Meredith Mitchell
11 Meredith Mitchell
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Midfield, Ala.

High School:
Midfield HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
G

2011-12 Season
◊ Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year.
◊ Among SEC leaders, ranked No. 9 in steals and No. 8 in minutes played.
◊ In stats for SEC games only, ranked No. 23 in scoring, No. 16 in rebounding, No. 4 in steals, No. 5 in minutes played and No. 10 in assists.
◊ The lone senior on the Georgia roster who received her bachelor's degree in Management in December.
◊ Recorded her fourth career double-double in the season opener against TCU.
◊ Exploded for a career-high 21 points against No. 23 Southern Cal. Scored 10 first-half points in a span of 6:23 to help push a four-point lead to 14.
◊ Started at point during Jasmine James' two hiatuses covering seven games due to a sprained right MCL.
◊ Grabbed 14 rebounds at Ole Miss, the most by any Lady Bulldog during the season.
◊ With a slew of family and friends in attendance, disappointly suffered a nasty knot above her right eye just 2:21 into the Alabama game and did not return to action against the Tide.
◊ Named SEC Player of the Week on Feb. 27 after averaging 15.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 steals in her final two games at Stegeman Coliseum, a pair of wins over Ole Miss and LSU.
◊ Scored an SEC career-best 20 points against Ole Miss.
◊ Upped her contributions significantly in SEC play...averaged 7.5 ppg in non-conference to 10.1 ppg in SEC action...from 4.4 rpg non-conference to a 5.9 rpg in league games.
◊ Scored 15 points against Marist in her final collegiate game, her seventh double-digit output in 11 SEC and NCAA Tournament games played as a sophomore, junior and senior - in 2010 16 vs. Alabama, 15 vs. Mississippi State and 15 vs. Oklahoma State; in 2011 18 vs. South Carolina and 10 vs. Florida State; and in 2012 10 vs. South Carolina and 15 vs. Marist.

2010-11 Season
◊ Named to the SEC's five-player All-Defensive team in balloting of league coaches.
◊ Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.
◊ Among SEC stat leaders, ranked No. 9 in steals and No. 15 in assists.
◊ Tied for game-high scoring honors in the opener against Georgia Southern...and also dished out a career-best seven assists (with just one turnover).
◊ Enjoyed a very strong second stanza at Florida International, scoring all eight of her points in the period.
◊ Extremely solid at No. 10 Kentucky - what were then season highs for points and blocks.
◊ Posted her third career double-double at No. 20 Arkansas...grabbing a career-best 12 boards.
◊ Scored 11 of her then-season-high 15 points in the second half against Florida as Georgia rallied from 16 down to win. Nailed a three with 1:57 left to give Georgia the lead for good.
◊ Came within one rebound of a double-double in front of about 20 family and friends at Alabama...Tuscaloosa is about an hour from her hometown of Midfield.
◊ Greatly increased her contributions early in SEC play. After averaging 6.5 points and 4.6 boards in non-conference action, contributed 12.0 ppg and 7.6 rpg in the first five league dates.
◊ Reached double figures in the first half alone against No. 19 Kentucky in Athens.
◊ After notching two double-figure scoring outputs in 13 non-conference games, reached double digits in nine of 16 SEC outings.
◊ Canned successive jumpers to put Georgia up 55-53 with 3:38 left against No. 15 Florida State in an NCAA second round victory over the Seminoles.
◊ Continued her impressive post-season play from 2010. Has now reached double figures in five of 10 SEC and NCAA Tournament games over the past two seasons - in 2010 16 vs. Alabama, 15 vs. Mississippi State and 15 vs. Oklahoma State and in 2011 18 vs. South Carolina and 10 vs. Florida State.

2009-10 Season
◊ Named the SEC Academic Honor Roll.
◊ Posted 13 double-figure scoring performances and collected double-digit rebounds in three outings.
◊ The Lady Bulldogs' leading scorer in three games, while also pacing the team in steals during nine contests, in assists seven times and in blocks on seven occasions.
◊ Generally drew the opponent's best perimeter player defensively...i.e.: Virginia's Monica Wright, Tennessee's Angie Bjorklund and LSU's Allison Hightower.
◊ One of the most improved players in the SEC, if not the nation. After playing spot time as a freshman, started 31 of 34 games and more than quadrupled her first-year scoring and rebounding averages.
◊ After averaging 2.1 ppg and 1.3 rpg in 10.1 mpg as a freshman, averaged 8.5 ppg and 5.4 rpg in 32.2 mpg as a sophomore.
◊ During the first three games, upped her career highs in points, rebounds and minutes a combined seven times. Established new standards in each against Rutgers.
◊ Scored more in the first seven games of 2009-10 (53) than she did during her entire freshman campaign (47).
◊ Bettered her career-high scoring output for the third time - and led UGA offensively for the first time in her career - with a 17-point outburst against Tennessee State.
◊ Following a slow start in SEC play, averaged 12.5 points, 7.5 boards and 2.3 steals in a four-game span against Arkansas, Tennessee, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
◊ Georgia's leading scorer in two SEC Tournament games, averaging 15.5 points.
◊ A 53.7 percent FT shooter in the regular season but hit 10-of-12 at the line, including 8-of-8 in the final 3:09, versus Alabama in the first round of the SEC Tourney.

2008-09 Season
◊ Provided a solid defensive presence with five blocks in the first five games of the season in limited minutes.
◊ Scored the Lady Bulldogs' final four points at UAB...much to the delight of her vocal band of family and friends behind the Georgia bench.
◊ Logged quality minutes in the first two SEC dates at Ole Miss and against South Carolina.
◊ Became the 62nd - of now 67 - different freshman to get the starting nod from Andy Landers when she was on the floor for tip-off versus Savannah State.
◊ Garnered five steals - all in the first half - against Savannah State, the Lady Bulldogs' individual single-game high for the season.
◊ The Lady Bulldogs posted a 6-1 record with Mitchell was a starter.
◊ Big second-half contributor against Kentucky in the SEC Tourney opener, scoring seven points including a three in transition that tied the game after Georgia trailed by nine just 2:20 before.

High School
◊ Coached by Reggie Ware at Midfield High,
◊ A four-year starter on teams that claimed 2007 and 2008 state championships while also producing a state runner-up effort in 2005 and an additional state semifinal appearance in 2006.
◊ Named to the Alabama Sports Writer's Association's "Super Five" all-class first-team All-State squad in 2008.
◊ A three-time All-State selection in two different school classification sizes.
◊ Secured first-team honors for Class AAAA as both a junior and a senior, as well as second-team recognition for Class AAA as a sophomore.
◊ An outstanding student who graduated No. 2 - and as Salutatorian - of her senior class.
◊ Started and scored nine points in Alabama's 89-86 overtime victory against Mississippi in the 2008 Alabama-Mississippi All-Star Game.
◊ Ranked as the state of Alabama's No. 4 overall prospect by The Birmingham News.
◊ As a senior, averaged a triple-double of 14.2 points, 11.0 rebounds and 10.0 assists - as well as 5.2 steals - while leading Midfield's Lady Patriots to a second straight Alabama 4A crown.
◊ Helped Midfield to a 32-1 record and a final national ranking of No. 12 by USA Today as a senior in 2007-08 and No. 5 in the Southeast Region.
◊ Scored 18 points in an 84-52 victory over Deshler in the 2008 state final.
◊ As a junior, averaged 11.7 points, 10.9 rebounds, 6.6 assists and just under three steals per game for the Lady Patriots, who compiled a 26-6 record en route to the 4A State Championship.
◊ Helped Midfield to identical 28-6 records during her freshman and sophomore seasons with the Lady Patriots.
◊ During her first two campaigns at Midfield, the Lady Patriots reached the championship game of the 2005 Alabama Class 3A State Tournament and lost in the semifinals in 2006.
◊ As a sophomore, averaged 10.0 points and 9.0 rebounds.

Personal
◊ Born February 28, 1990, Meredith is the daughter of Bonita Mitchell and Norman Mitchell.
◊ Major: Management (on pace to graduate from UGA's Terry College of Business in December 2010).
◊ Secured her bachelor's degree in December 2011, midway through her senior season and began graduate school during her final semester of eligibility.
◊ Recipient of the Mike and Ruth Kooyman Women's Basketball Scholarship for 2008-09 and the Andy Landers Scholarship for 2010-11 and 2011-12.

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