Women's Basketball

Rebecca Silinski - 33

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Birmingham, Ala.

High School:
Shades Mountain Christian

Height:
6-3

Position:
F

Birthdate:
04/09/1989

Rebecca Silinski

2010-11 (Senior): Named to SEC Community Service Team ... Vanderbilt's female nominee for SEC Brad Davis Community Service Postgraduate Scholarship ... Received the A.D. Hancock - Walter Nipper Basketball Sportsmanship Award ... Selected to Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll ... One of three captains on the team ... Averaged 1.2 points and 0.9 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per game ... Made first career start against Southern Illinois, scoring five points ... Matched career high with eight points against Quinnipiac.

2009-10 (Junior): SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll ... Averaged 2.2 points and 1.9 rebounds ... Played in 19 games ... Averaged 7.5 minutes per game ... Played career-high 22 minutes in SEC Tournament win over Arkansas, contributing seven points and six rebounds... Has seen reserve minutes in the post in eight of the past nine games... Career-high eight points at Ole Miss included 4-of-5 shooting from the floor... Came down with four offensive rebounds against the Rebels... Second game with double-digit minutes against Tennessee included a pair of rebounds... Three rebounds and a block in win over Alabama... Season-high 12 minutes at No. 4 Tennessee... Career-high six points in win over Tennessee State... Made 2-of-3 shots from the field and both free throws against the Lady Tigers... Also pulled down five rebounds in just nine minutes vs. TSU... Knocked down a pair of first-half free throws at Quinnipiac... Made a free throw for Vanderbilt's 75th point in the second consecutive home game versus Austin Peay... Three points and three rebounds against UC Riverside... Did not travel to Carbondale, Ill. (Nov. 18) due to a death in the family... Tied a career high with four points in season opening win over Lehigh.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Saw action in eight games as a sophomore before sitting out the second half of the season due to illness... Cleared to play over the summer... Scored four points in seven minutes to open the season against Texas A&M-Corpus Christi... Made her only field goal attempt versus Eastern Kentucky in eight minutes of action.

2007-08 (Freshman): Saw reserve action in the post in 16 games this season... Played 10 minutes in her home state, notching a pair of steals in VU's rout of Alabama... Received five stitches over her eye after taking an elbow to the face against South Carolina... Four points in only two minutes during VU's 22-point win over Mississippi State in 2008 SEC opener... Saw 15 minutes of action against Belmont, scoring four points... Played six minutes and had one block in win over Furman... Scored three points in her first collegiate game (against UAB), making her only field-goal attempt and connecting on 1-of-2 free throws.

HIGH SCHOOL (Shades Mountain): All-time leading scorer for the Eagles, amassed 2,103 points at Shades Mountain Christian... Also holds school's all-time rebounding record with 1,139... Named Female Student-Athlete of the Year on the All-State Academic team by the Birmingham News... Class 2A Player of the Year finalist... Named a first-team All-American by SportQuest... honorable-mention all-state selection by the Alabama Sports Writers Association... Captained the team that advanced to the elite eight, SMC's best-ever finish in the state tournament... Nominated for the Wendy's High School Heisman in 2006... Alabama Lady Warriors AAU Basketball Team for three seasons... Led team to 2006 YBOA State Championship... Named an adidas Top-Ten All-Star.

ACADEMICS: Working toward degrees in political science and communication studies in the college of arts and sciences.

PERSONAL: Daughter of Karen and Robert Silinski... Has two younger sisters, Kaitlyn and Mikayla... Both parents played collegiate athletics at Holy Cross -- Robert played football, while Karen played volleyball... Majoring in political science... Also a three-year letterwinner for the Shades Mountain volleyball team... Valedictorian of her graduating class... President of SMC's National Honor Society chapter... Born in Pittsburgh, Pa.

Career Highs:
Points: 8 (2x), last Quinnipiac (11/26/10)
FG Made: 4, at Ole Miss (2/21/10)
FG Atts: 7, Southern Illinois (12/7/10)
3FG Made: 0
3FG Atts: 0
FT Made: 4, Quinnipiac (11/26/10)
FT Atts: 6 (2x), last Quinnipiac (11/26/10)
Rebounds: 6, vs. Arkansas (3/4/10)
Assists: 1 (8x), last Southern Illinois (12/7/10)
Blocks: 2, vs. Tennessee (3/6/10)
Steals: 1 (4x), last vs. Delaware (12/29/10)
Minutes: 22, vs. Arkansas (3/4/10)

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