ORU Women's Basketball BIO
42 Sarah Shelton
- Preseason 2nd Team All-Southland Conference selection
- College Sports Madness Preseason 2nd Team All-Southland Conference selection
Played in all 29 games as a senior, with 26 starting nods... Averaged 4.7 points in 28.7 minutes per game... Led the Golden Eagles with 7.2 rebounds and 2.2 blocks per game... Finished 10th in the Southland Conference in rebounding and 1st in blocks... Tallied 65 blocks on the season, the 4th-highest single-season total in ORU history... Hit 54-of-92 (58.7%) field goal attempts, best on the team... Ended her career with a 63.1% field goal percentage, best in ORU program history... Blocked 99 shots in her ORU career, 5th-most in program history... Named to the Preseason All-Southland Conference Team by the league's head coaches and College Sports Madness... Opened the season by scoring 14 points and grabbing a career-high 16 rebounds against USAO (11/8)... Added eight rebounds against Kansas (11/10)... Scored five points and led the team with seven rebounds against Arkansas (11/13)... Collected eight rebounds against Navy (11/22)... Had a huge all-around performance in the PSO Mayor's Cup game against Tulsa (11/26), with eight points, 10 rebounds, a career-high four steals and five blocks... Came up with six blocks against UALR (11/30) while snatching seven rebounds... Played all 40 minutes and scored 11 points at Missouri (12/4)... Grabbed eight rebounds in consecutive games, against Northwestern (12/16) and Marquette (12/18)... Was 3-for-3 from the field with six points in the Marquette game... Was 3-for-3 from the floor, with six points and 14 rebounds, in a victory over Houston Baptist (1/2)... Had eight rebounds in a win over Central Arkansas (1/11)... Made three steals at Incarnate Word (1/18)... Grabbed eight rebounds and tallied five blocks in a victory over Stephen F. Austin (1/23)... Blocked two shots against Northwestern State (1/25), the last in a streak of seven straight games with a block... Accumulated 10 rebounds against McNeese State (2/1)... Moved into ORU's career top-10 in blocked shots against Southeastern Louisiana (2/8)... Swatted a career-best seven shots in the win over SLU and also snatched 14 rebounds... Blocked multiple shots in each of the season's final six games... Recorded four blocks against SLC leader Central Arkansas (2/22)... Had her first double-digit scoring effort in 18 games with 13 points against Lamar (2/27)... Swatted three shots against both Lamar and Sam Houston State (3/2) in her final Mabee Center appearance... Led ORU with eight rebounds against SHSU... Recorded one point, six rebounds and two blocks in her last regular season game, at Northwestern State (3/8)... Finished her collegiate career with seven points, 10 rebounds and three blocks against Nicholls State (3/13) in the Southland Conference Tournament.
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2012-13)
- All-Southland Conference Honorable Mention selection
Emerged as ORU’s low-post dominator in her first season with the Golden Eagles... Played in 30 games, with 27 starts, averaging 8.8 points per game... Led the club with 5.6 rebounds per game... Tallied 1.1 blocks per game, sixth in the SLC... Earned Honorable Mention All-SLC laurels after ranking in the league’s top-20 in points, rebounds and blocks... Led the SLC and set an ORU single-season record with a 65.5% field goal percentage... Upped her production to 10.8 points and 6.9 rebounds per game in Southland Conference play... Scored four points and blocked four shots in her ORU debut, an exhibition game against Harding (10/29)... Scored five points in her regular season debut, a Mayor's Cup win over Tulsa (11/9)... Moved into the starting lineup against Missouri State (11/29), scoring four points and grabbing three steals... Scored 14 points, her first career double-figures performance, in a win over Evangel (12/5)... Had a great game against No. 3/3 Baylor (12/12), scoring 11 points and grabbing seven rebounds... Was ORU's top scorer in their first weekend of Southland Conference play, scoring 18 points against Southeastern Louisiana (1/3) and 21 points against Nicholls State (1/5)... Scored 11 points and dished a career-high three assists in an SLC victory over Northwestern State (1/10)... Added 11 points, with nine coming in the second half, as ORU rallied to top Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1/17)... Snatched 10 rebounds for the first time against Sam Houston State (1/19)... Tallied four consecutive double-doubles from 1/24 through 2/2... Collected her first career double-double, with 19 points and a career-high 12 rebounds, in a win over Lamar (1/24)... Went 8-for-9 from the field in the Lamar victory and blocked three shots... Added another double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds against McNeese State (1/26)... Was 5-for-5 from the field and blocked four shots against the Cowgirls... Tallied 14 points and 10 rebounds in back-to-back games, against Nicholls State (1/31) and Southeastern Louisiana (2/2)... Scored seven points, including a pivotal late free throw, in a crucial conference victory over Stephen F. Austin (2/9)... Grabbed 10 rebounds as ORU toppled SLC leader Sam Houston State (2/14)... Came up with 16 points and seven rebounds in a victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2/16)... Tallied her fifth double-double of the season with 17 points and 10 assists at McNeese State (2/28)... Scored five points and blocked three shots in the regular season finale, a win over Central Arkansas (3/9)... Scored eight points in each of ORU’s SLC Tournament victories, against McNeese State (3/15) in the semifinals and Sam Houston (3/16) in the Championship Game... Scored two points and grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds against No. 10/9 Tennessee (3/23) in the NCAA Tournament First Round... Blocked a season-high six shots against the Lady Vols, part of ORU’s 10-block effort as a team that the Thompson-Boling Arena for blocked shots by a Tennessee opponent.
Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.
SOPHOMORE (2010-11 AT SMU)
Played in 18 games for the Mustangs... Averaged 0.6 points and 1.6 rebounds per game... Was 8-for-14 (57.1%) from the free throw line... Blocked nine shots in just 99 minutes of court time... Pulled down nine rebounds in just 14 minutes against Tulsa (1/14)... Blocked three shots against UTEP (2/27).
FRESHMAN (2009-10 AT SMU)
Played in 16 games as a rookie, with four starts... Averaged 1.8 points and 2.5 rebounds per game... Shot 57.1% (12-for-21) from the floor... Scored a career-high eight points on 4-for-4 shooting against UCF (2/25)... Had her best career game against Tulsa (3/3), with eight points and eight rebounds.
Averaged 14 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks a game for Nolan Catholic HS... Named TAAPS 1st Team All-State... Earned TAAPS 5A District I All-District honors... Was a McDonalds All-American Nominee... Played for Texas Express AAU team... MVP at Nolan Catholic...Two-sport athlete, including First-Team All-State in volleyball... Named to Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-State Team.
Daughter of David and Mary Shelton.
Points: 21 vs. Nicholls State - Jan. 5, 2013
Field Goals Made: 10 vs. Nicholls State - Jan. 5, 2013
Free Throws Made: 5 vs. Sam Houston State - Feb. 14, 2013
Rebounds: 16 vs. USAO - Nov. 8, 2013
Assists: 3 vs. Northwestern State - Jan. 10, 2013
Blocked Shots: 7 vs. Southeastern Louisiana - Feb. 8, 2014
Steals: 4 vs. Tulsa - Nov. 26, 2013
Minutes: 40 (twice), last vs. Nicholls State - March 13, 201
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