Her biggest contribution on the court is her ability to challenge and alter any shot attempt that comes into the paint, as she is an outstanding shotblocker thanks to her long arms and good timing ... Very aggressive player that will go to the boards and also has quick hands to come up with steals on defense ... Strong post moves, and also possesses a good mid-range jumper.
(2010-11 - Junior):Appeared and started in 11 games for the Lady Rebels, before missing the spring semester due to academic issues ... Was a big presence for UNLV when on the court, ranking second on the team in both scoring (8.0 ppg) and rebounding (6.3 rpg) despite playing just 22 minutes a game ... Her 22 blocks (2.0 per game) was more than any other player on the team for the entire season ... Also a strong free throw shooting, connecting on 80.8% at the line.
El Camino CC
(2009-10 - Junior):Attended El Camino College in California during the 2009-10 school year but did not play basketball for the school.
(2008-09 - Sophomore):Averaged 7.7 points, 6.4 rebounds, and 1.4 steals per game while shooting 53% from the floor ... Named 2009 All-Panhandle Conference Second Team ... Helped the Lady Indians to their best finish in school history, a third-place showing in the 2009 NJCAA Tournament, a 30-6 overall record and the FCCAA state championship.
TRINITY VALLEY CC
(2007-08 - Freshman):Attended Trinity Valley CC in Texas ... Suffered a knee injury and did not play in a game during the season.
High SchoolRanked No. 9 nationally by All-Star Girls Report, No. 18 by Blue Star Index and No. 24 by HoopGurlz.com her senior year at Lynwood High in 2006-07 ... Four-time ALL-CIF Division I selection as well as a McDonalds, Parade, adidas and Street and Smith All-American her senior season ... Played in the 2007 McDonald's All-American Game ... Led Lynwood High to two CIF Section titles (2004 and 2006) ... Averaged 20 points, 15 rebounds and four blocks a game her senior year ... Cal High All-State Freshman of the Year in 2004 as well as an All-Star Girls Report Freshman All-American. ... Recorded eight triple-doubles during her sophomore year ... Long Beach Press Telegram Dream Player of the Year in 2006.
Personal Lenita Shani Sanford ... Born on April 1, 1989, in Los Angeles, Calif. ... Daughter of Ernest and Regina Baptiste ... Has one brother, Branden Hill (26) ... Chose UNLV over USC ... Majoring in psychology.
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