BIOGRAPHY

My name is Shantel Hardison, I’m a former Lady Techster and Professional basketball player. I am from Natchitoches, La and the daughter of Earl and Alice Hardison. I have four siblings, one sister and three brothers and I am second to the oldest child. I graduated from Natchitoches Central High where I won two state championships and state MVP back to back. I also played AAU Basketball for one of the elite programs in New Orleans, La., Dominoes AAU, where I won several junior Olympic championships. After high school I earned a full scholarship to play for the almighty Lady Techster’s of Louisiana Tech University, coached by some of the greatest coaches , Mr. Leon Barmore and Kim Mulkey, now of Baylor University. While at Tech I compiled an 84-15 record, each team was #1 or #2 in the country, played in two back to back Final Fours, became a member of the 1000 point club, 5th on the career assist list, 11th on the career steal list, and became a Wade Trophy finalist, which is the highest honor of an individual at the end of the season. Professionally, I won a championship in Belinzona Switzerland, and was later drafted to the Philadelphia Rage (ABL) and the Indiana Fever (WNBA), where I played until retirement.

Accomplishments

  • Two-time Gatorade Louisiana Girls Basketball Player of the Year
  • USA Today, Kodak and Parade All American
  • Back to Back Louisiana 4-A State MVP
  • Back to Back 4-A State Champion
  • Fifth on the Lady Techsters Career Assists List
  • Eleventh on the Lady Techsters Career Steal List
  • Nineteenth Leading Scorer in School History
  • Member of the 1000 Points Club
  • Compiled an 84-15 Record during tenure at La.Tech
  • Won a Championship in Belinzona,Switzerland Professional League
  • USBWA First Team All American
  • Sun Belt Conference Player of the year
  • All Sun-Belt Conference select Team
  • NCAA Midwest Regional Most Outstanding Player
  • All American South Conference Selection Team
  • Drafted to the WNBA(Indiana Fever)
  • Second round draft pick to the Philadelphia Rage(ABL)

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