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Taber Spani - Tennessee
Earned a spot on the 2013 SEC All-Tournament Team after posting career-highs of 33 points (tops among SEC players this season) and five made treys vs. Texas A&M in semifinals. Also was named to the SEC Women's Basketball Community Service Team. 2011-12: Had six double-figure scoring outputs in first nine games before knee issues limited her playing time. 2010-11: Started 26 games as a sophomore with Vols going 16-0 when she scored in double figures (until the NCAA Regional Final loss to Notre Dame). PREP: Although home-schooled in Summit, Mo., played sports for Metro Academy (Olathe, Kan.) and was the 2009 Gatorade Kansas POY. Ranked seventh all-time in scoring, ninth in rebounds, in the nat'l high school sports record books, making her the only girls' hoops player ever to rank in the top 10 in both categories. MISC: Earned degree in communication studies last August. Father, Gary, starred at linebacker for the NFL's Kansas City Chiefs for 10 years; sister Tanis plays basketball for Southwest Baptist; older sister Shalin played at Kansas State; grandfather, Frosty Westering, played football at Northwestern, coached at Pacific Lutheran and was inducted into the College Football HOF.