The former starting center and SAAB President has the floor once more before graduation
Shayla Bivins is the eighth Yellow Jacket to earn the academic honor
Georgia Tech says goodbye to a special and an unselfish senior class
Yellow Jacket trio honored by the ACC for athletics, academics and community
Bivins has been honored for her outstanding dedication to leadership and helping others
USATSI gallery, women's basketball
Georgia Tech fell to No. 10 Maryland 66-57
Georgia Tech women's basketball
2013-14: Just one of two student-athletes selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Issues Committee.
2012-13: Played in 21 games... Started at No. 11/20 North Carolina (1/13) and at Miami (1/17)... The start at UNC was her first career start... Finished with six boards against Tar Heels... Averaged 2.4 rebounds per game... Finished with career-highs of six points and 11 rebounds against Kennesaw State (11/13)... Led Tech in rebounds against Kennesaw State and at North Carolina... Earned Dean's List honors following the fall 2012 semester... Earned her degree in Science, Technology and Culture following the spring 2013 semester.
2010-11: Played in 11 games as a sophomore... Tallied six rebounds, four blocks and three steals... Played four minutes against Virginia Tech in ACC Tournament (3/3)...Grabbed an offensive board in three minutes against Clemson (2/17)... Had a steal in four minutes against Mercer... Recorded two blocks against Kennesaw State (11/17).
2009-10: Saw action in nine games as a freshman ... Averaged 1.2 rebounds and 0.3 points ... Played seven minutes and recorded two rebounds in win at Kennesaw State (12/18) ... Grabbed two rebounds and scored two points in four minutes against Mississippi Valley State (12/13) ... Picked up a pair of rebounds in win at Long Island (11/28) ... Scored a point, grabbed three rebounds and recorded two blocks in opening night win over Winthrop (11/13).
Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Stanton College Prep under head coach Jenn Miller ... Averaged 11 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks a game as a senior ... Named to All-First Coast girls basketball third team ... Ranked among Ultimate Sports Magazines 24 Top Girls Basketball Players in Northeast Florida ... Highly-touted recruit by both Collegiate Girls Basketball Report and All-Star Girls Report ... Named the No. 1 player in the class of 2009 in the state of Florida by FloridaHoops.com ... Ranked as the No. 3 in Florida by Sunshinestateexposure.com ... Sports editor of school newspaper ... National Honor Society ... Lettered one season in track and field and volleyball.
Personal: Born Shayla Jillyan Bivins on Nov. 6, 1990, in Jacksonville, Fla. ... Daughter of Tony and Robin Bivins ... Has a younger sister, Danielle and an older brother, Anthony ... A southpaw ... Father, Tony, played basketball at FAMU ... Chose Georgia Tech because of location, balance of athletics and academics and the people ... Is involved in many on-campus organizations ... President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board and is the Student Government Association Athletic Representative ... Majoring in Science, Technology and Culture.