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2013-2014 Women's Basketball Roster


Laken Leonard

Class: SR-3L
Position: G
Height: 5-10
Previous School: Jackson County HS
Hometown: Whitleyville, Tenn.

2013-14 (SENIOR)
Earned the prestigious 2014 President’s Award Winner from the College of Basic and Applied Sciences … Grabbed the C-USA Academic Medal … Named to the 2014 Conference USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll … Played in all 34 games, starting in 16 … Started the last nine contests of her career … Finished year with 228 points (6.7 ppg) and 96 rebounds (2.8 rpg) … Finished career with 556 points, 311 rebounds, 101 assists in 2,659 minutes and 110 games played … Logged five double-figure games … Knocked down two triples on eight different occasions during the year … Had a season-best performance against Wright State with five field goals, nine rebounds, five assists and 13 points … Collected three steals in wins over Austin Peay and Tulsa … Handed out five assists against North Texas … Went 6-of-9 for season-high 15 points at UAB on Jan. 18 … Was 7-of-10 from the free throw line, scoring 13 points against Rice (Feb. 8) … Made two-three pointers in four consecutive games dating from Feb. 8 until Feb. 19 … Played a season-high 39 minutes against UAB on March 13 in the C-USA Championship … Hit a pair of triples versus USM in the C-USA title game.

2012-13 (JUNIOR)
Played in all 33 games, starting 10 for the Raiders ... Tallied 4.5 points and 3.7 rebounds per game ... Made new season career highs with 21 free throws and 122 rebounds ... Had a career night at nationally ranked Tennessee: knocked down six field goals, five from three-point range, totaled 17 points, grabbed three steals and logged 43 minutes in the overtime loss ... Picked up eight rebounds against North Texas (Jan. 24) and Louisville (March 24) ... Handed out four assists at Tennessee Tech (Nov. 20) and North Texas (Jan. 24) ... Reached double figure scores at Tennessee, at Florida Atlantic (Feb. 2) and at Troy ... Made a career-best four free throws versus UALR on Jan. 16 ... Blocked a career-high two shots versus Louisville in the NCAA Tournament (March 24).

2011-12 (SOPHOMORE)
Garnered a start in 26 of the 33 games … Placed second on the team with 44 3-pointers made and a 33.1 3-point field goal percentage … Ranked among the overall conference leaders for 3-point field goal percentage (seventh) and 3-pointers made (ninth), while moving up to fifth and six, respectively, for league-games only … Reached the double-digit scoring plateau four times, including a career-high 13 points against Western Kentucky (Feb. 8) … Tallied 12 points against Georgia Tech (Dec. 11) and at FIU (Jan. 12), while chipping in 11 against Arkansas State (Jan. 18) … Poured in four triples, on just five attempts from behind the arc, at FIU … Registered three treys six times, including in the NCAA Tournament contest at Vanderbilt (March 18) … Hit a desperation circus 3-pointer to beat the shot clock from the corner versus FIU (March 5) in the Sun Belt Tournament semifinals … Connected on both of her free throws against Tennessee Tech (Nov. 23), against Georgia Tech (Dec. 11), against No. 6/6 Kentucky (Dec. 28) and against Western Kentucky … Grabbed a career-best seven rebounds against the Yellow Jackets … Distributed a career-high five assists against Western Kentucky … All three of her blocked shots came against Sun Belt foes … Swiped a career-best five steals in back-to-back outings against Austin Peay (Dec. 6) and at Xavier (Dec. 9) … Played the full 40 minutes six times.

2010-11 (FRESHMAN)
Saw action in 10 games, including six Sun Belt contests and the NCAA Tournament outing versus Georgia (March 20) ... Played a season-high eight minutes at Georgia Tech (Dec. 3) ... Tallied a season-best eight points on 2-of-3 field goals, including her only 3-pointer of the season, and 3-of-3 free throws against Troy (Jan. 19) ... Scored on an old-fashioned three-point play and lifted the Blue Raiders into triple digits for the only time all season along with a 3-pointer with 1:42 remaining ... Grabbed her only two rebounds, both offensive, against the Trojans ... Added a basket at Troy (Feb. 17) ... Swiped a pair of steals against the Yellow Jackets ... Attempted her first career shot, from behind the 3-point arc, at Georgia Tech.

HIGH SCHOOL
Ranked as high as the No. 46 power forward and received an 88 grade by ESPN HoopGurlz ... Named as the 2009 Class A Miss Basketball winner playing for coach Jim Brown ... Tabbed to the 2009 and 2010 Tennessee Sports Writers Association's all-state team ... Was a finalist for Miss Basketball in 2008 and 2010 ... Picked as one of four Tennessee players on the All-Southern Team by the Orlando Sentinel ... Garnered Class A Tournament MVP accolades her senior season after leading her school to the state title ... Netted 22 points in the state semifinal win over Middleton High ... Concluded her final campaign averaging 17.9 ppg and 6.5 rpg with five double-doubles ... Tallied a season-best 35 points and 12 rebounds in a February 2010 victory over Clay County High ... Dished 11 assists in an earlier meeting against the same school ... Earned Second Team All-Midstate honors by the Tennessean in 2009 ... Averaged 22.3 ppg and 8.0 rpg during her junior campaign ... Registered six double-doubles in 2008-09, including season-bests of 37 points and 15 rebounds against Pickett County High ... Member of the 2008 state championship squad which finished with a 33-4 record in its third consecutive trip to the state tournament ... Hit the game-winning free throw with no time left on the clock to seal a one-point victory ... Earned 2006 Jackson County MVP honors ... Listed as a Second 12 honoree on Rick Bolus' list for Tennessee players ... Coached on the AAU circuit by Tom Insell on the Tennessee Flight Sliver team.

PERSONAL
Born Laken Teal Leonard on May 6, 1991, in Lebanon, Tenn. ... Daughter of Buddy and Candice Leonard ... Has two siblings, Trey (22) and Hobie (18) ... Majoring in pre-pharmacy.


2010-2011 Game-by-Game Stats
2011-2012 Game-by-Game Stats
2012-2013 Game-by-Game Stats
2013-2014 Game-by-Game Stats