Shay Cooney-Williams
Shay  Cooney-Williams


Frisco, Texas

High School:
Frisco HS





Women's Basketball Season Preview

Pepperdine hosts Westmont on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in an exhibition.


Dozens of Student-Athletes Make WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll

59 of Pepperdine's student-athletes that compete in the WCC had at least a 3.0 GPA.


Women's Hoops Season Comes to End in Loss to USF

Keitra Wallace scored a season-high 19 points and Kelsey Patrick grabbed 13 rebounds.


Pepperdine Opens 2013 West Coast Conference Championships vs. USF

Waves Take On Dons Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at Orleans Arena in Las Vegas


Pepperdine Upends Saint Mary's 80-67 on Senior Day

Four Waves Score in Double Figures, Led By Career-High 19 from Ea Shoushtari


Women's Basketball vs. USF (3/6/2012)

Photos courtesy of the West Coast Conference from the Waves' first-round loss to the Dons.


Women's Basketball vs. Gonzaga

Women's Basketball vs. Gonzaga - Jan. 24, 2013


Pepperdine vs. No. 17 UCLA

Pepperdine hosted No. 17 UCLA in its final non-conference game of the 2012-13 season.


Pepperdine vs. Wyoming - 11/24/12

Pepperdine vs. Wyoming in championship game of 2012 Thanksgiving Classic. Photos by Martin Folb


Pepperdine vs. Cal State Northridge

Pepperdine vs. Cal State Northridge Photos by Martin Folb

Shay Cooney-Williams Career StatsGet Acrobat Reader

CAREER: Completed four-year career ranked eighth in career 3-pointers (123) and ninth in 3-point attempts (381) ... Ranked tied for 10th in single-season 3-pointers with 48 and tied for seventh in attempts (152) as a senior.

PEPPERDINE 2012-13: Posted strong senior season for the Waves ... Led Pepperdine in overall scoring (9.3), 3-pointers (48) and assists (2.4) ... Registered first career double-double with 14-point, 10-rebound effort at USC (11/18/12) ... Opened the season with 15 points, five rebounds, six assists and two steals at UC Riverside (11/9/12) ... Dished at least four assists eight times ... Reached double-digit scoring in a team-high 16 contests ... Scored a season-high 16 points in an upset win against Saint Mary's (3/1/13) ... Posted 15-point, four-assist effort in win against San Francisco (1/10/13) ... Dished a season-high six assists in back-to-back games to open the year at the Aggies and against UC Riverside (11/12/12) ... Ranked seventh among West Coast Conference leaders in 3-pointers (48/1.7) ... Earned All-WCC Honorable Mention selection.

AT PEPPERDINE 2011-12: Appeared in all 29 games for the Waves and started five ... Averaged 4.8 points per game and 17.6 minutes per game ... Credited with 26 steals and 18 assists ... Was second on the team with a .308 shooting percentage (20-65) from behind the arc ... Was 7-of-9 from the free throw line ... Scored a buzzer-beating half court shot that made ESPN SportsCenter's top 10 to defeat Portland (1/17). She also tied her career high of 19 points in that victory and scored a season and career-high four three pointers ... At Cal Poly, she also tallied 19 points and went 9-for-10 from the field, including 1-of-1 from behind the three-point arc (11/30) ... Had a season high 13 attempts from the field in a start at Cal State Fullerton (11/16) ... Was 3-for-3 from behind the arc as the Waves defeated New Mexico in overtime to win the New Mexico Thanksgiving Tournament (11/26) ... Started a string of three-straight games, BYU (2/2), Loyola Marymount (2/6) and San Diego (2/11). The Waves went 2-1, including knocking off then-top 25 BYU.

AT PEPPERDINE 2010-11: Appeared in all 30 games with one start vs. Fullerton (12/18), in which she scored 11 points with a game high five assists ... Averaged 6.2 points per game ... Credited with 33 assists and 25 steals ... Came off the bench to score a season high 15 points in win over Loyola Marymount (2/19) ... Made 5-of-10 attempts, including 3-of-4 from beyond the 3-point arc ... Hit double digits for the first time vs. Boise State (11/23), sinking 4-of-9 shots from the field, including a pair of 3-pointers to finish with 10 points ... Registered double figures for the second straight game vs. Temple (11/26) with 12 points, and hit a clutch jump shot with seven seconds left to give the Waves a four-point win over the visiting Owls ... Finished the game at Oregon State (12/3) with eight points, including a 3-pointer that gave Pepperdine a 50-48 lead with 6:33 left ... Helped Waves with seven second-half points in 66-61 win at LMU (1/22) ... Scored 11 points at Gonzaga (2/12) on 5-of-10 shooting ... Established a new game high with four steals at Fresno State (11/28) and matched that total vs. Saint Mary's (2/3) ... Recorded a game high seven 3-point attempts and tied a game high with 12 field goal attempts at UC Irvine (12/1).

AT PEPPERDINE 2009-10: Provided a spark off the bench and earned a spot on the WCC All-Freshman team ... Averaged 5.8 points in 14.7 minutes as a reserve in all 32 games ... Also averaged 1.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists ... Scored in double-figures four times, including a season-high 18 vs. UC Irvine (12/22) ... Made a season-best four of five three-pointers in that game ... Had 14 points in her collegiate debut vs. Northern Arizona (11/13) ... Scored eight points in the WNIT game at Brigham Young ... Other season highs were five rebounds (twice), four assists (several times), three steals (several times) and 30 minutes at Loyola Marymount (2/6).

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Frisco (Texas) High School in 2009 ... Played varsity basketball all four years ... A McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior after averaging 14.1 points, 6.9 assists, five rebounds and four steals ... The District 9-4A MVP her final three years, as well as a TABC all-state and all-region selection ... Made the Dallas Morning News all-area team all four years ... Set school records for points in a career (1,662) and season (612), three-pointers in a game (six) and career (195) and steals in a season (154) ... Helped lead team to the state semifinals her sophomore year and regional finals as a senior ... Attended Carrollton Christian Academy as a freshman ... Won Outstanding Sportsmanship awards three times ... Was on the academic all-district team twice.

CLUB: Played for Texas Express, Team Texas, DFW Elite and Cy-Fair Shock ... The Texas Express won a BCI national championship.

PERSONAL: Born in Little Rock, Ark. ... Daughter of Shalonda and Robert Williams ... Sister of Rakkia ... One cousin, Kenneth Lawrence, played basketball at the University of Louisiana ... Another cousin, Jesse Cornelius, played football at Arkansas ... Lists her most thrilling sports moment as "my freshman year when I made a buzzer-beater against a team that my school had never beaten before" ... Chose Pepperdine because "the weather in California is amazing, the team is really cool, plus I'll get a great education."

FAVORITES: Enjoys relaxing, listening to music and writing poetry ... Favorite pro basketball player is LeBron James ... Favorite pro basketball team is whoever is playing the Lakers ... Favorite book is The Skin I'm In ... Favorite movie is Love and Basketball ... Favorite TV show is The Game ... Favorite musical artist is Tupac ... Favorite foods are chicken alfredo, broccoli and mashed potatoes ... Favorite sports other than basketball are bowling and volleyball.

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