University's student-athletes continue to shine in the classroom
LA Tech split season series with Utah State
LA Tech faces Hawaii at 2 p.m. CT
Bulldogs defeated LA Tech 61-59 in first meeting
2011-12: Named to the Paradise Jam All-Tournament team ... Saw action in 27 games, making 15 starts during the year ... Averaged 6.9 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game ... Shot 48 percent from the field and 41 percent from the free throw line ... Was 3-of-15 from the three-point line ... Recorded seven double digit scoring games ... Recorded her only double double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds in a loss to Alabama ... Scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds in a triple overtime win over Prairie View ... Scored 16 points in a win over Old Dominion ... Registered a season-high five assists against Alabama, Arkansas State and New Mexico State ...
2010-11: Named the LA Tech Sports Network Player of the Game in a win at Tulane ... Saw action in 29 games, making five starts ... Averaged 5.7 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1.4 assists, and 0.7 steals per game ... Shot 43 percent from the field, 40 percent (8-20) from the three-point line and 36 percent from the free throw line ... Recorded 40 assists, 21 steals and 3 blocks ... Recorded six double figure scoring games during the year ... Had two double doubles ... Registered a career-high 17 points and 12 rebounds in a triple overtime win at Fresno State ... Recorded 12 points and 12 rebounds in a win at Tulane ... Had 14 points and seven boards in WAC Tournament win over Nevada ... Had eight points and 10 boards in win over San Jose State ...
2009-10: Saw action in 30 games during the season ... Averaged 3.0 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.7 assists per game ... Shot 38 percent from the field, 22 percent (5-22) from the three-point line and 44 percent from the free throw line ... Recorded 19 assists, eight steals and two blocks ... Recorded her first career double double with 10 points and 14 rebounds in win over Centenary -- both of those totals were career-highs ... Also recorded a career-high three assists against Centenary ... Scored nine points in a come-from-behind win over Southern Mississippi ... Also scored seven point on four different occasions -- all wins ...
2008-09: Saw action in 23 games for Louisiana Tech ... Averaged 1.7 points and 2.3 rebounds in 7.2 minutes per game ... Shot 35 percent from the field and 35 percent from the free throw line ... Hit 2-of-8 three-pointers ... Also added three assists and nine steals ... Scored a season-high seven points in a win over San Jose State on Feb. 20 ... Scored six points on four different occasions including wins over Nicholls State, Hawaii and New Mexico State and a loss to Mississippi State ... Registered a career-high eight rebounds in eight minutes in a win over SMU March 19 in the first round of the WNIT ...
High School: Lettered for five years for coach Brant Lewellyn at Lauderdale County High School ... Led Lauderdale County to the Class 3A state championship game as a sophomore and was named MVP after hitting the game-winning shot ... Led Lauderdale to a 26-9 record and the Elite 8 as a junior while averaging 24.1 points and 8.3 rebounds per game ... Named the Class 3A player of the year by the Alabama Sports Writers Association ... Was named first team all-state by the Alabama Sports Writers Association as a junior and senior and was a finalist for Miss Basketball ... Rated as the 32nd best player and fourth best shooting guard in the country by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report ... Ranked in top five in Alabama according to www.hoopgurlz.com ... Named preseason honorable mention all-American by The Sporting News Magazine and by Dan Olson's Collegiate Girls Basketball Report (prior to senior season) ... Played AAU for the North Alabama Twisters ... Helped lead the team to the open division national championship title in AAU in summer of 2008 ...
Personal: Kiara Shonte Young ... Daughter of Tracey and Leander Young ... Has two sisters, Leandra and Aysia ... Born Dec. 5, 1989, in Decatur, Ala.