Takia Starks

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Takia Starks
Takia Starks-Jan2008.jpg
Starks during her tenure at Texas A&M
Personal information
Born (1986-01-16) January 16, 1986 (age 31)
Houston, Texas
Nationality American
Listed height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in) (5'8")
Career information
High school Westfield (Houston, Texas)
College Texas A&M (2005–2009)
Playing career 2009–present
Position Guard

Takia Nicole Starks (born January 16, 1986) is a shooting guard. She formerly played for the Perth Lynx of the Women's National Basketball League.[1] Born in Houston, Texas, she played college basketball at Texas A&M.[2] She is A&M's all-time leading scorer.[3]

College honors and awards[edit]

  • 2008 Timeout 4 HIV/AIDS Tournament MVP[4]
  • 2008 Preseason All-Big 12 team[5]
  • 2008–09 Preseason Sporting News First Team All-America[6]
  • 2008 Associated Press All-America Honorable Mention[7][8]
  • 2008 State Farm/WBCA All-America Finalist[7]
  • 2008 State Farm/WBCA All-Region Team[7]
  • 2008 NCAA Oklahoma City Regional All-Tournament Team[9]
  • 2008 John R. Wooden Award Candidate[10]
  • 2008 Naismith Trophy Award Candidate[11]
  • 2008 Big 12 Tournament Most Outstanding Player[7]
  • 2008 Big 12 All-Tournament Team[7]
  • 2008 All-Big 12 First Team by the league’s coaches[7]
  • 2008 All-Big 12 First Team by The Dallas Morning News
  • 2008 All-Big 12 Second Team by the Waco Tribune-Herald
  • 2007 Paradise Jam St. John Division All-Tournament Team
  • The 19th all-time player to reach 1,000 career points at A&M
  • 2007 All-Big 12 First Team by the league’s coaches[12]
  • 2007 All-Big 12 First Team by The Dallas Morning News
  • 2007 All-Big 12 First Team by the Waco Tribune-Herald
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (1/15/07) [12]
  • 2006 National All-Freshman Team by Women’s Basketball News Service
  • 2006 Big 12 All-Rookie Team by the league’s coaches[12]
  • 2006 Big 12 All-Newcomer Team by Dallas Morning News[13]
  • 2006 Big 12 All-Freshman Team by Kansas City Star
  • 2006 Big 12 All-Freshman Team by Waco Tribune-Herald
  • 2005 Duel in the Desert Classic All-Tournament Team
  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week (12/19/05) [12]
  • Big 12 Rookie of the Week (12/5/05) [12]

Reference:[14]

Professional career[edit]

Starks signed with the Perth Lynx on July 30, 2009.[15]

Personal[edit]

Starks' father lost his battle with cancer on August 13, 2009., while her mom is a U.S. Army reservist and military police officer.[16] Starks is the cousin of former NBA player John Starks.

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