Yellow Jackets out to tame Bayou Bengals in Louisville Regional First-Round Game
The redshirt senior has been awarded a scholarship by the WBCA
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
USATSI Gallery, women's basketball
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 ... Named to the 2014 Allstate WBCA Good Works Team ... Honored on the All-ACC Academic Team ... Honored with the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship ... Named a Peach of Athlete, which is awarded by the Atlanta Area Council, Boy Scouts of America ... Selected to receive the Charles T. Stoner Law Scholarship by the WBCA ... Played in 32 games, starting all 32 at center ... Averaged 206 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game ... Her 3.9 rebounds per game were fifth on the team ... Led the Jackets with 29 blocks overall and averaged 0.9 blocks per game ... Led the Jackets in rebounding in five games ... Scored seven points at #23/21 Georgia (11/24/13) and led the team in rebounding, grabbing seven boards ... Set new career-highs in blocks (3) and assists (5) against McNeese State (11/30/13) ... Named to the LIU Turkey Classic All-Tournament Team ... Scored a career-high eight points twice against Illinois (12/4/13) and Portland State (12/17/13) ... Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds against #23/24 NC State, leading the Jackets in rebound ... Scored six points, had three assists and two blocks against Virginia (3/6/14) in the ACC Tournament.
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.