Shekinna  Stricklen

40Shekinna Stricklen


Morrilton, Ark.

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Season GP-GS MPG FGs FG Pct 3FGs 3FG Pct FTs FT Pct O-Reb RPG Asst TO Blk Stl Pts PPG
08-09 32-32 31.5 153-392 .390 32-110 .291 86-113 .761 79-190 5.9 95 105 21 58 424 13.3
09-10 35-35 30.5 164-373 .440 33-103 .320 84-102 .824 76-213 6.1 135 87 25 43 445 12.7
10-11 37-37 29.8 177-362 .489 42-109 .385 78-103 .757 91-270 7.3 75 64 20 46 474 12.8
11-12 35-34 32.1 198-456 .434 56-159 .352 87-118 .737 89-232 6.6 65 73 24 46 539 15.4
Totals 139-138 31.0 692-1583 .437 163-481 .339 335-436 .768 335-905 6.5 370 329 90 193 1882 13.5

Stricklen Superlatives
2011-12 Season Highs
Points:27 // Stanford, 12/20/11
Rebounds:14 // Virginia, 11/20/11
Assists:3 // Georgia // 1/5/12*
Steals:3 // Auburn, 1/1/12*
Blocks:3 // Texas, 12/4/11
Field Goals:10 // Stanford, 12/20/11
3-Pointers:5 // Texas, 12/4/11
Free Throws:6 // DePaul, 12/11/11
Minutes:43 // Virginia, 11/20/11
Career Highs
Points:27 // Stanford, 12/20/11
Rebounds:16 // South Carolina, 1/20/11
Assists:12 // Oklahoma, 1/3/10
Steals:5 // Oklahoma, 2/2/09*
Blocks:5 // Marquette, 3/21/11
Field Goals:10 // Stanford, 12/20/11*
3-Pointers:6 // Arkansas, 1/30/11
Free Throws:11 // Rutgers, 12/13/09
Minutes:43 // Virginia, 11/20/11
SEC Highs
Points:26 // Arkansas, 1/30/11*
Rebounds:16 // South Carolina, 1/20/11
Assists:8 // Ole Miss, 2/11/10
Steals:4 // Mississippi State, 1/27/11*
Blocks:3 // Kentucky, 3/6/11*
Field Goals:10 // Arkansas, 1/30/11*
3-Pointers:6 // Arkansas, 1/30/11
Free Throws:10 // Mississippi State, 1/15/09
Minutes:40 // Vanderbilt, 2/8/10*
*Indicates most recent high

Tennessee 2011-12

NCAA First Round: Played 31 minutes in the start versus UT Mar- tin (3/17); scored seven points and tallied six rebounds...Second Round: Led UT in scoring in the win over DePaul (3/19) with 27 points on 6-13 shooting...Regional Semifinal: Put up double-digit scoring against Kansas (3/24), tallying 16 points and nine boards...Scored 16 points against LSU (3/4) en route to All-Tournament honors...Scored 16 points on a 5-10 effort from the floor against South Carolina (3/3), all points coming in the second half...Started in the second round of the SEC Tournament versus Vanderbilt (3/2); led UT with 18 pts on 6-11 shooting...Went 5-12 from the floor against Florida (2/26), contribut- ing 15 points and five boards in the win...Led UT with 17 points against Arkansas (2/23), and added eight rebounds in the OT loss...Went 5-9 from the floor, scoring 12 points in 36 minutes in the win over Ole Miss (2/19)...Put up her fourth double-double of the year with 22 points and 12 boards in 25 minutes at MSU (2/16)...Went 8-12 from the floor against Kentucky (2/13), tallying 18 points and seven points in 25 minutes...Put up 17 points in 34 minutes at Vanderbilt (2/9)...Recorded a double-double against Auburn (2/5), totaling 11 points and 10 rebounds in the win...Logged 35 minutes in the start against South Carolina (2/2) and recorded eight points in the loss...Led the team in scoring for the second-consecutive game, with 24 points on a 9-18 showing at UGA (1/29)...Led UT in scoring off the bench at Alabama, scoring 14 points on a 5-9 shooting effort...Scored 20 points on 8-15 shooting against Vanderbilt (1/15), adding two steals and two assists in the win...Went 3-12 from the floor against Kentucky (1/12), totaling 11 points with five rebounds in the loss...Led UT in scoring against Arkansas (1/8), putting up 19 points and adding eight boards in the trip...Against Georgia (1/5), rode 5-15 shooting to collect 12 points in addition to pulling down eight rebounds; tied a season high with three assists...Scored 17 points in 36 minutes against Auburn (1/1), including a perfect 5-5 showing from the charity stripe; tied season highs in steals and assists with three each...Pulled down seven rebounds and tallied five points at Notre Dame (1/24)...Had a sub-par night against Chattanooga (1/3), going 2-7 from the floor for four points; tied a season-best with three assists in the win...Missed double-digit scoring for the first time in 2011-12 against Old Dominion (12/28), tallying 8 points on 3-7 shooting; pulled down four boards in the win...Set a career high with 27 points against #4 Stanford (12/20), tying a career high with 10 field goals; played all 40 minutes of the contest where she dished out two assists and came up with two steals...Against UCLA (12/17), kept her double-digit scoring streak alive, contributing 11 points despite missing portion of the first half due to illness; went 5-6 from the floor in the win over the Bruins...Put up 22 points on #11 Rutgers (12/13) on 8-18 scoring in 40- minutes; fell a rebound shy of a double-double, pulling down nine rebounds in the winning effort...Entered double digit scoring again against #20/21 DePaul (12/11), putting up 12 points; went a perfect 6-6 from the line and tallied eight rebounds and a season-high three assists in the win...Scored a team-high 20 points against #21/22 Texas (12/4) on a season-best five treys; also set season highs in assists and blocks, coming up with three of each...Versus Middle Tennessee (11/29), recorded her fifth double-digit scoring effort in only the fifth game of the season, putting up 12 points; added five boards, two blocks and two steals in the win...Led the team in scoring against #1 Baylor (11/27) with her headlining double-double performance; contributed 25 points and 12 boards on the night...Added two blocks and an assist to her effort...Recorded a double-double against Virginia (11/20), contributing 16 points and a team-high 14 rebounds; snagged two steals and dished out an assist in a career-high 43 minutes...Made her 105th consecutive start and played 30 minutes against #7 Miami (11/15), scoring 15 points; pulled down seven boards and tacked on a steal and an assist in the effort...Made the start against Pepperdine (11/13) and broke into double digit scoring with 13 points against the Waves; tacked on six rebounds and two assists in 27 minutes of action in the win...Stricklen was named to the 2011-12 Preseason All-SEC First Team and was tabbed the league's preseason player of the year...Recognized by the AP with preseason All-America laurels, being named to the first team...Named to the Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List and was named to the 20-member mid-season list

Tennessee 2010-11

Arguably the most versatile player in the country as she started games at the point, on the wing and in the post and averaged 12.8 ppg, 7.3 rpg and 2.8 apg as a junior...Captured State Farm All-America honors, becoming the 20th Lady Vol to earn the prestigious award all-time...Named a USBWA All-American and a Third Team All-American by the Associated Press...Named the SEC Player of the Year by the league's coaches and to the All-SEC First Team by the coaches and AP...Earned Dayton NCAA Regional All-Tournament honors and was a finalist for the John R. Wooden Award...Named to the WBCA All-Region 3 Team....Nabbed SEC Tournament MVP honors after averaging 16.0 ppg and 5.0 rpg at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville... Was a 2010-11 preseason All-SEC First Team selection and a member of the preseason Naismith Award, Wade Award and Wooden Award Watch Lists...Enters the 2011-12 season with 17 career double-doubles after tallying 11 in 2010-11...Has 72 career double-figure scoring games, including 27 in 2010-11...Owns 19 career double-figure rebounding games, including 12 in 2010-11...Scored 20 or more points four times in 2010-11 and has accomplished the feat 13 times in her career...Has started all 104 games of her career...Scored 20 points in the SEC Tourney opener versus Florida on March 4 and 19 points, including 5-of-6 from three, in the SEC Tournament Championship Game versus Kentucky on March 6...Was sensational in front of friends and family in her home state of Arkansas on Jan. 30, tying a career high with 26 points on 10-of-15 shooting, while making a career-best six treys versus the Razorbacks...The guard/forward became the 35th Lady Vol to score 1,000 career points versus ETSU on Dec. 22...Was named SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 13 after scoring 20 points and grabbing 12 boards at Kentucky on Feb. 7 and tallying 17 points and six boards versus Florida on Feb. 10...Scored a game-high 15 points on an efficient 6-of-8 shooting against Stetson in the NCAA Tournament first round...After going scoreless in the first half against Marquette in the NCAA Tournament second round on March 21, Stricklen scored 10 points to go with 10 boards, four assists, two steals and a career-best five blocks...Scored 20 points and grabbed seven boards versus Ohio State in the Dayton Regional Semifinal on March 26... Scored 13 points versus Notre Dame in Dayton Regional Final...After a meeting with Lady Vol head coach Pat Summitt on Jan. 9, 2011, where the all-time winningest coach in NCAA history told Stricklen she should be playing like an All-American, she responded with 18 points and 13 boards, while hitting 3-of-5 from deep versus Ole Miss that night... In the remaining 21 games after the pep talk, Stricklen averaged 15.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg, while shooting 50.7 percent from the field, 43.6 percent from three and 78.7 percent from the free throw line while producing a 20-1 record after the talk...Before the "Summitt Meeting", Stricklen was averaging just 10.0 ppg and 6.4 rpg with shooting percentages of 45.9 from the field, 25.8 from three and 71.4 from the line in the season's first 16 games...Other games of note as a junior: Dished a season-best six assists versus Georgia on Feb. 21... Dropped 20 points, including 18 in the second half, at Kentucky on Feb. 7...Scored 18 points for the second straight game at Auburn on Jan. 23, exploding for 12 points on 5-of-6 shooting in the contest's first 10 minutes...Played all five positions at South Carolina on Jan. 20, finishing with 18 points and a career-best 16 rebounds...

Tennessee 2009-10

After two seasons, she had 45 career double-digit scoring games, including 29 of her last 39 games... Had seven career double-figure rebounding games...Recorded six career double-doubles, four of which came in 2009-10 and one triple-double...Named to State Farm WBCA All-Region Team for Region 3...Was named to State Farm Wade Trophy, Wooden Watch and Naismith Trophy Watch lists...Earned SEC All-Tournament Team accolades with 13.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 3.7 apg and shot 50.0 percent from three-point range...Named Associated Press Second Team All-SEC...Named Second Team All-SEC by the league coaches...Named Honorable Mention All-American by Associated Press...Averaged 12.1 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 3.6 apg in SEC games...Complete averages were 12.7 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 3.9 apg...Ranked third in the SEC in free throw percentage at 82.4 (84-of-102), fifth in assist/turnover ratio 135:87 (1.6) and was ninth in the SEC with 135 assists (3.9 apg)...Recorded only the second triple-double in Lady Vol history against Oklahoma with 17 points, 13 rebounds and 12 assists...The 12 assists were a career high...The only previous triple-double was by Shelia Collins against Florida State on Feb. 8, 1985, with 18 points, 10 rebounds and 10 steals...Stricklen tallied 18 points, five rebounds and four assists playing all 40 minutes in NCAA Sweet 16 loss against Baylor...Finished with 12 points, six boards, four assists and two steals in only 20 minutes in NCAA opener versus Austin Peay...Led the Lady Vols against Kentucky with 20 points, nine rebounds, three assists and three steals in SEC Championship final...Grabbed a steal, converted the layup and three-point play, then made a big three from the corner to make the score 46-44 with 13:10 to play...Tallied 10 points and grabbed five rebounds in 26 minutes against Ole Miss to open the conference tourney...Named SEC Player of the Week for third time in 2009-10 in the final week of regular season...Scored a team-high 23 points and tied for game-high with 10 rebounds against Ole Miss in Knoxville for her fourth double-double of the season...Tallied 12 points, hauled in seven boards and dished out five assists against Kentucky...Was 7-of-12 from the field to finish with 14 points in 30 minutes at Alabama...Played all 40 minutes at Vanderbilt...Scored 10 of her 12 points against Arkansas in the second half...Scored 17 points against Auburn and pulled down five rebounds...Finished with 14 points, six boards and four assists against Florida...Dropped in 21 points at South Carolina...Finished with 15 points, eight rebounds and six assists against Louisville...Scored a team-high 19 points against Rutgers on the strength of 11-of-12 shooting from the charity stripe...Earned her second SEC Player of the Week accolade of the season on Dec. 7...Tallied 14 points on 6-of-10 shooting against Texas...Notched a double-double against George Washington with 17 points and 10 rebounds...Scored 20 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out six assists at Virginia...Earned SEC Player of the Week honors after leading UT to a season-opening win over Baylor in Knoxville...Played all 40 minutes against Lady Bears and recorded a career-high 14 rebounds...Scored 17 of her 25 points against Baylor in second half to lead UT to the win...Was named to the Preseason First Team All-SEC by a vote of the league coaches and by league media...Named to Naismith Trophy Preseason Watch List.

Tennessee 2008-09

Named Freshman of the Year by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association...Selected to All-SEC Second Team and was a unanimous selection to the SEC All-Freshman Team by the league's coaches...Earned honorable mention All-SEC honors from the Associated Press...Averaged a team-best 12.6 ppg, 6.3 rpg, 3.5 apg and 1.1 spg in SEC games...Scored double digits 21 times, including going for 20-plus four times, and grabbed double-digit rebounds three times...Notched double-doubles against Rutgers (16 pts, 11 rebs) and South Carolina (13 pts, 10 rebs)...Scored a team-high 17 points and grabbed eight rebounds against Ball State...Scored 18 points on 6-of-14 shooting in 31 minutes against Florida...Scored 16 points, dished seven assists and grabbed six boards against Alabama...Scored a team-high 18 points against Vanderbilt to go with eight boards and six assists, with 15 points coming after the break...Scored 18 points at LSU...Grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds at Florida...Recorded game highs of 21 points, including 15 in the first half, and five steals at Oklahoma in 38 minutes...Played a solid all-around game against Ole Miss, narrowly missing a triple-double with nine points, eight rebounds - including six offensive - and a career-high seven assists...Scored seven of UT's first 11 points on her way to a career-high 26 points including four three-pointers at Auburn...Recorded her second career double-double against South Carolina with 13 points and 10 rebounds...She was a perfect 10-of-10 from the free throw line at Mississippi State...Named SEC Freshman of the Week for the second time after averaging 14 points and 8.5 rebounds in wins at Gonzaga and Rutgers...Scored 13 of her 16 points and grabbed six of her 11 rebounds in the second half at Rutgers, leading UT to a come-from-behind win...Scored 25 points against Stanford, including eight of the Lady Vols' 11 overtime points...Named SEC Freshman of the Week for her performance...Posted team highs of 20 points and six rebounds in 26 minutes against Middle Tennessee...Hit a buzzer-beating 33-foot three-pointer to end the first half...Her free throw with 2.0 seconds remaining vs. UT-Chattanooga gave UT a 66-63 lead...In 32 minutes against Virginia, scored 12 points...Along with Glory Johnson, became the 11th and 12th Lady Vols to start their first career games at UT...Was named to the Preseason All-SEC Second Team by the league coaches.

High School

Named all-state and all-conference all four years of her high school career...Earned four varsity letters at Morrilton High School...Started in all 120 games played and totaled 2,690 points, 1,400 rebounds, 726 assists, 474 steals and 605 blocked shots...Had 45 points, 14 rebounds and eight assists in the 2008 state finals her senior year...Twice Arkansas Gatorade Player of the Year (2007 and 2008)...Named a McDonald's All-American (2008)...Parade Magazine All-America Second Team (2008) and Third Team (2007)...2008 USA Today All-USA First Team...Helped the Red Team win in the 2008 Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-America Game...The 2006 MVP of the Arkansas State AAAA championships after her 30-point, 16-rebound, four-assist and four-block performance in the championship game to lead Morrilton to the title.


Named a member of the 2008 USA Women's U18 National Team...Helped the USA Red Team to the bronze medal at the 2007 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival...Most Outstanding Player in the 2006 Basketball Congress International Nationals 15U.


Majoring in sociology and criminal justice...A member of the Beta Club and Student Council in high school...Lists former Lady Vol Chamique Holdsclaw as the player after whom she models herself...Wants to be a coach someday...Admires Michael Jordan...Has one brother, Joshua, 25...Shekinna Paries Stricklen was born July 30, 1990, in Conway, Ark...Her parents are Wayne and Karen Stricklen.

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