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.
Winner to face Idaho/Eastern Washington
2016-17 (Junior): Played and started in all 35 games for the WBI champion Owls...averaged 11.7 points and 4.5 rebounds while playing 25.1 minutes per game...totaled a team-high 409 points and 158 rebounds, along with 58 assists and 31 steals...led the Owls with a field goal percentage of 54.9, the second-highest in Rice history...made a team-high 108 free throws...had a team-best five games with 20 or more points, including a season-high 22 points in wins over both Grand Canyon (11/22/16) and UTSA (2/16/17)...scored a team-high 21 points at LSU (11/16/16)...also posted 20 points in wins over Prairie View A&M (11/11/16) and Incarnate Word (12/3/16)...22 games with 10 or more points...posted a double-double with 11 points and 11 rebounds at UAB (1/8/17)...scored 13 points and grabbed eight rebounds in the Owls' victory over UNC-Greensboro in the WBI Championship game...named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2015-16 (Sophomore): One of three Owls to play and start in all 31 games...averaged 28.9 minutes per game...second on the team in scoring (11.2 ppg) and third in rebounding (5.3 rpg)...registered four double-doubles...16 games with 10 or more points...scored a season-high 26 points in a win over Louisiana Tech (2/27)...posted 20 points vs. No. 8 Texas (11/25)...grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds in three different games...tied with Maya Hawkins for the team lead in steals (35)...season-high 3 steals vs. Harvard (11/28) and UTEP (1/1)...named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2014-15 (Freshman): Played in 30 games, making 11 starts as a true freshman ... averaged 6.4 points and 2.8 rebounds while playing 17.9 minutes per game ... led the team in steals (33) ... made and attempted the most free throws on the team (60-of-128) ... earned the C-USA Freshman of the Week award (3/9) following a season-high 22-point performance vs. UTSA (3/4) and 11 points off the bench in a win over UTEP (3/7), averaging 16.5 points on 47 percent shooting (80 percent at the FT line) for the week ...tallied 21 points, 8 rebounds, 4 assists in a victory at Prairie View A&M in her first collegiate game ... scored 14 points in a win over Lamar (12/28) ... played a season-high 38 minutes and scored 13 points at Houston (12/3) ... recorded a season-high 4 steals vs. FIU (2/19) ... named to the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: A 2014 McDonald's All-American Team nominee ... four-time District 13-4A First-Team All-District ... District 13-4A Offensive Player of Year (Senior) ... TABC All-Region Team (Senior) ... selected to the TABC 4A All-State Teamhelped guide the Lovejoy Lady Leopards to the 2011 UIL 3A state championship in a season in which she was named the 3A Region 2 District 11 Freshman of the Year and a First-Team All-District selection ... ranked No. 24 in Texas in the 2014 class, according to Premier Basketball Report ... ran four years of track and was a member of the 4x400 relay team that won a 3A bronze medal at State her freshman season ... played club ball for the North Texas Shockers 2014 national team ... earned National Merit honors and graduated with a 4.0 GPA.
Personal: Full Name: Shani Eshe Rainey...Parents: Nate and Faye Rainey (two brothers)...College: McMurtry.