Wednesday's 6 p.m. (CT) game is Baylor's 6th against a ranked opponent
Game is set to begin at 2 p.m. (CT) on Sunday, Jan. 1, inside the Ferrell Center
Baylor opens with Kansas State at 7 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center
Lady Bears meet Winthrop at 12 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center
Lady Bears tip off against the Bobcats at 7 p.m. (CT) inside the Ferrell Center
As a junior (2003-04): Needed just one block against Washington State to reach 100 career blocks, got three in the first half ... 130 career blocks ranks No. 2 on BaylorÂ's career list ... Against Eastern Kentucky, became the BaylorÂ's 21st player to score 1,000 career points, now has 1,402 ... Passed the 500 rebound mark against UPR-Mayaguez, now has 651 ... Scored in double figures in 28 of 31 games... Recorded her first double-double of the season in the season opener against Mississippi State (18p, 10r), added another against Texas A&M (16p, 11r) and another against Kansas State (13p, 13r), against Iowa State (19p, 11r) and added a fifth against Oklahoma State (20p, 16r) ... Named MVP of the Rice Invitational ... Led the team in scoring in 12 contests and rebounding in nine ... Shared team MVP honors with teammate Sophia Young for the second straight season ... Scored a season-high 29 points against Oklahoma, one career high ... Named Big 12 Player of the Week (Feb. 23), first-team All-Big 12, first-team Academic All-Big 12, CoSIDA Academic All-District second team ... Reinjured her knee (patellar subluxation) in the quarterfinals of the Big 12 Tournament against Texas Tech ... Missed the last four games of the season ... Underwent surgery on April 1 .... Named to the fall and spring Big 12 CommissionerÂ's Honor Roll.
As a sophomore (2002-03: Played in 34 of the teamÂ's 35 games and started in all 34, averaging 30.8 minutes a game ... Named second-team All-Big 12 ... First-team Academic All-Big 12 ... Second team academic all-district ... Shared team MVP honors with Sophia Young and earned the teamÂ's academic award ... Led the team in scoring with 17.6 a game ... Ranked second on the team in rebounding with 8.0 a game ... Also was an impressive .823 (158-192) from the free throw line ... Led the team in scoring in 19 games, in rebounding in 15 and in both 11 times ... Posted 10 double-doubles ... Scored a career-high 30 points against Southeastern Louisiana ... Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds at Kansas ... Blocked five shots in two games (Texas Tech & Grambling) ... Ranked No. 4 in the Big 12 in blocked shots (58), No. 6 in scoring (17.6) and free throw percentage (..823) and No. 7 in rebounding (8.0) ... Named MVP of the Baylor-hosted WomenÂ's Sports Foundation Tournament ... Earned all-tournament team honors at the WNIT and the GranTree Classic ... Named to the Big 12 CommissionerÂ's Honor Roll for fall and spring semesters
As a freshman (2001-02: Appeared in 32 games for Baylor ... Was the first player off the bench for the No. 7 Lady Bears ... Played behind All-American and first round WNBA draftee Danielle Crockrom ... Averaged 10.0 points and 5.2 rebounds a game ... Led the team in blocked shots with 38, ranked second on the team in rebounding and third in scoring (behind two All-Americans)... Named the team's most improved player ... Was named to the Kansas City StarÂ's All-Big 12 All-Freshman team ... Ranked No. 7 in the Big 12 in blocked shots ... Scored in double figures in 12 games ... Produced two double-doubles ... Scored a career-high 21 points against Bucknell and pulled down 12 rebounds against North Texas for a career high ... Led the Lady Bears in rebounding in six games ... Blocked three shots in a game five times ... Blocked a career-high four shots against Bucknell ... Ranks No. 2 on BaylorÂ's freshman record list in blocked shots (38) and is 9th in scoring average (10.0) and rebounding average (5.2) ... Named to the Big 12 CommissionerÂ's Honor Roll for the spring semester ... Selected to try out for the 2002 USA World Championship for Young Women Qualifying Team. She survived a cut from 33 players to 16 before being chosen as an alternate for the squad.
Before Baylor: Enjoyed a stellar career at Rowlett HS where she led the ScreaminÂ' Eagles to the playoffs all four seasons ... Averaged 21.0 points and 13.7 rebounds her last two years and 17.7 points and 11.3 rebounds over her four years ... Eagles posted a record of 82-38 in that four-year span ... As a senior, ranked No. 4 in the state by Texas Girls Basketball Report and No. 57 nationally by All-Star Girls Report ... Was the MetroplexÂ's (5A) leading scorer and rebounder as a senior with 22.3 points and 13.3 rebounds ... Three-time all-region selection ... Named all-state three times ... Earned Dallas Morning-News All-Area honors as a junior and senior ... Garnered District 10-5A MVP honors her senior and sophomore years and was named Most Valuable Offensive Player her junior season and district Newcomer of the Year as a freshman ... Named a Nike All-American after her junior season ... Played for two coaches at RHS, Lisa Kelly and Carlyn Taylor ... Also lettered in volleyball ... Graduated in the top 10 percent of her class ... Member of Mu Alpha Theta and National Honor Society.
Personal: Full name is Steffanie Bene Blackmon ... Daughter of Stan Blackmon Sr. and Donna Blackmon ... Born May 16, 1983 in Dallas ... Has a twin sister Tiffanie and an older brother Stan Jr. ... Stan Sr. played basketball at the University of North Texas and was a free agent in the NBA ... Stan Jr. played basketball at Arkansas-Little Rock for two seasons (1999-2001) where he was All-Sun Belt Conference and all-region as a senior, averaging 18.4 points and 7.0 rebounds ... Majoring in pre-business ... Plans on joining the business world and playing in the WNBA ... Selected Baylor over SMU and Tulsa ... Chose Baylor because Â"it was the only school that felt Â`rightÂ' in my heartÂ" ... Regularly participates in Christmas deliveries for the less fortunate, TAAS tutoring and roadside cleanup ... Member of BaylorÂ's 3.4 Club that recognizes student-athletes with a 3.4 grade point average throughout their academic and athletic careers at Baylor.
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