10  Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir
Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir

Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Springfield, Mass.

High School:
New Leadership Charter

Height:
5-4

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

Honors:
C-USA All-Academic Team (2013); C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll (2010, 2011, 2012), C-USA Academic Medalist (2010); Tiger 3.0 Club (2009, 2010. 2011, Fall 2012), Dean's List (Fall 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2012)


04/11/2013

Tigers Place 228 Student-Athletes on C-USA List

Conference USA announces Commissioner's Honor Roll

03/21/2013

Tigers Comeback Falls Short at Arkansas, 67-57

Tigers season comes to a close in the WNIT First Round.

03/20/2013

Women's Basketball Facing Arkansas in WNIT First Round Thursday

Tigers travel to Fayetteville looking to snap eight-game skid to Razorbacks.

03/18/2013

Women's Basketball Receives WNIT Bid

Tigers play at Arkansas, Thursday.

03/12/2013

Women's Basketball to Face Southern Miss in C-USA Championship First Round Wednesday

Tigers opening C-USA tournament schedule Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

10/15/2012

Memphis Basketball

The Annual Memphis Madness to kick off the start of Tiger basketball season.

10/04/2012

Behind the Scenes: 2012 Women's Basketball Photo Shoot

This year the Memphis Tiger Network went behind the scenes of the 2012 Memphis women's basketball photo shoot. We had a chance to meet a lot of new faces on the team this year and talk to some of the veterans. Lets just say that when the camera started rolling, we got a chance to see the team in a whole different light. Enjoy!

10/02/2012

Memphis Women's Basketball: 2012-13 Preseason Practice Opener

The women's basketball team opened up its 2012-13 preseason practices on Monday. The Memphis Tiger Network met up with senior forward Nicole Dickson, junior guard Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, and head coach Melissa McFerrin after the first day.

01/13/2013

Memphis vs. Southern Miss 1-13-13

Memphis vs. Southern Miss at FedExForum.

12/09/2012

Women's Basketball vs. Illinois

Women's basketball vs. Illinois

11/09/2012

Memphis vs. Grambling State Preseason WNIT

Memphis 92, Grambling State 42 Preseason WNIT

10/14/2011

2011 Memphis Madness

The 2011 Memphis Madness at the FedExForum on October 14, 2011.


2012-13 (Junior): Appeared in 25 games with 23 starts as junior...Missed seven games with a broken right hand suffered in the win at UT Arlington and returned to the lineup in the win over Missouri...Averaged 10.6 points per game and 3.2 rebounds a game...Also added 2.4 steals a game and 2.5 assists a game...Had 62 assists against 71 turnovers for a 0.87 assist/turnover ratio...Tied a career high with 16 points in the Tigers' loss at Middle Tennessee in the second round of the preseason WNIT...For the first time in her Memphis career, posted three straight games with double-digits points (vs. Tennessee Tech, Wright State and at Houston)....The 17 points she scored at Houston was a career-high...Broke that three-game double-digit streak with a five-game streak in double-digits in conference play...Scored a career-best 19 points in the win over UTEP at FedExForum in February on 5-for-8 shooting from the floor and 7-for-8 shooting from the free-throw line...Had a career-best seven rebounds in the overtime win at Southern Miss, including six defensive boards...Handed-out a season-best six assists two separate times, including the win at Illinois State in the preseason WNIT game and in the overtime win at Southern Miss...Her 22 three-point field goals made ranked third on the team and her 62 assists ranked second....Finished second on the team with 55 steals...Voted to the Conference USA All-Academic Team, becoming the first Tiger since Devin Necaise (2007) to earn All-Academic Honors.

2011-2012 (Sophomore): Played in all 33 games with 32 starts (her one missed start was to step aside for one of the five Tiger seniors on senior day)...Became the third Tiger point guard in as many seasons to have more than 100 assists in a single season, finishing with 112...Upped her scoring average from 3.9 ppg as a freshman to 7.8 ppg in her sophomore campaign...Added 3.2 rebounds per game, 78 steals and four blocks while shooting 38.9 percent from the field and 32.4 percent from three-point range...Also shot 72.7 percent from the free-throw line...Set a school record by making 26 consecutive free throws during the season...Scored a career-high 16 points in the C-USA tournament win over SMU, shooting 6-for-9 from the field and adding a career-tying best six rebounds...Handed out her first double-digit assist effort in a win at Southern Miss, finishing with 10 assists against just one turnover...Finished with a 1.56 assist-to-turnover ratio as the Tigers' primary ball-handler...Scored double digit points nine times, including four times in the last nine games of the season...Had five steals in a loss to Southern Miss...Named to the Tiger 3.0 Club and the Dean's List following the fall semester.

2010-2011: Played in all 34 games as a freshman, with one start at Southern Miss...Had her best scoring night of the year in the road win at Indiana, finishing with 15 points and four steals while shooting 6-for-9 from the field in Memphis' first win over a Big 10 school since Nov. 30, 2002...She would tie her career high of four steals in a win at Marshall (1/27/11)...Scored double-digit points three times, including the career-high 15 at Indiana...Also scored 12 in the win at Tulsa and 11 in a loss to UAB...Led the team in free-throw percentage, shooting 78.7 percent (48-for-61)...Also had a career-high four rebounds in the win at Tulsa...Will enter 2011-2012 with a seven-consecutive game scoring streak intact...Averaged 3.9 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in 12.3 minutes a night...Also added 40 assists on the season and 28 steals...Named to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll both semesters...Honored by the United States Basketball Writers Association as the female recipient of the "Most Courageous" Award at the 2011 NCAA Final Four.

2009-2010 (Freshman): Tore her ACL in the pre-season and missed the entire 2009-2010 season...Redshirted...Named to the Dean's List and the Tiger 3.0 Club in the fall and the C-USA Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll following the spring semester...Also named a C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist following the spring semester.

Prep: Was a 2009 graduate of New Leadership Charter School in Springfield, Mass...Named the 2009 Massachusetts Gatorade Player of the Year and the Western Massachusetts Player of the Year by MassLive.com following her senior season...Was also named to the Boston Globe All-Dream Team as one on the top five players in the state...Broke the Massachusetts scoring record (boys and girls) by scoring 3,070 career points since starting varsity basketball as a eighth grader...Broke Rebecca Lobo's state scoring record in January of her senior season...Was a starter all five seasons at New Leadership, and averaged 42.0 points a game in her final prep campaign...Was named to the ESPN High School National Honor Roll as one of 50 players who had special individual performances or careers that contributed to team success...Participated in the Michael T. White All-America Game in Atlanta...Was a first team All-Scholastic honoree as well at New Leadership and graduated first in her class...Was coached in high school by John Williams and played AAU ball with the Springfield Sparks under coaches Tony Motley and Anthony Willis...Will compete with her arms, legs and head covered in accordance with her Islamic faith at Memphis...Has already appeared in Sports Illustrated, SLAM Magazine and on ESPN...Choose Memphis over Boston College and Louisville.

Personal: Born Nov. 11, 1990 in Springfield, Mass., also the home of basketball...Daughter of Tariq and Alooah Abdul-Qaadir...Her brother, Yusuf Abdul-Ali also played college basketball at Bentley College, helping his team to the NCAA Division II Final Four two different times...Plans on majoring in biology and plans on possibly attending physical therapy school.

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