UTC Basketball (W) BIO
50 Shanara Hollinquest

Moore on Shanara: "Shanara is like a point guard on the block. We would like for her to touch the ball every time down the court. A touch matchup that is explosive in the paint, but can also step out for the '3'. A leader both on the court and off."

2008-09 (Junior): Named the 2008-09 Southern Conference Player of the Year by both the SoCon Coaches and SoCon Sports Media Association (SCSMA) ... Named SoCon Player of the Month in December and February ... Four-time Southern Conference Player of the Week ... Led the league in scoring (16.5 ppg), field goal percentage (.513) for the second straight year, offensive rebounds (3.3) ... ranked second in league in rebounding (8.0) and seventh in defensive rebounds (4.8) ... tallied nine double-doubles and scored in double figures in 30 games ... set UTC single season record for free throws made with 156 ... ranked 17th on the UTC all-time scoring list with 1,138 points ... ranked second on UTC's field goal percentage career chart making 54.3 percent of her attempts ... ranked third on UTC's career list for free throws made with 317, just 10 out of second place ... played and started all 32 games for the Lady Mocs at the post ... averaged 30.4 minutes per game ... shot 47.4 percent from the 3-point line making a single-season best nine ... averaged 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals per game ... scored a career-high 35 points against Davidson in the Roundhouse ... pulled down a season-high 15 boards against East Tennessee State ... had a career-best five assists at Samford in season finale to claim SoCon title ... made career-best two 3-pointers in games against Davidson and Richmond ... drained a career-high 15 free throws against Davidson and played a career-high 41 minutes in overtime game at Kentucky ... in year-end banquet was named team MVP and received the award for scoring, field goal percentage and rebounding ... named to UTC Dean's List and Athletics Director's Honor Roll in both semesters ... named to the SoCon Winter All-Academic Team ... participated in various community service events such as Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Bethel Bible and collected food for the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.

2007-08 (Sophomore): Scored a career-best 31 points at Georgia Southern...notched three double-doubes (Davidson, College of Charleston, Wofford)...grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds against the College of Charleston...named All-Conference by the league coaches and selected to the SoCon Media's All-Conference Second Team...selected All-Tournament Second Team...led the Southern Conference in field goal percentage with a 58.2 mark...ranked sixth in the league in scoring and second on the team with 11.6 points per game...ranked 11th in the league in rebounding and second on the team with 5.9 per game...shot 65.2 percent from the free throw line - 15th in the SoCon...ranked in the top 10 in the leauge for both offensive and defensive rebounds...named Southern Conference Player of the Week for the week of Feb. 26.

2006-07 (Freshman): Named to the Southern Conference All-Tournament Second Team...named to the University of Hawai'i All-Tournament Team...missed the first half of the Southern Conference season with a foot injury...tallied three double-doubles (at UAB, vs. St. Joseph's, vs. Portland State)...recorded 11 double-digit games...scored a career-high 16 points against Eastern Kentucky and a career-best 13 rebounds against St. Joseph's...ranked first in the Southern Conference with a .547 field goal percentage...tied for 22nd in the league, averaging 9.0 points per game...ranked ninth in the SoCon with 5.7 rebounds per game...listed 12th with a .694 free-throw percentage...ranked 10th for defensive boards with 3.4 per game...ranked fourth on the team in scoring, second in rebounding and first in field goal percentage...played a career-high 33 minutes against St. Joseph's in the Lady Mocs' Courtyard Classic...made eight free throws at Hawai'i and UAB...named to Athletics Director's Honor Roll in fall semester...Honor Roll in fall semester...member of the Southern Conference All-Academic team.

Sylacauga High School: Played in 102 career games for the Aggies under Head Coach Derrick Crawford...five-year letterwinner and served as team captain for four years...McDonald's All-American Honorable Mention as a senior and a three-time Class 5A Alabama All-State Player...named team MVP her senior year and All-County MVP as well...played in the Alabama North/South All-Star game her senior year and was named the game's MVP...her team posted a four-year mark of 69-37...had 2,235 career points for a 22.0 ppg average...pulled down 1,363 rebounds, averaging 13.3 per game and had 3.2 assists per game with 330 over her high school career...scored 593 points as a senior with 415 rebounds and 141 assists averaging 24.7 ppg, 172 rpg and 5.8 apg...a foot injury kept her out of nearly half of the games that season...averaged 27 points as a freshman and 13 rebounds...started for the 2004 AAU State Champion Alabama Lady Warriors as a forward...coached by Greg Williams...named to the A & B Honor at Sylacauga...member of the Honor Group of 3.0-3.5.

Personal: Full name is Shanara Rynika Hollinquest...nickname is "Nara"...Psychology major and Criminal Justice minor...born February 10, 1988, in Sylacauga, Alabama...daughter of Sharon Hollinquest and Gregory Tuck...stepdaughter of Bobby Benson.

Position: Forward
Height: 6'0"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sylacauga, Ala.
High School: Sylacauga HS
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