FEATURE STORY: Seniors Ready To Shine
As a Senior (2011-12):
Played in all 30 games, starting in 17... Tied her career high with nine points at Temple and again vs. Purdue... Snagged career high five steals against Alabama on Feb. 23... Pulled down a career-high 16 rebounds vs. Purdue... Led the team in rebounding with 5.1 per game... Averaged 2.2 points per game... Scored five points with nine rebounds while playing in her hometown at Mercer in the season-opener... Blocked a career high two shots vs. Troy on Nov. 30, 2011.
As a Junior (2010-11):
Played in all 32 games, starting in 19... Scored 74 points, averaging 2.3 per game; also pulled down 100 rebounds for 3.1 per game... Was second on the team in offensive rebounding with 54... Scored a season-high six points vs. Purdue, Florida and Mississippi State... Snagged a career-high three steals against Alabama A&M... Dished out a season-high three assists against Mercer, Ole Miss and Mississippi State.
As a Sophomore (2009-10):
Tallied 95 points on the season, averaging 3.1 ppg... Added 159 rebounds, averaging 5.1 rpg... Added 34 assists and 16 steals on the season... Played in all 31 games and started in 22... Made her first collegiate start against Troy... Tied career-high with nine points against Vanderbilt... Posted career-high 12 rebounds against George Washington... Set career-high four assists against Valparaiso... Led the team in rebounding five times and in assists twice... Was ninth in the SEC in offensive rebounding with 2.8 per game.
As a Freshman (2008-09):
Played in 21 games, averaging 1.0 points and 2.7 rebounds per game... Scored season-high four points against Stephen F. Austin... Pulled down nine rebounds against Sam Houston State... Had season-highs of three assists and two steals at Alabama A&M... Played in eight of the final 15 regular-season games.
Three-time MVP of Southwest Macon High School... Three-time All-State... All-Middle Georgia First Team... Rated one of top prospects in the country... 2005 Adidas Top-10 All-American camp... Nike Skills Academy... All-time leading rebounder in Southwest Macon High School history... Region champion in 100m and qualified for state championship in the long jump and 100m... Averaged 18 points and 16 rebounds as a senior and took Southwest team to state playoffs... In state playoffs, scored 23 points and grabbed 24 rebounds against Hephzibah... Named Middle Georgia Player of the Year.
Full name is Parrisha Dewanna Simmons... Daughter Mildred Henley and Dewayne Simmons... Born January 28, 1989... Has one older sister, Renarta... Majoring in human development and family studies.
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