GSU’s Hill earns BOXTOROW National Player of the Year honor

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GRAMBLING, La. | Grambling State University senior guard Shakyla Hill continued to add more hardware as she earned her second consecutive BOXTOROW National Player of the Year honor, which was announced on Monday.

Hill, who was named the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year last month, led the Lady Tigers to a 16-16 overall record, which included wins over Indiana (NCAA Division I Tournament team) and Loyola Marymount.

The Little Rock, Ark. native led the SWAC in scoring (18.9 ppg.), assists (6.3 apg.) and steals (4.6 spg) and was the only player in the top 10 in the conference in scoring, rebounding (second at 7.6 rpg), assists, steals and field-goal percentage. She made national headlines in early February with her second-career quadruple-double as she poured in 21 points, grabbed 16 rebounds, dished out 13 assists and recorded 10 steals in a 77-57 victory over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.

Hill, who surpassed the 2,000-point plateau against Alabama State, is the only player in NCAA Division I history to ever record two quadruple-doubles. Her 146 steals this season was second in the nation and made her the all-time leader in steals in SWAC history.

Hill is joined on the first time by Ashley Bates (Hampton), Adre’onia Coleman (Morgan State), Angel Golden (Bethune-Cookman), Marneisha Hamer (Jackson State), Niya Mitchell (Texas Southern) and NaJai Pollard (Delaware State).

Ciani Byrom (Maryland Eastern Shore), Shala Dobbins (Prairie View A&M), Brooke Fields (Coppin State), C’Coriea Foy (North Carolina A&T State) and Shawntayla Harris (Arkansas-Pine Bluff) rounded out the second team.

Bethune-Cookman’s Vanessa Blair-Lewis was selected the BOXTOROW National Coach of the Year.

Hill Career Accomplishments (2015-2019)

> 12 SWAC Player of the Week Awards

> 5 College Sports Madness SWAC Player of the Week Awards

> 3 All-SWAC First-Team Selections

> 3 SWAC All-Tournament Team Honors

> 3 BOXTOROW All-American Honors

> 2 BOXTOROW National Player of the Year Awards

> 2 SWAC Preseason Player of the Year Selections

> 1 SWAC Player of the Year Award

> 1 SWAC Defensive Player of the Year Award

> 1 SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year Selection

> 1 SWAC Tournament MVP

> 1 United States Sports Academy Player of the Month

> 1 Louisiana Sports Writer’s Association First-Team All-Louisiana

> 1 ESPN The Undefeated HBCU Player of the Year

Hill By The Numbers (2015-2019)

> 2,073 Career Points (ranks third all-time in GSU record book)

> 934 Career Rebounds (ranks second all-time in GSU record book)

> 623 assists (ranks first and holds the GSU record)

> 493 steals (ranks first and holds the GSU and SWAC record)

> 32 double-doubles

> 4 triple doubles

> 2 quadruple-doubles (holds NCAA Division I record … men and women)

Hill Career Highs (2015-2019)

> 35 points at Alabama A&M (3/1/18)

> 16 rebounds vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/2/19)

> 13 assists vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2/2/19)

> 11 steals at Alcorn State (2/11/19)

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