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#4 Naama Shafir
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Hoshaya, Israel
High School: Ulpanit Tiberias
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Naama Shafir bio
Courtesy: Toledo Athletics
Release: 10/03/2008

Outlook & Highlights
Four-time All-MAC (first team in 2012-13; first team in 2010-11; second team in 2009-10; honorable mention in 2008-09) ... First Rocket to earn all-league recognition on four occasions in school history ... 2012-13 College Sports Madness first-team All-MAC ... Two-time regional finalist for WBCA Coaches’ All-America Team (2012-13, 2010-11) ... Three-time Academic All-MAC (2012-13, 2010-11, 2009-10) ... Two-time co-captain (2012-13, 2011-12) ... Granted medical hardship waiver from MAC and returned for fifth year in 2012-13 ... Named to 2012-13 Naismith Women’s Early Season Watch List ... Selected one of 30 NCAA Division I players for 2011-12 and 2012-13 Senior Class Award ... Received national media exposure from numerous major-market outlets, including Sports Illustrated, USA Today, New York Times, ESPN.com, CNN, Associated Press and US Presswire ... Seven-time MAC West Division Player of the Week (three times in 2012-13, twice in 2010-11, once in 2009-10, once in 2008-09) (Third most in school history) ... Four-time Preseason All-MAC West Division (2012-13, 2011-12, 2010-11, 2009-10) ... 2011 WNIT All-Tournament Team MVP (19.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.8 apg and 1.0 spg in 33.5 mpg) ... Contributed career-high 40 points vs. USC in WNIT Championship Game (April 2)(second most in school history) ... Believed to be first female Orthodox Jew to earn NCAA Division I scholarship ... Scored in double figures on 101 occasions at Toledo (25 times in 2012-13, twice in 2011-12, 30 in 2010-11, 25 in 2009-10, 19 in 2008-09), including three double-doubles ... Tallied at least 20 points on 21 occasions at Toledo (four times in 2012-13, nine in 2010-11, five in 2009-10, three in 2008-09) ... Dished out at least six assists on 55 occasions at Toledo (11 times in 2012-13, 14 in 2010-11, 21 in 2009-10, nine in 2008-09) ... Sits first in Toledo annals in career helpers (722), minutes played (4,218) and games played (139), second in free throws attempted (696), third in steals (227) and free throws made (538), fourth in field goals attempted (1,476), fifth in points (1,874), sixth in field goals made (601), seventh in free throw percentage (77.3%, 538-of-696) and tied for ninth in scoring average (13.5 ppg) ... Started all 139 games in collegiate career ... Member of Dean’s List on six occasions, including perfect 4.0 GPA in Spring 2012.

As a Redshirt Senior (2012-13)
First-team All-MAC ... Runner-Up for League Player of the Year ... Academic All-MAC ... Started all 33 games ... Only player to start every contest ... Averaged squad-best 12.8 points, 3.5 rebounds, team-high 4.6 assists and 1.8 steals in 30.5 minutes per game ... In MAC contests, tallied team-high 12.4 ppg, 2.8 rpg, squad-best 4.4 apg and 1.8 spg in 29.9 mpg ... Ranked third in MAC in assists and assist/turnover ratio (1.6), fifth in free throw percentage (79.5%, 97-of-122), seventh in scoring, 13th in steals and 14th in three-point field goal percentage (31.1%, 37-of-119) ... Led Rockets in helpers team-high 20 times, scoring squad-best 12 occasions, thefts on 10 occasions and rejections three times ... Earned team’s inaugural "Ultimate Rocket Award," shared "Top Perimeter Award" for fourth time with Inma Zanoguera and shared "Academic Award" with Lecretia Smith ... Contributed season-high 29 points, five boards, three dimes and one blocked shot in 36 minutes at Central Michigan (Feb. 24) ... Poured in 25 points, four thefts, three helpers and three caroms vs. Northern Illinois (Feb. 20) ... Registered game-high 23 points, three boards, two thefts and one rejection in 38 minutes at Bowling Green (Jan. 13) ... Finished with 25 points, three assists, two boards and one steal vs. Prairie View A&M in championship game of Toledo Invite (Dec. 21) ... Contributed 13.7 ppg, 6.7 rpg, 4.0 apg and 1.7 spg in team-high 37.3 mpg in WNIT (March 21-28) ... Finished with 10 points, season-tying best eight caroms, game-high six helpers and two thefts in 39 minutes vs. Illinois in ‘Sweet 16’ of WNIT (March 28) ... Totaled 14 points, team-high eight boards, two assists and two steals in squad-best 36 minutes vs. Youngstown State in second round of WNIT (March 23) ... Tallied team-high 17 points, four rebounds, four dimes and one theft in 36 minutes vs. Butler in first round of WNIT (March 21) ... Had 15 points, seven caroms, one assist and one steal in season-high 39 minutes vs. Central Michigan in MAC Tournament Semifinals (March 15) ... Totaled team-tying best 14 points, four assists, two rebounds and one steal in squad-best 30 minutes vs. Ball State (March 6) ... Finished with game-high 19 points, five assists, two rebounds and two steals at Ball State (Feb. 10) ... Totaled 14 points, game-high nine dimes, six boards and three thefts in 35 minutes vs. Western Michigan (Feb. 3) ... Became Toledo’s all-time assist leader with game-high nine helpers vs. Ohio, to go along with seven points, contest-best four steals and two rebounds (Jan. 31) ... Tallied 15 points, three caroms and three assists in 34 minutes at Akron (Jan. 23) ... Had 11 points, seven caroms and three assists in 34 minutes at Georgia State in championship contest of GSU Holiday & Hoops Tournament (Dec. 30) ... Contributed 10 points, six dimes, team-high three steals and two boards in 36 minutes vs. Charlotte in opening contest of GSU Holiday & Hoops Tournament (Dec. 29) ... Named MAC West Division Player of the Week (Dec. 17-23) and Toledo Invite Tournament MVP, averaging team-high 18.5 ppg, squad-best 6.5 apg, 1.5 rpg and 1.0 spg in wins against Evansville (Dec. 20) and Prairie View A&M (Dec. 21) ... Tallied 12 points and season-high 10 helpers with no turnovers vs. Evansville in opening contest of Toledo Invite to record fourth collegiate double-double (Dec. 20) ... Contributed 17 points, five assists and two steals in season-high 35 minutes at Marquette (Dec. 15) ... Totaled 19 points, six dimes, six boards and four thefts vs. Milwaukee (Dec. 8) ... Selected MAC West Division Player of the Week (Nov. 26-Dec. 2) and Glass City Tournament MVP, tallying team-high 11.0 ppg, squad-best 4.5 apg and 1.5 rpg in victories against SIU Edwardsville (Dec. 1) and St. Bonaventure (Dec. 2) ... Named MAC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Week (Nov. 19-25) and John Ascuaga’s Nugget Classic Tournament MVP (11.0 ppg, team-high 6.0 apg, 4.0 rpg, 2.5 spg) (Nov. 23-24) ... Contributed 11 points, game-high seven helpers, four caroms and squad-best three steals at Nevada in championship game of John Ascuaga’s Nugget Classic (Nov. 24) ... Tallied team-best 11 points, game-high eight helpers, four caroms and two steals at Colorado State (Nov. 20) ... Contributed 12 points, eight boards, four thefts and three dimes vs. Arkansas State (Nov. 9).

As a Senior (2011-12)
Team co-captain ... Started first four games at point guard ... Averaged 9.3 points, 3.5 assists, 2.3 steals and 1.5 rebounds in 25.0 minutes per game ... Led Rockets in assists on three occasions and scoring, steals and blocks once ... Suffered season-ending right knee injury in first minute of action at Indiana (Nov. 25) ... Contributed team-high 14 points, three helpers and two steals in 33 minutes vs. Albany (Nov. 22) ... Tallied 16 points, game-high five assists, four thefts and three rebounds in 35 minutes vs. Dayton (Nov. 13) ... Preseason All-MAC West Division Team honoree.

As a Junior (2010-11)
First-team All-MAC selection ... State Farm All-America Finalist (Region 4 honoree) ... Academic All-MAC Team recipient ... Started all 37 games at guard ... One of two players to start every contest ... Averaged team-high 15.3 points, squad-best 5.1 assists, 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 30.8 minutes per game ... In MAC contests, tallied team-high 16.3 ppg, 4.6 apg, 2.5 rpg and 1.3 spg ... 567 points were tied for fifth-most in school history by junior ... Ranked third in MAC in assists (34th in NCAA), seventh in assist/turnover ratio (1.09), 10th in scoring and 23rd in minutes played ... Earned team's "Top Perimeter Player Award" for third-consecutive season ... Led Rockets in scoring a squad-best 22 times, assists a team-high 31 times and thefts on eight occasions ... Named WNIT All-Tournament Team MVP (19.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg, 4.8 apg and 1.0 spg in 33.5 mpg (March 16-April 2) ... Contributed career-high 40 points (second-most in school history), eight rebounds, four helpers and two steals vs. USC in WNIT Championship Game (April 2) ... Totaled 32 points, seven assists and two thefts vs. Eastern Michigan, including game-clinching triple with less than one minute remaining in reguation (Feb. 23) ... Poured in game-high 28 points vs. Akron in MAC Tournament Quarterfinals (March 9) ... Registered game-high 28 points at Central Michigan (Jan. 19) ... Contributed 27 points and five assists in 37 minutes at Western Michigan (Jan. 8) ... Finished with squad-best 22 points, career-high nine caroms and four dimes in collegiate-best 42 minutes vs. Syracuse in WNIT Quarterfinals (March 27) ... Tallied team-high 16.5 points, 4.5 assists and 4.0 boards in 34.5 minutes per game in MAC Tournament (March 9-11) ... Selected MAC West Division Player of the Week for second time this season (Jan. 24-30), tallying 18.5 points, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals in pair of victories against MAC East Division frontrunners Bowling Green (Jan. 26) and Kent State (Jan. 29) ... Dished out season-high 11 assists at Eastern Michigan (Jan. 15) ... Tallied squad-best 15 points and game-high six assists at Northwestern, becoming 21st player in school history to surpass 1,000 career points (Dec. 22) ... Selected MAC West Division Player of the Week (Dec. 6-12), tallying 11.5 points, 7.0 assists and 4.5 rebounds in pair of victories against Oakland (Dec. 10) and Indiana (Dec. 12) ... Totaled game-high 23 points, six helpers and five caroms at Purdue in second round of Preseason WNIT (Nov. 15) ... Finished with game-high 21 points, six assists and six boards vs. Saint Francis (PA) in first round of Preseason WNIT (Nov. 12) ... Preseason All-MAC West Division Team honoree.

As a Sophomore (2009-10)
Second-team All-MAC selection ... Academic All-MAC Team recipient ... Started all 34 games at point guard position ... Averaged 14.3 points, conference-best 6.7 assists (third nationally), 3.6 rebounds and team-high 2.0 steals in 31.4 minutes per game ... In MAC contests, tallied 13.3 ppg, league-high 7.1 apg, 3.8 rpg and 2.3 spg ... 486 points scored were fifth-most in school history by sophomore ... Ranked first in MAC in 
assists, fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.30), tied for seventh in steals, 10th in free-throw percentage (79.0%), 11th in scoring and 12th in minutes played ... Earned team's "Top Perimeter Player Award" for second-consecutive season and shared "Community Service Award" with Courtney Ingersoll ... Led Rockets in scoring 12 times, assists a squad-best 33 times and thefts on team-high 16 occasions ... Named to MAC All-Tournament Team (team-high 14.3 ppg, 6.0 apg, 3.3 rpg) (March 10-13) ... Named MAC West Division Player of the Week (Nov. 16-22), averaging 21.0 points, 7.0 helpers and 5.5 caroms in pair of victories against Oakland (Nov. 18) and Saint Peter's (Nov. 21) ... Poured in season-high 36 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in 33 minutes against Oakland (Nov. 18) ... Registered game-high 27 points, squad-best seven helpers and four thefts in 37 minutes vs. Akron (Feb. 10) ... Knocked down collegiate-best six triples and finished with game-high 23 points, five assists, four caroms and two thefts in 36 minutes at Michigan in second round of WNIT (March 21) ... Tallied 23 points, five boards and five helpers vs. Pittsburgh in first round of WNIT (March 19) ... Totaled 18 points and seven helpers in 36 minutes vs. Ball State in MAC Tournament Quarterfinals (March 10) ... Tallied 21 points and game-high eight helpers in collegiate-best 41 minutes at Eastern Michigan (March 2) ... Had team-high 16 points and 10 assists in 34 minutes at Northern Illinois (Feb. 20) ... Contributed game-high 19 points, career-best eight boards and game-high seven assists vs. Western Michigan (Feb. 13) ... Had 11 points, game-high nine assists, three boards and two steals vs. Bowling Green (Jan. 30) ... Finished with season-high 11 helpers, nine points and seven boards in 40 minutes at Buffalo (Jan. 27) ... Tallied double-double with 14 points and 10 helpers at Morehead State (Dec. 29) ... Registered team-high 18 points and five helpers at Indiana (Dec. 22) ... Had 15 points and game-high five helpers vs. nationally ranked Dayton (Dec. 9) ... Finished with 13 points, five helpers and three boards vs. New Mexico in championship game of Holiday Inn & Express Midtown Thanksgiving Tournament (Nov. 28) ... Preseason All-MAC West Division Team honoree.

As a Freshman (2008-09)
Honorable mention All-MAC and All-Freshman Team selection ... Started all 31 games at point guard ... Averaged 11.7 points, squad-best 4.5 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.4 steals in 29.0 minutes per game ... In MAC contests, tallied 10.3 ppg, 4.9 apg, 3.1 rpg and 1.1 spg ... 362 points scored were fourth-most in school history by freshman ... Ranked fourth in the MAC in assists, 14th in free-throw percentage (75.8%, 97-of-128), 21st in scoring and 24th in minutes played (Second in helpers, 15th in assist/turnover ratio (0.91) and 29th in minutes played (28.19 mpg) in MAC play) ... Earned team’s "Top Perimeter Player Award" ... Led the Rockets in assists squad-best 18 times, as well as scoring on nine occasions and steals six times ... Scored double digits in eight of last nine games, averaging team-high 13.6 ppg ... Selected MAC West Division Player of the Week (Nov. 17), tallying 19.7 points and 3.7 assists at Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Nov. 14-16) ... Named Tournament MVP of Bank of Hawaii Invitational ... Scored tourney-best 33 points against Loyola Marymount in final contest of Bank of Hawaii Invitational (Nov. 16) ... Knocked down season-high 13 free throws en route to team-best 23 points in 37 minutes at IPFW (Nov. 29) ... Registered team-high 22 points, three assists and one blocked shot at Central Michigan (March 3) ... Had 15 points and four assists vs. Bowling Green in MAC Tournament Semifinals (March 14) ... Tallied 12 points, game-high six helpers, four caroms and two steals in 32 minutes vs. Ohio in MAC Tournament Quarterfinals (March 13) ... Had 16 points and game-high eight helpers vs. Ball State in regular-season finale (Mar. 7) ... Finished with 11 points and career-high 13 assists vs. Eastern Michigan (Feb. 28) (tied for fifth-most in school history and most since Heather Smith had 13 vs. Akron on Feb. 21, 1996) ... Scored game-high 17 points in 36 minutes at Northern Illinois, including eight points in final four minutes (Feb. 24) ... Registered team-high 13 points vs. Kent State, to go along with career-high seven caroms and four steals (Feb. 15) ... Had 10 points at Miami, including game-winning layup with 4.7 seconds remaining in regulation (Jan. 24) ... Contributed game-high 17 points, five boards and three assists vs. Northern Illinois (Jan. 10) ... Had game-high 16 points and five assists in season-best 37 minutes at Cincinnati (Nov. 23) ... Opened Bank of Hawaii Invitational with 19 points, five assists and two steals against Pac-10 member Arizona (Nov. 14).

High School
As a Senior - Selected Israeli Under-19 League MVP ... Won tournament's scoring title and was named to the All-Tournament team ... Named the best point guard in the championship, averaging 21.2 points, 6.2 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game ... Career - Starred for coach Liran Barel at Ulpanit Tiberias High School.

Personal
Born Naama Shafir on February 28, 1990 ... Parents are Ytzik and Shlomit Shafir ... Has four sisters, Moriya, Yael, Roni and Ori, and four brothers, Eliezer, Gilad, Roi and Ido ... Majoring in business.

Shafir's Career Highs
Points: 40 vs. USC (4/2/11)
Rebounds: 9 vs. Syracuse (3/27/11)
Assists: 13 vs. Eastern Michigan (2/28/09)
Blocks: 1 (14 times, last vs. Eastern Michigan (3/3/13)
Steals: 5 vs. Eastern Michigan (1/13/10)
Field Goals: 14 vs. Loyola Marymount (11/16/08)
Free Throws: 14 (2 times, last vs. Eastern Michigan (2/23/11)
3-Point FGs: 6 at Michigan (3/21/10)
Minutes: 42 vs. Syracuse (3/27/11)

Shafir's Career Statistics

Year G/GS MIN FG-FGA PCT 3FG-ATT PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS AVG REB AVG A BS S
2008-09 31/31 900 126-300 .420 13-55 .236 97-128 .758 362 11.7 88 2.8 140 3 42
2009-10 34/34 1,069 143-355 .403 42-114 .368 158-200 .790 486 14.3 124 3.6 227 5 68
2010-11 37/37 1,141 179-414 .432 40-111 .360 169-226 .748 567 15.3 125 3.4 188 0 49
2011-12 4/4 100 9-28 .321 2-8 .250 17-20 .850 37 9.3 6 1.5 14 1 9
2012-13 33/33 1,008 144-379 .380 37-119 .311 97-122 .795 422 12.8 116 3.5 153 5 59
Totals 139/139 4,218 601-1,476 .407 134-407 .329 538-696 .773 1,874 13.5 459 3.3 722 14 227
     
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