2017 Night of the Owl
Hawkins named WBI MVP, Goodwine named to All-Tournament Team
Rice to play in first-ever postseason title game
Rice to host UNC-Greensboro in WBI final on Sunday at 4 p.m.
Shani Rainey and Maya Hawkins combined for 51 points in the Owls' 84-77 win over the Lady Techsters.
Career Milestones (upon graduation)
*Rice all-time leader in made three-pointers (164)
*Rice all-time leader in three-point attempts (505)
*Rice all-time leader in career free throw percentage (.817)
*4th all-time in career assists (421)
*16th all-time on the Rice scoring list (1,003 points)
2016-17 (Senior): Played and started in all 35 games...earned the WBI MVP honors and named to the WBI All-Tournament Team after leading the Owls to their first-ever postseason title...averaged 10.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists in 32.6 minutes per game...totaled 362 points, 154 rebounds and 180 assists (second-most in a Rice single-season)...led the Owls and ranked 31st in the nation (second in C-USA) in total assists...37th in the nation (second in C-USA) in assists per game...third-best assists-to-turnover ratio in C-USA (1.96)...fourth in C-USA in total minutes played (1,140)...dished out five or more assists in 20 games, including a season-high nine assists in wins over ULM (12/18/16) and Florida Atlantic (2/11/17)...10 or more points in 18 games, including a career-high tying 25 points in wins over Idaho (Rice postseason record; 3/23/17) and UTEP (2/18/17)...became the 17th Owl in school history to surpass 1,000 career points with her 17-point performance vs. UNC-Greensboro in the WBI Championship (3/26/17)...became Rice's all-time leader in made three-point field goals vs. Middle Tennessee (3/9/17)...named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll...named the Gene Hackerman (Team MVP) award winner.
2015-16 (Junior): One of three Owls to play and start in all 31 games...averaged 32.6 minutes per contest...averaged 10.7 points and 4.2 assists per game...led the Owls with 50 three-point makes...shot a team-best 79.6 percent from the free throw line...tied for the team lead in steals (35)...15 games with 10 or more points...14 contests with 5 or more assists...scored 20 points in the Owls' first victory of the season at Sam Houston St. (12/17)...played a season-high 47 minutes and scored a season-high 27 points in a triple overtime victory vs. North Texas (1/10), making 5-of-11 attempts from three-point territory...dished out a career-high 10 assists at WKU (1/14)...poured in 25 points to help lead the Owls to a win over Louisiana Tech (2/27)...named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014-15 (Sophomore): Played in 23 games, making 18 starts ... returned from a knee injury to average 7.4 points and 2.2 assists per game ... led the Owls in total made three pointers (28) and total assists (66) ... second on the team with 30 steals ... shot 80 percent at the free throw line, second best on the Owls ... scored in double-figures five times, including a career-high 25 points in an overtime win at UTSA in the conference opener (1/2) ... also grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and went 10-for-10 at the free throw line in the win at UTSA for her first career double-double ... followed that up with a 23-point effort at UTEP (1/4) ... dished out a career-high seven assists vs. eventual C-USA champion WKU (2/7) ...had a season-high four steals vs. Old Dominion (1/15) ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013-14 (Freshman): Named Rice Freshman of the Year ... played in 19 games as a true freshman, making 14 starts at point guard ... averaged 7.0 points, 1.6 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 26.4 minutes per game ... scored 20 points in 44 minutes in an overtime win against Marshall (Jan. 18), making six three-pointers, the second-highest single game makes in school history ... scored 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting (4-of-7 from three-point range) at UAB in the regular season finale ... dished out a season-high five assists in a win over Louisiana Tech (Jan. 15) ... poured in 16 points on 6-of-11 shooting in her first ever collegiate start at FAU (Jan. 11) ... five games scoring in double-figures ... led the Owls with 24 made three-point field goals ... tied for second on the team with 21 steals ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Named All-District 15-4A as a senior ... Transferred from Mansfield Summit to Lake Ridge, a brand new school, her senior year of high school, and was teammates with her sister, Marina, then a sophomore ... Named MVP of the 2012 Texas 4A State Championship game (with Summit), pouring in 19 points against Rockwall win the state title ... Rated as the No. 25 recruit in the state of Texas by Joey Simmons' Premier Basketball Report for the class of 2013 ... Two-time First Team All-State selection by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches ... Named MVP and Defensive MVP of her district, and has twice appeared on an Academic All-District Team ... Named All-State in Cross Country for the 4A Classification in 2010.
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