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LaKendra WashingtonClass: Junior
Previous School: The Hope School
Hometown: Milwaukee, Wis.
2010-11 (So.): Played in 29 games as a sophomore, all in a reserve role … ranked second on the team in three-point field goal percentage (.389) and fourth in three-pointers made (14) … scored nine points in Liberty's home-opening win over Virginia Union (Nov. 16) … one of three Lady Flames to score in double figures against eventual national champion Texas A&M (Nov. 22), finishing with 10 points … scored seven points, grabbed a career-high six rebounds and came up with a season-best three steals versus Glenville State (Nov. 30) … played well at the Terrapin Classic (Dec. 28-29), averaging 10.5 ppg and making six of 11 three-point attempts … shared team-high scoring honors against No. 17/17 St. John's on Dec. 28 with 13 points, including a career-high four made triples … came back with eight points the next day against La Salle, helping Liberty win the tournament's consolation game … made all five of her free throw tries during a victory at Coastal Carolina (Feb. 26), setting a new career high.
2009-10 (Fr.): Appeared in all 33 games as a defensive sparkplug in the backcourt … ended up second on the team with 10 triples and fourth on the squad with 45 steals … Big South Freshman of the Week on Dec. 1 … opened her career with nine points and a season-best five steals against Winston-Salem State (Nov. 13) … exploded for a team-high 21 points and four steals at Lafayette (Nov. 28) in just her fifth collegiate game … that game made her Liberty's first true freshman with a 20-point game since Megan Frazee during the 2005-06 season … grabbed five rebounds in each game of the Marriott Cavalier Classic (Dec. 28-29) … posted a dozen points, a career-high four assists and three steals at UNC Asheville (Feb. 27) … shot 5-for-5 at home against Radford (March 5), finishing with 14 points and three steals … contributed two points and a matching number of steals in the NCAA Tournament matchup with Kentucky (March 20).
Prep: Played her high school basketball at The Hope School, where she was a two-time first-team all-state honoree … led her squad to a pair of regional championship game appearances … the first player from her team ever to earn a NCAA Division I athletic scholarship, Washington averaged 20.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 4.0 apg and 4.0 spg as a senior … she scored over 1,000 points during her high school career and was the 2009 MCC South Division Player of the Year … McDonald's All-America nominee.
Personal: Daughter of Shenita Doston … birthday is on New Year's Day … graphic design major.