|Kayla Anderson - 23
Earned Conference USA Freshman of the Week Honors after her 13-point performance against Austin Peay in her UAB debut ... played in each of the first two C-USA games, logging 46 minutes in those contests before recording four points and four rebounds in the win at UTEP on Jan. 20 ... helped UAB to a road win at Southern Miss with a season-high 11 rebounds against the Golden Eagles on Jan. 31 ... played in 28 games, drawing nine starts ... averaged 15.0 minutes per contest and was a valuable post presence for the Blazers.
Played four years for head coach Donnie Quinn at Hoover High School ... helped her team to two state championships (2010 and 2012) and two state runner-up finishes (2009 and 2011) in Alabama's Class 6A ... named to the all-tournament team at the regional her senior year ... one of five players from her class at Hoover to sign Division I scholarships but one of only two that played on the varsity all four years ... averaged 8.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game as a junior ... led her team in blocked shots as both a junior and a senior ... rated as the No. 10 player in Alabama in the class of 2012 by bamaprepgirls.com and the No. 44 forward in the country by ESPN HoopGurlz ... selected to the 2011 All-Over The Mountain Team ... played her AAU basketball for the Alabama Twisters with fellow UAB freshman Chelsee Black ... helped the Twisters to six AAU state championships.
Kayla Christina Anderson ... born Jan. 26, 1994 in Birmingham, Ala. ... daughter of Chris and Anitra Anderson ... has one sister, Kierra Furr, and one brother, Chris ... major is undecided.