Southwest Tennessee Community College

March 21, 2007

For More Information, Contact: Keith Gentry (901) 333-4114/ (901) 619-1899 / Kimberly Kreider (901) 333-4023

SHIELDS NAMED KODAK/WBCA ALL-AMERICAN
Release written by Keith Gentry


Sophomore guard Ashley Shields has been chosen to the 2007 Junior College/Community College Kodak/WBCA All-American Team. The Kodak team, selected by the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association, consists of ten players selected from among the over 500 NJCAA member schools. This year marks the 25th year of the team, which began in 1983.

Shields was named Player of the Year in the Tennessee Junior and Community College Athletic Association by a unanimous vote of the coaches. In the Lady Saluqis’ TJCCAA/NJCAA Region VII Tournament quarterfinal win over Cleveland State, she scored a NJCAA record 65 points and also set new Southwest single game records for 22 field goals made, 20 free throws made and 25 free throws attempted.


Shields led the NJCAA in scoring this season with an average of 27.4 points per game and was among national leaders in rebounding (11.3), assists (6.6) and steals (4.1). She also led the Lady Saluqis in field goal percentage (.558), and three-point percentage (.443). She recorded four triple-doubles and 19 double-doubles this season and had season highs of 15 rebounds (vs. Arkansas Baptist, Hiwassee, and Saint Catharine), 14 assists (vs. Jackson State), eight steals (vs. Cleveland State), and four blocked shots (vs. Hiwassee).