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UNC Women's Basketball Bio
34 Xylina McDaniel
McDaniel McDaniel 818639

Preseason All-ACC selection • Naismith Trophy Watch List candidate • Suffered a season-ending injury to her leg against Elon on Dec. 21 in Myrtle Beach, S.C. • Started the first 12 games of the season • Averaged 11.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game • Reached double figures in seven of the 12 games, including 16 points apiece in the opening two games of the year against Howard and No. 23 UCLA • Also had 15 points in the win over No. 5 Stanford and 14 points in the double-overtime victory at No. 18 Rutgers.

One of the premier post players in the Atlantic Coast Conference • Started a team-leading 35 games and made 36 appearances • Named to the Wooden Award Preseason Top 30 List • Also voted a preseason All-ACC selection • Finished third on the team in scoring (11.3) and second in rebounding (5.8) per game • Ranked 29th in the ACC in scoring • Also ranked second on the team in steals (54) and blocks (23) • Shot 47.2 percent from the field and 41.2 percent (28-of-68) from beyond the three-point line • Tied her career high with 25 points on 11-of-15 shooting in the win over No. 15 Nebraska in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge on Dec. 4 • Scored in double figures in 20 games and had lone double-double of the year against No. 4 Tennessee on Nov. 11, her second double-double in as many seasons against the Lady Vols • Scored 18 points at No. 2 Notre Dame on Feb. 27 • Also had 17 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the win at No. 3 Duke on Feb. 10 • Scored 14 points to fuel an 18-point come-from-behind victory over UT Martin in the first round of the NCAA Tournament on March 23.

Tough, athletic post who immediately entered the starting lineup and become one of the team's top interior threats • Started 33 games and averaged 11.3 points, 7.1 rebounds, 2.2 steals and 1.0 blocks per contest • Named ACC Rookie of the Year, the first Tar Heel to win that award since Camille Little in 2004 • Also earned first-team All-ACC honors from the league's head coaches and second-team honors from the Blue Ribbon Panel • Also named to the ACC All-Freshman team • Earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors a league-best six times • Ranked in the top 15 in the ACC in steals (sixth), blocks (10th) and rebounds (14th) • Scored in double figures on 21 occasions and grabbed double-digit rebounds five times • Had three double-doubles on the year, including 18 points and 12 rebounds in her Carolina debut against Davidson • Also had 15 points and 14 boards in the Preseason WNIT title game win over Iowa to earn all-tournament honors • Just missed a double-double in the win over NC State on Feb 24 with 15 points and nine boards • Had a career-high 25 points at Florida State on Feb. 17 • Finished 9-of-14 from the field against the Seminoles • Scored at least 10 points in 13-of-18 league contests • Was a bright spot in the loss at Tennessee, finishing with 19 points and 13 rebounds.

2010-11 South Carolina Gatorade Player of the Year • South Carolina Coaches' Association 4A player of the year as a senior • Three-time 4A all-state selection who averaged over 18 points and eight rebounds per game • 2012 McDonald's All-America and WBCA All-America selection • Rated the No. 6 forward and the No. 25 player overall by ESPN HoopGurlz • Helped lead Spring Valley to 4A state championships in 2009 and 2011 • In addition to being one of South Carolina's top five players each of the last four seasons on the hardcourt, she also broke the state record in the shot put as a track and field athlete • Daughter of former NBA All-Star Xavier McDaniel and Michele Day Anderson.

Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
High School: Spring Valley
UNC North Carolina Women's Basketball