53  Patrice Boyd
Patrice Boyd

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Brownsville, Tenn.

High School:
Haywood HS

Last College:
Kentucky

Position:
Forward

Birthdate:
01/10/1978

Experience:
1L

Major:
Elementary Education


Junior (1999-2000): Junior transfer from Kentucky who received the team's Unsung Hero Award for her dedication and hard work which doesn't always show in statistics...Ranked sixth on the squad in scoring with 6.9 points per game...Third-leading rebounder, pulling down 121 boards...Started 10 of 30 games played, averaging 17.2 minutes per contest...Unselfish player who also dished out 38 assists...Strong defensive force who totaled six blocked shots and 32 steals...Scored in double figures in eight games...Recorded her first double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds against national powerhouse Tennessee...Recorded a season-high six steals against Tulane...Played more than 15 minutes in each of her last six games...Fourth on the team in three-pointers made with seven...In all but one of the games that she scored in double figures, she shot better than 50 percent from the field...Was 8-of-10 from the field in 17-point effort against Tennessee...Pulled down at least one rebound in all but one game, and scored in all but two of her 30 games played. At Kentucky: Played two seasons upon graduating from Haywood High School...As a freshman (1996-97), she saw action in 26 games, averaging 5.9 points and 4.7 rebounds... Scored a career-high 18 points against South Carolina on Feb. 22, 1997...Averaged 8.1 points and 4.5 rebounds in SEC games...Pulled down a career-best 12 boards against Alaska-Anchorage...As a sophomore (1997-98), she played in 20 games, averaging 2.5 points and 1.9 rebounds a game...Was a 31.7-percent shooter from the field...Also dished out 10 assists and snagged nine steals. At Haywood High School: Graduated from Haywood High Schoool in Brownsville, Tenn., in 1996...Was a four-year letterwinner who averaged 16 points and 9.4 rebounds a game as a senior...That same season, she was listed to the all-state team and was named, for the second straight year, to the All-Tennessee and all-region teams after leading her team to a 25-7 record...Named the HHS Female Athlete of the Year in her final prep season...Listed three times to the district all-tournament team and voted team MVP twice. Personal: Full name is Patrice Rasha Boyd...Daughter of William and Mary Boyd...Born January 10, 1978 in Jackson, Miss. ...Majoring in elementary education with a minor in African-American studies at The U of M...Has a brother, Cleodis Boyd (28) and a nephew, Rodney Boyd (10).

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