Dec. 26, 2005
Ta'Shia Walker, Michigan
SO, 6-0, F, Lansing, Mich./J.W. Sexton
Walker had a career performance to lead the Wolverines to a victory in their non-conference finale last Friday. Walker posted a career-high 32 points on 13-of-17 (.765) shooting, while her 13 field goals tied the top mark in the Big Ten so far this year. She also connected on 2-of-4 from behind the arc, went 4-of-6 from the free-throw line, pulled down a game-high nine rebounds and added a career-high four assists in 35 minutes of action. Walker nearly outscored the entire St. Bonaventure team in the first half, finishing with 18 of Michigan's 32 points, while the Bonnies managed only 19. Her 32 points were the highest total of any Wolverine since Jan. 10, 2004, when Jennifer Smith scored 33 against Indiana. With her 32 points against the Bonnies, Walker surpassed the 500-point mark in her young career (514). She now leads her Wolverines into conference play with team-best averages in points (14.5 ppg) and rebounds (7.2 rpg).
Last MICH POW: Stephany Skrba (11/14/05)