Xavier senior Shatyra Hawkes gives an inside look into who she is as a player and person. At 5-foot-3, the diminutive guard has never been afraid mix it up with the taller players. She discusses her development over the last four years, talks about head coach Brian Neal and her plans for the future.
Junior Shatyra Hawkes helps run the point guard position for the Musketeers and hails from Maryland. Hawkes talks about playing for coach Amy Waugh and the greatest rival that she gets to play against.
The Xavier women's basketball team has been hard at work in the weight room - and outside - during the offseason. Strength and conditioning coach Jacob Dyslin talks about the more interesting ways the team has been training.
Xavier sent off its 2012 Senior Class with a 70-61 victory over Massachusetts at Cintas Center on Sunday. Seniors Sabrina Johnson and Tyeasha Moss were honored after the game and scored a team-high 13 points a piece.
As a Junior (2012-13) Game-By-Game Stats Appeared in 29 games, making 26 starts ... averaged 27.1 minutes, 9.2 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists ... finished the year ranked sixth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.3) and 10th in assists (3.7) in the A-10 ... posted a team-best 81.0 free throw percentage ... tallied an assist in 27 contests, including two or more 25 times ... recorded a steal in 21 games ... snagged a board in 28 games, including five or more on 13 occasions ... scored 19 points and pulled down five boards vs. Bucknell (Nov. 10) ...finished with six points and seven helpers vs. Michigan (Nov. 12) ... tallied 14 points, six assists and five rebounds vs. High Point (Nov. 19) ... knocked down 8-of-11 shots from the floor to finish with 24 points vs. Morehead State (Nov. 21) ... scored 12 points and recorded eight rebounds at Cincinnati (Dec. 2) ... led the team with 19 points against Northern Illinois (Dec. 28) ... chipped in nine points and seven assists at Virginia (Dec. 29) ... earned UVA Cavalier Classic All-Tournament Team honors (Dec. 29) ... pitched in with 12 points and four assists against Saint Louis (Jan. 31) ... scored eight points and dished out seven assists against La Salle (Feb. 10) ... scored nine points in 11 minutes vs. Rhode Island (Feb. 17) ... registered 13 points, four boards, four assists and four steals at Temple (Feb. 20) ... led the team with 15 points and corralled eight rebounds at VCU (Feb. 23) ... notched 12 points in 25 minutes at UMass (Mar. 2).
As a Sophomore (2011-12) Game-By-Game Stats Appeared in 25 games, making 23 starts ... averaged 37.4 minutes, 8.6 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.4 assists ... her 37.4 minutes per contest ranked third in the Atlantic 10 ... finished the year ranked seventh in the A-10 in assists (3.4 per game) ... posted a team-best 82.9 free throw percentage (4th A-10) ... tallied an assist in 23 contests, including two or more 19 times ... snagged a board in all 25 games she appeared in, including five or more on 11 occasions ... made her first career start vs. Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 12) and finished with six points and three rebounds ... tallied 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds at Mississippi State (Nov. 14) ... tallied 15 points and dished out five assists against Stanford (Nov. 25) ... scored a game-high 18 points to go with six rebounds, six assist and four steals against South Carolina (Nov. 30) ... posted 19 points, five boards and five helpers against Cincinnati (Dec. 4) ... knocked down 11-of-12 shots from the charity stripe vs. UC (Dec. 4) ... posted a team-high 15 points vs. Syracuse (Dec. 18) ... scored eight points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out five assists against Charlotte (Jan. 7) ... knocked down 6-of-13 shots from the field and led the team with 17 points at La Salle (Jan. 14) ... went 4-of-7 from the floor and a perfect 3-of-3 from the charity stripe to finish with 12 points against Dayton (Feb. 5) ... snagged 10 rebounds at George Washington (Feb. 8) ... recorded 11 points, six assists and five boards at Fordham (Feb. 11) ... scored nine points and dished out eight dimes against Richmond (Feb. 15) ... chipped in nine points and four assists against UMass (Feb. 26).
As a Freshman (2010-11) Game-By-Game Stats Appeared in 26 games as a rookie ... averaged 8.2 minutes, 1.8 points and 1.2 assists ... tallied an assist in 18 contests, including two or more seven times ... finished the season ranked 15th in the Atlantic 10 with a 1.4 assist/turnover ratio ... made her collegiate debut at South Carolina (Nov. 12) ... scored her first collegiate points at Michigan (Nov. 15) ... scored four points and grabbed three rebounds to go with a pair of assists against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 30) ... finished with five points vs. Missouri (Jan. 5) ... dished out three assists in six minutes versus St. Bonaventure (Jan. 19) ... in 21 minutes of action vs. La Salle (Feb. 1), she scored 12 points, on 3-of-5 shooting from the field and 2-of-2 from long distance, and dished out five assists ... chipped in six points against Duquesne (Feb. 20).
High School Led St. Frances to the IAAM A Conference Championship as a freshman, sophomore and senior and to a runner-up finish as a junior ... averaged 14 points, two assists and two steals while shooting 80 percent from the free throw line her senior season ... three-time Baltimore Sun All-Metro pick ... averaged 17.0 points and 5.0 assists per game during the 2008-09 season ... ranked No. 60 among point guards by ESPNU/Hoopgurlz ... played for the Maryland Lady Comets club team.
Personal Born March 10, 1992 in Baltimore, Md ... daughter of Alexander McLaughlin and Veronica Hawkes ... has one brother, Byron ... criminal justice major.
Career-Highs Points: 24 vs. Morehead State (Nov. 21, 2012) Rebounds: 10 at George Washington (Feb. 8, 2012) Assists: 8 vs. Richmond (Feb. 15, 2012) Blocks: 1 vs. Mississippi State (Dec. 17, 2010) Steals: 5 at Butler (Jan. 17, 2013) Field Goals: 8 on two occasions (last vs. NIU; Dec. 28, 2012) FG Attempts: 14 on two occasions (last at George Washington; Feb. 8, 2012) Three-Pointers: 3 on three occasions (last vs. Syracuse; Dec. 18, 2011) 3-PT Attempts: 7 vs. Eastern Illinois (Jan. 4, 2012) Free Throws: 11 vs. Cincinnati (Dec. 4, 2011) FT Attempts: 12 vs. Cincinnati (Dec. 4, 2011) Minutes: 46 vs. Ohio (Dec. 19, 2011)
Superlative Stats Double Figure Points: 20 20+ Points: 1 Team Leader In Scoring: 10 Double-Doubles: N/A 5+Field Goals: 13 Games With A Three: 36 2+ Three-Pointers: 11 3+ Three-Pointers: 3 5+ Three-Pointers: N/A 5+ Rebounds: 24 Games With A Steal: 40 Multi-Steals: 17 30+ Minutes: 33 Starts: 49