March 21, 2007
For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901)
619-1899 / Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023
SHIELDS NAMED KODAK/WBCA ALL-AMERICAN
Release written by Keith Gentry
Sophomore guard Ashley Shields has been chosen to the 2007 Junior
College/Community College Kodak/WBCA All-American Team. The Kodak team,
selected by the Womens Basketball Coaches Association, consists of ten
players selected from among the over 500 NJCAA member schools. This year
marks the 25th year of the team, which began in 1983.
Shields was named Player of the Year in the Tennessee Junior and
Community College Athletic Association by a unanimous vote of the
coaches. In the Lady Saluqis TJCCAA/NJCAA Region VII Tournament
quarterfinal win over Cleveland State, she scored a NJCAA record 65
points and also set new Southwest single game records for 22 field goals
made, 20 free throws made and 25 free throws attempted.
Shields led the NJCAA in scoring this season with an average of 27.4
points per game and was among national leaders in rebounding (11.3),
assists (6.6) and steals (4.1). She also led the Lady Saluqis in field
goal percentage (.558), and three-point percentage (.443). She recorded
four triple-doubles and 19 double-doubles this season and had season
highs of 15 rebounds (vs. Arkansas Baptist, Hiwassee, and Saint
Catharine), 14 assists (vs. Jackson State), eight steals (vs. Cleveland
State), and four blocked shots (vs. Hiwassee).