Behind standout performances from Shacobia Barbee, Caliya Robinson and Tiaria Griffin, the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball team (16-6, 4-5) emerged from Vanderbilt's (15-6, 4-4) Memorial Gymnasium victorious for the first time in a decade with a 64-58 win on Sunday afternoon.
2014-15 Season ◊ Recipient of the team's Bernadette Locke Award, which annually is "awarded to the player exemplifying integrity through her actions." Bernadette Locke (Mattox) was Lady Bulldog Basketball's first All-American and Academic All-American. ◊ Sat out four of the first give games due to injury before playing in each of the final 26 contests, including five starts. ◊ Averaged 2.4 points and 3.1 points rebounds and finished third on the team in blocks (18). ◊ Her four blocks against Florida in Athens equaled Mackenzie Engram's effort against Mississippi State for the Lady Bulldogs' single-game high during 2014-15. ◊ Handed out three assists in just 17 minutes of action at Mercer. ◊ Equaled her season high with 18 minutes of PT in two of UGA's first three SEC dates -- at Mississippi State and versus Missouri. ◊ Turned in perhaps the best outing of career to that point against Missouri in Athens. Said Andy Landers: "I think she's finally starting to get in shape and get a little confidence. She did a nice job defensively and an excellent job of rebounding the ball. And then in close to the basket, she did a terrific job of finishing." ◊ After averaging 1.2 points on 21.1 percent shooting from the floor and 33.3 percent from the line in Georgia's first 14 games, contributed 5.0 ppg while hitting 45.5 percent of her field goals and 71.4 percent of her trips to the line in the next three outings versus Alabama, Missouri and Auburn. ◊ Earned her first start of the season -- and second of her career -- against Auburn in Athens and remained in the starting five for the final four games of the campaign. ◊ Saw a marked increase in her playing time and contributions late in the season (following a Krista Donald sprained ankle). In the first 24 games of the season, averaged 1.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 12.2 minutes per game. In the final seven contests, upped those contributions to 4.0 points and 4.7 rebounds in 21.7 minutes per outing. ◊ Recorded season highs for points (nine versus Auburn in Athens), rebounds (eight versus Florida in Athens), steals (four versus Florida in Athens) and minutes (34 versus Florida in Athens) during the final seven games of the campaign.
2013-14 Season ◊ Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for freshmen. ◊ Played in all 32 games, including a start against South Carolina State. ◊ Logged double-digit minutes of playing time in 28 games. ◊ Became the 74th freshman to start for the Lady Bulldogs during Andy Landers' 35 seasons in Athens when she got the nod against S.C. State. ◊ Led Georgia in blocks in 15 games, a team high for most occurrences. ◊ Blocked three shots against Presbyterian, Furman and Ole Miss, the most in a single-game by any Georgia player during 2013-14. ◊ Reached double-digits in two games, posting 12 points against both George Washington and Kennesaw State. ◊ Grabbed six rebounds in just 14 minutes of playing time (due to foul trouble) against Ohio State. ◊ Led or tied for the team lead in blocks during each of the first four games of the season. ◊ Entered the Georgia Tech game just 4-of-11 from the line on the season but knocked down 3-of-4 free throw attempts in the final 1:17 against the Yellow Jackets. ◊ Reached double figures for the first time against George Washington, doing so in the first half alone by 4-of-4 from the field and 2-of-2 from the line in opening period. ◊ Equaled both her career-high scoring and rebounding efforts - and dished out four assists after not registering one in the first nine games - against Kennesaw State. ◊ Logged a career-high 28 minutes in an SEC Tournament victory over Vanderbilt.
High School ◊ Coached by Aaron Megee at Parkway. ◊ Ranked as one of the nation's top-50 overall prospects by four recruiting services - No. 29 by collegesportsmadness.com, No. 30 by both ESPN Hoopgurlz and ProspectsNation.com and No. 48 by Full Court Press. ◊ Also listed the No. 10 power forward recruit in the country by ESPN Hoopgurlz. ◊ Named honorable mention All-America by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA). ◊ Missed a significant portion of her senior season at Parkway with a slight knee injury. ◊ Tabbed second-team All-State for Class 5A by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as a junior. ◊ As a junior, averaged 14.9 points, 9.5 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game for Parkway, which finished 22-12 and advanced to the second round of the Louisiana 5A State Tournament. ◊ As a sophomore, averaged 11.5 points and 7.8 rebounds, while also recording 125 blocks, for the Lady Panthers, who finished 21-13. ◊ Participated in USA Basketball's U18 National Team tryouts during the summer of 2011. ◊ Elected Prom Queen at Parkway as a senior and also a member of the Homecoming Court. ◊ Active member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes at Parkway. ◊ Participated in the Walk for St. Jude's for three years.
Personal ◊ Born January 24, 1994, Halle is the daughter of Harvey and Nina Washington. ◊ Major: Undecided.