Veronica Shaw
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Veronica  Shaw

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Phoenix, Ariz.

High School:
Mountain Pointe

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3V

One of the team's top athletes, who contributes on both sides of the ball ... able to create plays with her speed ... can put pressure on opponents up the floor ... adds instant energy to the Aztec line-up ... only member of this year's squad to have played each of the last three seasons in an Aztec uniform.

As A Junior (2004-05): Career highs in assists, blocks, rebounds and steals ... third on the team in blocks and steals ... started 16 times, including nine in MWC regular-season play ... 31 of 50 steals against conference opponents ... three double-figure scoring outings ... team game-high in assists nine times ... ranked eighth (overall) and tied for sixth (conference) in steals per game ... had a team-high five steals and tallied her first career blocks in the victory against Cal State Stanislaus ... scored 11 points, going a perfect 5-for-5 from the field and adding four assists versus UNLV ... season-high five assists at Colorado State ... five steals for the second time in 2004-05 against Air Force ... tallied 10 points on 5-for-10 shooting and a team-best seven rebounds against Wyoming ... career best 19-point effort against Utah on March 3, scoring 11 in the first half alone ... was 7-for-10 from the field and 5-for-6 from the line against the Utes ... eight points and tied a career high with seven assists versus BYU ... seven assists were the most by an Aztec in a game in 2004-05.

As A Sophomore (2003-04): Played in 25 games, starting 12 all in MWC regular season or tournament play ... team best 44.1 field-goal percentage ... tied for first in steals (38) and third in assists (43) ... 28 of 38 steals came in conference action, ranking her second in the MWC (2.15/g) ... team game high in assists eight times, tying for first on the squad ... best offensive game of the season at UNLV, recording 15 points on a perfect 6-for-6 shooting ... earned first start of the year against Wyoming, recording a season high for points with 17 ... season-best six assists at Air Force ... missed the BYU game on Jan. 7, due to injury ... made the game winning shot and had a team season-high five steals in the team's 52-50 win over Air Force ... part of the Aztecs' starting five at the MWC tourney, contributing a team game-high four assists.

As A Freshman (2002-03): Played in 21 games, starting 14 times ... third on the team in scoring (7.6 ppg.) and second in steals (41) ... fourth in the MWC in steals per game (1.95) ... missed fivecontests, including the last three games of the season with a left knee injury that required offseason surgery ... 17 points and six assists versus Cal State Northridge ... had her best all-around game at Sacramento State, recording 14 points, six rebounds and eight steals ... eight steals, including seven in the first half, tied as the most by a player in the conference in 2002-03 and the most by an Aztec since 2000 ... team-high 18 points, including 16 in the second half, against UNLV on Jan. 18 ... tallied 12 points and a career-high seven assists in the win at Air Force ... one rebound short of her first career double-double, pulling down nine boards to go with a team-best 16 points in the upset of Colorado St. on Feb. 6.

High School: Prepped at Mountain Pointe High School in Phoenix, Ariz. ... averaged 16.5 points, 6.2 assists and 7.7 steals ... the Pride won the 5A state title her senior season and was runner-up her freshman and sophomore years ... nominee for the McDonald's All-America Team ... all-Tribune 5A Player of the Year ... 2002 Arizona Republic first team and all-Tribune first team ... honorable mention Street & Smith's All-American ... also a letterwinner in track ... an honor roll student and nominee for the National Honor Society.

Personal: Veronica Yvette Shaw was born in Maryland ... is a criminal justice major.

Career Highs

Points
19, vs. Utah (3-3-05)

Rebounds
9, vs. Colorado State (2-6-03)

Assists
7, two times

Steals
8, at Sac. State (1-11-03)

Blocks
2, two times

Field Goals
8, vs. CSU Northridge (12-28-02)

Field Goal Attempts
16, at Sacramento State (1-11-03)

3-Point Field Goals
1, four times

3-Point Field Goal Attempts
2, three times

Free Throws
7, at New Mexico (1-30-03)

Free Throw Attempts
10, two times

Miscellaneous Stats

Double-Figure Scoring Games: 14

Shaw's Career Statistics

YearGP-GSFG-FGAPct.3FG-FGAPct.FTM-FTAPct.TRAvg.ATOBLKSPF-FOMin-Avg.PtsAvg.
2002-0321-1461-138.4421-5.20036-64.563482.3405104143-0432-20.61597.6
2003-0425-1241-93.4410-6.00020-43.465492.0394103851-2512-20.51024.1
2004-0528-1655-143.3853-18.16729-49.592762.7537285076-3637-22.81425.1
TOTAL74-42157-374.4204-29.13885-156.5451732.31321648129170-51581-21.44035.4

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