HONORS & AWARDS
2014 Eye of the Tiger Award (LSU Academic Gala)
Boykin has played in 82 career games and recorded 13 of her 18 starts during the 2013-14 season … One of the great stories in college basketball as she has recovered from Gullian-Barre syndrome which attacks the nervous and immune system … Diagnosed prior to the Missouri game (Feb. 22, 2012) and missed the last nine games of the 2012-13 season after being hospitalized … After an intense summer of rehab to get her movement back, returned to practice in October ... Recipient of LSU’s Eye of the Tiger award (Feb. 4, 2014) at the academic gala which goes annually to the student-athlete who overcomes adversity in their life to succeed both in the classroom and in competition … Versatile forward who came to LSU from Los Angeles, Calif. after being originally signed by Nikki Caldwell’s staff at UCLA.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14)
One of five players to see action in all 34 games … Recorded 13 starts and played 10-plus minutes during 27 of her 34 appearances … Accounted for 1.6 points and 2.3 rebounds per game ... Started in 10 of the first 11 games of the season (Nov. 8-Dec. 20) … Made her first appearance since the Mississippi State game (Feb. 17, 2013) and scored two points along with two rebounds against Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 8) ... Pulled down a career-high seven rebounds versus Hampton (Nov. 20) ... Logged 22 minutes at Louisiana Tech (Nov. 23) where she finished with four points ... Played a season’s best 28 minutes in a start against Rutgers (Nov. 29) and tallied four rebounds along with two steals ... Notched five points and two rebounds versus Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 17) ... Chipped in four points at North Carolina State (Dec. 20) ... Pumped in a season’s best seven points against Florida (Jan. 12) ... Secured four points, two rebounds and a block at Ole Miss (Jan. 26) ... Came away with four points and three rebounds at No. 19 Texas A&M (Feb. 9) ... Started three straight games in place of Shanece McKinney (Feb. 16-23) … Provided four points and six rebounds versus Arkansas (Feb. 23) ... Picked up two points and four rebounds at Alabama (March 2) ... Added two points and two rebounds during LSU’s NCAA Tournament First Round victory over Georgia Tech (March 23).
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Started the first five games of the year and played in 25 total contests … Diagnosed with Guillain-Barre syndrome leading into the Missouri game (Feb. 22) and missed LSU’s final nine games of the season … Equaled a then career-high with six rebounds in 18 minutes at Georgetown (Nov. 19) ... Registered a career-high eight points on a flawless 4-of-4 shooting in victory at Florida International (Nov. 25)... Chipped in five points and five rebounds against North Carolina State (Dec. 2) off the bench … Provided a career-high tying eight points versus Tulane (Dec. 9) … Made 10 straight field goals during a three-game stretch (Nov. 25-Dec. 9) … Compiled five rebounds and a career-best two blocks against Louisiana Tech (Dec. 16) … Played key role at Auburn (Jan. 31) where she hauled in five rebounds in 22 minutes – her longest career outing in SEC play at the time.
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 (Nov. 21) ... Chipped in four points, two assists and two rebounds against Lamar (Dec. 18) ... Played 13 minutes against Alabama (Jan. 8) and scored four points with five rebounds ... Delivered a solid eight minutes against Mississippi State (Feb. 9) where she tallied two points, four rebounds, two assists and a block ... Was 2-of-2 from the floor for four points in five minutes against Auburn (Feb. 19) ... Came off the bench with 11 quality minutes against Arkansas (March 2) in the SEC Tournament where she secured three rebounds including the game’s final one as the horn sounded ... Knocked down two free throws and collected three rebounds against No. 10 Kentucky (March 3) 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; two times; last: Tulane; Dec. 9, 2012
Rebounds: 7; Hampton; Nov. 20, 2013
Field Goals: 4; two times; last: Tulane; Dec. 9, 2012
FG Attempts: 5; Saint Joseph’s; Nov. 10, 2013
3-Pt Field Goals: N/A
3-Pt FG Attempts: N/A
Free Throws: 3; Alabama State; Dec. 11, 2011
FT Attempts: 4; Alabama State; Dec. 11, 2011
Assists: 4; Arkansas-Pine Bluff; Nov. 21, 2011
Steals: 3; Northwestern; Nov. 22, 2011
Blocks: 2; Louisiana Tech; Dec. 16, 2012
Minutes: 29; at Hampton; Nov. 16, 2012
BOYKIN’S TOP SCORING GAMES
Rank Points Opponent (Date)
1, 8, Florida International (Nov. 25, 2012)
1, 8, Tulane (Dec. 9, 2012)
3, 7, Florida (Jan. 12, 2014)
4, 6, Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 21, 2011)
4, 6, Grambling (Dec. 19, 2012)
6, 5, North Carolina State (Dec. 2, 2012)
6, 5, Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 17, 2013)