LA Tech, Blazers meet for first time
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2008-09: Named WAC Player of the Year ... Named First Team All-WAC ... Named to the WAC all-tournament team ... Named WBCA All-Region 7 Team ... Was a 2-time LSWA Player of the Week ... Was a 4-time WAC Player of the Week (program record) ... Named to the Marriott Cavalier Classic All-Tournament Team ... Named the Business Technology Group Player of the Game (LA Tech Radio Network) 12 times ... Started 32 games for Louisiana Tech while seeing action in 33 games ... Averaged 16.1 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.8 blocks and 1.2 steals per game ... Shot 53 percent from the field, 36 percent (10-28) from the three-point line and 59 percent from the free throw line ... Totaled 60 blocks, 39 steals and 21 assists ... Recorded a WAC-best 18 double doubles during the season ... Scored in double figures 29 times ... Had eight games of 20 or more points, including a career-high 30 points in a loss to Western Kentucky Nov. 30 ... Scored 29 points and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds to lead the Lady Techsters to a win over New Mexico State March 7 ... Scored 24 points and pulled down 15 rebounds in a win at Fresno State March 2 ... Totaled 29 points and nine rebounds in a win over Grambling State Dec. 9 ... Had 16 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high eight blocks in a win over Nicholls State Nov. 26 ... WAC Statistical Rankings: No. 1 in scoring, No. 1 in field goal percentage, No. 2 in rebounding, No. 2 in offensive rebounds (3.36), No. 2 in defensive rebounds (6.52), No. 2 in blocks, No. 13 in free throw percentage ...
2007-08: Named second team all-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association ... Named Tech Radio Network Player of the Game seven times ... Saw action in all 31 games, making 29 starts for Tech ... Averaged 12.3 points, 7.5 rebounds 1.3 blocks and 1.2 steals per game ... Shot 48 percent from the field, 55 percent from the free throw line and 25 percent from the three-point line ... Totaled 14 assists ... Had a team best 40 blocks on the year ... Ranked second on the team with 38 steals ... Scored in double figures in 25 games ... Registered double figures in rebounds seven times ... Recorded six double doubles ... Scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in win over Sam Houston State (Dec. 29) ... Recorded 15 points and a career-high 17 rebounds in win over Northwestern State (Nov. 23) ... Scored 11 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in win over Alabama (Dec. 5) ... Hit the game-winning shot with :06 remaining against the Crimson Tide ...
2006-07: Named to the Western Athletic Conference all-Freshman team ... Saw action in 29 games ... Averaged 3.9 points and 2.4 rebounds while averaging only 8.7 minutes a contest ... Shot 52 percent from the field and 72 percent from the free throw line ... Also recorded 14 steals, seven blocks and three assists during the year ... Scored in double figures twice during the season ... Scored a career-high 12 points in win over Idaho (Feb. 17) ... Also scored 10 points in win over Idaho (Jan. 21) ... Scored eight points on four different occasions ... Pulled down a career-high nine rebounds and scored eight points in win over San Jose State (Feb. 8) ... Scored in 25 of the 29 games she saw action ...
High School: Lettered since her eighth grade year on varsity for coach Scott Gafford at Calera High School ... Played for coach James Knowles as a senior ... Led Calera to a mark of 101-26 mark during her high school career ... Averaged 24.7 points, 11.1 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 3.5 blocks in 2006 ... Averaged 27.0 points and 15.1 rebounds in 2005 ... Averaged 28.9 points and 14.2 rebounds in 2004 ... Scored 3,447 career points and grabbed 1,621 career rebounds ... Led Calera High School to the Alabama 2A state championship game in 2004 and 2005 ... Named 2006 Miss Basketball in the state of Alabama ... Named the Birmingham News Metro Girls Player of the Year in 2006 ... Named the Alabama Class 2A state Player of the Year in 2006 ... Named all-county four times ... Named to the Alabama Super Five in 2004 ... Named to the Birmingham News All-State first team in 2004 and 2006 ... Named to the ASWA 2A All-State first team in 2003 and 2005 ... Named Alabama 2A state MVP in 2004, 2005 and 2006 ... Scored 35 points in a loss in the 2004 Alabama 2A state title game ... Named the MVP in the Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Classic in March of 2006 ... Played in the Alabama North/South All-Star game in July of 2005, scoring 11 points and grabbing 11 rebounds ... Played AAU for coach Greg Williams and the Alabama Lady Warriors ... Also played volleyball at Calera ... Ranked as the No. 1 high school senior in Alabama by the Birmingham News ... Ranked as the 92nd best high school player in the country by Blue Star ...
Personal: Full name is Shanavia Averiel Dowdell ... Daughter of Aretha and Andrew Dowdell ... Has three brothers, Kevin, Fanando, and DeMarcus, and one sister, Tamiria ... Born Sept. 10, 1987.
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