JUNIOR YEAR (2007-08)
Averaged 8.0 points, 3.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists in four games for Wake Forest before transferring to GW for spring semester, sat out remainder of season ... Demon Deacons posted 3-1 record in Lavender's four games.
SOPHOMORE YEAR AT WAKE FOREST (2006-07)
Selected as a 2007 Honorable Mention All-ACC, marking the first Demon Deacon to earn All-ACC honors since 2003-04 ... Appeared in all 29 contests, starting all but two and led the team with 492 points (17.0 ppg) ... set a new single-season record of field goal attempts with 527, surpassing Amy Privette's record of 471 set during the 1985-86 season...went a perfect 10-of-10 from the charity stripe against Georgia Tech on Jan. 28.... ranked second on team in assists (74) and third in steals (21)...averaged 2.6 rebounds per game ... averaged 34.0 minutes per game, scoring in double figures in 26 of 29 games...had nine 20-plus scoring efforts...averaged 16.6 points per game during ACC contests, ranking third in the conference...tallied out a career-high 31 points vs. NC State (1/14) shooting 10-of-19 and 6-of-6 from the line...recorded a career-high-tying six assists, a career-high seven rebounds and scored 29 points vs. Florida A&M (11/24)...was one of the team's top free-throw shooters, connecting on 108-of-148 for an 73 percent clip...led team with 66 3-pointers on the season...had a team high five 3pt field goals on three occasions - NC State (1/14), Florida A&M (11/24) and Wofford (11/22...was one of three players to score in double figures (11 pts) in the ACC Tournament against Florida State.
FRESHMAN YEAR AT WAKE FOREST (2005-06)
Appeared in 26 games with nine starts ... Tied for fourth on the team in assists with 41 ... Averaged 3.5 points per game and 2.0 rebounds per game ... Mercer (11/18) - Made her collegiate debut, coming off the bench to score four points and pull down three rebounds ... at Davidson (11/26) - Made her first career start, scoring seven points and registering two steals ... Also dished out three assists ... at Towson (11/29) - Scored eight points in 23 minutes of action ... Miami (Ohio) (12/3) - Dished out a season-best five assists and tallied five rebounds ... Lipscomb (12/19) - Scored in double figures for the first time in her career, finishing with 10 points ... at Richmond (12/28) - Played 15 minutes and dished out two assists ... Maryland (1/29) - Recorded a season-best six rebounds to go along with two steals and four points in the game ... at Boston College (2/2) - Played a season-high 30 minutes and finished with seven points and two assists ... at NC State (2/9) - Returned to the starting lineup after coming off the bench in the previous 15 games ... Scored a season-best 11 points and tied her career-high with two steals ... Went a perfect 5-for-5 from the free throw line ... Started five of the Demon Deacons' last six games ... Clemson (2/12) - Went 2-for-2 from three-point range to finish with seven points ... Virginia Tech (ACC Tournament, 3/2) - Played 29 minutes and tied her career-high with five assists.
Ranked as the No. 31 recruit by the Blue Star Report ... Ranked as the No. 79 recruit by the All-Star Girls Report ... Named a Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) honorable mention All-American in 2005 ... Averaged 16 points per game for Arch Bishop Carroll High School ... Selected to the USA Youth Development Festival East Team that brings together 48 of the nation's top women's high school seniors ... Selected to participate at the Nike All-American Camp in 2004 ... Street & Smith All-American Honorable Mention in 2002, 2003 and 2004 ... Selected as an honorable mention Washington Post All-Met in 2002, 2003 and 2004.
Born March 31, 1987 ... Full name is Yolanda Tameka Lavender ... Goes by "Yo" ... Daughter of Rita McClam and Terrence B. Lavender ... Has three siblings: Natasha Colbert, Dametrius McClam and Talia McClam.
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