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Shalin Spani
23  Shalin Spani
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lee's Summit, Mo.

High School:
Metro Academy

Height:
6-0

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

Spani's Trophy Case
• 2010-11 Academic All-Big 12 first team
• 2009-10 Academic All-Big 12 first team
• 2008-09 Academic All-Big 12 first team
• Six-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection

SENIOR (2010-11)
Did not playdue to a torn ACL.

JUNIOR (2009-10)
2009-10 Academic All-Big 12 first team... Named to Fall 2009 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Suffered a torn ACL in a March practice... Saw action in a career-high 28 games and started five... Averaged 17.2 minutes per game, including a career-high 38 minutes against Indiana State (11/14/09)... Averaged a career-high 4.0 points per game (113 total points)... Hauled in an average of 1.5 rebounds per game (42 total rebounds)... Dished out 0.5 assists per game (15 assists), which included a career-high three against Grambling State (12/4/09)... Shot a career-best .358 from the three-point line (24-of-67)... Had six games with two or more makes from beyond the 3-point line... Scored a career-high 17 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including a career-high 5-of-8 from the 3-point line against Hawaii (12/19/09)... Opened 2009-10 season with 15 points, four rebounds and two assists against Indiana State... Scored 11 points at UC Davis (12/29/09) on 3-of-6 shooting from beyond the three-point line.

SOPHOMORE (2008-09)
2008-09 Academic All-Big 12 first team... Three-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll recipient... Finished the season with career-highs in points per game (3.9, 98 points), rebounds per game (1.8 45 rebounds), field goals made and attempted (28-of-8), three-point field goals made and attempted (21-of-68) and free throws made and attempted (21-of-24)... Played in a career-high 25 games and 348 minutes (13.9 per game)... Season ended by knee injury... Tallied a career-high 16 points on 3-of-6 shooting from the field, including a career-high 8-of-8 from the free throw line against Alcorn State (12/5/08)... Opened 2008-09 with 13 points on 5-of-6 shooting from the field, including 3-of-4 from beyond the arc at UTEP (11/14/08)... Boosted K-State with 11 points in a career-high 30 minutes of action against Missouri (2/4/09)... Notched nine points and five rebounds off the bench against Nebraska (1/27/09)... Registered eight points in 15 minutes against Kansas (1/10/09)... Tallied eight points and a career-high-tying five rebounds at Indiana State (12/20/08)... Carded seven points and three rebounds against Central Arkansas (1/3/09).

FRESHMAN (2007-08)
Played in 24 games during her debut season in a Wildcat uniform, averaging 9.0 minutes... Recorded 1.5 points per game and 1.2 rebounds per game... Shot .387 from the field (12-of-31), including .364 from beyond the three-point line (8-of-22)... Named to Fall 2007 Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Scored a career-high seven points against UTEP (12/1/07) on 2-of-2 shooting and one-of-one from beyond the arc... Scored six points against Iowa State (1/23/08), including 2-of-4 from beyond the arc... Tallied a key three-point field goal to close out the first half at Texas A&M (1/13/08) for her only points in the game... Secured a career-high four rebounds at Missouri (2/1/7/08)... Carded four points, two rebounds and two assists at Creighton (12/18/07)... Had three points, three rebounds and two assists against Lipscomb (11/30/07).

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Four-year letterwinner and starter for coach Gary Spani at Metro Academy...Shalin led Metro Academy to the NCHBC National Championship her junior year...A three-time NCHBC All-American...She earned 2005 Street & Smith's High School All-American honorable mention in 2006... 2006 McDonald's High School All-American nominee... 2004 Miss Basketball Showcase All-American...Also selected first team all-state in 2006 and first team all-region in 2004 and 2005...Averaged 24.0 points, 8.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 4.5 steals per game as a junior...She holds school records in career points (2,467), career three-point shots (248), career field goal percentage (.513), career three-point field goal percentage (.390), points in a season (936), three-point field goals in a season (118), points in a game (43), rebounds in a game (18) and three-point field goals in a game (12)...Also holds the state of Kansas record for three-point shots made in a game (12)...2006 NCHBS National Tournament MVP...2006 Missouri Regional State Championship MVP...2005 5-State Regional MVP... Two-time NCHBS National Tournament leading scorer... 2005 Blue-Star all-star...Missouri Valley AAU Player of the Year...Spani holds an impressive 4.00 grade-point average.

PERSONAL
Shalin Bree Spani...Born July 20, 1988 in Independence, Mo... Daughter of Gary and Stacey Spani... Has four sisters, Taber (20), Tanis (18), Sajel (15) and Taris (13)... Father, Gary, was an All-American in football at Kansas State and was inducted into the College Football and Kansas State Halls of Fame... Sister, Taber, plays basketball at Tennessee... He also played for the Kansas City Chiefs... Majoring in journalism and mass communications with a focus on public relations.