The Woodlands athletes in action: Women's basketball
The following women's basketball players, all with local high school ties, have scheduled action this week:
Megan Shafer, Rice University
High school: College Park
This week: Sunday, Feb. 17, at University of Tulsa
About Shafer: Shafer is a sophomore forward for Rice University. She is a 2011 graduate of College Park in The Woodlands, where she was McDonald's All-American nominee. A four-year letter winner and two-year starter for coach Michelle Richardson, Shafer is from The Woodlands and is the daughter of Eddie and Fran Shafer.
Anna Strickland, Harding University
High school: The Woodlands High School
This week: Saturday, Feb. 16, at Ouachita Baptist University
About Strickland: Anna Strickland is a freshman forward for Harding University. She is a 2012 graduate of The Woodlands High School. While in high school, Strickland was named most valuable defensive player in her district as a senior, three-time All-District and two-time Academic All-District. Strickland averaged 11 points and nine rebounds during her junior year. Strickland is from The Woodlands and is the daughter of Don and Gale Strickland.
Britni Martin, Sam Houston State University
High School: Conroe High School
This week: Saturday, Feb. 16, at University of Central Arkansas
About Martin: Martin is a 2009 graduate of Conroe High School where she was an all-greater Houston and all-district player on the basketball court for coach Deidre Hinze. As a senior (2008-09) Martin averaged 17.1 points 5.2 rebounds and 6.3 assists per game. Martin was a McDonalds All-America candidate. She was also one of the top scorers in the 2008 Texas Girls Basketball Association All-Star Game. Martin was a three-time all-district selection and was the district's newcomer of the year as a freshman (2005-06). She was a four-time academic all-district honoree and earned all-district honors on the soccer field as well. Martin was a member of the National Honor Society. She is from Conroe.
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