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11  Tiffany Wait
Tiffany Wait

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hot Springs, Ark.

High School:
Lake Hamilton

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard


General
Daughter of Gary and Linda Wait ... Has one brother, Matt (24) ... Returns for her fifth and final season as a Wildcat ... Has proven to be the Cats' on-court and off-court leader ... Serves as team captain for the third-straight year ... Begins her second year at UK's College of Pharmacy ... Possesses quickness, jumping ability and stamina ... Can shoot well behind the arc and at the free throw line.

1998-99 (Junior)
All-America candidate ...Became the 20th Wildcat to score 1,000 points at UK versus Alabama on Jan. 24 ... Moved to UK's 14th all-time leading scorer with 1,166 points ... Was awarded the team's Top Cat award at the annual Wildcat Banquet...Named to the All-SEC second team for the first time in her three-year career ... Named to the SEC inaugural women's basketball "Good Works" team ... Played in her 93rd career-game for UK and started in her 83rd consecutive game ... Named SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 8 after averaging 21.0 points in UK's two SEC games, a one-point loss to then-No. 21 Auburn and an 80-76 win over then-No. 8 Georgia ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season with a 3.03 GPA in pharmacy ... Named to the GTE District IV Academic All-America second-team ... Tied a career-high 27 points, hitting 4-of-7 from the three point line and 13-of-14 from the free throw line versus Georgia ... Hit 78-of-88 from the charity stripe in the last 13 games ... Led the Cats in scoring (13.7 ppg), three-point percentage (41.8%), and free throw shooting percentage (81.2%) ... Ranked third in the SEC in three-point field goal percentage (41.8), seventh in three-point field goals made (1.44 pg) and fourth in free throw percentage ... Shot a near perfect game from the floor versus Eastern Kentucky on Feb. 16, charting 5-of-6 from the floor, 2-of-2 from behind the arc and 3-of-3 from the free throw line ... Scored 22 points versus No. 1 Tennessee, netting 4 of 5 from the three-point line ... Scored in double digits 27 times, including 13 straight ... Pulled down a season-high six rebounds four times ... Dished out a season-high seven assists versus Miami, Ohio ... Played a career-high 41 minutes in UK's overtime win over Ohio State ... Named to the Pizza Hut Shocker Shootout All-Tournament team after recording 29 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in the two-game tournament ... Scored a game-high 20 points in UK's first round SEC Tournament win over Ole Miss, charting three three-pointers and four assists ... Registered 14 points, including 10-of-10 from the free throw line in UK's upset win over 17th-ranked LSU in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament, tying the record for best free throw percentage in a single game ... She's now tied with Christy Smith of Arkansas who also set the record against South Carolina in 1985 ... Was the only Wildcat to score in double figures in the semifinal game versus No. 3-seed Georgia, with 19 points ... Charted 12 points, 11 of which came in the second half, versus Nebraska in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

1997-98 (Sophomore)
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight season ... Awarded the UK Academic Team Award ... Started in all 28 games for the Wildcats ... UK's second leading scorer, averaging 11.7 points per game ... Ranked third in the SEC in free-throw percentage (82.1) and steals (1.7) ... Led the Wildcats in steals with 48 ... Scored in double figures 16 of 28 games, including three 20-plus performances ... Netted a career-high 27 points in UK's win over South Carolina ... Third on the team in assists (75) ... Voted tri-captain with Jaye Barnes and Natalie Martinez ... Selected to attend annual NCAA Foundation Leadership Conference in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., over the summer ... Voted chair of the UK student-advisory committee ... Involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes ... Registered pharmacy intern.

1996-97 (Freshman)
Played in all 27 games, starting 26 ... Averaged 12.4 points per game and 4.0 rebounds per game ... Led team with 103 assists, 118 made field goals and 83 made free throws ... Shot 75.5 percent from the free throw line ... Ranked second on the team with 42 steals ... Scored in double figures in 22 of UK's 27 games ... Scored a career-high 21 points three times ... Recorded a career-high nine rebounds against Arkansas ... SEC Academic Honor Roll recipient.

1995-96 (Freshman Hardship)
Earned a medical hardship, after missing 21 games due to stress fractures in both feet ... Before the injury, she played in UK's first six games, scoring in double figures four times ... Averaged 11.7 points per game ... Scored 17 points in UK's win over Toledo in the UKIT championship game ... Named to the UKIT all-tournament team with a two-day total of 31 points ... Started vs. UNC Asheville and Toledo.

High School
Named Gatorade Circle of Champions Player of the Year ... Arkansas' nominee for Wendy's national Heisman Award ... Named to the Arkansas Gazette Dream Team her senior year ... Named to the state all-star team as a senior ... Sophomore of the Year for Arkansas ... Class AAA state tournament MVP her junior and senior seasons ... Spotlighted on ESPN's Scholastic Sports America ... Played volleyball and track at Lake Hamilton High School ... Earned all-state honors in volleyball as a junior and senior ... Holds two track and field records at Lake Hamilton ... State champion in the discus throw her senior season ... Was a member of the Beta Club and the National Honor Society.

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
95/96 6-2 116 19-38 .500 8-22 .364 24-32 .750 4-6 10/1.7 15-0 10 19 0 8 70/11.7
96/97 27-26 912 118-271 .435 16-41 .390 83-110 .755 26-81 107/4.0 74-1 103 123 2 42 335/12.4
97/98 28-28 928 105-259 .405 16-51 .314 98-119 .824 24-57 81/2.9 87-3 75 86 8 48 324/11.6
98/99 32-32 1016 135-338 .399 46-110 .418 121-149 .812 25-78 103/3.2 84-3 93 83 5 33 437/13.7
Totals 93-88 2972 377-906 .416 86-224 .384 326-410 .795 79-222 301/3.2 260-7 281 311 15 131 1166/12.5

1998-99 Season Highs Career Highs

  • Points: 27 vs. Georgia, 2-7-99 27, twice, last vs. Georgia, 2-7-99
  • FGM: 6 vs. Ole Miss, 2-25-99 9 vs. Tennessee, 1-12-97
  • FGA: 13 vs. Ole Miss, 2-25-99 19 vs. South Carolina, 2-21-98
  • FTA: 14 vs. Georgia, 2-7-99 14, twice, last vs. Georgia, 2-7-99
  • FTM: 13 vs. Georgia, 2-7-99 13, twice, last vs. Georgia, 2-7-99
  • 3FGM: 4, twice, last vs. Georgia, 2-7-99 4, twice, last vs. Georgia, 2-7-99
  • 3FGA: 8 vs. Miss. State, 2-14-99 8, twice, last vs. Miss. State, 2-14-99
  • O-Rebounds: 3 vs. UCLA, 11-19-98 4, twice, last vs. Illinois-Chicago, 11-28-97
  • D-Rebounds: 6, twice, last vs. Alabama, 1-24-99 7 vs. Arkansas, 1-25-97
  • Total Rebounds: 6, four times, last vs. Georgia, 2-27-99 9 vs. Arkansas, 1-25-97
  • Assists: 7 vs. Miami, 12-9-98 9, twice, last vs. Miss. State, 2-15-98
  • Blocks: 1, four times, last vs. Florida, 1-28-99 2 - twice, last vs. Nebraska, 11-29-97
  • Steals: 3, four times, last vs. Nebraska, 3-13-99 6 vs Miami Ohio, 12-20-97
  • Minutes: 41 vs. Ohio State, 11-19-98 41 vs. Ohio State, 11-19-98
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