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Liz Shimek
Liz Shimek

Hometown:
Empire, Mich.

High School:
Maple City-Glen Lake

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

Experience:
4 VL


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GENERAL INFORMATION/CAREER: School's all-time leading scorer (1,780 points) and rebounder (1,130) ... selected 18th overall in second round of 2006 WNBA Draft by Phoenix; then traded to Houston ... Honorable Mention All-American (Associated Press; Kodak/WBCA) in 2004-05 and 2005-06 ... started every game of her career (131 games) ... first Spartan and one of five players in Big Ten history with 1,700 career points and 1,100 career rebounds.

AS A SENIOR:: Established MSU single-season records in points (597) and field goals (249) ... Averaged 17.6 points a game and 8.2 rebounds a game ... All-Senior All-America Team (second team) ... consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection her senior year ... named Big Ten Player of the Week four times in 2005-06 ... first-team preseason All-Big Ten ... one of 24 players named to Wade Trophy Player of the Year watch list ... Naismith Award midseason candidate ... named WBCA National Co-Player of the Month for December ... named a Wooden Award Midseason All-American ... named to WBCA All-Region 6 Team ... selected to participate in the WBCA All-Star Challenge game at the Final Four in Boston ... averaged 18.7 points in home games ... scored double-figures in 29 of MSU's 34 games ... MSU was 12-1 when Shimek scored 20-plus points ... scored 26 points on 10-of-13 shooting and went 6-for-6 at the line in opener vs. UCSB (11/18) ... 28 points and 13 field goals vs. Western Carolina (11/20) ...shot 13-of-16 from the field in that game .... named Big Ten Player of the Week Nov. 21 for her performance against UCSB and Western Carolina ... named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Dec. 5 for matching then-career best 28 points vs. Pepperdine (12/4), going 13-for-15 from the field ... also racked up 12 rebounds ... scored 29 points vs. Detroit (12/7) on 12-of-17 shooting with 12 rebounds for her 26th-career double-double ... career-high 10 free throws and scored 28 points on 9-for-11 shooting at South Florida (12/10) ... named Big Ten Player of the Week for the third time of the season (Dec. 12) after her performances vs. Detroit and South Florida ... 24 points on 11-of-14 shooting vs. Houston, while collecting eight boards and five assists ... dominant performance at No. 16 Oklahoma (12/21), scoring 25 points and collecting 14 rebounds on 11-of-16 shooting ... 14 points on 6-for-7 shooting vs. Central Michigan ... 16 points, eight rebounds vs. Michigan (1/1) ... 22 points on 10-of-15 shooting vs. Penn State (1/5) ... 19 points and career-high six assists vs. No. 8 Rutgers (1/7) ... named Big Ten Player of the Week for fourth time of the season on Jan. 9 ... season-high 15 rebounds and scored 16 points at Iowa (1/9) ... double-double (12 pts./11 rebs.) vs. Illinois (1/19) ... 18 points vs. No. 7 Ohio State (1/22) ... double-double at No. 8 Purdue (1/26) with 15 points and 10 rebounds ... team high 17 points vs. Indiana (1/29) ... scored her 1,600th-career point in win over Northwestern, scoring 20 points on 9-for-12 shooting (2/2) ... team-high 15 points and nine boards in win at Illinois (2/5) ... game-high 10 rebounds and eight points vs. Wisconsin (2/12) ... 12 points and six rebounds in final career home game vs. Iowa (2/16) ... 22 points on 11-for-18 shooting at Michigan (2/23) ... career game vs. Iowa in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinals, scoring a career-high 31 points on 14-of-16 shooting ... her 87.5 shooting percentage was the second-best field-goal percentage in a Big Ten Tournament game ... passed teammate Lindsay Bowen in the game to become the school's all-time leading scorer ... game-high 23 points on 10-for-17 shooting vs. No. 5 Ohio State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals ... named to the Big Ten All-Tournament team after averaging 27.0 points and shooting 73 percent (24-for-33) from the floor in MSU's two games .. scored 27 points in first-round NCAA win over Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the second highest point total for a Spartan in a NCAA Tournament game ... shot 10-for-16 from the field, the second most field goals for a Spartan in a NCAA game ... went 7-for-8 from the free-throw line ... 12 points, including go-ahead layup, with eight rebounds in NCAA second-round win over Kentucky (3/20) ... five points and seven rebounds in final collegiate game vs. top-seeded Duke in Bridgeport Regional semifinal (3/26).

JUNIOR (2004-05): Associated Press and Kodak/WBCA honorable mention All-American ... All-Kansas City Regional team ... second-team All-Big Ten ... Spartan Classic All-Tournament team ... Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Feb. 7 ... broke MSU single-season rebounds record (335) and tied single-season scoring mark (546) ... Ranked third in the Big Ten in rebounding (9.1), 12th in scoring (14.8) and ninth in FG pct. (.501) and blocks (1.16) ... had team highs of 16 points and eight boards in the opener vs. Central Connecticut State Nov. 20 ... matched then-career high with 19 points and had double-double with 11 rebounds in win over No. 18/17 Boston College Nov. 21 ... totaled 15 points and seven boards vs. Utah Nov. 26 ... equaled then-career high with 19 points and added eight rebounds vs. Santa Clara Nov. 27 ... had 13 rebounds in victory at No. 3/3 Notre Dame Dec. 2 ... posted second double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds at Cincinnati Dec. 4 ... 14 points in only 21 minutes vs. Eastern Illinois Dec. 9 ... collected 18 points and nine boards at Detroit Dec. 11 ... had career game with 25 points and season-best 15 rebounds while adding three blocks vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Dec. 19 ... totaled 14 points, eight rebounds and three blocks vs. Vermont Dec. 21 ... 12 points and nine boards in victory at No. 10/10 UConn Dec. 29 ... fourth double-double with 13 points and 14 boards at Michigan Jan. 2 ... fifth double-double and second straight with 17 points and 10 rebounds at Ohio State Jan. 6 ... sixth double-double and third straight vs. Iowa Jan. 9 with 16 points and 10 boards ... team-high 22 points plus nine boards and four assists vs. Wisconsin Jan. 13 ... 11 points and seven boards at Penn State Jan. 23 ... seventh double-double with 11 points and 10 boards and tied career high with four blocks vs. Purdue Jan. 26 ... 13 points and nine boards vs. Indiana Jan. 30 ... named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week after posting back-to-back 21-point scoring games vs. Northwestern and Illinois ... 21 points plus six rebounds, three assists and three steals vs. Northwestern Feb. 3 ... 21 points, nine boards, career-high five assists, two steals and a block vs. Illinois Feb. 6 ... eighth double-double with 15 points and 10 boards plus three assists and two steals in win at Minnesota Feb. 10 ... 13 points and nine boards vs. Wisconsin Feb. 13 ... ninth double-double with 20 points and 13 rebounds in victory at Iowa Feb. 17 ... had 20 points and eight boards vs. Michigan Feb. 23 ... had 18 points and four assists in Big Ten Tournament victory over Penn State March 6 ... had 15 points, eight boards and three assists in Big Ten Tournament championship game vs. Minnesota March 7 ... 10th double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds plus three blocks and three assists in NCAA Tournament victory over Alcorn State March 19 ... 14 points and seven boards in second round vs. USC March 21 ... nine points and team-best 11 rebounds in regional semifinal victory over Vanderbilt March 27 ... team highs of 24 points and 10 rebounds for 11th double-double in Elite Eight victory over Stanford March 29 ... had 12th double-double with 14 points and 11 boards in Final Four victory over Tennessee April 3.


SOPHOMORE (2003-04): Third-team All-Big Ten ... Academic All-Big Ten ... received team's Best Rebounder and CNC Scholar-Athlete awards ... averaged 10.8 points and team-bests of 8.1 rebounds and 1.0 blocks ... ranked third in the Big Ten in rebounding, 24th in scoring and tied for ninth in blocks ... her 30 blocks were 10th best in a single season in MSU history ... led MSU in rebounding 20 times, in blocks 14 times, in scoring five times and in steals five times ... had 19 double-figure scoring games, nine double-figure rebounding games and six double-doubles ... named to Spartan Classic All-Tournament team ... had a career-best 19 rebounds at Pepperdine Dec. 16, which was tied for ninth best in a game in MSU history, and also added 12 points and three steals ... scored 11 points and added nine rebounds in season opener vs. Davidson Nov. 22 ... had 13 points and three blocks vs. Temple Nov. 23 ... totaled eight points and six boards in win vs. Notre Dame Nov. 26 ... had season-best 17 points and eight boards at Oklahoma State Dec. 6 ... grabbed 10 rebounds and had a career-best five steals in victory at Kent State Dec. 6 ... team-bests of 14 points and 11 boards in win at UCLA Dec. 19 for second straight double-double ... had 11 points and seven boards vs. Cincinnati Dec. 29 ... third double-double with 15 points and 12 rebounds Jan. 4 at Penn State ... collected team-high 17 points and nine boards vs. Purdue Jan. 8 ... had team-best 11 boards and two blocks vs. Detroit Jan. 12 ... fourth double-double with 11 points, 10 rebounds and two blocks in win at Ohio State Jan. 15 ... had fifth double-double with 14 points and 12 boards in victory vs. Michigan Jan. 18 ... scored 13 points in win at Northwestern Jan. 22 ... totaled 11 points, six boards and two blocks in win at No. 9 Minnesota Jan. 25 ... had 12 points and five boards in win at Illinois Jan. 25 ... collected 10 points, three steals and two blocks vs. Iowa Feb. 1 ... had 13 points and eight boards in win at Michigan Feb. 12 ... accumulated 12 points, nine boards and two blocks at Purdue Feb. 22 ... had 10 rebounds and added eight points and three assists in win at Indiana Feb. 29 ... collected 10 points and seven rebounds in only 16 minutes in Big Ten Tournament win vs. Iowa March 5 ... sixth double-double of the season with 16 points and 13 boards in NCAA Tournament first-round victory over Arizona March 21 ... had 15 points and five boards in second-round game at Texas March 23.

FRESHMAN (2002-03): Co-Big Ten Freshman of the Year with teammate Lindsay Bowen ... named third-team freshman All-American by womenscollegehoops.com ... honorable mention All-Big Ten by the media ... awarded team's "CNC" Scholar-Athlete Award, Best Rebounder Award and M.M.O.C Award ... ranked second in the Big Ten in rebounding (9.1) and 29th in scoring (10.4) ... second among all Big Ten freshmen in scoring ... led MSU in rebounding 14 times and in scoring four times ... started every game ... began collegiate career with a double-double, collecting 10 points and 14 rebounds Nov. 23 vs. Fresno State ... posted second double-double next day vs. Miami (Ohio) with 10 points and 11 boards ... had 16 rebounds Nov. 29 vs. Mercer, and 15 points 12 rebounds next day vs. Memphis to earn Lady Tiger Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament honors ... 14 points and nine rebounds at Georgia Dec. 17 ... 16 points and nine boards Dec. 29 vs. Oklahoma State ... career-high 19 points and nine rebounds to lead MSU to upset of No. 7/6 Purdue Jan. 6 ... double-double vs. Indiana Jan. 16 with 11 points and 16 rebounds ... 14 points and 9 boards Jan. 19 at Penn State ... 14 points and 11 rebounds in rematch vs. Lady Lions Feb. 9 ... scored game-winning basket with 7.7 seconds left Feb. 13 vs. Ohio State ... 13 points and nine boards Feb. 16 at Michigan ... 14 points in regular-season finale vs. Northwestern ... nine points and five boards in Big Ten Tournament game vs. Ohio State March 7 ... had eight rebounds and a pair of steals in NCAA Tournament game vs. TCU March 23.

PRIOR TO MSU: Michigan's Ms. Basketball senior season after averaging 24.0 points, 15.0 rebounds, 2.8 steals, 2.7 blocks and 1.7 assists while leading Maple City-Glen Lake to a 24-2 record ... owns Michigan high school record for career rebounds (1,533), including top two season totals in state history (417 in both 1999 and 2000) ... named first team all-state, all-conference and selected to The Detroit News Dream Team ... for her four-year career, averaged 20.1 points, 14.7 rebounds, 3.1 blocks, 2.5 steals and 2.1 assists ... earned first-team Class C honors as a junior when she averaged 19.9 points, 16.0 rebounds, 5.1 blocks, 3.3 assists and 2.8 steals while team went 24-2 ... as a sophomore, team went 25-1 while she averaged 21.3 points, 16.0 rebounds, 2.9 blocks, 2.6 assists and 2.5 steals ... freshman year averaged 15.1 points, 11.8 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.8 blocks for a 23-3 squad ... also named first-team all-state and all-conference in volleyball, and was all-state on track team in high jump, 800-meter relay and 400-meter relay ... captain of basketball team as a senior, and also captained volleyball and track teams ... class valedictorian and member of National Honor Society.

PERSONAL: Born May 25, 1984 ... daughter of Tom and Linda Shimek ... brother T.J. Shimek is on track team at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids ... general management major.

CAREER TOTALS

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Year	GP/GS	Min./Avg	FG-FGA	FG%	FG-FGA	FG%	FT-FTA	FT%	REB	AVG	PF/D	A	TO	BL	ST	PTS	AVG
2002-03	29/29	959/33.1	120-260	.462	0-2	.000	62-82	.756	263	9.1	64/0	28	38	13	34	302	10.4
2003-04	31/31	966/31.2	133-286	.465	19-47	.404	50-72	.694	252	8.1	56/0	31	43	30	37	335	10.8
2004-05	37/37	1251/33.8	217-433	.501	15-48	.313	97-132	.735	335	9.1	49/1	74	66	43	50	546	14.8
2005-06	34/34	1135/33.4	249-460	.541	11-38	.289	88-106	.830	280	8.2	44/0	67	52	22	48	597	17.6
Career	131/131	4311/33.4	719-1439	.500	45-135	.333	297-392	.758	1130	8.6	213/1	200	199	108	169	1780	13.6

Shimek's Career Highs
Points - 31 vs. Iowa, 3/3/06
Field Goals - 14 vs. Iowa, 3/3/06
FG Attempts - 19 vs. Texas A&M-CC, 12/19/04
Free Throws - 10 at South Florida, 12/10/05
FT Attempts - 11 at South Florida, 12/10/05
3-Point Field Goals - 3 vs. Purdue, 1/8/04
Rebounds  - 19 at Pepperdine, 12/17/03
Assists - 6 vs. Rutgers, 1/7/06
Blocks - 4 vs. Boston College, 11/21/04 & vs. Purdue, 1/26/05
Steals - 5 at Kent State, 12/6/03 & vs. Iowa, 1/9/05
Minutes - 43 at Northwestern, 1/22/04 & at Notre Dame, 12/2/04

Miscellaneous Career Information Double-Figure Scoring Games: 91 Double-Figure Rebounding Games: 41 Double-Doubles: 31