Fourth annual awards show highlights excellence on and off the field
Kaila'Shea Menendez Named Team MVP
Men's basketball and softball honored
Averaged 18.5 points per game in tourney
Kaila'Shea Menendez leads Western Carolina with 16 points
2012 Women's Basketball Senior's Memories
Kaila'Shea Menendez and Karen Middleton Post-Game vs. Coastal Carolina
Karen Middleton Post-Game vs. NC Central
Karen Middleton Weekly Update - Nov. 17
Women's Basketball 2011-12 Photo Shoot
2010-11 (Junior): Started all 31 games ... Led the team averaging 11.1 points per game ... Scored a career-high 22 points against UNCG on February 7 ... Led the team in free throw percentage with .741 ... Connected on 120 three pointers ... Led the team in scoring eight times.
2009-10 (Sophomore): Played in all 30 games of the season and started nine ... Scored in double figures 14 times ... Career-high 21 points against coastal Carolina on November 25, 2009 ... Ranked second on the team averaging 9.2 points per game ... Topped the Catamounts with a .814 free throw percentage ... Her 11 free throws against UNC Greensboro on February 16, 2010 were a career-high.
2008-09 (Freshman): 2009 Southern Conference Coaches' All-Freshmen Team ... Played in 32 of 33 games ... Ranked second the team in free throw percentage with 82.1 ... Scored in double figures four times ... Career-high in free throws (6), assists (3), and minutes played (23) vs. Appalachian State ... Career-high 20 points (first freshman to score 20 or more points since 2005) and field goals made (7) against Furman ... Career-high four rebounds against Chattanooga ... Career-high three steals against Elon ... Tied career-high with four rebounds vs. Samford (02/23).
High School: Wakefield team went undefeated in the regular season her senior season ... They ended the year 31-1, losing in the East Regional Finals to Westover 66-53, after being ranked nationally in prominent polls including USA Today ... Was selected All-conference, First Team All-Regional Tournament, First Team All-District and was also named tournament MVP of the Glaxo Welcome National Tournament ... Earned First Team All-Conference honors as a junior and helped lead her team to a 26-2 record and a conference championship - averaging 13.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game.
Personal: Full name is Kailia'Shea A. Menendez ... Daughter of Angel and Kirski Menendez.