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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
    • WNBA Third Rd. Draft Pick (26th pick, N.Y. Liberty) -- 2014
    • 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 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
    • Finished her Lady Vol career with 2,064 points, becoming just the fifth Lady Vol in UT history to reach the 2,000-point plateau. She joined the ranks of Holdsclaw, Gordon, Parker and Catchings.
    • Started 127 of 143 career games, ranking fifth and fourth in those categories at UT.
    • Recognized as WBCA Honorable Mention All-American, AP Honorable Mention All-American and Full Court Second Team All-American.
    • Earned 2014 Associated Press SEC Player of the Year honors.
    • Named both Associated Press & Coaches All-SEC First Team for the second-straight year.
    • Recorded 31 double-figure scoring outings this year, including 10 games with 20 or more points, and three 30-plus point contests.
    • Averaged 16-plus points per game for the second straight season, and has been a double-figure scorer all four years of her college career.
    • Wound up fourth for three-point field goals made (255) and sixth for total field goals made (746) for her career as a Lady Vol.
    • Her career scoring average of 14.4 ranks her No. 9 all-time at Tennessee.
    • Simmons' total of 72 three-pointers as a senior ranked her No. 7 among UT players for a single season.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Hit 5-of-8 threes and finished 11-of-18 overall in scoring 31 points to lead UT past LSU in Baton Rouge.
    • With family and friends on hand, she hit 12-of-19 shots to score 26 points in a key road win at Texas A&M.
    • Against Maryland in the Sweet 16, she racked up her NCAA high with 31 points and sank four three-pointers.
    • She led the team by averaging 20.0 points per game during the NCAA Tournament.
    • Shot 94.7 percent (18-19) from the free throw line in three games in NCAA play.
    • In her final game in Thompson-Boling Arena representing the Lady Vols, she notched 17 points and was a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe vs. St. John's in helping UT advance to its 32nd NCAA Regional.

2012-13 AT TENNESSEE
    • Named SEC Co-Player of the Year, All-SEC First-Team and A.P. Third Team All-American.
    • Scored a team-leading 589 points as a junior to move into 21st on UT's all-time scoring list with 1,487.
    • Second-leading scorer in the SEC for all games in 2012-13, averaging 16.8 points per contest, but was No. 1 in SEC games only with a 19.3 average.
    • Finished the season ranked second among active SEC career scorers behind Kentucky's A'dia Mathies (2,014).
    • Led the SEC in free throw percentage at 85.1 (86-101) and was third-best in three-point field goal percentage at 36.5 (69-189).
    • Scored in double figures 31 times in 2012-13 and has done so 79 times in her career.
    • Hit for 20 or more points on 10 occasions as a junior and now has accomplished that feat 20 times in her career.
    • Nailed 69 threes as a junior, raising her career total to 183 and ranking fourth on the all-time Lady Vol list.
    • Fired in a career-high 33 points in a 102-57 victory over No. 22/nr North Carolina on Dec. 2, 2012.
    • Earned SEC Player of the Week and espnW National Player of the Week honors for that effort vs. UNC and became the 37th Lady Vol to score 1,000 points in her career.
    • Had back-to-back efforts of 27 and 29 points in road games on Jan. 13 and Jan. 17 to help Tennessee topple Florida in overtime and notch a come-from-behind win at Auburn.
    • From Dec. 30, 2012 vs. Rutgers until March 25, 2013, Meighan scored in double figures in 22-straight games.
    • Knocked home four of five three-point attempts vs. Florida in the SEC Tournament and finished with 20 points.
    • Connected on her final nine free throw tries of the season and was 31 of 34 (91.2) over her last nine games of the campaign.
    • Made all of her free throw attempts in a game on 17 occasions in 2012-13.
    • Tallied 24 points against Auburn while snagging a career-high five steals.
    • Tossed in 24 points in the win over Ole Miss.
    • Went a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line as she tallied 23 points in UT's 83-75 win at Vanderbilt.
    • Also had 23 points vs. Chattanooga and tallied 22 vs. Rice.
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 (32) and Tynessa (28), and four brothers, Wayne (26), Erin (25), Ryan (20) and Matthew (18).
    • Brother Ryan plays football at Oklahoma State.
    • Cousin of Seattle Seahawks linebacker Aaron Curry and Cleveland Browns linebacker Eric Barton.
    • Meighan earned a B.A. in psychology in August 2014.
    • Recipient of the Landauer & Schmidt Winner's Circle Scholarship and the Elinor F. Reed Women's Basketball Scholarship Endowment.
    • Meighan's Twitter handle is @AnointedOne10.
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