#3 Ayanna Holmes
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Salisbury, N.C.
High School: Salisbury
Experience: High School
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2012-13: Earned lone start among 32 games played at North Carolina A&T (Dec. 18) … Was the first player off the bench 24 times … Played double-digit minutes in all 32 contests … Responded against the Aggies with a career-best five assists in a career-high 40 minutes … Netted a season-best 11 points two times against Atlantic 10 competition, against Xavier (Jan. 20) and against Duquesne (Feb. 3) … Added a 10-point effort in the WNIT First Round against Appalachian State (March 21) … Hauled in a season-best five rebounds three times … Grabbed five boards against Florida State (Dec. 2), at North Carolina A&T and against Davidson (Dec. 21) … Buried a career-high three 3-pointers in the season opener against North Carolina Central (Nov. 10) … Dropped in all five of her free throws against Xavier and added 4-of-4 efforts at the charity stripe at UCF (Nov. 28) and against Duquesne … Established a career best with 25 steals … Swiped a career-high four against Davidson.

2011-12: Started 26 of the 30 games in which she played … Garnered the starting nod in the final 20 games of the campaign, beginning with North Carolina A&T (Dec. 21) … Tallied a career-high 12 points against Massachusetts (Feb. 1) … Netted the dozen on a perfect performance, including 4-of-4 field goals, 2-of-2 triples and 2-of-2 at the foul line … Poured in double-figure scoring outings with 11 points against Elon (Nov. 19) and 10 against Presbyterian (Nov. 11) in her collegiate debut … Collected a career-best eight rebounds at VCU (Nov. 22) … Notched six caroms against Saint Joseph’s (Feb. 18) … Handed out a season-high four assists against Elon, against Furman (Jan. 3) and in the regular-season finale against Richmond (Feb. 26) … Swatted a career-best two blocked shots against UNC Wilmington (Dec. 7) … Picked a season-high three steals against Arkansas State (Nov. 13) … Knocked down all four of her charity tosses at Xavier (Jan. 7) … Played a season-best 34 minutes at George Washington (Jan. 14) … Competed for 33 minutes at Saint Louis (Feb. 22) and 30 minutes at VCU.

High School:
Nominated for the McDonald’s All-American Game … Ranked as high as the No. 29 best guard in the country by ESPN HoopGurlz … Averaged 9.8 points, 4.2 assists, 3.1 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game as a senior … Garnered Most Outstanding Player honors at the state championship game as a junior … Helped lead her high school to three-straight state titles through her senior year … Scored eight points and added 11 assists in clinch 2011 2A crown … Ranked third in state championship history with her 11 assists … Tabbed as an all-state and All-Western Region selection following her junior campaign … Received three all-conference accolades and a pair of all-county plaudits during her career … Picked to the All-District 11 Second Team as a senior … Earned two all-conference tournament team honors … Played in the North Carolina Coaches Association’s East-West All-Star Game following her senior season for the West squad … Member of the East team at the 2011 Charlotte All-Star Classic … Named MVP of a Christmas tournament during her senior year … Also lettered in volleyball and softball.

Personal: Born April 10, 1993 … Daughter of Isha Holmes … Majoring in Africana studies with a minor in American studies.

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