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Christiana Shorter
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Christiana Shorter

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Tulsa, Okla.

High School:
Booker T. Washington High

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

07/10/2013

Missouri State Student-Athletes Honored By MVC

More than 200 MSU student-athletes recognized for academic excellence

04/23/2013

Women's Basketball Postseason Banquet Set for May 5

RSVP deadline is May 1

03/14/2013

Drake Eliminates Lady Bears From MVC Tournament, 81-66

MSU Ends Season 14-17

03/07/2013

Senior Day, Maroon Out set for Saturday as Lady Bears Host Wichita State

$2 tickets available for Fan Appreciation Special

03/03/2013

Lady Bears Fall Behind Early, Lose 81-60 at Illinois State

ISU Began Game on 24-2 Run

02/09/2013

Lady Bears vs. Bradley Postgame Press Conference - Players

Lady Bears vs. Bradley Postgame Press Conference - Players

02/03/2013

Lady Bears vs. Illinois State Postgame Press Conference - Players

Lady Bears vs. Illinois State Postgame Press Conference - Players

11/30/2012

Lady Bears vs. Oral Roberts Postgame Press Conference - Players

Lady Bears vs. Oral Roberts Postgame Press Conference - Players

12/18/2011

Lady Bears vs. Morgan State Postgame Comments

Lady Bears vs. Morgan State Postgame Comments

Honors: Second Team All-MVC (2011, 2012)...Honorable Mention All-MVC (2010)...MVC Freshman of the Year (2010)...MVC All-Freshman Team (2010)...MVC Player of the Week (Jan. 24, 2011)...MVC Newcomer of the Week (four times)...Prairie Farms MVC Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Jan. 27, 2011)

2011-12: Shorter started all 33 games in the post her junior year, giving her 100 career starts and moving her within 30 of Casey Garrison's school record in that category and within 31 of Lacey Boshe's record 131 games played...Second-team all-MVC selection for the second consecutive season, adding an all-defensive nod following her junior season after averages of 11.6 points, 6.8 rebounds and totals of 77 steals and 15 blocked shots...Scored her 1,000th career point Jan. 14 at Wichita State, and enters her senior year ranked 17th in MSU history with 1,196 points...On pace to finish eighth on MSU's career scoring list...Also enters senior season among Missouri State's all-time leaders in double-doubles (4th - 21), rebounds per game (5th - 7.3), blocks (5th - 82), rebounds (8th - 729), free throws made (10th - 314), steals (14th - 171) and field goals (16th - 441)...Career rebounding average also sits 24th in conference history...Made exactly half of her 288 field goals to rank fourth in the MVC in field goal percentage, also finishing second with 102 offensive rebounds and a 3.1 average, 11th in rebounding average and 20th in scoring average...Scored at least 10 points in 18 games, had five double-figure rebounding efforts, and shot 50-percent or better in 18 contests...Attempted 192 free throws to rank sixth in school history for a single season...Opened the season with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting and nine rebounds in a win at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 11), adding four steals as well...Scored a season-high 27 points on 11-of-17 shooting at Oral Roberts (Nov. 26), recording 10 rebounds for the double-double...Had 14 points and 13 rebounds at Wichita State (Jan. 14)...Added another double-double with 22 points and 11 boards at Southern Illinois (Jan. 19), shooting 10-for-14 at the foul line...Swiped seven steals against Indiana State (Jan. 27) the No. 7 single-game total in school history, sparking a stretch of four games with a total of 21 steals and at least four in each contest...Posted a double-double versus WSU at home (Feb. 10) with 13 points and 11 rebounds, including eight on the offensive glass...Shot 6-for-9 and scored 13 points against Bradley in the regular-season finale (March 3)...Had at least three steals in 15 games...Shot a perfect 5-for-5 from the floor in the WNIT opener against UMKC (March 17).

2010-11: Shorter ranked second in the MVC in rebounding (8.2) and 12th in scoring (12.4) while starting each of the 34 games in which she appeared for the Lady Bears...Earned second-team All-MVC honors after leading the league in offensive rebounding (3.3) and rating fourth in field goal percentage (.488)...Her 279 total boards rank as the sixth-highest total in school history, and helped MSU shatter the MVC single-season record for team rebounds with 1,513...Ranked eighth in the MVC in scoring (13.5) in conference play...Her 30 blocks placed 10th on the Lady Bears' single-season list and played a major part in a team-record total of 192 rejections...Led MSU in rebounding 17 times and posted nine double-doubles on the year to move into fourth-place on the Lady Bear career chart...Notched 25 double-figure scoring games and 10 double-digit rebound totals...Grabbed seven rebounds in MSU's season-opening win vs. Lamar (Nov. 12)...Posted her first double-double of the season with a 15-point/15-board effort vs. Eastern Michigan (Dec. 3)...Notched her second double against SLU (Dec. 12), finishing with 19 points, a career-best nine field goals and 12 rebounds to go along with three blocks...Logged her third double-double of the season with a 16-point, 10-board effort at Morgan State (Dec. 21)...Scored 12 of her 19 points in the second half at Bradley (Jan. 8)...Matched a career high with four assists against Illinois State (Jan. 11) to complement a 12-point, 8-rebound night that helped snap an eight-game skid vs. the Redbirds...Turned in the first of two 21-point, 14-rebound performances on the season Jan. 2 vs. Evansville; posted a matching effort vs. Wichita State (Jan. 21) to earn her first Valley Player of the Week honor...Totaled 19 points with an efficient 8-of-11 shooting day at Drake (Jan. 29)...Posted eight consecutive double-figure scoring performances, Feb. 12-March 12, averaging 13.9 points and 8.9 boards over the same stretch...Recorded her ninth double-double of the year with a 15-point, 11-rebound night at Evansville (March 3)...Paced the MSU offense with 15 points in the Lady Bears' second-round WNIT loss to Arkansas (March 20).

2009-10: Shorter posted one of the best all-around freshman campaigns in school history to become the second straight Lady Bear to claim the MVC's top rookie honor...Earned Honorable Mention All-MVC recognition after averaging 11.8 points and 6.9 rebounds to rank fifth and third on the Missouri State freshman scoring and rebounding charts, respectively...Blocked 37 shots as a rookie, second only to Breton Wyett's 43 rejections on the Lady Bears' freshman list...Ranked sixth in rebounding (7.6) and seventh in scoring (13.5) in MVC play...Scored in double figures in 13 of 18 MVC contests and in 13 of MSU's final 15 games of the season...Also registered six double-digit rebound totals in conference play...Ranked third overall in the Valley in offensive rebounding (2.9), sixth in blocks (1.1) and tenth in rebounding...Named MVC Newcomer of the Week four times...Turned in a strong debut, going 4-of-7 from the floor and 4-for-4 from the foul line to total 12 points to go along with four steals and three rebounds in MSU's season-opening loss to Georgetown (Nov. 14)...Grabbed seven boards to go along with six points, one steal and a block in the Lady Bears win over Saint Louis (Nov. 18)...Notched her second double-digit scoring effort (10 points) and handed out a career-best four assists vs. SEMO (Nov. 21)...Posted back-to-back career-best scoring efforts to earn all-tournament honors at the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic, as well as MVC Newcomer of the Week recognition (Dec. 7); scored 14 points and corralled nine rebounds in MSU's 80-73 win over UTEP (Dec. 4), then turned in a 15-point, 7-rebound performance the following day in the title game vs. host Kansas State (Dec. 5)...Posted her third straight double-digit scoring night (11 pts.) in MSU's 88-73 win over Tulsa (Dec. 8)...Led MSU with seven boards in a 99-81 win over Oral Roberts (Dec. 19)...Registered her sixth double-digit scoring effort of the season vs. Bradley (Dec. 31), totaling 11 points on 5-of-9 shooting from the field...Recorded her first double-double as a Lady Bear, recording 17 points, 10 rebounds and a career-high four blocks to help MSU post its sixth straight victory, a 90-80 win over UNI (Jan. 2)...Played 31 minutes at Drake (Jan. 7), finishing with eight points and a game-high eight rebounds in the 88-84 MSU loss...Scored 16 points to help MSU outscore Creighton (Jan. 9) 44-20 in the paint in the Lady Bears' 82-67 road win; also pulled down seven boards, blocked two shots and recorded two steals...named MVC Newcomer of the Week for the second time (Jan. 11) after averaging 12.0 points, 7.5 boards, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks for the period Jan. 4-10...Recorded team highs of seven rebounds and three steals while scoring 12 points in the Lady Bears' win over Indiana State (Jan. 16)...Posted career highs of six steals and 16 rebounds, nine of which came on the offensive end, in MSU's overtime loss to Wichita State (Jan. 23)...Recorded her second career double-double, scoring 21 points and pulling down 11 boards at Southern Illinois (Jan. 28); her putback with 6.2 seconds left proved to be the deciding basket in the 69-68 MSU win...Scored 12 points in just 18 minutes vs. Evansville (Jan. 30), and earned her third MVC Newcomer of the Week nod on Feb. 1...Just missed her third double-double of the season with an 18-point, 9-rebound effort to help lead MSU to a six-point victory over Creighton (Feb. 5)...Scored 16 points and grabbed 10 boards in MSU's 87-78 win over Drake (Feb. 7); picked up her fourth MVC Newcomer of the Week award on Feb. 8...Led MSU with 17 points at Wichita State (Feb. 20) to finish in double figures for the sixth time in seven games...Knocked down a career-best eight field goals en route to an 18-point afternoon in MSU's 83-60 win over Evansville (Feb. 28) that kicked-off a string of six straight 15+ point games...Scored a career-high 22 points and grabbed 10 rebounds March 4 at UNI to help the Lady Bears post their 20th win of the season...Recorded four consecutive double-doubles, March 4-21; totaled 15 points and 12 boards at Bradley (March 6), followed by an 18-point, 10-rebound effort against Wichita State (March 12) in the opening round of the State Farm MVC Tournament; then scored 15 points by knocking down 11-of 15 free throw tries to go along with 13 rebounds in the Lady Bears' WNIT opener against Oral Roberts (March 19)...After a 17-point effort against Samford (March 21) in the second round of the WNIT, Shorter capped her debut season with another double, tallying 12 points and 10 caroms against Illinois in a 65-53 setback to end the year with seven straight double-digit scoring performances (Feb. 28-March 25).

Background: Shorter played an instrumental role in leading Tulsa's Booker T. Washington High to back-to-back Oklahoma Class 5A state championships her junior and senior years...Was named to Oklahoma Class 5A All-State Tournament squad after averaging 12.7 points in Booker T. Washington's run to its second straight state title in 2008-09...Also tabbed for the Oklahoma Girl's Basketball Coaches Association All-State Team after the Hornets' 28-0 campaign in 2008-09...Scored a team-high 14 points to lead Booker T. Washington's comeback from a 13-point deficit in its championship game win over Midwest City Carl Albert that extended the school's winning streak to 42 games...Averaged 10.8 points and 6.1 rebounds per game as a junior to help the Hornets to a 23-4 season and the first state title in school history.

Personal: Christiana Michelle Shorter is the daughter of Melvin and Margaret Shorter...Born in Tulsa, Okla...Has one brother, Caleb, and two sisters, Tiffany and Ashley...Turned 22 in October...Studying Criminology at MSU.

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