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#3 Ayanna Holmes
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Salisbury, N.C.
High School: Salisbury
Experience: 1 Letter
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2013-14: Only player to start all 31 games … Netted double-figure points four times, including a career-high 16 at FGCU (Nov. 20) … Knocked down four 3-pointers among her five field goals to go with a 2-of-2 performance at the foul line against the Eagles … Effort came two contests after pouring in 15 points, featuring a pair of treys and a 5-of-7 free-throw line outing, in the road opener at Kansas State (Nov. 10) … Pitched in 10 points, including 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, at Stetson (Dec. 17) … Tallied 12 points in league action against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 19) … Scored in 12-straight contests to begin the season, from the opener against Liberty (Nov. 8) through the home game against Furman (Dec. 29) … Added a streak of 11-consecutive contests with points to close the regular season, all against Conference USA foes, starting with Rice (Jan. 25) through finale at UAB (March 7) … Grabbed a career-best nine rebounds, including seven on the defensive glass, at Louisiana Tech (Feb. 13) in a matchup televised on the Fox Sports Networks … Topped her previous high of eight caroms set two games earlier at East Carolina (Feb. 1) … Corralled seven boards against Florida Atlantic and at Tulsa (March 5) … Equaled her career high with five assists in the regular-season finale at UAB … Blocked her only shot at Louisiana Tech … Swiped a season-best three steals against Liberty and at Davidson (Dec. 21) … Stepped onto the floor for double-digit minutes in all 31 contests, including a season-high 37 in the opener against Liberty.

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 tying 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 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 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 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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