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Shatori Walker-Kimbrough

School

Maryland

Position
Guard
Major
Sociology

Classroom

Satori Walker-Kimbrough is a sociology major and is expected to graduate in Fall 2016 in just three and a half years. She was named a Big Ten Scholar-Athlete and was twice named to the Scholar Athlete honor roll.

Character

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is a fantastic leader and worker who holds herself and those around her to a high standard. In her four years at Maryland, she has grown as a person on and off the court and is now one of the Terrapins’ true leaders. Walker-Kimbrough is a great teammate, always teaching and encouraging her teammates, and she is always in the gym, working to perfect her shot, her craft and her all-around game. She wants to succeed at everything and will help her teammates do the same.

Community

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough is active in organizing community service projects. She has helped student-athlete food drives, fundraising runs, Thanksgiving turkey dinner giveaways, trips to the food pantry and more. She was involved with holiday community service for children at a local mall last year and this year.

For the last two years, Walker-Kimbrough has been instrumental in the Terrapins’ involvement in Team Impact, through which the team was matched with a child with multiple diagnoses. This special little girl that was “drafted” to the Terrapins, and Walker-Kimbrough played a role in that process. As a member of the Team IMPACT leadership team, Walker-Kimbrough took an active role in welcoming this child and her family to the team, as well as coming up with activities for the team to do.

Walker-Kimbrough is also extremely active with the Special Olympics, both at home and at Maryland. She works to instruct athletes and builds relationships with them by encouraging and mentoring them. She tries to impact her community positively by serving food at homeless shelters and assisting in a child-care facility.

Competition

Shatori Walker-Kimbrough has been a three-year starter for the Big Ten champion and Final Four Terrapins. She’s helped the Terps to two Final Fours, two Big Ten regular season titles, two Big Ten Tournament titles and a record of 93-14 (.869) (through nomination time). She’s been a mainstay in their lineup for all three years of her career and into her senior season. Walker-Kimbrough has played in every game of her career, 107 total, averaging 14.0 points and shooting 46.5 percent from outside the arc in 26.1 minutes per game.

As a junior, she led the nation and set a Big Ten record with her three-point field goal percentage of 46.5 percent (114-245). She was named to the All-Big Ten First Team in 2015 and 2016 and was the Big Ten Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 2016. In addition, last year Walker-Kimbrough was named an Associated Press Third Team All-American and WBCA Honorable Mention All-American and to the Wade Trophy, Naismith and Wooden Award watch lists.