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#22 Melissa Shafer
Position: Guard
Height: 5'9"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Cardinal Gibbons
College: CC
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2011-12: Holds the Columbia record for career three-pointers ... started all 28 games ... started the season with 17 points, five assists and four rebounds against Vermont ... also dropped 17 points, along with four assists and four steals, against Long Beach State ... knocked down 15 points at Fairfield ... tallied a season-high 18 points at Fairleigh Dickinson ... tallied 17 points, five steals and three rebounds against Bryant and against Morgan State ... scored seven points with four steals and four rebounds against Cornell ... notched 13 points wiht four steals, three assists, and three rebounds against Dartmouth ... matched her season-high with 18 points at Brown ... matched her career-high with six assists, along with eight points and six rebounds, at Yale ... broke double digits again with 12 points, three steals and four rebounds at Harvard .... scored nine points with five assits and three rebounds in her final collegiate game at Cornell.

2010-11: Competed in all 28 contests for the Lions, including five starts ... led squad with 40 three-pointers made, putting her into top five all-time in Columbia history ... put together streaks of three straight double-figure scoring games twice during season ... had 15 points and three steals in home win over Penn ... scored 18 points while adding five rebounds on road at Dartmouth ... went 5-for-8 from long range en route to 17 points at home against Brown ... career-high 24 points on 8-of-13 from the floor, including 6-for-8 from three-point range vs. St. Francis (N.Y.) ... added career-high six assists against the Terriers ... registered nine points in starting role against Lafayette ... connected on three three-pointers and tallied 11 points against nationally-ranked Iowa State ... had six points and tied career high with six rebounds against Monmouth ... broke out for 19 points on 7-for-11 shooting, including 3-for-5 from three-point range, against San Diego ... started each of the first two games at a guard position and has started five games thus far this season ... tallied five assists against Fairleigh Dickinson.

2009-10: Sharpshooter established herself as one of the premier three-point threats in the conference ... played in all 28 games, including three starts ... led Ivy League in three-point shooting, converting on 44.3 percent of her long-range tries ... would have ranked 11th in the NCAA in three-point accuracy had she accumulated enough attempts ... the three-point percentage ranks her second in Columbia history behind Brittney Carfora's mark of .519 set in 2006-07 ... made 51 three-pointers, which ranked fifth in the Ivy League and eighth on the Columbia single-season list ... made at least one three-pointer in 25 contests, including the final 16 games of the year ... scored career-high 15 points in home win over Dartmouth ... scored in double figures in 10 games, including streak of seven straight to begin February.

2008-09: Came off the bench in all 28 games in the backcourt ... was effective from long range, hitting 26 three-pointers to rank second on the team ... connected on two three-pointers in eight games ... set career high with 14 points in victory over Wagner ... scored 10 points in 14 minutes at Yale ...in rematch at home, hit for 11 points against the Bulldogs ... capped season with 12 points at Penn.

Cardinal Gibbons High: Four-year letterwinner ... captain during her junior and senior years ... conference's Player of the Year as a senior ... All-East Region team as a senior ... all-conference selection as a sophomore and junior ... three-time team MVP ... four-year starter ... scored 1,616 points during high school career ... team was two-time conference champions.

Personal: Psychology major ... daughter of Janet and Charlie Shafer ... father played football at Michigan State in the 1970s ... coaches at youth basketball camps during summers ... National Honor Society member ... b. November 23, 1989 in Cincinnati.

 Year GP-GS Min Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-3FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Reb Avg PF FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts Avg
 2008-09 28-0 409 14.6 54-157 .344 26-81 .321 29-35 .829 12 12 24 0.9 40 1 26 45 0 19 163 5.8
 2009-10 28-3 480 17.1 73-178 .410 51-115 .443 18-22 .818 17 26 43 1.5 36 0 25 62 4 17 215 7.7
 2010-11 28-5 599 21.4 71-227 .313 40-131 .305 31-39 .795 15 53 68 2.4 58 1 51 61 2 31 213 7.6
2011-12 28-28 827 29.5 95-307 .309 49-174 .282 31-39 .795 15 57 72 2.6 56 1 66 88 5 48 270 9.6
 Total 112-36 2315 20.7 293-869 .337 166-501 .331 109-135 .807 59 148 207 1.8 190 3 168 256 11 115 861 7.7