Lady Bears vs. Oral Roberts Postgame Press Conference - Players
Honors: MVC Academic Honor Roll (2011).
2012-13: Wilkerson played in all 31 contests and made 22 starts as a junior, finishing the year with averages of 6.9 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game...Tied for second on the team with 71 assists and averaged 21.6 minutes per game...Shot 78.5 percent from the free throw line and went 41-for-47 (.872) over the season's final 26 games...Scored at least eight points in each of the season's first 17 games, reaching double figures nine times...Scored a career-high 14 points in a Dec. 15 win over Arkansas State, shooting 8-for-8 from the foul line...Made 17 3-pointers on the year to tie for fourth on the team...Dished out at least four assists in 10 games, including a career-high eight in MSU's Dec. 30 victory against Coppin State...Grabbed seven rebounds Nov. 15 at UALR...Converted at least four field goals in seven consecutive games from Nov. 15-Dec. 6, shooting above 40 percent in six of those outings.
2011-12: Wilkerson appeared in 27 games off the bench as a sophomore, averaging 3.0 points on 38.5 percent shooting...Converted 23-of-27 (.852) free throws, never missing more than one attempt in a game...Played a 53-minute stretch in December without a turnover...Scored a career-high 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-5 from beyond the 3-point arc, at UNI (Dec. 31)...Drained three triples in four tries on the way to 11 points at Oral Roberts (Nov. 26), adding a career-high six rebounds...Went 5-for-5 from the charity stripe against North Texas (Dec. 11) and followed that with a 4-for-4 afternoon and a career-best five assists against no turnovers versus Morgan State (Dec. 18)...Scored 10 points with one assist and one steal against No. 9 Louisville (Nov. 13)...Made her only 3-point attempt at Oklahoma State (March 22) in the WNIT.
2010-11: Wilkerson saw action in 10 games and made one start as a freshman before being ruled academically ineligible at the conclusion of the fall semester...Posted a dramatic turnaround in the classroom in the spring semester to earn a spot on the MVC's Academic Honor Roll...Registered a pair of 10-point games...Connected on 13-of-17 (.765) free throw attempts...Tallied 10 points, going 2-of-4 from 3-point range, in MSU's season-opening win over Lamar (Nov. 12); also hit on 4-of-4 free throw attempts and turned in season bests of two assists and two steals...Went 5-of-6 from the foul line in a season-high 21 minutes of playing time to help the Lady Bears knock off Toledo (Nov. 20) on the road in the consolation game of the Preseason WNIT...Recorded her second 10-point effort Nov. 30 against Oral Roberts...Scored five points off the bench at No. 20 Georgetown (Dec. 19).
Background: Wilkerson shattered the state of Missouri's scoring (boys and girls) record, pouring home 3,724 points over her four-year career at Miller (Mo.) High, good for an astounding average of just over 31 points per outing...Scored at a 36.8 point per game clip to lead the Cardinals to a third-place Missouri Class 2 finish with a 28-5 record as a senior...Broke the Missouri state tournament single-game scoring record with her 43-point performance vs. eventual champ Harrisburg in the semifinal round; additionally, she became the first Missouri prep to top the 40-point mark in back-to-back games at the Show-Me Showdown...Broke Melissa Grider's 20-year-old state scoring record on Feb. 4, 2010, en route to earning MaxPreps' Missouri's Super Six squad and Show-Me State Most Valuable Player honors...Earned Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Class 2 All-State and Springfield News-Leader All-Ozarks honors in each of her four prep seasons...Averaged 32.5 points, 8.7 rebounds and 4.4 assists in leading the Cardinals to a 24-6 record and their first-ever district championship as a junior...Set the state freshman scoring record by averaging 26.6 points per outing in 2006-07...Also competed in softball and volleyball at Miller.
Personal: Hannah Dale Wilkerson is the daughter of Darren and April Wilkerson...Born in Springfield, Mo...Has one brother, Clay...Majoring in Sport and Park Administration...Will turn 22 in March.