Highlights from the 2011-12 UAB women's basketball season
Blazers shoot 58 percent in first half, hang on for 18th victory
Blazers win second straight to open conference play
UAB continues tourney Saturday versus Western Kentucky at 4:30 p.m.
Men's and women's players and coaches meet with local media
Played in 19 games off the bench ... of her 16 made field goals, 15 came from 3-point range ... scored a career-high 12 points on a career-high four 3-pointers against Southeast Missouri (11/25) ... knocked down 3 of 9 treys for nine points against East Carolina (1/8) ... had six points with a pair of 3's twice against Rice (1/5 and 3/8) and also against SMU (2/16) ... also scored against Morehead State (11/30), Alabama A&M (12/15), Tulsa (1/26) and SMU (2/16) ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Played in 17 games off the bench ... made her first appearance of the season and scored three points against Jackson State ... recorded a season-high eight points and a career-high two steals against Belmont ... also had two steals against Rice ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Made her first collegiate appearance against No. 3 Ohio State ... made first collegiate start against Norfolk State ... scored a season-high nine points against MVSU ... shot 3-of-4 from behind the arc against MVSU...matched her career-high with nine points, including 3-of-4 behind the arc, at UCF ... earned the C-USA Academic Medal and was named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Earned six varsity letters for head coach Kenny Coffey at Lawrence County High School ... a finalist for the Alabama 4A Player of the Year honor as a senior ... a two-time Alabama Sports Writers Association All-State pick, earning first-team accolades as a senior and second-team recognition as a junior ... earned back-to-back selections on the all-regional, all-area and all-county teams as a junior and senior ... honored by the Decatur Daily as a two-time first-team member of the Class 4A-6A All-Area team ... led her team in scoring, 3-point shooting and free throw percentage for five straight seasons (2005-09) ... also participated in volleyball and track ... was a volleyball all-state honorable mention pick as a junior and earned second-team all-state as a senior ... a member of the National Honor Society and finished in the top 10 in her class.
Nakia Shareese McDaniel ... born Nov. 2, 1990 in Decatur, Ala. ... daughter of Stephanie McDaniel and Warren Hill ... has four sisters, KaSheena Hollis, Briona Allen, Candis Hill and Markeita Cater, and one brother, Stephene Hill ... majoring in exercise science.