Shondaya  Burrell
Shondaya Burrell


Albany, N.Y.

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GENERAL: Local product...Possesses incredible athleticism...Solid mid-range game...Explosive off the dribble...Great defensive instincts...Brings a different dimension to the team...Among the quickest guards in the league...Versatile player who is tough to defend...Great first step...Runs the fastbreak well...Ability to take over a game.

AS A SOPHOMORE: Started 27 of 28 games...Ranked second on the team in scoring and 10th in the MAAC averaging 11.3 ppg...Named MAAC Co-Player of the Week on Feb. 26...Led Siena in steals per game (1.36)...Finished third on the team in rebounding averaging 5.4...Ranked 13th in the conference with 2.0 offensive rebounds per game...Averaged 1.36 steals per game which was 15th best in the MAAC...Posted two double-doubles, including the first of her career versus Fairfield (1/12/07)...Registered a career-high 28 points on Senior Day versus Niagara (2/23/07)...Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds twice (1/12/07 & 2/23/07)...Scored in double-figures 17 times...Improved scoring production from freshman season by 7.4 ppg.

AS A FRESHMAN: Named to the 2005-06 All-MAAC Rookie Team...Saw action in 26 games last season...Logged a career day in a win over Saint Peter's (1/29/05) registering 23 minutes, 21 points and six boards...Set program record shooting 8-for-8 in victory over Niagara (1/26/06)...Earned MAAC Rookie of the Week honors (1/30/06)...Scored in double-digits three times...Shot 47.1% from the field...Averaged 3.9 ppg and grabbed 2.3 rpg...Tallied 15 steals...

BEFORE SIENA: Three years of basketball experience at Colonie High School...First Team All-Area in her senior season...MVP Bethlehem Tournament...

PERSONAL: The Daughter of Tracy and Lisa Burrell...Born on September 2, 1986 in Albany, N.Y....Has two younger brothers, Trahson (12) and Trahmier (11)...When not in the gym, she enjoys braiding hair and going out dancing...Her first cousin is Atlanta Hawks guard Lionel Chalmers...

The Shondaya Burrell File

Nickname: Daya

My favorite sports team is: Green Bay Packers

One thing I wish people knew about me is: I'm very emotional

The funniest member on the team is: Serena Moore

My favorite book is: Bodega Dreams

If I could play anyone 1-on-1 I would play: Lebron James

My favorite movie is: Love and Basketball

My favorite food is: Anything with noodles and marinara sauce

Three words that best describe me are: Funny, unique and nice

My favorite athlete is: Amare Stoudemire

My favorite musicians are: Stevie Wonder and Alicia Keys

My favorite day of the week is: Friday because it is the beginning of the weekend

My dream job is: Commentator for the NBA

Career Highs

Points: 28 vs. Niagara (2/23/07)

FG: 8 (Three times)

FGA: 23 @ Iona (1/8/07)

3FG: 2 vs. UAlbany (11/15/06)

3FGA: 4 vs. Niagara (2/23/07)

Rebounds: 10 (twice)

Blocks: 2 vs. Loyola (1/14/07)

Assists: 5 vs. Marist (3/3/07)

Steals: 5 (twice)

Minutes: 44 @ Iona (1/8/07)



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