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2006 Season:
Played in 25 games for Charlotte... In 7 minutes, went 2-2 for Charlotte at Connecticut (6/3/06)... Blocked 3 shots at Washington (6/13/06)... Went 3-4 from the line in 10 minutes at Connecticut (6/20/06)... In 15 minutes of play, tallied 8 points and 4 rebounds for a career best vs. Houston (8/8/06).

2005 Season:
Appeared in 21 games and averaged 3.4 points and 3.1 rebounds with Charlotte and Detroit…In 12 games with the Shock made 11 starts and posted 4.9 points, 3.9 rebunds and 1.1 assists…In nine games with the Sting averaged 1.3 points and 2.0 rebounds in 10.2 minutes…Missed four games on the injured list due to left achilles tendinitis…Tallied a season-high 14 points and 28 minutes on May 21 vs. Connecticut…Grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds on June 18 at Connecticut.

2004 Season:
Averaged 1.0 point and 1.4 rebounds in 18 games, including one start…Grabbed a season-high eight rebounds against Houston on July 6, 2004. Playoffs: Averaged 0.5 assists in two games off the bench.

2003 Season:
Averaged 1.6 points and 2.1 rebounds in 7.5 minutes…Played in 34 games, including one start…Tied for first on team in games played…Led team in points one game and rebounds another game…Scored 10-plus points one time and recorded 10-plus rebounds one time…Recorded one double-double. Playoffs: Averaged 1.3 points, 1.5 rebounds and 6.0 minutes in four games.

2002 Season:
Averaged 5.1 points and 3.7 rebounds in 17.1 minutes as a rookie…Played in 32 games…One of only five Shock players to play in all 32 games…Led team with 34 blocked shots…Second on team with 56 offensive rebounds…Third on team with 118 rebounds…Recorded one double-double…Scored 10-plus points four times, grabbed 10-plus rebounds one time…Tied for 12th in the WNBA with 1.1 blocks.

Overseas:
Played in Israel during the 2004-2005 offseason.

College:
Named to the 2002 All-Western Athletic Conference First Team and 2002 WAC All-Defensive Team, averaging 13.5 points and 9.2 rebounds per game…2002 WAC Tournament MVP and member of 2002 WBCA All-Star Team…AP All-America honorable mention (2002)…Led conference with 9.2 rebounds, 13 double-doubles and 4.1 offensive rebounds in 2002…USA Basketball Female Athlete of the Year (2001)…Member of gold-medal winning USA Basketball Women’s National Team (2001)…Set USA single-game record with 19 rebounds in gold-medal game…Member of gold-medal winning USA Basketball World University Games Team (2001)…As a junior, averaged a career-high 16.0 points per game, along with 8.5 rebounds per game…Named 2001 Sun Belt Conference Defensive Player of the Year…All-SBC Team (2001)…SBC Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2001)...Made tremendous jump between freshman and sophomore seasons, increasing her points per game from 4.7 to 10.0 and rebounds per game from 3.7 to 7.1.


Personal

  • Nickname is “Bird"
  • Actively involved with Special Olympics
  • Enjoys working with children.
  • Born Ayana D’Nay Walker on September 10, 1979

  • Career Transactions

  • Drafted by Detroit in the second round (20th overall) of the 2002 WNBA Draft on April 19, 2002
  • Waived by Detroit on July 3, 2005
  • Signed as a free agent by Charlotte on July 6, 2005
  • Drafted by Los Angeles as the 12th pick in Charlotte's Dispersal Draft on on January 8, 2007

  • created:3/27/2008 6:20:30 AM