21  Suntana Granderson
Suntana Granderson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
South Bend, Ind.

High School:
Riley

Height:
5-10

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
12/09/1984


At Xavier: A multi-dimensional player, Granderson has established herself as one of the top 3-point shooting threats in the A-10 but also has the ability to take it to the hole. An All-Atlantic 10 First Team Pick, Granderson has started in 53 consecutive games for XU and has earned a starting assignment in all but five of the 89 games she has played in ... Enters the 2006-07 season having scored in double-figures in 25 of the last 30 games ... Became the 19th member of Xavier's 1,000-point club on February 22, 2006 vs. Saint Joseph's ... Enters the 2006-07 in 16th place on XU's all-time scoring list with 1,061 points ... Enters the 2006-07 season in fourth place on Xavier's all-time 3-point field goals made list with 193; 94 treys short of Nicole Levandusky's all-time mark.


As a Junior 2005-06: A First Team All-Atlantic 10 selection after finishing tied for eighth in the league at 14.9 points per game ... Granderson also finished the year in fourth place with 2.13 made 3-point field goals per game and in seventh place with a 33.5 percent 3-point field goal percentage ... Became one of Xavier's most reliable free throw shooters, finishing the year at 75.6 percent from the line after shooting 63.8 percent from the charity stripe over her first two seasons ... Started all 30 games for the Musketeers and scored in double-figures 25 times ... Chased down 3.2 rebounds per game, a marked improvement from her sophomore season ... Scored 20 or more points eight times including back-to-back 22-point games vs. UMass (2/17) and Saint Joseph's (2/24) ... Granderson enjoyed a four-game stretch (2/10 - 2/24) in which she went 18-for-35 (51.4 percent) from beyond the 3-point arc ... converted on 20 consecutive free throw attempts late in the season (2/17 - 3/21) with several coming in late-game situations ... Improved her numbers in nearly every offensive category. Averaged a career-high 14.9 points per game (up from 10.7 ppg in 2004-05), shot 34.4 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 38.9 percent overall (up from 33.2 percent and 36.0 percent respectively) and dished-out a career-high 71 assists (up from 48) ... Scored a team-high 20 points against 2006-07 national champion Maryland on November 20 ... Dropped in 21 points in XU's victory over Florida State on December 21 ... Tied a career high when she made six 3-point field goals vs. UMass on February 17.


As a Sophomore 2004-05: Started in 31 of Xavier's contests and saw action in all 32 ... Scored in double-figures in 19 contests including six of Xavier's last eight games ... Has scored in double-figures in 31 career games ... Was the Musketeers' second-leading scorer at 10.7 points per game and was also second on the team with 42 steals (1.3 spg) ... Finished the season ranked 23rd on the conference scoring list and third in 3-point field goals per game at 2.22 ... Her 3-point field goal percentage of 33.2 percent was good for sixth in the league ... Drained 71 3-point field goals during the season, running her career total to 129 ... Recorded her 100th career 3-point field goal at Duquesne on February 4 as part of XU's record-breaking shooting night from long range. The Musketeers' 14 3-point field goals that night were the most ever made at Duquesne's A.J. Palumbo Center. The 14 3-point field goals also tied Xavier's school record ... XU was 11-1 when Granderson drilled at least four 3-point field goals ... She failed to hit a 3-pointer on only two occasions. The first vs. Louisville (12/22) and the second vs. George Washington (1/16) ... Broke the 20-point barrier twice during the season. Granderson scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting including 5-of-9 from deep at Florida State (11/19). Hung 26 on Western Kentucky (3/16) on 8-of-17 shooting from the field including 3-of-6 shooting from long range ... Averaged 2.5 rebounds per game and XU was 8-1 when Granderson chased down at least four boards.

2005 Postseason: Scored in double-figures in four of Xavier's five postseason contests including a clutch 26-point effort in Xavier's WNIT First Round win at Western Kentucky (3/16) ... Drained a 3-pointer in all five postseason games ... Was 13-of-18 (72.2 percent) from the free throw line during the postseason including a 7-of-8 night from the line vs. Western Kentucky ... Scored 14 points and added a pair of blocks and steals in XU's WNIT Second Round win at Indiana State (3/21) ... Scored 13 points in 23 minutes and hit three 3-point field goals in XU's A-10 Tournament First Round win over UMass (3/5).


As a Freshman in 2003-04: Missed the first three games of the season with injury and was limited in the next few contests. Made her first career start on Dec. 18 against Lipscomb ... Led Xavier with 58 made three pointers ... Granderson was sixth in the Atlantic 10 with 2.15 threes per game ... Her 58 threes were the most for a rookie since Amy Waugh established the freshman record with 60 in 1999-00 ... She hit at least three threes in 12 games ... Was perfect on four attempts from three point range at George Washington on Feb. 13 ... Granderson was 4-5 from three point range at Pittsburgh ... Went 8-9 from the field against the Panthers to score 21 points ... Scored a career-high 24 points against Richmond on Jan. 5 ... Hit a season-high six threes in that game on 12 attempts ... Had 23 points while knocking down five triples against Fordham on Jan. 18 ... Led Xavier with 22 points in a double-overtime win over Fordham in the Atlantic 10 Tournament First Round ... Posted five 20-point games and scored in double figures 11 times ... The team's second leading scorer and ranked 24th in the Atlantic 10 with 10.0 points per game ... Hit a season-high nine field goals against Richmond and at St. Bonaventure ... Tallied eight field goals at Pittsburgh and against Fordham both in the regular season and the A-10 Tournament ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds against Richmond on Jan. 5 ... Pulled down seven rebounds in the regular season finale against Dayton ... Also had seven boards at St. Bonaventure and against Fordham in the A-10 First Round ... Grabbed at least five rebounds in nine games ... Had a season-high three steals against Richmond on Jan. 5 ... Had two steals against St. Francis (Pa.), at La Salle and against Dayton ... Had a career-high five assists against Fordham ... Had at least three assists on five occasions ... In her first career start against Lipscomb, Granderson had 10 points, two rebounds, two steals and a block in the first four minutes of the game ... Was named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week on Jan. 11. She averaged 23 points and seven rebounds while going 18-39 from the field and 10-21 from three point range in the two games.

2004 Postseason: Had 22 points while playing 46 minutes of the double-overtime win against Fordham in the Atlantic 10 Tournament First Round ... Was 4-9 from three point range against the Rams ... Scored 13 points, had four rebounds and dished out two assists against Miami (Ohio) in the WNIT First Round.

Before Xavier: Two-time Northern Indiana Conference Player of the Year ... Named All-State First Team as a junior and senior ... Three-time First Team All-NIC ... Second Team All-NIC as a freshman ... Averaged 18 points and eight rebounds as a senior ... 1,000 Point scorer ... Scored career- high 42 points against Merriville as a junior ... Three-time team MVP ... Three-time NIC Champion ... Riley won Sectional and Regional Championship in her junior and senior seasons ... State runner-up as a junior and Final Four as a senior ... Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... Rated 48th among guards and 236th overall by All Star Girls Report ... Played with teammate Miranda Green and against Chelsea Chowning in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Game ... Won AAU National Championship in 2002 with Indiana's Finest.

Personal: Parents Burnell Granderson and Robin White. Has brother Sha'quell and sisters Shamia and Sherrelle ... A liberal arts major ... Born Dec. 9, 1984 in South Bend, Ind.

CAREER HIGHS
Points26at Western Kentucky (March 16, 2005)
Field Goals Made9Three Times
Field Goals Attempted20Twice
3-Pt Field Goals Made6vs. Richmond (January 5, 2004)
3-Pt Field Goals Attempted13at La Salle (February 19, 2004)
Free Throws Made7Twice
Free Throws Attempted8vs. Florida State (December 21, 2005)
Rebounds8vs. Richmond (January 5, 2004)
Assists8at IPFW (December 6, 2004)
Blocks2at Indiana State (March 21, 2005)
Steals5at Saint Joseph's (January 21, 2005)

CAREER STATISTICS
YearGP-GSMinFG-APct3FG-APctFT-APctRbs-AvgPFATOSPts-Avg
2003-0427-2323.7101-291.34758-176.33011-17.64796-3.640394418271-10.0
2004-0532-3127.1123-333.36971-214.33226-41.63480-2.559484642343-10.7
2005-0630-3031.5159-409.38964-191.33565-86.75697-3.254715240447-14.9
TOTAL89-8427.5383-1033.371193-581.332102-144.708273-3.11531581421001061-11.9

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