La'Keshia Frett, a four-time All-SEC performer for Georgia from 1993-97 and a current player for the WNBA's New York Liberty, joined the Lady Bulldog Basketball staff as an assistant coach in October 2005.
"I'm excited to have someone with the experience and the quality of Keshia Frett on our staff," Andy Landers said. "Her experience as a player here and at the professional level will be a valuable addition to our efforts."
"I'm excited about the opportunity to come back to Athens after playing at Georgia," Frett said. "I'm looking forward to working with Coach Landers and getting the chance to work with the girls."
Frett was the 1994 SEC Freshman of the Year and was named All-SEC by league coaches each of her four years in Athens, earning first-team recognition as a sophomore, junior and senior after being named second-team as a freshman. Frett was a Naismith All-America selection as a junior and earned All-America recognition from Naismith, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and the Associated Press (third team) as a senior in 1997.
Frett helped lead Georgia to a combined 98-27 (.784) record from 1993-97, including Lady Bulldog teams which finished as NCAA runner-up in 1996, also reached the 1995 Final Four and captured both the 1996 and 1997 SEC Championships.
Frett is still a very recognizable name within the Georgia records section of this Media Guide.
Among the Lady Bulldogs' career statistical leaders, Frett ranks No. 6 in scoring (1,980) and games started (116); No. 5 in field goals attempted (1,514) and free throws made (361); No. 8 in rebounds (842), field goals made (743) and free throws attempted (463); and No. 9 in blocked shots (85).
After completing her collegiate career, Frett was a first-round draft pick in the ABL, where she played two seasons for the Philadelphia Rage. Frett then was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA. Over the past seven summers, she has played for the Sparks (1999-2000), the Sacramento Monarchs (2001-03), the Charlotte Sting (2004) and the Liberty (2004-05). All but one of the teams has reached the WNBA Playoffs, including three trips to the Western Conference Finals in 1999, 2000 and 2003.
Frett was the 1993 National Prep Player of the Year and a three-time All-American at Phoebus High School in Hampton, Va., and was part of one of the most celebrated recruiting classes in women's basketball history. Frett and her classmates Kedra Holland-Corn and Tracy Henderson went on to become three of the top-15 overall picks in the 1997 ABL Draft.
Frett received her bachelor's degree in consumer economics from Georgia in 1997 and she has been pursuing a master's degree in business administration from Maryland University College.