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Kwinnyata Mercer
Kwinnyata Mercer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mount Vernon, N.Y.

Last College:
Marshalltown (Iowa) C.C.

Height:
5-8

Position:
G/F

04/29/2012

HENRY, CAIN NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Cain wins triple jump at Penn Relays, Henry places third in shot put

04/16/2012

FALBO, JOHNSON NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Falbo leads bowling team to NCAA Championship, Johnson goes 12-for-15 against Spartans

04/02/2012

MCMILLAN, WITTE NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

McMillan wins two matches at Wesley, Witte fans nine in one-hitter at Coppin

03/19/2012

RAMIREZ, SACA NAMED PRMC UMES ATHLETES OF THE WEEK

Ramirez guides bowling team to semifinals of MEACs, Saca throws 5 2/3 innings of scoreless ball to conclude week

03/12/2012

HAWK TALK: A WEEKLY RECAP OF UMES ATHLETICS

Guion-Firmin places seventh at NCAA Championships, seven games played between baseball and softball

Batchelor on Mercer: "She is a hired gun. Her ability to knock down the three on a consistent basis will give us much-needed assistance in our ability to score. She is also a deceptive rebounder with exceptional basketball instincts."

2011-12: Played in all 30 games, starting 17, playing double digit minutes in every contest ... primary three-point shooter, finishing with team best 32.8% (57-174) from behind the arc ... second on the team with 247 points and 35 steals, adding 122 rebounds ... led the Lady Hawks in scoring in seven games, including six of final eight games of the year ... scored 13 points with career-high nine rebounds in overtime victory at American (11/30) ... perfect 3-3 from three-point range vs. Delaware State (12/3) ... had eight points, five rebounds and four steals at UMBC (12/6) ... career-high four assists vs. Florida A&M (1/21) ... earned 15 points with six boards at Coppin State (2/13) ... earned career-high 24 points on 7-12 shooting, including 6-9 for three and 4-4 on free throws, in Homecoming victory over Morgan State (2/25) ... 4-10 from three vs. Coppin State (2/27), combining for 14 points and six rebounds ... 6-10 from the field and 5-8 on three-pointers to total 17 points and five rebounds in MEAC Tournament victory over Savannah State (3/5).

2010-11: Limited due to injury, averaged 10.3 points a game in 15 appearances, including six starts ... shot 41.3% from the field, including 38.9% for three ... scored in double digits in 11 of 15 games played, including first five contests ... was fourth on the team with 25 steals ... scored 11 points off 4-6 shooting, including 3-4 from three, with five rebounds in first UMES game against UMBC (11/14) ... set career high mark with 21 points plus four steals and rebounds against Towson (12/18) ... shot 5-6 against South Carolina State for 15 points (1/8) ... scored 10 points with seven boards, five steals and three assists against North Carolina Central (1/10) ... season high eight rebounds plus 15 points including 3-3 from beyond the perimeter against Florida A&M (1/15) ... grabbed seven rebounds with seven points against Coppin State (1/22).

Junior College/High School/Club: Played two years at Marshalltown (Iowa) Community College ... Twice earned Division II first team All-NJCAA honors ... Was only 17th women's basketball student-athlete in history to accomplish the feat ... Led the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference in rebounding per game (11.3), was second in points per game (16.9) and first in total points as a freshman ... Averaged 19.8 points and 11.0 rebounds as a sophomore ... Also tallied 3.2 assists and 2.9 steals per game as a sophomore, pacing the ICCAC in scoring, rebounding, field-goal percentage and total steals ... Ranked 11th in scoring and 19th in rebounding in NJCAA Division II ... Played high school basketball at Mount Vernon (N.Y.) High School ... Tabbed Most Improved Player as a junior and Most Valuable Player as a senior ... Led Mount Vernon to back-to-back state championship game appearances from 2006-08 ... Also played for Westchester Hawks AAU team in Brewster, N.Y.

Personal: Born Feb. 1, 1990 in New Rochelle, N.Y. ... Daughter of Sandra Mercer and Ronald Bradshaw ... Has three sisters (Tamika,Tawanda and Shadquia) and five brothers Gary, Ronnie, Kasheem, Jamal and Shameer ... Major is Physical Therapy ... Best sports moment was hitting the game-winning shot against Iowa Central to advance to the championship of the Iowa Community College Athletic Conference ... Most influential person is her mom for raising nine kids as a single parent ... Upon graduation, she plans to work in physical therapy or play basketball at the highest level ... Best advice received is "Stay humble and always know where you came from" ... Hobbies include hanging out with family and friend and sleeping ... Favorite movie is "Love and Basketball" ... Personal goal for the season is to have better statistics in every category than last season ... Personal goal before graduation is to be the best player she can be.

MERCER'S CAREER STATISTICS (UMES)

Total 3-Point FT Rebounds Scoring
Year GP-S Min/Avg fg-a % fg-a % ft-a % O-D tot avg a blk stl Pts-avg
'10-11 15-6 346/23.1 52-126 .413 28-72 .389 22-34 .647 20-39 59 3.9 13 3 25 154-10.3
'11-12 30-17 784/26.1 83-248 .335 57-174 .328 24-32 .750 35-87 122 4.1 34 7 35 247-8.2
TOTAL 45-23 1130/25.1 135-374 .361 85-246 .346 46-66 .697 55-126 181 4.0 47 10 60 401-8.9

Career Highs
Points: 24 (vs. Morgan State, Feb. 25, 2012)
Rebounds: 9 (@ American, Nov. 30, 2011)
Steals: 5 (@ North Carolina Central, Jan. 10, 2011)
Assists: 4 (vs. Florida A&M, Jan. 21, 2012)
Blocks: 1 (10x, last: vs. Coppin State, Feb. 27, 2012)
Minutes: 38 (@ American, Nov. 30, 2011)