10 - Alyssa Shoji
Alyssa Shoji
Height: 5-6
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bellevue, Wash.
High School: Issaquah
Position: Guard
Major: Finance

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WCC record-holder for three-pointers made (99) in single-season
WCC’s No. 2 all-time leader in 3PT FG (286)
Ranked No. 3 in NCAA in three-point shooting as a senior 
No. 4 all-time scorer in SCU history (1,374) – No. 1 in 3PT FG (286)
No. 1 all-time at SCU in minutes played (3,928)
Also No. 5 at SCU in FT% (82.2) and No. 7 in assists (327)
All-WCC Athlete and All-WCC Academic Team Honoree
14.4 pts, 33.2 min., 2.9 asst. and 41% from 3PT range as a senior

SCU ALL-TIME RECORDS (rank)

3PT FG ... 286 ... (1st)
Mins ... 3,928 ... (1st)
Points ... 1,374... (4th)
FT% ... 82.2 ... (5th)
Assists ... 327 ... (7th)
Scoring Ave ... 11.5 ... (9th)

SENIOR IN 2011-12:
One of the most accomplished guards to ever play at Santa Clara ... ranks among SCU all-time top 10 in numerous statistical categories ... broke the WCC and SCU season record with 99 treys set by SCU’s Chandice Cronk in 2006-07 ... 2nd all-time in WCC history with 286 three-point baskets (12 shy of No. 1) ... NCAA’s No. 3 3PT-shooter (3.3 pg) and No. 6 in 3PT% (41.3) ... played more minutes (3,928) & made more 3s (286) than any player in SCU history ... broke Santa Clara’s all-time 3PT FG record of 244 vs. Portland (Jan. 5) ... WCC ranks: No. 1 3PT FG (3.3), No. 6 min. (33.3), No. 6 scoring (14.5), No. 8 assists (2.9) ... career-high 28-point, 8-3PT FG game in key late-season win at Portland (Feb. 18) ... eclipsed the 1,000-point milestone helping SCU defeat So.Utah (Nov. 18) ... became the 4th-ever SCU player with 200+ three-pointers vs. So.Utah (Nov. 18) ... was teriffic in win at Sac State (Dec. 22): 25 pts, career-highs in threes (7) and assists (8) ... had then-season-high 23 points and made 5 threes in win over LBSU (Nov. 21) ... scored 17 first-half points at UC Irvine (Dec. 3), matching career-high 9 FG made ... led all NCAA players in 3s and 3PT %  from Jan. 3 through 15 ... named to Jesuit Basketball’s Weekly Honor Roll (Dec. 25) & The Santa Clara POW (Jan. 12) ... made 5 threes and scored 17 points vs. #25 Gonzaga (Jan. 19) ... 2011-12 All-WCC Honorable Mention.

JUNIOR IN 2010-11:
Santa Clara’s starting point guard who played more minutes per night (34.8) than any other player in the West Coast Conference … also ranked second in WCC in 3-PT FG (64) …  led the team and ranked fourth in WCC in assists (3.7) … finished the season fourth all-time at SCU in 3-point field goals made (187) … also finished the season with 940 career points … her 1,045 minutes played was 6th all-time in SCU single-season history ... made 32 of 35 FT attempts (91.4 %) in WCC play (ranking 1st) … team-leader in FT% on the season (88.3) … overcame a slow start shooting the basketball to shoot 35% from 3-point range in WCC play (ranking 6th) … made 10 three-pointers at the WCC tournament, scoring 18 points in victory over USF (Mar. 4) and 18 points in semifinal play against Portland (Mar. 5) … set a new career high with 7 assists at St. Mary’s (Feb. 10) … dished out 6 assists in four straight games in early Jan. … season-high 19 points in OT win at Cal Poly (Dec. 30), scoring 14 after halftime … scored 14 points, including 2 late FTs to allow SCU a victory over Seattle (Dec. 19) … made a season-high 5 treys vs. Oregon (Dec. 21) … had 3-straight double-figure games on the road (Nov. 17-23), including 16 pts at No. Colorado (Dec. 17).

SOPHOMORE IN 2009-10: Experienced a break-out season as a sophomore, scoring 438 points, distributing 84 assists and making 84 three-pointers ... All-WCC Honorable Mention ... 2010 WCC All-Academic Team honoree ... led Santa Clara in scoring (13.7 ppg) ... set a new school record for minutes played in a single-season (1,159 minutes), averaging 36.2 minutes per game... scored in double-figures in 27-of-32 games ... led the WCC in 3-point shooting (2.6 p/g) and was ranked 35th nationally ... made 3+ three-pointers 16 times ... third place in SCU single-season history for 3-pointers made (84) and tied for fourth all-time in WCC single-season history ... second in the WCC in minutes played (36.2) ... made a career-high and equaled a West Virginia Coliseum opponent record by making seven 3-pointers on Dec. 30 against the 19th-ranked Mountaineers ... eclipsed 100 assists for her SCU career against LMU Jan. 16 ... began the season with 11-straight double-figure games, including scoring 17 points each against South Dakota (Dec. 6) and Pacific (Dec. 13) ... opened the season with a 12-point performance against Sonoma State (Nov. 7) ... made 6-of-11 field goals, including three 3s at Iowa (Nov. 11) at the 2009 Hawkeye Challenge ... distributed a career-high five assists vs. CSU Bakersfield (Dec. 11) ... made at least 3 triples in seven consecutive games Nov. 29 through Dec. 19 ... set a career-high by making seven 3s (two shy of the school record) at No. 19 West Virginia (Dec. 30) - scoring 24 points ... set a career-high by scoring 27 points on 9-of-21 shooting at San Diego (Jan. 9) ... got to the line eight times against Pepperdine (Jan. 14) ...posted back-to-back six rebound games against LMU (Jan. 16) and USF (Jan. 23) ... made six 3s and scored 20 points at Pepperdine (Feb. 13) ... scored 15 points in SCU's 74-61 WCC Tournament victory over Portland (Mar. 6).

FRESHMAN IN 2008-09: Saw action in 27 games for the Broncos and started in 12 ... finished second on the team with 39 three-pointers made and 33.6 percentage from long range ... third on team with 45 assists and fourth with 7.0 points per game ... made her first appearance as a Bronco against CS Fullerton (Nov. 14) ... dished out two assists and tallied seven points ... posted five rebounds against Minnesota (Nov. 16) ... registered her first career steals against Sac State (Nov. 20) ... posted 10 points and shot 42.9 % against Nevada (Dec. 18) ... scored nine points, shooting 60 percent from the field, against Saint Mary's (Jan. 8) ... scored nine points and had two 3s against San Diego (Jan. 10) ... had eight points and dished out three assists against Pepperdine (Jan. 31) ... had eight points and tied her season-high with two steals against San Diego (Feb. 5) ... tallied 15 points on a five FG and three 3-pointers against Saint Mary's (Feb. 7) ... started, scored seven points and had a season-high six rebounds against Pepperdine (Feb. 12) ... played key minutes against LMU (Feb. 14), scoring a then-career-high 18 points on six field goals and four 3s, also had three steals ... dished out a season-high five assists against USF (Feb. 21) ... had 14 points and five assists against Gonzaga (Feb. 26) ... had 11 points and four assists against Saint Mary's (Mar. 6) in the first round of the WCC tournament ... tallied 10 points against LMU (Mar. 7) in the quarterfinals of the WCC tournament.

AT ISSAQUAH: 2008 graduate of Issaquah High School in Issaquah, Wash. ... played for head coach Kathy Gibson ... averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals per game ... led the Eagles to four-straight Kingco 3A championships ... earned first team All-Kingco and MVP honors as a senior ... named to first team All-Kingco and first team all-state tournament in 2006-07 ... team finished second in the state tournament her sophomore season in 2005-06 ... earned second team all-league as a sophomore ... earned all-league honorable mention as a freshman in 2004-05.

PERSONAL DATA: Daughter of John and Cindy Shoji ... has an older brother, Justin ... both parents attended the University of Washington ... enjoys playing basketball, going to the movies, hanging out with friends, shopping and listening to music in her free time ... Business Finance major.

CAREER HIGH’S
Points ... 28 ... at Portland 2/18/12
Mins ... 40 ... 10x, vs. San Francisco 3/4/11
Rebs ... 6 ... 3x, vs. USF 1/23/10
Off Rebs ... 3 ... 2x, at BOISE ST. 12/19/09
Assists ... 8 ... at Sac State 12/22/11
Blocks ... 1 ... 6x, at Cal 12/10/11
Steals ... 3 ... 4x, vs. SO. UTAH 11/18/11
FG Made ... 10 ... at Portland 2/18/12
FG Att ... 21 ... vs. San Diego 2/6/10
FG % (5+ att) ... 5-9 ... 2x, vs. CSUB 12/11/09
3-PT Made ... 8 ... at Portland 2/18/12
3-PT Att ... 15 ... 2x, at Portland 2/18/12
3-PT % (3+ att) ... 7-9 ... at Sac State 12/22/11
FT Made ... 7 ...  at Pepperdine 1/14/12
FT Att ... 9 ...  at Pepperdine 1/14/12
FT % (4+ att) ... 6-6 ... 2x, vs. PRINCETON 12/19/11