored 12 points on 5-of-9 shooting at West Virginia ... has 11 rebounds in the last two games ... posted three steals in back-to-back games against Michigan and Davidson ... led team in scoring with 12 points and added five rebounds at Michigan ... scored seven points with four rebounds and three assists against IU PUI ... scored 14 points, knocking down three jumpers during a decisive 11-0 run late in the second half of UC's win against Xavier ... also grabbed six rebounds against the Musketeers ... grabbed four rebounds against Dayton ... knocked down a pair of early threes against Eastern Illinois ... dished out five assists against Mississippi Valley State ... UC's second-leading scorer, tallying nine points against Kentucky ... started the season opener against Detroit, scoring eight points with three assists in her first collegiate action.

Pre-Cincinnati Career: A pass-first point guard that adds immediate athleticism to the Bearcats roster ... helped Ribault Senior High School to a 50-12 record over final two seasons under head coach Shelia Pennick ... won a pair of district championships and advanced to the state final four as a senior ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Times-Union Player of the Year as a senior ... led squad in scoring during freshman and sophomore seasons ... two-time all-conference, all-city, and all-state selection ... averaged 17.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 2.8 steals as a senior ... member of Ribault Senior's Honor Roll ... graduated with honors ... played for the Peach State (Ga.) AAU team.

Personal: Full name is Shanasa Mylitta Sanders ... born Oct. 17, 1989 in New York City ... daughter of Arnold Sanders and Theresa Spencer ... has three brothers, Arnold Sanders, Mannie McCray, and Cecil Campbell, and a sister, Tamicka McCray ... majoring in sports administration.