2002 Highlights: Honorable Mention All-Big Ten performer. Despite battling asthma, moved into third on the Illinois all-time steals list (218) adding 66 during the 2002 season Also ranks sixth in three-pointers (75) ninth on the Illinis all-time assist list (312) after posting 104 in 2001-02 Made 5 of 6 three-pointers vs. Michigan in the Illinis 92-78 victory Scored a season-high 21 points to lead the Illini past St. Marys and tied that high vs. Michigan Grabbed a season-high five steals in the season opener at Clemson. Tied a career-high with nine assists against Pepperdine at the United Center Tied for fourth in the Big Ten averaging 2.5 steals per game in conference contests.
2001 Highlights: Starting point guard for 32 games Also can play the off-guard spot Scored in double figures in first four games and 11 games in all in 2000-2001 Made all three of her three-pointers vs. Alcorn State in the win Sank 6-6 free throws in the last minute and a half to seal the victory at Illinois State Dished out a career-high nine assists against Ohio State Also tied a career-high with two blocks against the Buckeyes Scored a career-high 23 points to lead the Illini over UW-Green Bay in the opening round of the WNIT.
2000 Highlights: Averaged 30.3 minutes a game Took over the starting role when Melissa Parker was sidelined Started 18 out of 30 games Played every minute vs. Wisconsin (1/4/00) and Northwestern (1/23/00) Broke Allison Curtins freshman record and was second on the squad in steals with 71 Led Illinois in assists with 95 Fourth on the team in scoring with 250 points, averaging 8.3 a contest Fifth on the team in rebounds with 91 caroms Scored nine points, including a three-pointer vs. Western Michigan Had nine points and three steals vs. Oklahoma State Broke Illinois record with 10 steals vs. Kansas Recorded her first career double-double against the Jayhawks with 11 points to compliment her 10 steals Hit 6 of 10 from the field en route to a career-high 15 points vs. Indiana Led the team with four assists vs. U.S. National Team Knocked down a career-high three treys against Minnesota Shot 59 of 82 from the line for 72.0 percent Scored in double figures 10 times.
High School: Broke state record for steals for a career (695) while her 189 steals as a senior is seventh-best all-time in state history Hillcrest career leader in scoring, rebounding, steals, assists, and games played Named MVP of All-Area team by the Southtown Economist Led Hawks to a 28-2 record and a supersectional appearance in 1999 Averaged 25.3 points, 6.8 rebounds, 6.3 assists and 6.8 steals per game while shooting 58 percent from the field, 75 percent from the free-throw line and 41 percent from the three-point arc in 1999 Numbers as a junior were 25.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 6.4 steals per game Four-time SICA Central Conference performer and three-time league MVP Named all-state twice MVP of Hillcrest Christmas Tournament twice Three-time MVP of Bolingbrook Christmas Tournament Hillcrest school record holder in career scoring average, field goals, FG attempts, three-pointers, rebounds, steals, assists and games played.
Personal: Played for Illinois Hustle AAU team coached by Derril Kipp Enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Enjoys reading, dancing, movies and swimming. Born May 30, 1981 Daughter of Stanley Hunter, Jr., and Diane Horne. Majoring in speech communication.
Getting to Know Shavonna Hunter:
Favorite TV Show - Rosanne, Real World, Favorite Athletes - Michael Jordan and Sheryl Swoopes
Nickname - Vonna
Who has had the biggest influence on your basketball career and why? - My mom is my inspiration and motivation of my life. She has never let anyone stand in the way of something she wants to do.
Favorite Class or Favorite Instructor - Mr. Martinsek, Statistics 100
Favorite Quote - "The greatest thrill in life is doing what people say you cant."
Book Ive read in the past year that Ive most enjoyed - Maintenance Man
If I could do anything in my wildest dreams, it would be - Create total happiness for everyone Im associated with. Be able to expend all my energy to the things Im passionate about.
My most memorable vacation - Going on a cruise to the Bahamas, Jamaica, British West Indies and a couple of other islands.
Favorite Restaurant - Italian Fiesta
What motivates me the most is - The passion and desire I have to experience victory
My biggest accomplishment to date - Becoming a respectable, independent and mature individual. Being able to help my family out in situations and just enjoying life.
Three words to describe myself - Loyal, Entertaining, Versatile