Basketball - W
Courtesy: Jeri Thorpe, Athletic Media Relations
AS A SENIOR (2011-12)
Lyndsay Harris returned to the Razorback lineup overcoming a season-ending knee injury suffered at the SEC Tournament in 2011. Her summer of rehab went well and Harris was back in the lineup for 20 minutes - more than expected - in the season-opener and the Hoover, Ala., native never looked back.
Harris started the year coming in for the Razorbacks off the bench but returned to the starting roll in the third game of the SEC schedule. She finished her senior year averaging 9.6 points per game and 2.1 rebounds per game. Harris finished her career ranked 14th in points (1,347), 14th in assists (265), tied for sixth in field goal attempts (1,244), second in three point goals (283), first in three point attempts (858) and 10th in three point percentage (.330).
She scored in double figures in 16 games including a season-best 20 points in a record-setting win at Tennessee in late February giving Arkansas their first-ever win in Knoxville and just the program's second win over the Lady Vols. Harris hit four three pointers in the game and was 8-for-8 from the line for Arkansas.
Harris finished the season ranked 29th in the SEC in all games for scoring with her 9.6 ppg. She was third in three-pointers made averaging 2.2 a game and 11th in three-point percentage at 33.3. In SEC only games, Harris was 27th in the league in scoring again averaging 9.6 ppg in conference-only contests. she ranked 10th in the leauge in steals with 1.7 per game and tied for second in three-pointers made averaging 2.1 per game.
AS A JUNIOR (2010-11)
Lyndsay Harris continued to be a part of a winning formula for Tom Collen and the Razorbacks in 2010-11. She finished her junior season leading the team and the Southeastern Conference in three-point shooting and ranked 20th in the country in threes per game. Always a threat from the outside, Harris hit 81 threes, shooting 34.9 percent for the season. She ranks fourth in the Razorback record books for made threes with 91, fourth for attempts with 645 and 10th in three-point shooting percentage with 32.9 percent. In addition, Harris became the 24th player in Razorback history to record 1,000 career points. Her milestone came with her third point in an upset win over LSU in Fayetteville.
Harris opened well to start the year earning selection to the UTEP Thanksgiving Classic All-Tournament team. She set the Arkansas individual SEC game record with six three-pointers in a half and tied the record for attempts in a half with nine, both against Georgia. She finished the year with 21 games in double-figures getting a career-high 26 on 8-for-13 shooting from beyond the arc against Georgia. In fact, she was nearly unstoppable against the Bulldogs scoring 48 points and hitting 16 threes in two meetings.
Harris suffered a season-ending knee injury in the closing minutes of the Razorbacks’ first-round game against Florida in the SEC Tournament. She is expected to make a full recovery for the 2011-12 season.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10)
Harris was one of a couple of Razorbacks who started the season with a target on her back. A member of the Southeastern Conference’s All-Freshman Team in 2008-09, Harris strove to elevate her game to the next level as a sophomore. And she did just that. Harris, primarily a two-guard, improved from 10.3 ppg to 12.6, hovering around 13.0 ppg for much of the year as the Razorbacks leading scorer. Harris, who was also Arkansas’ back up at the point, set career-bests for points, field goals, three-point field goals and tied her best for three-pointers attempted in a Razorback win over Western Kentucky in Cancun. Harris led all scorers with 26 points with nine field goals, going 8-for-12 from three-point range, missing the single-game record by one.
She also had career-bests with a 7-for-7 performance from the line against Florida in the SEC opener and with eight assists in the season opener with Alcorn State. Harris tied her career marks with 17 attempts against DePaul and grabbed a season-high six rebounds twice as a sophomore. Harris hit at least one three-pointer in 28 of Arkansas’ 30 games and finished the year with 15 consecutive games with a three.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09)
Harris was Arkansas’ best three-point threat as a true freshman last year. She hit 52 treys during the regular season and was the Razorbacks’ third-leading scorer with 9.9 ppg heading into the SEC Tournament. Her season/career-best 23 points against Oregon State ties for the most by any Razorback in 2008-09, and she received all-tournament honors at the Junkanoo Jam in November. Harris pulled in a season/career-best seven rebounds against Ole Miss in the SEC Tournament.
Harris’ success was rewarded at the end of the season when she was selected to the SEC’s All-Freshman Team joining teammate C’eira Ricketts. Harris and Ricketts are only the second teammates to earn selection to the SEC All-Freshman team. In 1996, Shaka Massey and Sytia Messer were chosen for the all-freshman squad.
A top 100 recruit in the country, the Hoover, Ala., shooting guard led the Lady Bucs to a 30-2 overall record as a senior, averaging 18 ppg, 4 rpg and 5 apg. Her three-point shooting skill was on display in her future home state as she set the Fort Smith, Ark., Tournament of Champions record with seven three-pointers. Hoover won the event, and Harris was named the tournament’s MVP. First-team Class 6A all-state by the Alabama Sports Writers Association, Harris was also named to the 2008 Super All-Metro team by the Birmingham News. The News also tabbed Harris as the player of the year for the South-Hoover region. Hoover was 23-7 in 2007 as Harris averaged 15 ppg and 5 apg. A four-year starter, she averaged 18 ppg and 3 rpg as a sophomore and 7.8 ppg and 5 apg as a freshman. For her career, she scored 1,879 points for Hoover, with a career single game high of 39 points against Fort Smith Southside. She was ranked 81st in the country by All-Star Girls Report, and was the 49th overall player by the regional South East Hoops Report. Harris played her AAU basketball with the Alabama Twisters out of Birmingham, which won the U18 national title in 2008.
Born Lyndsay Robyn Harris on Aug. 31, 1990, she is the daughter of Robert Harris and the late Cheryl Cheatham. Harris has an older brother, Robert, and sister, Ashley; and a younger sister, Jordan. Her brother Robert played for McNeese State as well as professionally in Europe.