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      Meighan Simmons
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cibolo, Texas

High School:
Byron P. Steele H.S.

Height:
5-9

Position:
G

2013-14 National Awards Candidate

SIMMONS' SUPERLATIVES
2013-14 Season Highs
Points:32 // Virginia, 11/28/13
Rebounds:7 // LSU, 2/27/14
Assists:7 // Tenn. State, 12/17/13
Steals:3 // Tenn. State, 12/17/13
Blocks:1 // Auburn, 2/20/14*
Field Goals:12 // Texas A&M, 1/26/14
3-Pointers:8 // Virginia, 11/28/13
Free Throws:9 // Maryland, 3/30/14
Minutes:39 // Texas A&M, 1/26/14
Career Highs
Points:33 // North Carolina, 12/2/12
Rebounds:8 // Louisville, 11/12/10
Assists:11 // Alabama, 1/6/11
Steals:5 // Auburn, 2/21/13
Blocks:2 // Creighton, 3/25/13*
Field Goals:12 // Texas A&M, 1/26/14*
3-Pointers:8 // Virginia, 11/28/13*
Free Throws:9 // Maryland, 3/30/14*
Minutes:44 // Florida, 1/13/13
SEC Highs
Points:31 // LSU, 2/27/14
Rebounds:7 // LSU, 2/27/14*
Assists:11 // Alabama, 1/6/11
Steals:5 // Auburn, 2/21/13
Blocks:1 // Auburn, 2/20/14*
Field Goals:12 // Texas A&M, 1/26/14
3-Pointers:5 // LSU, 2/27/14*
Free Throws:9 // Kentucky, 3/3/13
Minutes:44 // Florida, 1/13/13
NCAA Highs
Points:31 // Maryland, 3/30/14
Rebounds:6 // Baylor, 3/26/12
Assists:5 // Ohio State, 3/26/11
Steals:3 // Oral Roberts, 3/23/13
Blocks:2 // Creighton, 3/25/13*
Field Goals:9 // Maryland, 3/30/14
3-Pointers:4 // Maryland, 3/30/14*
Free Throws:9 // Maryland, 3/30/14
Minutes:40 // Ohio State, 3/26/11
*Indicates most recent high

CAREER HONORS
    • Full Court Second-Team All-American -- 2014
    • Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American -- 2014
    • WBCA Honorable Mention All-American -- 2014
    • WBCA All-Region 3 Nominee -- 2014
    • All-Louisville Regional Team -- 2014
    • Associated Press SEC Player of the Year -- 2014
    • Associated Press All-SEC First Team -- 2014
    • Coaches All-SEC First Team -- 2014
    • Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 -- 2013-14
    • Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament MVP -- (11/29) 2013-14
    • Junkanoo Jam All-Tournament Team -- (11/29) 2013-14
    • Naismith Trophy Early Season Watch List -- 2013-14
    • Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 -- 2013-14
    • "Wade Watch" List -- 2013-14
    • Media Preseason SEC Player of the Year -- 2013-14
    • Media Preseason All-SEC First Team -- 2013-14
    • Associated Press Third-Team All-American -- 2013
    • Full Court Third-Team All-American -- 2013
    • WBCA Honorable Mention All-American -- 2013
    • WBCA All-Region 3 Nominee -- 2013
    • Coaches SEC Co-Player of the Year -- 2013
    • Coaches First-Team All-SEC -- 2013
    • Associated Press First-Team All-SEC -- 2013
    • State Farm Wade Trophy Finalist -- 2013
    • Naismith College Player of Year Finalist -- 2013
    • Wooden Player of the Year Finalist -- 2013
    • espnW National Player of the Week -- 2012-13 (Dec. 3)
    • SEC Player of the Week - 2012-13 (Dec. 3)
    • Coaches Preseason All-SEC First Team -- 2012-13
    • Media Preseason Second-Team All-SEC -- 2012-13
    • Naismith Award Candidate -- 2011-12
    • Preseason All-SEC First Team -- 2011-12
    • Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American -- 2011
    • Associated Press Second-Team All-SEC -- 2011
    • Coaches Second Team All-SEC -- 2011
    • Coaches SEC Freshman of the Year -- 2011
    • Associated Press SEC Newcomer of the Year -- 2011
    • Coaches SEC All-Freshman Team -- 2011
    • Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team -- 2010
    • SEC Freshman of the Week -- 2010-11 (Dec. 6, Dec. 20, Feb. 10)
    • Naismith Award Top-30 Candidate -- 2010-11

2013-14 AT TENNESSEE
    • With her 17 points vs. UK in the league championship game, become the fifth Lady Vol in UT history to reach the 2,000-point plateau, joining the ranks of Holdsclaw, Gordon, Parker and Catchings. She started the season as the 21st Lady Vol all-time scorer.
    • In her final SEC Tournament donning the Orange & White, scored a team-high 17 points to lead UT to its 17th SEC Tournament crown against Kentucky.
    • During the SEC Tournament, averaged 15.3 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.
    • Shot 84.2 percent (16-19) from the free throw line in three games in the SEC Tournament.
    • Recorded her 100th game as a Lady Vol scoring in double figures with 13 points against Kentucky.
    • Named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Top 30 list for the third time in her career.
    • Hit three treys back-to-back-to-back from the 11:24 to 9:52 mark to boost UT to a 77-65 win at Ole Miss.
    • Sank five treys against Florida, marking an SEC high for her.
    • Went a perfect 4-for-4 in 3-pointers against LSU, moving into third on UT's all-time career 3-point attempts list with 618.
    • Exploded for 32 points vs. Virginia at the Junkanoo Jam in Freeport, Bahamas, tying her school record with eight three-pointers and five assists.
    • Was named Junkanoo Jam MVP after playing Virginia and SMU and tallying a combined 40 points between the two games.
    • Against Chattanooga, she dove to the floor for a steal and flipped it to Bashaara Graves for a layup, which fired up the crowd and helped fuel a 21-4 run at the start of the second half
    • Started against Middle Tennessee and passed Daedra Charles to become the all-time No. 20 scorer for the Lady Vols with 1,496 career points
    • Needs 486 points to become the fifth Lady Vol to tally 2,000 career points.

2012-13 AT TENNESSEE
    • Notched her 11th game this season with 20 or more points as she racked up 20 against Florida in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals.
    • Named SEC Co-Player of the Year and to the All-SEC First-Team.
    • Led the Lady Vols in scoring for the 17th time this season as she tallied 17 points against Kentucky, while grabbing seven rebounds and making a career-best nine free throws.
    • Scored 17 points for her 25th game this season seeing double figures, while going 6-for-6 from the free throw line against Texas A&M.
    • In her 100th game as a Lady Vol, she led Tennessee in scoring for the 16th time this season as she racked up 18 points at Arkansas, her 24th game this season in double figures.
    • Recorded her ninth game this season scoring 20 or more points as she tallied 24 against Auburn while snagging a career-high five steals.
    • Had a team-leading 17 points, including three 3-pointers, and five rebounds against Vanderbilt.
    • Notched her eighth game this season scoring 20 or more points as she led the team with 24 points against Ole Miss.
    • Led the Lady Vols in scoring as she posted a team-best 18 points at LSU.
    • Tallied her 17th double figure game in scoring this year against Notre Dame, and the 65th of her career.
    • Went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line as she tallied 23 points in UT's 83-75 win at Vanderbilt.
    • Grabbed an SEC-personal best seven rebounds against Alabama, while posting her 15th game this season in double figures as she tallied 16 points.
    • Recorded back-to-back games scoring 20 or more points as she posted 29 points at Auburn (27 at Florida), going 5-for-5 from the free throw line.
    • Notched her fourth game this season scoring 20 or more points as she racked up 27 in UT's 78-75 overtime win at Florida.
    • Racked up a team-best 18 points against Mizzou, adding five rebounds, one assist and one steal.
    • Scored 16 points and dished out a season-best five assists against Georgia to record her 59th career game with 10 or more points.
    • Opened SEC play scoring 10 points, recording her 10th game this season with 10 or more points, and handed out four assists at South Carolina.
    • Tallied 15 points against Rutgers, adding two rebounds, two assists and two steals.
    • Led the Lady Vols in scoring for the sixth time this season, tallying 15 points against Texas.
    • Earned SEC Player of the Week and espnW National Player of the Week honors following her 33-point scoring effort in UT's 102-57 win over UNC, as she became the 37th Lady Vol to score 1,000 points in her career.
    • Contributed seven points and grabbed three boards in UT's 79-67 win at Miami.
    • Garnered her 12th 20-point scoring game as she racked up a team-best 22 points against Rice.
    • Went 2-3 in 3-pointers while contributing nine points and two steals in UT's win over Georgia Tech.
    • Recorded her 11th career 20+ point game as she led the Lady Vols against Chattanooga with 23 points. Named Auto Zone Player of the Game for that effort.
2011-12 AT TENNESSEE
    • Preseason All-SEC First Team.
    • Naismith Award Candidate.
    • Team's third-leading scorer as a sophomore, and the top underclass point-producer, averaging 11.1 per contest.
    • Scored at a 15.0 clip during the NCAA Tournament.
    • One of four Lady Vols appearing in all 36 games, starting 22 of them.
    • Team's second-leading three-point shooter, drilling 51 in 164 tries.
    • Scored in double figures on 21 occasions, including three out of four NCAA Tournament games, and ended her sophomore season with 48 career double-digit scoring outputs at UT.
    • Reached 20 points on five occasions, including two of her last four games.
    • Led UT with 25 points versus Kentucky (2/13), notching her season- and SEC-high mark.
    • Netted an NCAA personal-best scoring output against Kansas in the NCAA Regional Semifinal, firing in 22 points.
    • Paced UT in scoring against UT Martin (3/17) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament, tallying 20 points on 7-13 shooting (season-best 4-7 from three).
    • Led UT in scoring against Auburn (1/1) with 20 points and was named AutoZone Player of the Game.
    • Also hit for 20 points at Vanderbilt (2/9) on 5-11 shooting.
    • Led UT in scoring versus UCLA (12.17), pumping 18 points on 8-14 scoring in the win.
    • Led UT in scoring with 19 points on 6-16 shooting against LSU (1/19).
    • Clocked 36 minutes off the bench against #7 Miami (11/15), went 3-5 from behind the arc and tallied 18 points with four rebounds and three assists.
    • Against #4 Stanford (12/20), started and tallied 13 points on 5-12 shooting and also chipped in four assists and two boards.
    • Scored 13 points on 4-11 shooting against DePaul (3/19) in the second round of the NCAA Tournament.
2010-11 AT TENNESSEE
    • Nicknamed "Speedy" and called "one of the fastest players I've ever coached" by legendary coach Pat Summitt.
    • AP Honorable Mention All-American and AP & Coaches All-SEC Second Team.
    • AP SEC Newcomer of the Year and Coaches SEC Freshman of the Year.
    • Coaches SEC All-Freshman Team (2011).
    • Was the only freshman on the Naismith Award Midseason Top-30 List.
    • Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team after leading Tennessee with 13.0 ppg. in three games versus Missouri, Georgia Tech and Georgetown at the three-day event in the U.S. Virgin Islands from Nov. 25-27.
    • Led Tennessee in scoring at 13.5 ppg and assists at 2.8 apg.
    • Scored in double figures 27 times, with five games of 20 or more points.
    • Shot 92.3 percent from the line (24-26) in conference play.
    • Sparked Tennessee's season-opening win over Louisville (11/12) at the Cardinals' brand new, sold out KFC Yum! Center with 22 points (9-of-20) and eight boards in 31 minutes off the bench in her memorable collegiate debut.
    • Started her career with 13-straight double-figure scoring games.
    • Only Chamique Holdsclaw began her UT career with more consecutive double-digit contests (14 in 1995-96).
    • Set a Lady Vol single-game record with eight threes (in 15 attempts) and scored a career-high 28 points vs. Lamar (12/1).
    • Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Dec. 6, after that showing vs. Lamar (12/1) and 14 points vs. Old Dominion (12/5).
    • Finished with a game-high 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting (5-of-8 threes) versus Chattanooga.
    • Set a then-Lady Vol freshman record with 11 assists against Alabama (Jan. 6).
    • Starting her first game at point guard, she became the 10th Lady Vol ever to record a points-assists double-double, scoring 15 points along with her 11 helpers versus the Crimson Tide.
    • Averaged 13.0 ppg and shot 48.3 percent from the field at the SEC Tournament, including 18 points in the semifinals versus Georgia and 16 in the title game versus Kentucky on March 5 and 6, respectively.
    • Captured SEC Freshman of the Week accolades on Dec. 20, following a week that saw her average 22.5 ppg as UT split against a pair of top-three teams in No. 3/2 Stanford and No. 2/3 Baylor.
    • Scored 23 points in 37 minutes versus Stanford (Dec. 19), sending the game to overtime with a three-pointer that knotted the game at 70-70 with 48 seconds left in regulation.
    • Scored 22 points at Baylor (Dec. 14).
    • Third SEC weekly honor came on Feb. 10 as she averaged 9.3 points and 3.0 assists in wins over Kentucky, Florida and Vanderbilt.
    • Scored 18 points each in NCAA Tournament game victories over Marquette and Ohio State.
USA/AAU BASKETBALL
    • Played AAU basketball with Team Xpress Black.
    • Guided Xpress to a third-place finish and was an All-American all-tournament selection at the 2009 Premier Basketball Report Super 64 National Championship.
    • Selected for the Candace Parker Aces, an all-star team that traveled to Los Angeles, Calif., and Tokyo, Japan, for exhibition games.
HIGH SCHOOL
    • Shattered the 25-year-old San Antonio Metro Area career scoring record by tallying 3,406 points over four years at Byron P. Steele II High School in Cibolo, Texas.
    • A 2010 McDonald's High School All-American, she captured Co-Most Valuable Player honors at the annual prep all-star contest after scoring a game-high 21 points in 14 minutes off the bench for the victorious West squad.
    • Named a WBCA All-American in 2010 and ranked as the No. 24 prospect in the ESPN HoopGurlz 100.
    • During her senior season in 2009-10, she scored a career-best 25.4 ppg., including a career-high 45-point outing against Alamo Heights, and averaged 6.1 rpg., 2.6 apg. and 4.1 spg.
    • Garnered Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State and All-Region honors and Texas Girls Coaches Association All-State accolades (2008, 2009, 2010).
    • Nabbed three-straight San Antonio Express-News Player of the Year awards (2008-10) after grabbing the publication's Newcomer of the Year honor (2007).
    • Posted 24.2 ppg., 5.1 rpg., 2.7 apg. and 3.3 spg. in 39 games as a junior and 21.6 ppg., 4.3 rpg., 3.1 apg. and 3.6 spg. as a sophomore.
    • Burst onto the prep scene with averages of 18.5 ppg, 3.2 rpg, 2.0 apg and 4.1 spg in 2006-07.
PERSONAL
    • Full name is Meighan Sharee Simmons.
    • Born on Jan. 25, 1992, in Fayetteville, N.C.
    • Parents are Wayne and Karolyn Simmons.
    • Has two sisters, Tawanda Perry (31) and Tynessa (27), and four brothers, Wayne (25), Erin (24), Ryan (19) and Matthew (17).
    • Meighan is majoring in psychology.
    • Athletes she admires include Lady Vol great Candace Parker and NBA star Kobe Bryant.
    • Cousin of Seattle Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry and Cleveland Browns linebacker Eric Barton.
    • Meighan's Twitter handle is @AnointedOne10.
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