Shawntinice Polk

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Shawntinice Polk
College University of Arizona
Sport Basketball
Position Center
Class Junior
Nickname Polkey
Career 2001–2005
Height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg)
Nationality USA
Born (1983-03-27)March 27, 1983
Hanford, California, USA
Died September 26, 2005(2005-09-26) (aged 22)
Tucson, Arizona, USA
High school Hanford (California)
Awards
Named a 2001 All-America first team by WBCA, Parade Magazine and USA Today.
  • Recorded 2,163 points, 1,326 rebounds and 384 blocks, while leading Hanford to a 119-13 overall record during her high school career.
  • A three-time CIF All-Central Section honoree.
  • A four-time all-conference, all-city and all-county selection.

Shawntinice Polk (March 27, 1983 – September 26, 2005) was an American women's basketball player who played at the University of Arizona.

Career[edit]

Despite playing only three seasons, she ranks fourth on the school's all time chart for points scored with 1,467 points. She has also compiled 914 rebounds, 222 blocks, 220 assists, 145 assists, and a 57.5 field goal percentage.

Death[edit]

Shawntinice Polk died suddenly on the morning of September 26, 2005 when a pulmonary blood clot lodged (pulmonary embolism) in one of her lungs. It was a rare fatal occurrence for a healthy woman of her age. Polk is survived by her mother, Johnny Little, four older brothers and two older sisters. She was only 22 years old.

High school career[edit]

  • Attended Hanford High School in Hanford, California, where she was a four-year letterwinner in both basketball and volleyball.
  • Named a 2001 All-America first team by WBCA,[1] Parade Magazine and USA Today.
  • Participated in the 2001 WBCA High School All-America Game where she scored eight points.[2]
  • Recorded 2,163 points, 1,326 rebounds and 384 blocks, while leading Hanford to a 119-13 overall record during her high school career.
  • A three-time CIF All-Central Section honoree.
  • A four-time all-conference, all-city and all-county selection.
  • Averaged 16.1 ppg., 13.1 rpg. and 4.1 bpg. as a senior, while leading Hanford to a 31-2 record and the CIF Division II state championship.
  • Earned all-league honors in volleyball.

College career[edit]

  • Named WBCA All-America honorable mention in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
  • Three-time All-Pacific-10 Conference first team in 2003, 2004 and 2005.
  • Named to the 2005 Kodak All-Region 8 team
  • Two-time Associated Press All-America honorable mention in 2003 and 2004.
  • Named WBCA Player of the Month for Feb. 2004.
  • Three-time Pac-10 Player of the Week in 2004 and four-time Pac-10 Player of the Week in 2003.
  • Named the 2003 Pac-10 Freshman of the Year.
  • Selected 2003 All-Pac-10 and to the 2003 Pac-10 All-Freshmen Team.
  • Selected to the Freshmen All-America first team by Full Court Press and WomensCollegeHoops.com in 2003.
  • Named the MVP at the 2002 Fiesta Bowl Classic, averaged 20.5 ppg. and 13.5 rpg.
  • Named by Sports Illustrated as one of five collegiate women who are "Elevating the Game" (1/20/03).
  • Holds Career School Records for Blocked Shots (222), Double Doubles (46), and Rebounding Average (9.7 per game).

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Past WBCA HS Coaches' All-America Teams". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 1 Jul 2014. 
  2. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 

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