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34  Shantia Owens
Shantia Owens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newark, N.J.

High School:
Shabazz

Last College:
Trinity Valley CC

Height:
6-4

Position:
Center


General
Daughter of Francine and Michael Owens ... Returning senior veteran in the middle ... Tallest player on the team, standing at 6-4 ... Proved to be a marquee player for the Cats last season, leading the team in rebounding ... All-America Candidate.

1998-99 (Junior)
Started in all but the last game of the regular season versus South Carolina ... Transferred to UK from Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas ... Recorded her first career double-double, pulling down a team-high 14 rebounds and scoring a game-high 12 points versus No. 10 UCLA in Hawaii ... Also pulled down 14 rebounds versus Georgia on Feb. 7 ... Charted her second career double-double versus Auburn on Jan. 4 with 11 points and 10 rebounds ... Pulled down double figure rebounds six times ... Led the Cats in rebounding with 6.4 rpg ... Ranked fourth on the team in scoring, averaging 8.3 ppg ... Ranked sixth in the SEC in blocks per game (1.19) and 12th in defensive rebounds (4.31 drpg) ... Ranked third on the team in field goal percentage (49.1) ... Scored in double digits 13 times ... Fouled out five times, the last time versus Arkansas on Jan. 31 ... Scored at least two points in all but two games this season (Tennessee and Nebraska) ... Made an impressive showing in the first two rounds of the SEC Tournament, pulling down a career-high 17 rebounds versus Ole Miss in the first round while charting a career-high 20 points, five steals and added nine rebounds in UK's upset win over No. 2-seeded LSU in the quarterfinal round ... Charted six points, five rebounds and a game-high three blocks versus Georgia in the semifinal game.

Career Stats

Year GP-GS MIN FG-FGA PCT 3FG-FGA PCT FT-FTA PCT OFF-DEF TOT/AVG PF-FO A TO BLK ST PTS/AVG
98/99 32-31 716 111-226 .491 0-0 .000 44-86 .512 68-138 206/6.4 107-7 14 76 38 34 266/ 8.3
Totals 32-31 716 111-226 .491 0-0 .000 44-86 .512 68-138 206/6.4 107-7 14 76 38 34 266/ 8.3

1998-99 Season Highs Career Highs

  • Points: 20 vs. LSU, 2-26-99 20 vs. LSU, 2-26-99
  • FGM: 8 vs. LSU, 2-26-99 8 vs. LSU, 2-26-99
  • FGA: 14 vs. Alabama, 1-24-99 14 vs. Alabama, 1-24-99
  • FTA: 10 vs. UT-Martin, 11-22-98 10 vs. UT-Martin, 11-22-98
  • FTM: 5 vs. UT-Martin, 11-22-98 5 vs. UT-Martin, 11-22-98
  • 3FGM: 0 0
  • 3FGA: 0 0
  • O-Rebounds: 11, vs. Ole Miss, 2-25-99 11, vs. Ole Miss, 2-25-99
  • D-Rebounds: 13, vs. Georgia, 2-7-99 13, vs. Georgia, 2-7-99
  • Total Rebounds: 17, vs. Ole Miss, 2-25-99 17, vs. Ole Miss, 2-25-99
  • Assists: 2, four times, last vs. LSU, 2-26-99 2, four times, last vs. LSU, 2-26-99
  • Blocks: 5 vs. Ole Miss, 1-10-99 5 vs. Ole Miss, 1-10-99
  • Steals: 5 vs. LSU, 2-26-99 5 vs. LSU, 2-26-99
  • Minutes: 34 vs. Vanderbilt, 1-7-99 34 vs. Vanderbilt, 1-7-99
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