Fun Facts: Shakyna Payne
Oct. 7, 2015
Shakyna Payne played three years of varsity basketball at Etowah before finishing her senior year at Southwest Atlanta Christian Academy. Payne was an honorable mention All-County player in 2011 before earning second-team honors in 2012 and then being named to the first-team in 2013. A 2014 Atlanta Journal Constitution All-State Class A Second Team selection, she averaged 14.2 points with 7.3 rebounds per game her senior campaign. Payne scored over 1,100 points in her prep career.
Other Fun Facts about Shakyna:
– Loves basketball because it is a competitive sport. “I like competing to win and cheering on my teammates. I love how we are like a family.”
– Loves Virginia because “It is a beautiful campus with wonderful people and great academics.”
– Her hidden talent is she can sound like a platypus.
– Dream job would be to get paid to travel.
– If she could start her own restaurant it would be a bakery. “I love desserts and I am good a making them.”
– Favorite ride at the amusement park is Batman at Six Flags.
– If she were a vegetable, she would be a cucumber.
– Favorite color is coral.
– If she could play in a movie it would be the Cheetah Girls.
– Can play the clarinet.
– Favorite cookie is chocolate chip.
– Greatest achievement was getting a scholarship to play basketball at UVA.
– Her thoughts on Coach Boyle: “She is a great coach. She cares so much about us as players and people.”
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