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2015 LSU Athletics Hall of Fame Class
2005 SEC Sixth Woman of the Year
2005 Second-team All-SEC
2005 SEC All-Freshman
2005 honorable mention All-America (AP)
2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008 First-team All-Louisiana
2005 Louisiana Freshman of the Year
2006, 2007 and 2008 First-team All-SEC
2006 Third-team All-American (AP)
2007 SEC All-Tournament team
2007 First-team All-American (ESPN.com, Wooden Award, USBWA)
2007 Second-team All-American (AP)
2007 Kodak All-America
2007 & 2008 First-team All-SEC
2007 Fresno Regional MOP
2007 & 2008 Louisiana Player of the Year
2008 WBCA Defensive Player of the Year
2008 SEC Player of the Year
2008 SEC Defensive Player of the Year
2008 State Farm/WBCA All-American
2008 First-team All-American (ESPN.com, AP, USBWA, Wooden Award)
2008 New Orleans Regional MOP
Member of the 2007 United States Senior National Team in Italy
Member of the 2006 United States Senior National Team in Australia
Member of the 2005 United States World University Games Gold Medal Team
SENIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Named the WBCA National Defensive Player of the Year ... First-team Associated Press, USBWA, John R. Wooden Award and ESPN.com All-American selection ... Named the 2008 SEC Player of the Year by the coaches and AP ... Also named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year and unanimous first-team All-SEC ... One of four finalist for the Naismith Trophy ... One of the final candidates the Senior CLASS Award ... Earned the New Orleans Regional Most Outstanding Player honor ... Started 107 games in her career ... Became the SEC's all-time rebounding leader on March 24 ... Collected a school and SEC record 86 double doubles in her career ... Became the fifth player in school history to reach the 2,000 point milestone and finished fifth on the career scoring list with 2,234 points ... Owns the school record for career rebounds with 1,570, career blocked shots with 321, career free throws made with 494 and career free throws attempted with 822 ... Finished third in career field goal percentage with 58.4, fourth in career field goals made with 870, fifth in career field goals attempted with 1,489, eighth in career steals with 218 and first in career games played with 144 ... Became the fourth player in school history to reach 1,000 rebounds and the second player in school history to have over 2,000 points and 1,400 boards ... Finished fifth in career blocked shots in SEC history ... Scored in double figures in 124 of her 144 career games and grabbed at least 10 rebounds in 90 games ... Recorded her fourth 20-20 game with 24 points and 20 rebounds against Tennessee in the national semifinal on April 6 ... Poured in 21 points to go along with 12 rebounds in LSU's victory over North Carolina in the regional final on March 31 ... Scored a season-high 26 points in the loss to No. 1 UConn on Feb. 25 ... Scored 21 of her 25 points in the first half against Michigan State on Nov. 15 ... Posted 24 points in a loss at No. 3 Maryland on Nov. 18 ... Scored 22 points at No. 25 Auburn on Jan. 24 and hit for 20 points at Kentucky on Jan. 27 ... Led LSU with 24 points at Alabama on Feb. 7 ... Became the sixth woman to dunk in a college game when she did it against UL-Lafayette on Nov. 21 ... Named to the Preseason WNIT All-Tournament team ... Selected Preseason first-team Associated Press All-American ... Missed the Middle Tennessee and New Orleans games after knee surgery on Dec. 21 ... Returned to action at Florida State on Jan. 3 ... Returned to the starting line-up on Jan. 10 at Arkansas ... Four-time SEC Player of the Week (Jan. 14, Jan. 28, Feb. 11 and Feb. 18) ... Second pick of 2008 WNBA draft (Chicago Sky).
JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Named first-team All-SEC by the coaches ... Earned All-SEC Tournament honors ... Named a Kodak All-American and was one of 12 finalists for the Wade Trophy ... One of five finalists for the John R. Wooden Award and a Wooden Award All-American ... Named first-team All-American by ESPN.com and the United States Basketball Writers Association ... Second-team Associated Press All-American ... Earned MOP honors in the Fresno Regional ... Became LSU's all-time leader in blocked shots with her second block at Tulane on Nov. 19 and now has 250 in her career ... Became the first player in SEC history to record a double-double in every conference game ... Had 27 double-doubles and has 62 in her career, the second most in LSU history ... Became the 11th player in school history to reach the 1,500 point milestone and sits ninth on the career scoring list with 1,626 ... Ranks second in career rebounds at LSU with 1,209 ... Became the fourth player in school history to reach 1,000 rebounds and the third player in school history to have over 1,000 points and 1,000 boards ... Has scored in double figures in 90 of her 109 career games and grabbed at least 10 rebounds in 66 games ... Grabbed a season-high 20 rebounds in the win over Auburn on Jan. 28 ... Also collected 20 boards at South Carolina to go with her 23 points ... Collected another 20-20 game with 23 points and 20 rebounds at Arkansas on Feb. 15 ... Collected 20 rebounds vs. Tennessee in the SEC Tournament semifinal game to go with 19 points ... Pulled down a then season-high 19 rebounds in the loss at Ole Miss on Jan. 11 ... Added 25 points in that game ... Ranked 10th in the nation in field goal percentage and third in rebounds ... Earned SEC Player of the Week honors on Dec. 11 ... Earned MVP honors in the Basketball Travelers Classic at LSU ... Was the second leading scorer and rebounder for the 2007 United States Senior National team during a two-week tour of Italy in April ... Trained with the United States Senior National team for six days in September in New York.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
Started all 35 games ... Started for the first time in her collegiate career at No. 13 Texas Tech in the season opener ... Named first-team All-Southeastern Conference by the coaches and the AP ... Third-team AP All-America selection ... Named to the SEC all-tournament team ... Named to the San Antonio Regional all-tournament team ... Spent spring break in Australia playing for the United States Senior National team at the Opals World Challenge play ... Ended the season ranked second in career blocked shots at LSU with 174 ... Blocked at least one shot in 31 of the 35 games and had at least one block in 65 career games ... Was one of 20 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award ... Was one of 12 finalists for the State Farm Wade Trophy ... Earned all-tournament team honors at the Miami Thanksgiving Classic ... Had 23 double-doubles and 35 in her career, the fourth most in LSU history ... Her 60.7 field goal percentage was the fourth-best single season field goal percentage in school history ... Ended the season ranked fifth in rebounds in a season with 407 and third in rebounds by a sophomore ... Poured in 25 points and grabbed 16 rebounds against No. 4 Ohio State and Jessica Davenport ... Pulled down 17 rebounds in the win over No. 10 Michigan State ... Grabbed an NCAA Tournament school-record 19 rebounds in the victory over DePaul on March 25 ... Became just the fourth player in LSU history to collect at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game when she scored 26 points and grabbed a career-best 22 rebounds against Vanderbilt on Jan. 26 ... Her 22 rebounds against Vanderbilt were the most by a Lady Tigers player since 1978 ... Scored a career-high 28 points in the victory at Alabama in Feb. 23 ... Blocked a career-best seven shots against Tennessee on March 5 ... Four-time SEC Player of the Week (Dec. 19, Jan. 2, Jan. 30 and Feb. 6) ... Finished the season ranked seventh in the NCAA in field goal percentage, fifth in rebounding and 27th in blocked shots.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
Played in all 36 games ... Began her collegiate career by posting a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds against Maine on Nov. 11 ... Had a total of 12 double-doubles ... Scored a season-high 22 points in 22 minutes at No. 17 Vanderbilt on Jan. 23 ... Reached double figures in scoring in 25 of the 36 games ... Had double-digit rebounds in 13 games ... Finished the season ranked third in shots blocked in a single season at LSU with 99 ... Recorded at least one blocked shot in all but three games and had at least two blocks in 30 games ... Ended the season ranked third in rebounds by a freshman at LSU with 325 ... Collected a season-best 17 rebounds in LSU's victory over No. 5 Tennessee on Feb. 10 ... Ranked 16th in the nation in blocked shots ... Ranked sixth at LSU in field goal percentage in a single season ... Ended the season ranked 16th in the SEC in scoring, second in field goal percentage, third in rebounds and second in blocked shots ... Named the SEC Sixth Woman of the Year ... Named second-team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman by the coaches ... Named honorable mention All-America by the Associated Press ... Voted Louisiana Freshman of the Year and first-team All-Louisiana by the LSWA ... Earned All-Tournament team honors for her efforts in the Women's Sports Foundation Classic ... Was selected to the Coors Classic All-Tournament team ... A member of the 2005 United States World University Games Gold Medal Team with teammate Seimone Augustus ... Led Team USA with 15.0 points and 7.3 rebounds per game.
Averaged 20.6 points and 11.6 rebounds as a senior at Gulliver Prep for coach Gary Armstrong ... Helped Gulliver to the 6A state title after transferring from Edison High School ... Helped Edison to two state titles with coach Denise Novak ... The first as a freshman with current Lady Tiger teammates Scholanda Hoston and Florence Williams and the second as a junior by averaging 21.1 points and 15.6 rebounds per game ... Earned numerous All-America honors following her senior season, including first-team Parade All-America and first-team WBCA All-America ... Earned MVP honors at the WBCA All-America Game ... Was also selected as a McDonald's All-American as a senior ... Earned USA Today's top junior player and was a fourth-team Parade All-American as a junior ... Did not play organized basketball until eighth grade ... Became the first high school player to dunk in a game, using two hands to dunk twice in a regional playoff game.
Full name is Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles ... Nickname is "Big Syl" ... Born on Oct. 6, 1985, in Miami, Fla. ... Daughter of Arrittio Fowles ... Has three brothers, Walter, Morris and Jeremy, and one sister, Dorothy ... Enjoys drawing and sewing in her spare time ... General studies major with a concentration in communication studies, sociology and sports studies.