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    Shanna Zolman 5    
     
      Shanna Zolman
Hometown:
Syracuse, Indiana

High School:
Wawasee H.S.

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
09/07/1983

Experience:
4L

TENNESSEE HIGHLIGHTS


2005-06: Selected by the San Antonio Silver Stars as the second pick of the second round, the 16th pick overall in the WNBA draft... Finished her career at Rocky Top with 78 double-digit scoring performances, ranked first in Single-Game Three-Pointers made (7 vs. Alabama, 2/19/06), first in Single Season Free Throw Percentage (.957 in 2003-04), first in Career Free Throw Percentage (.916), first in Single Season Three-Point Field Goals made (103 in 2005-06), first in Career Three-Point Field Goals made (266), first in Career Three-Point Field Goal Percentage (.425), second in career games played (144) and ninth on the all-time scoring list with 1,706 career points... She holds the NCAA single season (.957 in 2003-04) and career (.916) free throw standards... Named to the All-Region team at the 2006 NCAA Cleveland Regional... Scored a career-high 29 points against Rutgers... Her third three-pointer against George Washington in the second round of the NCAA gave her the UT record for career treys... Her second three-pointer against Georgia in the SEC semifinals gave her the single-season UT record... An All-SEC First Team Selection in 2006, making her the ninth Lady Vol to earn a spot on the conference teams at least three times in her career... Zolman was a second team selection in 2004 and 2005.... Named an ESPN the Magazine First Team Academic All-American on Feb. 28, the first Lady Vol to do so since Kara Lawson in 2003... On senior day, had her first career double-double against Florida, only the seventh Lady Vol to ever do so in points and assists... Named the SEC Player of the Week Feb. 20 after leading her team to two conference road wins the week before... Broke the Lady Vol record for three-pointers in a game when she hit seven against Alabama... Named the Philips Player of the Game eight times this season (Alabama, Vanderbilt, Arkansas, Old Dominion, Louisiana Tech, Texas, Chattanooga, Dalhousie)... Feb. 9 was a big day for Zolman. For the second straight year, Zolman was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team and she scored her 1,500th career point against LSU... Missed her second free throw against Kentucky, snapping her streak of 39 straight makes... Did not start against Kentucky, breaking her streak of 32 straight starts... Held scoreless against the Blue Devils for just the fifth time in her career and the first time since Jan. 8, 2005 against Connecticut... Did not score a field goal against Connecticut for the first 32 minutes of the game, but drained all 10 free throw attempts-a career high and the fourth best free-throw percentage performance in Lady Vol history... Held to single-digit scoring for just the second time this season against the Gamecocks... Led all scorers with 21 points against Louisiana Tech. Went 5-of-7 from beyond the arc against the Lady Techsters... Named to the SEC Good Works Team Dec. 5... Named Lady Vol Athlete of the Week for those same efforts against the Longhorns and the Cardinal... Earned SEC Player of the Week Dec.5 after back-to-back outstanding games against Texas and Stanford... Named the Philips Player of the Game after leading the Lady Vols with 23 points and a then career high-tying six assists against Texas... Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team... A preseason candidate for the State Farm Wade Trophy... A preseason candidate for the Naismith Award... Earned SEC All-Academic for the third season.

2004-05: Chosen to the SEC All-Tournament Team after averaging 12.0 ppg... Named to the All-SEC Second Team for the second consecutive season by the league's coaches and by the Associated Press... Ranks 20th on UT's all-time scoring list with 1,152 points...Has connected on 163 three-pointers during her career, ranking second on UT's all-time list... Ranked second in the SEC in three-point shooting percentage (.436), fourth in free throw percentage (.862) and seventh in three-pointers made per contest (1.94)... Ranked second on the team in scoring (12.5 ppg)... Averaged a team-tying-high 15.1 ppg in SEC play... Etched her name in the UT record book by connecting on 45 consecutive free throw attempts, equaling the mark set by Tiffany Woosley. Missed attempt number 46 in the win over DePaul... Scored in double figures 25 times... Wore the No. 1 jersey for the later part of the season in honor of teammate Sidney Spencer, who sat out with a torn ACL... Equaled a career high with 28 points in the NCAA Tournament opening-round triumph over Western Carolina... Her five three-pointers in that contest set a UT NCAA Tournament record... She was awarded the big sunglasses, given to the player who earns the "Focus Award"... Averaged 19.4 ppg during a five-game stretch from Feb. 3-17... Was 16-of-30 from beyond the arc during that period. Tallied a team-high 13 points in the victory over South Carolina... Her 15-foot jumper from the left elbow with 8:56 to play put her over the 1,000-point mark... Was named the Phillips Player of the Game for her effort... Selected as the Lady Vol Athlete of the Week on Feb. 9 for her performances against Georgia, Florida and Mississippi... Scored a career-high 28 points on 8-of-9 shooting in the overtime triumph at Florida... Went 9-of-10 from the free throw line... Earned the Phillips Player of the Game for her efforts... Selected as the Lady Vol Athlete of the Week on Dec. 28 for her performance in the win over Stanford, where she sank a 28-foot three-pointer as the final buzzer sounded to lift UT to a 70-67 victory over the second-ranked Cardinals... Named a preseason candidate for the Naismith Trophy... Voted to the Preseason All-SEC Second Team by the league's coaches... Entered the season as the most-accurate free-throw shooter in UT history (.930)... Member of the Dean's List after recording a 3.50 GPA in broadcasting during the fall... Named to the Lady Vol Honor Roll... Earned Academic All-SEC Honors... Selected to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District IV First Team by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).

2003-04: The Indiana native had a breakout season as a sophomore turning in solid stats - 12.3 ppg, 2.8 rpg and 2.0 apg...UT's second-leading scorer...Played in all 35 games and earned 30 starts...Logged 1055 minutes and tied Shyra Ely for top honors averaging 30.1 minutes per contest...Led the nation while crushing the UT record for best free throw percentage in a single season canning 88-92 attempts for a phenomenal .957 average...Now has an all-time best 93 percent Lady Vol career average from the charity stripe missing just 11 free throws in two seasons(146-157).. Moved up several notches in the three-point record books connecting on 58 of 136 treys for a .426 average...Finished her sophomore year 11th in all-time career makes (95), 12th in career attempts (232) and fourth in career percentage (.409)...Led the SEC in both free throws and three-point field goal average...Had a dozen games with more than three assists including five against South Carolina and Vanderbilt...Tossed in double-figure points in 23 games and registered a pair of career high 23 point games at Kentucky and against Florida...Was named to the 2004 All-Final Four team after tossing in a team high 19 points and recording a career high nine rebounds versus Connecticut in the NCAA title game...Was a one-woman wrecking crew in the NCAA Second Round victory over DePaul as she recorded a game high 18 points, all coming in the first half on 7-12 FG and 4-5 3FG accuracy...In SEC play, Shanna was selected to the All-SEC Second team by the league coaches...Was named to both the All-SEC Academic honor roll and the UT Dean's list with a 3.88 GPA...Additionally, she was selected to the 2004 CoSIDA Academic All-District IV Third Team

2002-03: Shanna lived up to her fantastic shooting ability as a rookie...Was the only unanimous choice for the All-SEC Freshman team...Became just the 20th all-time Lady Vol rookie to receive the SEC accolade...Played in all 38 games and logged 18 minutes per contest...Averaged a solid 7.5 ppg and 2.1 rpg...Returned as UT's second-leading scorer behind Shyra Ely...Handed out 64 assists...Dished out more than three assists in 13 games...Became the Lady Vol single season leader in free throw percentage connecting at a .892 clip (58-65)...Connected on 15 in a row at one stretch in January...Established a career high for points with 20 in the shoot-out at Vanderbilt...Came back with 16 points against the Commodores in Knoxville...Turned in 13 games of double-figure scoring...Came up big in the SEC Championship game with 15 points in the losing effort to LSU...Has NBA range from three-point land, she knocked down 37 treys while making 39% of her shots...Showed her versatility in grabbing a season-best six rebounds against Notre Dame...Chosen by the Women's Basketball News Service to their 2003 All-Freshman (second team)...

PERSONAL HIGHLIGHTS


HIGH SCHOOL: Hailing from Syracuse, Ind., she came to Tennessee as one of the most highly-decorated players in Indiana high school history...Set the all-time scoring record in the state of Indiana with 3,085 points, breaking the record of former Purdue guard Stephanie White-McCarty (2,869 points)...Led Indiana in scoring each season at Wawasee High School while posting a career scoring average of 33.2 points per game...Selected as a Naismith Player of the Year top- five finalist after the 2002 season, and a Naismith top-10 finalist following her junior season...Two-time recipient of first team All-America honors from USA TODAY following her junior and senior years, and selected as the top underclassman in the nation by USA TODAY as a junior...Twice chosen to the Parade All-American first team...Named a McDonald's All-American after a 2001-02 season in which she scored 846 points and averaged 33.8 ppg and 9.0 rpg...Chosen as the Co-MVP of the inaugural McDonald's All-American game after scoring 21 points...Ranked sixth by the Blue Star Index of the top 100 seniors in the nation...Holds the national record in three categories: all-time consecutive free throws (70), career free-throw percentage (93.5%) and season free-throw percentage (95.4%)...Won the Sprite Slam Jam three-point contest at the McDonald's All-American festivities...Chosen as the Gatorade State Player of the Year as well as Indiana's Miss Basketball in 2002...Selected by the Associated Press and Hoosier Magazine as an all-state performer following her sophomore, junior and senior seasons at Wawasee...Career totals include 3,085 points, 730 rebounds, 453 steals and 430 assists in 93 games...Posted a field goal percentage of .599, a free throw percentage of .935 and hit 319 three-point baskets during her illustrious career as she led WHS to a 74-19 record...Scored 50 or more points four times in her career with a high of 53 against Northwood (Ind.) High School...Grabbed 19 rebounds in a single game against Elkhart (Ind.) Memorial... At Wawasee, she excelled off the court...Selected to the National Honor Society as well as being inducted into the Wawasee Academic Hall of Fame...Completed her high school studies with a 3.86 GPA on a 4.0 scale...

NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: Shanna was twice chosen to try out for the United States Junior Olympic team in Colorado Springs (2000 and 2001) and was selected as an alternate in 2001...Participated on coach Don Hayden's Ft. Wayne Orthopedics (AAU) team throughout her high school career and finished third in the nation at the 16-and-under national tournament in Louisiana in 1999...Played on the Indiana's Finest club in both 2000 and 2001...Helped coach Denise McClanahan's squad to a second-place finish in the 2001 AAU Junior Olympics held in Hampton Roads, Va....Also played for the Indiana Force during the summer going into her junior and senior years of high school.

PERSONAL: Shanna is pursuing a degree in journalism and electronic media at the University of Tennessee...She has continued her academic success in the collegiate ranks earning SEC All-Academic honors in 2003 and 2004...A strong believer in community service, she has volunteered her time with the Race for the Cure, the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Dogwood Arts Parade, the Toyota Literacy program reading to elementary school children and singing Christmas carols at area nursing homes... Is an active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and has been a guest speaker on FCA's behalf numerous times...Has modeled her game after no particular athlete because she wishes to be her own unique player, however she states she models her work ethic after Michael Jordan...Career objective is to become a sports announcer...Has one brother, Josh Zolman, 23...Shanna Anette Zolman was born on Sept. 7, 1983...Her parents are Kem and Lynette Zolman.

CAREER HIGHS


Career Highs
Points: 29 vs. Rutgers (3-26-06)
Rebounds: 9 vs. Connecticut (4-6-04)
Assists: 10 vs. Florida (2-26-06)
Steals: 3 vs. Army (3-19-06)*
Blocks: 2 vs. Miss. State (1-26-03)
Field Goals: 10 vs. Rutgers (3-26-06)*
Three-pointers: 7 vs. Alabama (2-19-06)
Free Throws: 10 vs. Connecticut (1-7-06)
Minutes: 45 vs. Florida (2-26-06)
2005-06 Season Highs
Points: 29 vs. Rutgers (3-26-06)
Rebounds: 6 vs. Florida (2-26-06)*
Assists: 10 vs. Florida (2-26-06)
Steals: 3 vs. Army (3-19-06)*
Blocks: 1 vs. Florida (2-26-06)*
Field Goals: 10 vs. Rutgers (3-26-06)*
Three-pointers: 7 vs. Alabama (2-19-06)
Free Throws: 10 vs. Connecticut (1-7-06)
Minutes: 45 vs. Florida (2-26-06)
Southeastern Conference Highs
Points: 28 vs. Alabama (2-19-06)*
Rebounds: 6 vs. Florida (2-26-06)*
Assists: 10 vs. Florida (2-26-06)
Steals: 3 vs. Mississippi (2-22-04)*
Blocks: 2 vs. Miss. State (1-26-03)
Field Goals: 10 vs. Alabama (2-19-06)
Three-pointers: 7 vs. Alabama (2-19-06)
Free Throws: 9 vs. Florida (2-3-05)
Minutes: 45 vs. Florida (2-26-06)
NCAA Tournament Highs
Points: 29 vs. Rutgers (3-26-06)
Rebounds: 9 vs. Connecticut (4-6-04)
Assists: 4 vs.George Wash. (3-21-06)*
Steals: 3 vs. Army (3-19-06)
Blocks: 1 vs. LSU (4-4-04)
Field Goals: 10 vs. Rutgers (3-26-06)
Three-pointers: 5 vs. Rutgers (3-26-06)*
Free Throws: 4 vs. Rutgers (3-26-06)*
Minutes: 40 vs. Rutgers (3-26-06)

* indicates most recent high

CAREER TOTALS


YearGPGSMinFGFGAPct3FGFGAPctFTFTAPctOffDefTotAvgPFFOATOBlkStlPtsAvg
2002-0338069395227.4193796.3855865.8922751782.140064633322857.5
2003-043530 1055 142325 .437 58136 .426 8892 .957 1188 99 2.8 680 71 82 3 35 43012.3
2004-05 3524968 147333 .441 68156 .436 7587 .862 576 81 2.3 470 63 56 2 35 43712.5
2005-06 36351203183423.433103238.4338590.9449951042.94701148022855415.4
Totals1448939195671308.433266626.425306334.916523103622.5202031228110130170611.8

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