2  KaShawna Curry
KaShawna Curry
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Huntington, W.Va.

High School:
Huntington

Height:
6-1

Position:
F

2005-06 (Junior):
Played in 25 games with 21 starts...fifth on team in points (5.5) and third in rebounds (4.8)...season-high point total came at East Carolina on Feb. 4 when she netted a career-high 14 points via a career-best seven field goals (7-for-12)...also added four rebounds, three assists and two blocks against the Pirates...opened season's first two games averaging 8.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 steals in leading the Herd to the Fifth Third MU Classic title...missed four games due to ankle injury suffered in the first half vs. Cal on Nov. 24...named to the Lady Luck Classic All-Tournament Team, in what was her third and fourth games back from ankle injury, with an 8.5-point, 6.0-steal, 1.0-assist tournament vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and Longwood...recorded a season-high 12 rebounds with nine points, three assists, two blocks and a career-high six free throw attempts at Memphis on Jan. 6...recorded first double-digit point game of season with 10 points, eight rebounds and two steals at Southern Miss on Jan. 22...grabbed 20 boards in two-game span at Houston (Feb. 6) and vs. UAB (Feb. 10) with 11 and nine rebounds, respectively, against the Cougars and Blazers...went 5-for-9 from the floor (10 pts.) with seven rebounds and two steals vs. Memphis on Feb. 12...dished out a career-high five assists vs. Southern Miss on Feb. 26...blocked two shots and grabbed seven boards, four offensive, in C-USA quarterfinals vs. Southern Miss.

2004-05 (Sophomore):
Improved steadily from solid freshman season on both ends of the floor to start 23-of-29 games...upped '03-'04 scoring average by 3.1 points (7.4/game) and rebound average by 3.3 boards (6.6/game)...played perhaps best game of her young career with a 13-point, 13-rebound (both career-highs) effort in MAC quarterfinal win over Toledo...in 2005 MAC Tournament, averaged 10.5 points, 9.5 rebounds (4th in league) and shot team-leading 50.0 percent from the floor (10-of-20)...non-starter for six games, but registered five points, six rebounds, two assists and a block in first start back on Jan. 11 versus West Virginia, catapulting MU to its longest win streak in 33 years (12 games)...remained a starter for the rest of the season...second on team and 12th in MAC in blocked shots with 0.8/game (23 total)...blocked four shots in one game on two occasions, including the Feb. 13 regionally-televised game versus Ball State in which Curry also added 12 points and 12 rebounds...third on team and 13th in MAC in rebounds (6.6/game)...five double-doubles were second most on team and ninth in MAC...posted back-to-back double-doubles twice, versus Robert Morris and Morehead State, then later versus Akron and Toledo...committed team-high 96 fouls with five foul outs.

2003-04 (Freshman):
Placed in starting lineup in 14-of-28 games played, including first 10 games of career...averaged 4.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 16.8 minutes per game...provided solid, athletic play as a starter and reserve...third on team with 12 blocks (0.4/game)...only player on team to register multiple blocks in at least three consecutive games, posting two blocks versus Ohio, Akron and Buffalo to end MU's home schedule...scored a season-high 11 points in first road game of season at Texas-Pan American on Dec. 19...recorded best performance of season at Central Michigan on Jan. 24, going 5-for-5 (team-best FG percentage with at least 5 FGM) and a season-high eight rebounds and one assist in 73-56 win over the Chips, which snapped a three-game losing skid...on her way to a monumental postseason effort vs. Eastern Michigan before a knee injury forced her from the game...Curry was 3-for-3 (seven points) from the floor, including her first career 3PT FG, with a rebound and steal in nine minutes in MAC semifinal game prior to injury...went 5-for-8 (10 points) with three boards in MU Fifth Third Classic championship win over High Point, followed up by a 10-point output in the next contest versus Radford on Nov. 25.

High School:
A two-time all-star at Huntington HS...earned honorable mention All-American honors from Street & Smith's in 2001...a McDonald's All-American nominee her senior season...tabbed a top-30 prospect by the All-Star Girls Report...an AAA All-State First Team member...named an all-conference selection three times...logged over 1,000 points and 1,000 rebounds over the course of her career...member of the Huntington HS state championship team...averaged 18 points and 13 rebounds as a senior...participated in the Nike All-American camp in the summer of 2002...played in the North/South All-Star Game her senior year...MVP of the AAA vs. AA+A All-Star Game...selected to the all-tournament team her junior year...played for the AAU West Virginia Tornadoes...coached by Lonnie Lucas.

Personal:
Born on February 19, 1985...daughter of Tom and Dawn Curry...father played basketball for the Herd from 1984-88...has a sister, Quintessa (20), who attends West Virginia State...enjoys playing PlayStation2 and hanging out with friends...sports management and marketing major with a minor in parks and recreation.