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#5 Kelly Stevenson
  • Univ. of Florida Women's Basketball (2000-04)
  • Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
  • Nease HS
  • Jacksonville University

Kelly Stevenson decided that the 2003-04 season was her final collegiate season even though she was granted a sixth year of eligibility and could have played in 2004-05 ... a versatile guard who provided strong court leadership …solid perimeter shooting threat who had the 'green light' from Coach Peck … member of the 2002, 2003 and 2004 Southeastern Conference Academic Honor Roll …named to the 2002-03 SEC Good Works Team for her community service … saw action in two games during the 2001-02 campaign, before a season-ending knee injury led to a medical hardship ... trained and conditioned in Gainesville in addition to taking classes during the summer ... received her bachelor's degree in Exercise & Sports Sciences, Sports Management on May 1, 2004.

Single-Game Highs:
Pts- 16 at UCSB, 11/29/02
Rbs- 4 at NC State, 12/7/02
Ast- 4-3x last at Tennessee, 2/9/03
Stl- 5 at NC State, 12/7/02
Blk- 1-3x last vs Miami, 12/03/02
Min- 39 at UCSB, 11/29/02
FG- 4 at UCSB, 11/29/02
FGA- 7-2x last vs. Vandy, 2/23/03
3FG- 4 at UCSB, 11/29/02
3FGA- 7-2x vs. Vanderbilt, 2/23/03
FT- 4-2x last at UCSB, 11/29/02
FTA- 5 vs. USF, 11/24/02
Dbl Fig Scoring Games- 1 in UF Career

Junior Year (2003-04) Team tri-captain ... a fifth-year junior who decided that this was to be her final collegiate season even though she was granted a sixth year of eligibility ... saw action in 11 games this season, logging 30 minutes of court time …last game action came against Georgia (Feb. 26), when she played one minute … only three points of season came against Bethune-Cookman (Dec. 19), where she also had three assists and two steals in a season-high 11 minutes of action … was 1-of-8 from the field, with all attempts coming from beyond the three-point line ... member of the 2004 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll for the third consecutive year.

Sophomore Year (2002-03) Played in 26 of 28 games, earning a starting assignment in the first 10 of the year; and later against Ole Miss (Feb. 27), at Georgia (Mar. 1) and versus Vanderbilt (March 6) … member of the 2003 SEC Academic Honor Roll …ranked second on the team in free throw percentage, third for 3-point percentage, third for made & attempted 3-point field goals ... led UF in scoring in one game and in assists three times ... did not dress for the game against Mississippi State (Feb. 2) because of illness ... snapped a three-game scoreless streak by recording nine against Vanderbilt (Feb. 23), hitting 3-of-7 from the 3-point line ... broke a six-game scoreless streak with a 1-for-3 performance against Tennessee (Jan. 19) ... led UF in assists three times this season … against Long Beach State (Dec. 1), scored all five of her points in the final 2:39 of the three-point win, and blocked the potential game-tying shot as the buzzer sounded … exploded for a team-high 16 points in the overtime loss at No. 24 UCSB (Nov. 29), shooting 4-of-5 from the floor, including 4-of-4 from the 3-point line and from the free throw stripe … fittingly, her first points of the season came from a long 3-pointer with 14:03 on the clock in the opener against Lamar (Nov. 22) … one double-figure scoring game.

Sophomore Year (2001-02) Granted a medical hardship by the NCAA … tore the ACL in her right knee during the final play of the team's practice on November 22, when she was practicing with the starting unit because she was going to receive her first starting assignment in UF's next game … underwent reconstructive knee surgery on Jan. 2, 2002 … in two games this season she was averaging 21.5 minutes … named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … hit each of her first two shot attempts wearing the Orange & Blue, nailing a pair of 3-pointers from the right side of the arc in the season-opening win over Oakland (Nov. 16) ... scored six points with two assists and two steals.

Transferred to Florida (2000-01) Required to sit out the season per NCAA transfer rules… tore the ACL in her left knee during preseason conditioning drills on September 25, 2000 and underwent reconstructive surgery on October 9.

Jacksonville University (1999-00) The first-ever player to sign with the Jacksonville University women's basketball team, which began its inaugural season in 1999-2000 … appeared in 18 of the team's 28 games, earning three starts… missed 10 games due to injury… averaged 5.9 points and 3.8 assists for the Dolphins during her freshman year, which was the first-ever season of women's basketball at Jacksonville University... JU tied for eighth in the Trans America Athletic Conference in 2000 with a 6-22 overall record, including a 5-13 mark against league foes.

High School Graduated from Nease High School in 1999… named the Most Valuable Player in the 1998-99 Florida girls state tournament, guiding the team to the Class 5A state title… averaged 18 points, 7.3 assists and 4.8 steals per game her senior year… amassed 1,861 career points and 785 assists during her prep career… shot 37-percent from the 3-point line during her career, including a sizzling 74-percent from the free throw line her final year… first team 5A all-state honors following her final season… USA Today All USA Honorable Mention player… 1999 Florida Times Union Player of the Year… won the "Jasper" for Amateur Women's Basketball Player of the Year (Florida Sports Awards), while Nease HS won for Amateur Women's Team … a four-year starter for head coach Sherri Anthony.


Stevenson's Career Statistics
  Total 3-Point  
Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct  
1999-00* 18-3 396/22.0 24-64 .375 10-32 .312 49-61 .803
2001-02 2-0 43/21.5 2-6 .333 2-5 .400 0-0 .000
2002-03 26-13 446/17.2 22-67 .328 22-63 .349 16-19 .842
2003-04 11-0 30/2.7 1-8 .125 1-8 .125 0-0 .000
Total 57-16 915/16.1 49-145 .338 35-108 .324 65-80 .813
UF Total 39-13 519/13.3 25-81 .309 25-76 .329 16-19 .842
  Rebounds              
Year Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
1999-00* 10-20 30 1.7 20-0 69 44 0 18 107 5.9
2001-02 0-1 1 0.5 2-0 2 1 0 2 6 3.0
2002-03 3-16 19 0.7 28-0 38 29 3 16 82 3.2
2003-04 0-0 0 0.0 4-0 5 2 0 2 3 0.3
Total 13-37 50 0.9 54-0 114 76 3 38 198 3.5
UF Total 3-17 20 0.5 34-0 45 32 3 20 91 2.3
*at Jacksonville University
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