Senior (2007-08): Started all 33 games this season for the Mustangs, averaging 25.9 minutes per game ... Conference USA Defensive Player of the Year after leading Mustangs with SMU-record 98 steals and 29 blocked shots, becoming the first player in the history of the program to be named conference defensive Player of the Year ... Earned team Defensive Player of the Year Award at season-ending banquet ... Averaged 7.8 points, the fifth-highest scoring average on the team, and 6.7 rebounds per game (also fifth-best) in Conference USA games ... Pulling down an average of 6.7 rebounds (second on team) per game ... Led Mustangs and finished second in Conference USA in steals with SMU-record 101 - breaking the SMU record previously held by Wendy Trusky (1980-81); average of 3.1 thefts per game was tops among Mustangs, led Conference USA and tied her for 17th in the nation ... Had 253 steals in her career, the second-highest total in SMU history ... Set new SMU single-game record with nine steals, including seven in the first half, in SMU's win (2/17/08) at UAB ... Her Birmingham theftfest broke previous school record of eight steals in a game, which she pulled off in SMU win (11/20/07) over TCU; before Shepherd's eight steals against TCU, the feat had been pulled off five times by four former SMU players - including current head coach Rhonda Rompola ... Had seven steals (1/20/08) against Marshall ... Had six steals in SMU win (1/18/08) over ECU and in C-USA tournament semifinal win over Marshall (3/8/08) ... Has had five steals in five other games: 11/9/07 against Texas A&M, 11/23/07 against Western Michigan, 11/24/07 against Kansas, 2/7/08 at Rice and 2/9/08 at Houston ... Had at least five steals in 10 games this season ... Had a career-high (and team-leading) 29 blocked shots in 2007-08 ... Grabbed career-high 16 rebounds (12/19/07) at Manhattan, tying (Tulsa's Larrissa Williams) for the highest single-game total by a C-USA player this season ... Scored in double figures 10 times in senior season: tied her career high with 17 points (including career-best 12-of-12 from foul line) in C-USA tournament final win over UTEP, and scored 15 points (1/20/08) at Marshall, 14 points (2/23/08) vs. Houston, 13 points against TCU (11/20/07) and Manhattan (12/19/07), 12 against Coppin (Md.) State (12/06/07), against Tulane (2/2/08) and at UAB (2/17/08), 11 against UCF (1/11/08) and 10 (12/01/07) against North Texas ... Was perfect from the free throw line in six games this season: a career-best 12-for-12 vs UTEP (3/9/08) in the C-USA tournament title game, 4-4 vs. Kansas (11/24/07), 4-4 vs. Manhattan (12/19/07), 3-3 vs. Texas Tech, 2-2 (2/14/08) vs. Memphis and 1-1 (1/13/08) vs. Southern Miss ... Hit season-high five field goals twice: 1/20/08 at Marshall; 12/6/07 against Coppin State ... Hit four field goals three other times: 11/20 vs. TCU, 12/1 vs. North Texas and 12/19 at Manhattan ... Hit two three-pointers in three games this year, each of which the Mustangs won: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, TCU and Hofstra ... Set then-career high with 12 rebounds against TCU, before breaking her own mark with 16 boards in SMU win over Manhattan (12/19/08) ... Tied her career high with five assists in SMU victory over Kansas (11/24) ... Tied career high with four blocked shots in win (11/28) over Stephen F. Austin.
Junior (2006-07): Made 26 starts this season, averaging 26.5 minutes per game...topped the team in steals and third in assists...fourth in the league in steals and 10th in defensive rebounds...scored a season-high 16 points four times (vs. UTSA, vs. North Texas, vs. Texas Tech, vs. ECU)...ranked 47th in the nation in steals per game (2.5)...SMU's defensive specialist...grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds and a career-high four blocks vs. Tulane (1/14)...tallied career-high six steals vs. Houston (2/17).
Sophomore (2005-06): Played in all 30 games, including seven starts...averaged just over 15 minutes of playing time per game...defensive specialist...quick hands and very good leaping abilities...scored a season-high 16 points vs. Sam Houston State (12/30) and against UCF (2/10)...earned the team's Spark Award.
Freshman (2004-05): Has seen action in all 30 games, including one start...averaged 4.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 1.0 assist per game...provides spark coming off the bench...averages 16.2 minutes per game...posted a career-high 17 points vs. UTA and 11 career rebounds vs. San Diego State...played a season-high 28 minutes vs. Rice on 12/30.
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Dobie High School...also served as team captain...named District 23-5A MVP in 2004...2004 TBAC first team All-Region and TGCA first team All-State selection...GHGCA and TGCA All-Star selection...McDonald's All-America nominee...named to Texas Basketball All-State team...team MVP and MVP of the Spring Branch Tournament...adidas first team All-Greater Houston selection...name to the Houston Chronicle's All-Greater Houston third team...selected as an adidas Space City Classic All-Star...first team All-District and second team All-Region selection as a junior...also named second team All-Region as a sophomore...high school team three-time district champions and regional champions in 2003-04...team posted a record of 112-21 during her career...belonged to the National Honor Society and FHS...also lettered in volleyball, earning All-State, All-Region and All-District honors...lettered in track as well.
Personal: Majoring in cinema/television...favorite non-basketball athlete is Marion Jones...would most like to visit Las Vegas...her dream job would be editing big-screen motion pictures...favorite dessert is ice cream and brownie mountain from Chili's...has always wanted to own a Hummer...has three brothers and sisters...parents are Donald and Carmen Shepherd.