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      Shannon Bobbitt

Manhattan, N.Y.

High School:
Murry Bergtraum

Last College:
Trinity Valley (Texas)






TENNESSEE 2006-07: Named to the NCAA Final Four All-Tournament team after averaging 9.5 points and 3.5 steals in the final two games of the season...Named to the Dayton Regional All-Tournament team after pouring in an NCAA?career-high 14 points on perfect shooting from beyond the arc (3-3) against Ole Miss and scoring in double figures (11) for the third straight game against Marist in the Sweet 16...Made all three of her three-point attempts in the first half against Pittsburgh, finishing with 10 points and four assists against the Panthers...Scored 10 points to open up a 25-0 run to start the second half against Drake. Named the Powerade Player of the Game for her efforts against the Bulldogs...Didn't miss from the line (7-7) en route to 14 points for the Lady Vols against Vanderbilt...Another clutch performance from Bobbitt lifted UT to its 13th SEC?victory of the season as her 15 points and two steals brought home a win over the Lady Razorbacks...Her two free throws with 11.3 seconds left at LSU?gave the Lady Vols a three-point cushion en route to the victory and the SEC regular season title...Sank four three-pointers en route to 15 points against Mississippi. She added four assists and a steal and moved into fourth place at UT for career three-point percentage and was named the Lady Vol Player of the Game for her efforts against the Rebels...Drilled six treys at Alabama to tie for the second most in a game by a Lady Vol in program history. Added two steals in 23 minutes and finished with a career-high 20 points. Named the Lady Vol Player of the Game for her record evening...Scored 13 points and grabbed a personal best four rebounds against Mississippi State...Played a then-career-high 34 minutes against Connecticut, connecting on 3-of-6 attempts from beyond the arc, all of which came in succession in the first half...Earned Lady Vol Player of the Game honors for the second straight game after her then-career-best 17 points on five three-pointers against Notre Dame...Named the Lady Vol Player of the Game after her 13-point performance at Old Dominion...Offered seven assists and as many points, including two key three-pointers in the win at Texas...Pitched a career-high eight assists against Middle Tennessee...In the two exhibition contests in November, Bobbitt had an incredible 6-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio, averaged 9.5 points and 3.5 steals per contest...Earned Dean's List in the Spring.

JUNIOR COLLEGE: 2004-06: The playmaking guard starred at Trinity Valley Community College (Athens, Texas) for the past two seasons...In 2006, she led the Trinity Valley Cardinals to the NJCAA National Tournament and the 2006 Region XIV Championship with a 30-2 record overall and 18-0 mark in conference play...She was the 2006 Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) Junior/Community College Player of the Year...Also earned Kodak All-America honors... During the 2005-06 season, Shannon handed out 211 assists to rank third in the nation in assists (7.53 apg) and broke the 22-year old school record at Trinity Valley for her career in that category...Dropped in 16.4 ppg....Earned a ranking of 27th in the nation in free throw percentage, knocking in 82.5 percent of her tries (85-103)...This diminutive package of dynamite ranked 28th in the nation for steals with 91 on the season (3.25 spg)...Shannon, along with fellow signee Alberta Auguste, become the first Lady Vol junior college signees since 1977 when 5-11 forward Zandra Montgomery transferred from Cleveland State (Tenn.) Community College and played for UT from 1977-79...Is the shortest scholarship player ever signed by Lady Vol basketball.


HIGH SCHOOL: A native of Manhattan, she was an outstanding prepster at Murry Bergtraum H.S. in New York, where she helped to lead her team to two straight PSAL and State Federation titles...Averaged 13 points and eight assists per game as a prepster...Also starred at St. Raymond's before transferring to MBHS...As a tenth grader at St. Raymond's, she was ranked as the second best player in the city behind Lady Vol Nicky Anosike, who attended St. Peter's...As a junior, she was a member of the Murry Bergtraum Lady Blazer squad that finished at 30-0 and lay claim as the national high school champions...During her senior season, MBHS was 29-1 and finished third in the nation...Named second-team all-state as a junior and first-team all-state as a senior...Won the Federation Class AA championship in 2003 and 2004...MBHS also claimed consecutive PSAL titles during her tenure...Was named to the NIKE Top 100 list...adidas All-American...Finalist for the 2004 McDonald's All-America team.

PERSONAL: Shannon received her associate degree and graduated from Trinity Valley in June 2006...She is majoring in psychology at Tennessee...Would like to become a nurse...Her long range basketball goal is to become the Most Valuable Player in the WNBA...Has never patterned her game after any one player but takes bits and pieces from a number of players to form her own style of play...Lives by the motto, "play as if God is my only audience"...Enjoys shopping...Lists hearing the crowd cheer "when I do a dribble move and score" as her biggest thrill in sports...Seven siblings including: Anthony Jr., 28; Tyrone, 26; Stevie, 25; Eugene, 23; Shareese, 22; Christopher, 12; and the late Jennifer...Shannon Denise Bobbitt was born on Dec. 6, 1985, in the Bronx, N.Y....Her parents are Anthony and Linda Bobbitt.


06-07 and Career Highs
Points: 20 vs. Alabama (1-28-07)
Rebounds: 4 vs. Mississippi State (1-18-07)
Assists: 8 vs. Middle Tennessee (11-26-06)
Steals: 5 vs. Georgia (1-14-07)
Blocks: 0
Field Goals: 7 vs. Alabama (1-28-07)
Three-Pointers: 6 vs. Alabama (1-28-07)
Free Throws: 7 vs. Vanderbilt (2-25-07)
Minutes: 37 vs. Pittsburgh (3-20-07)
Southeastern Conference Career Highs
Points: 20 vs. Alabama (1-28-07)
Rebounds: 4 vs. Mississippi State (1-18-07)
Assists: 5 vs. Mississippi (2-15-07)
Steals: 5 vs. Georgia (1-14-07)
Blocks: 0
Field Goals: 7 vs. Alabama (1-28-07)
Three-Pointers: 6 vs. Alabama (1-28-07)
Free Throws: 7 vs. Vanderbilt (2-25-07)
Minutes: 35 vs. Georgia (1-14-07)
NCAA Tournament Career Highs
Points: 14 vs. Mississippi (3-27-07)
Rebounds: 3 vs. Rutgers (4-3-07)*
Assists: 4 vs. Pittsburgh (3-20-07)
Steals: 4 vs. North Carolina (4-1-07)
Blocks: 0
Field Goals: 5 vs. Mississippi (3-27-07)
Three-Pointers: 4 vs. Rutgers (4-3-07)
Free Throws: 4 vs. Marist (3-25-07)
Minutes: 37 vs. Pittsburgh (3-20-07)

*indicates most recent high


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