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Imani Boyette

School

University of Texas

Position
Center
Major
Accounting

Classroom

Imani Boyette is a two-time first-team Academic All-Big 12 selection with a 3.1886 cumulative GPA entering her senior year. She is on pace to earn her bachelor’s degree this May and has been a five-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll selection. In her freshman season (2012-13), she was selected to the Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team.

Character

Boyette’s character has been rewarded with multiple awards. She was the winner of the 2015 Honda Inspiration Award and named the 2014-15 Big 12 Female Sportsperson of the Year. Learn more by watching this video clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM6ln4yGvr8.

Community

Boyette has been involved in numerous community outreach activities including the following:
1. Was a Sparks of Hope Healing Camp summer camp counselor and positive role model for abused children.
2. Spoke with local elementary school students about a day in the life of a college student through the Neighborhood Longhorns Student Panel.
3. Encouraged girls of all ages to explore the issues of health and wellness through the Girls Empowerment Network.
4. Made Christmas cookies and ornaments with the kids at Dell Children’s Hospital.
5. Offered peer support during patients’ recovery at Austin State Hospital by sharing her life experiences.
6. Served as a “guest pancake flipper” at Pancakes for Parkinson’s to help raise awareness about Parkinson’s disease in honor of former Faculty Athletics Representative, Dr. Jim Vick.
7. Served as the motivational speaker for female elementary school students participating in the Pony Express girls’ basketball league through Manor ISD Girls Basketball.
8. Passed out awards at Rodriguez Elementary assembly.
9. Participated in the Brave the Shave event held by St. Baldricks Foundation through which student-athletes shave their heads in order to raise funds for cancer.
10. Visited with patients at Austin State Hospital and gave them words of encouragement and hope, while also signing autographs, playing basketball and playing with the children.
11. Served as a role model and mentored at-risk youth through Repeat Offender Prevention Project Outreach.

Competition

Boyette had played in 90 career games with 52 starts entering her senior year while averaging 10.6 ppg and 7.9 bpg and totaling 199 blocks. She was a first-team All-Big 12 selection in 2014-15 and made the 2015 Big 12 All-Tournament Team. As a sophomore, she was a second-team All-Big 12 selection.

In six postseason games last year, Boyette averaged 14.3 ppg, 10.3 rpg and 1.3 bpg while leading UT to the Sweet 16.