Forward who came to LSU from Los Angeles, Calif. … Has played in 48 career games with five starts … Was diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome in February 2013 but has recovered.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Started the first five games of the year and played in 25 contests … Diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome, a disease that attacks the nervous and immune system, days prior to the Lady Tigers’ game at Missouri on Feb. 22 and missed the final nine games of the season … Tied a career high with six rebounds in 18 minutes at Georgetown on Nov. 19 ... Scored a career-high eight points and was a perfect 4-of-4 from the floor in win at FIU on Nov. 25 ... Came off the bench against NC State and scored five points on 2-of-2 shooting to go along with five boards ... Tied a career high with four made field goals and finished with career-high-tying eight points against Tulane on Dec. 9 ... In a stretch from the FIU-NC State-Tulane games, made 10 consecutive field goals ... Blocked a career-high two shots and grabbed five rebounds in 17 minutes against Louisiana Tech on Dec. 16 … Played key role at Auburn on Jan. 31, grabbing five rebounds in 22 minutes, her longest career outing in SEC play.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
Averaged 1.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 7.0 minutes per game as a true freshman … Played in 23 games ... Scored her first collegiate points with six on 2-of-4 shooting against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 21 ... Chipped in four points, two assists and two rebounds against Lamar on Dec. 18 ... Played 13 minutes against Alabama on Jan. 8, scoring four points with five rebounds ... Delivered a solid eight minutes against Mississippi State on Feb. 9, scoring two points, collecting four rebounds, dishing out two assists and recording her first career block ... Was 2-of-2 from the floor for four points in five minutes against Auburn on Feb. 19 ... Came off the bench with 11 quality minutes against Arkansas in the SEC Tournament, securing three rebounds including the game’s final one as the horn sounded in 11 minutes of playing time ... Knocked down two free throws and collected three rebounds against Kentucky in SEC Tournament semifinals.
One of the premier high school prospects from the West Coast … Rated the No. 27 player in America by ESPN Hoop Gurlz … Originally signed with UCLA during the fall period but was granted a release and then signed with LSU on June 29, 2011 … Prepped at Long Beach Poly High School, which finished the 2011 season ranked 17th nationally by USA Today … One of 10 players who earned 2011 Los Angeles Times All-Star honors after averaging 10.0 points and 8.3 rebounds per game as a senior … Led the Jackrabbits to a 25-3 record in her final year … As a junior, netted 9.6 points, 8.8 boards, 4.0 assists and 3.7 steals per contest … Spearheaded the squad to the 2010 CIF Division I-AA Championship … Also earned Moore League Co-MVP, CIF Southern Section Division I-AA Player of the Year and Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team Player of the Year honors as a junior … A four-time Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team selection … Coached by Carl Buggs.
Full name is Sheila Marie Boykin … Born on March 20, 1993, in Los Angeles … Daughter of Shelton Boykin and Ruth Seja … Both of them played college basketball … Has one older brother, Shelton, Jr., and two sisters, Mia and Leila … Brother attends and plays college basketball at Antelope Valley College in Lancaster, Calif. … Chose to attend LSU “because of the family atmosphere with the coaches, my teammates and in Baton Rouge” … Majoring in mass communications with a concentration in journalism.
BOYKIN’S CAREER HIGHS
Points, 8, twice; last vs. Tulane; Dec. 9, 2012
Rebounds, 6, twice; last at Georgetown; Nov. 11, 2012
Field Goals, 4, twice; last vs. Tulane; Dec. 9, 2012
FG Attempts, 4, three times; last vs. Tulane; Dec. 9, 2012
3-Pt Field Goals, n/a
3-Pt FG Attempts, n/a
Free Throws, 3, vs. Alabama State; Dec. 11, 2011
FT Attempts, 4, vs. Alabama State; Dec. 11, 2011
Assists, 4, vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Nov. 21, 2011
Steals, 3, vs. Northwestern; Nov. 22, 2011
Blocks, 2, vs. ETSU; Dec. 13, 2012
Minutes, 22, three times; last at Auburn; Jan. 31, 2012