Shanna Demus
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Shanna  Demus

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Palmdale, Calif.

High School:
Palmdale HS

Last College:
Cal State Los Angeles

Height:
5-8

Position:
Forward

Experience:
2L

Two-year returning starter and team captain ... 2007 MWC honorable mention pick ... A speedy defender, who routinely draws defensive assignments against the opponent's top player ... Outstanding athlete with solid all-around skills ... Improved her offensive game a year ago ... Strong on the offensive boards and also contributes in the assist column ... Has played every game in each of the last two seasons ... Earned the department's Academic Initiative Medal (A.I.M.), presented to a student-athlete who demonstrates a persistent commitment to her academic goals.

As A Junior (2006-07): In the starting five every game ... Team leader in steals (60) and offensive rebounds (51), second in assists (60) and three pointers (21) and third in scoring average (8.5) ... Ranked third in the conference in steals per game (2.14) ... Posted 10 double-figure scoring games and led the team in points on eight occasions ... Had 12 points, nine rebounds, four steals and five assists in the win over UC Davis ... Had a then career-best 19 points on 6-for-9 shooting against Saint Mary's ... Career-high for the second straight outing with 20 points against Pepperdine, going 5-for-7 from the field, 2-for-2 from beyond the arc and 8-for-8 at the stripe ... Also tallied a team-high six rebounds and six steals vs. the Waves ... Matched her career and season high with 20 points against Air Force ... Six steals and five assists versus CSU ... Team-high in points at BYU (15) and vs. TCU (14) ... Career-best six assists against the Lady Frogs to go with five steals.

As A Sophomore (2005-06): Saw action in all 27 outings, starting 22 games, including every conference contest ... second in minutes per game (30.2) and three-pointers (20) ... one of three Aztecs with over 100 rebounds, ranking third on team with 4.0 per game ... 24 blocks, second on the squad to league leader and teammate Desiree Johnson ... ended up eighth in the MWC in blocks per game (0.89) ... fourth on the team in scoring per game with just over six points an outing... led the squad in rebounding four times and in assists on five occasions ... starter in the opener at Wichita State, tallying three assists and three rebounds before fouling out ... had nine points, four rebounds and a team game-high five assists against USD ... eight rebounds and three blocks versus Portland State ... reached double-figures in points for the first time, tallying 10 and seven rebounds against Boise State ... 11 points, including three triples, against UC Davis on Dec. 30 ... also tallied seven rebounds, three assists, three steals and two blocks in 38 minutes in the win over the Aggies ... tied a team game high with seven boards in first career MWC outing at Colorado State ... solid all-around outing at UNLV, scoring a career-best 12 points and matching career highs in three-pointers (3) and steals (3) in a season-high 39 minutes ... led the team in rebounding (6) and tied for the lead in points (10) against TCU ... tallied a career high nine rebounds versus Wyoming, also adding nine points, three assists and three steals in 38 minutes ... nine points, three steals and a pair of blocks at Air Force ... career high four blocks, three steals at Utah ... team game-high four assists versus BYU ... starter at the MWC tournament, logging a team game-high three steals and four assists.

In 2004-05: Transferred to SDSU and did not play, using her redshirt season.

At Cal State Los Angeles (2003-04): Played one year for the Golden Eagles under head coach Marcia Murota ... California Collegiate Athletic Association Freshman of the Year ... second-team all-CCAA pick ... led the team in rebounding with 6.3 per game and was second in scoring (16.3 ppg.) ... made a team-high 38 three-pointers ... also had 25 blocks and made 118 free throws.

High School: Lettered in two sports at Palmdale High School, including basketball and track ... was a three-time all-league selection in basketball ... helped Palmdale to the CIF semis as a senior, chipping in 15 points and nine rebounds per game ... named her school's female athlete of the year as a senior.

Personal: Shanna Demus was born July 2, 1985 ... Daughter of Duane and Yolanda Demus ... Mother, Yolanda, won four AIAW national titles as a sprinter at Cal State Los Angeles from 1978-80 ... Sister, Lashinda, was a member of the U.S. track and field squad at the 2004 Olympics in Greece and was a 16-time All-American at South Carolina ... Earned her bachelor's degree in criminal justice this past spring ... Taking graduate classes in postsecondary leadership.

Career Highs

Points
20, two times

Rebounds
9, three times

Assists
6, vs. TCU (2-28-07)

Steals
6, two times

Blocks
4, at Utah (2-11-06)

Field Goals
6, three times

Field Goal Attempts
16, vs. TCU (1-18-06)

3-Point Field Goals
3, three times

3-Point Field Goal Attempts
9, at UNLV (1-14-06)

Free Throws
8, vs. Pepperdine (12-21-06)

Free Throw Attempts
9, two times

Misc. Stats

Double-Figure Scoring Games
4

Demus' Career Statistics

YearGP-GSFG-FGAPct.3FG-FGAPct.FTM-FTAPct.TRAvg.ATOBLKSPF-FOMin-Avg.PtsAvg.
2005-0627-2257-231.24720-98.20431-59.5251094.05280243492-5815-30.21656.1

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