More than 50 current and former student-athletes eligible to participate in commencement exercises
Senior Celeste Stewart Earned Outstanding Player of the Year Award
Shala Hodges and Katie Paschal are among C-USA Representatives
ECU and Memphis will square off on Sunday, March 3, at 1 p.m.
The Pirates and Thundering Herd will battle it out on Thursday, Jan. 31, at 7 p.m.
As a Junior (2011-12): Played in 23 games and made 12 starts ... Missed eight contests, including the first seven C-USA games, due to a violation of team rules ... Finished second on the squad in scoring average with 10.4 points per game - a nearly six-point improvement from her sophomore season mark ... One of six Pirates to average at least 20.3 minutes played per contest ... Produced the highest free-throw percentage mark on the team (50 minimum attempts) at .783 (54-for-69) ... Knocked down a squad second-best 40 three-point field goals ... Scored double figures 14 times ... Had a breakout performance against Virginia Intermont (11/17), setting a career high with 28 points while hitting five three-point field goals and adding five steals and three rebounds ... Averaged 13 points during the two games at the ECU Thanksgiving Tournament, earning All-Tournament Team honors ... Set a new career high with six three-pointers in seven attempts against UCF (2/23) while adding 22 points, a 4-for-4 performance from the free throw line and three steals ... Hit the game-winning three-pointer in overtime at Marshall (2/26), ending up with 11 points.
As a Sophomore (2010-11):Played in all but two games, averaging 12.9 minutes per contest ... Increased her scoring average to 4.5 points per game from her freshman mark of 3.1 ... Sported the best three-point field goal percentage on the squad (23-for-64, .359) ... Led or tied for the team lead in points three times, including a 12-point performance against nationally-ranked Maryland (11/26) at home ... Scored in double figures four times and matched her career high with 17 points against Virginia Union (11/22) ... Tied her personal best by pulling down four rebounds at Hawai'i (12/21) ... Nailed a career-high five three-point field goals on seven attempts vs. Virginia Union ... Drained seven-straight free throws in a three-game span from Dec. 8-21 (vs. Hampton, UCLA, at Hawai'i).
As a Freshman (2009-10):Scored three points in her Lady Pirate debut in the season opener against Charlotte (11/13) ... Did not play against Western Carolina (11/15) ... Picked up two minutes of playing time off of the bench against UNC Wilmington (11/19) ... Did not play at American (11/22) ... Scored four points against Bethune-Cookman (11/27) ... Hit two free throws in four minutes against Towson (11/28) ... Did not play against VCU (12/2) ... Did not play at Gardner-Webb (12/5) ... Did not play at Hampton (12/12) ... Netted a career-best nine points while recording three steals against Houston-Baptist (12/19) ... Did not play at South Florida (12/20) ... Played two minutes against UMBC (12/28) ... Scored two points against Binghamton (12/29) ... Netted four points in four minutes of play against Marshall (1/4) ... Scored three points and pulled down three rebounds against Southern Miss (1/8) ... Came off the bench in the final minute against UCF (1/10) ... Did not play at Houston (1/15) ... Did not play at Rice (1/17) ... Did not play at SMU (1/23) ... Did not play against UAB (1/28) ... Scored three points and collected three rebounds against Memphis (1/30) ... Came off the bench at Southern Miss (2/4) ... Grabbed one rebound at UCF (2/6) in six minutes played ... Scored two points against UTEP (2/11) ... Netted two points in 14 minutes against Tulane (2/13) ... Did not play against Tulsa (2/21) ... Recorded two assists at UAB (2/25) ... Scored four points and grabbed two rebounds at Memphis (2/27) ... Dropped in six points at Marshall (3/3) ... Produced a team and career-high 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting from the field and 3-for-3 efficiency from beyond the arc in the C-USA Tournament first round matchup against Southern Miss (3/8) ... Contributed five points in the C-USA Tournament quarterfinals vs. Memphis (3/9) ... Pulled down a personal-best four rebounds in the C-USA Tournament semifinals against Tulane (3/10) ... Started the first game of her career at Drexel (3/19) in the first round of the WNIT, scoring three points ... Played 16 minutes at Maryland (3/21) in the second round of the WNIT and grabbed two rebounds.
At Enloe High School:Finished her senior season ranked 10th in scoring among North Carolina prep players, averaging 22 points per contest ... Scored 50 points in a game against Southeast Raleigh en route to leading Enloe to a 16-10 record and a berth in the 2008-09 North Carolina 4A state playoffs ... Garnered numerous honors during her high school career, including selection to the VYPE Ladies to Watch List, Carolina Scouting Report top 10 ledger and the GlaxoSmith Kline Holiday Invitational All-Tournament Team ... Tabbed as a nominee for the McDonald's All-America Game.
Personal: Born Shala Sherea Hodges on July 23, 1991 in Raleigh, N.C. ...Daughter of Genia and James Hodges ... Sister Britney Hodges was a four-year letterwinner for the North Carolina A& T softball team ... Majoring in sports studies with a minor in business.