30   Latavia Coleman
Latavia Coleman

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Macon, GA

High School:
Southwest

Height:
5-10

Position:
Forward


Strong, solid player who has the ability to muscle her way inside and hit the short jumper...

1998-99: Was lost for the season on December 26th after suffering a torn ACL to her right knee in practice...a three-year starter at forward...was averaging a team-leading 20.8 ppg...was second on squad with at 7.0 rpg...tallied double figures in every game and led the team in scoring six times... shot better than 50 percent in six games...twice led the team in rebounding...had a career-high 38 points vs. No. 8 North Carolina, tying the FSU mark for most points in a single-game...also tallied 30 points vs. No. 3 La. Tech and added 12 rebounds for her first double-double of the year...was named to the Seminole Classic All-Tourney Team...

1997-98: A second-team All-ACC selection...was lost for last two games of the season with right ankle fracture...scored in double figures in all but two games...averaged a team-leading 32.5 minutes of play and started 25 games...ranked second in the ACC in scoring and fifth in rebounding...was the team scoring leader at 17.7 ppg and was second in rebounding with a 7.8 rpg average...led the team in scoring in 17 of 25 games, including 13 games of 21 points or more...led the team in rebounding in 10 games...scored a career-high 26 points in South Florida win...recorded six double-doubles...was named to the Dial Soap/Florida Four Challenge all-tourney team for second straight season...earned all-tourney honors at the FSU Classic...

1996-97: An ACC all freshman team selection...led the team in scoring at 11.5 ppg and was also first in rebounds at 6.1 rpg...became the first freshman at FSU to lead the team in scoring since 1981...was chosen the squad's Golden Nole recipient, given to the top player on the team...capped off her rookie season with a career-high 21 points in the ACC Tour-nament...was named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the week ending Jan. 19 after averaging 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Tribe in two games...recorded her second and third career double-doubles with a team-high 18 points and 11 rebounds vs. Maryland on Jan. 15 and 18 and 10 vs. Maryland on Jan. 30 ...began the season off of the bench in first four games and earned a starting role vs. NC State on Dec. 7...played in all 27 games and started 23 contests...led the squad in scoring six times and in rebounding in 12 games...scored in double figures in 18 games...led the team in assists with six vs. Central Florida on Dec. 20...ranked second on the team with 38 steals...notched her first career double-double with a 18 points and 13 rebounds vs. FAU and led the team in both categories in the game...was named to the Dial Soap Classic/Florida Four all-tournament team after averaging 13.0 points and 5.0 rebounds through the two games, including a team-high 16 points vs. No. 20 Florida ...snagged four steals, four times...

High School: A 1995-96 preseason Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American... participated in the Tennessee-Georgia High School All Star game following senior season and recorded three points, five rebounds, two steals and two blocks for the victorious Georgians...averaged 17.0 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 6.0 apg as a senior...led Southwest Macon team to the state regional finals...pegged team's most valuable player ...was an all-city, all-state and all-middle Georgia selection...high school coach was Willie Goolsby...also excelled in the class-room...earned school's Scholar Athlete Award...achieved a 3.6 GPA...an Honor Roll and Principal's List student...

Personal: Was born April 14, 1978...is majoring in sports management.

CAREER HIGHS

Points 38 vs. UNC (12/5/98)
Rebounds 13 (three times)
Blocks 2 (twice)
Assists 7 vs. G.Tech (1/18/98)

COLEMAN'S CAREER NUMBERS

YEAR G-GS MPG FGM-FGA PCT 3FG-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB-AVG AS ST BK TO PF-DQ PTS-AVG
96-97 27-23 28.8 130-312 .417 9-40 .225 41-77 .532 164-6.1 40 38 5 64 80-5 310-11.5
97-98 25-25 32.5 164-356 .461 3-18 .167 112-163 .687 194-7.8 47 42 4 72 64-0 443-17.7
98-99 10-10 30.1 82-150 .547 0-4 .000 44-61 .721 70-7.0 22 14 4 32 29-1 208-20.8
Totals 62-58 - 376-818 .460 12-62 .194 197-301 .654 428-6.9 109 94 13 168 173-6 961-15.5

COLEMAN'S ACC NUMBERS

YEAR G-GS MPG FGM-FGA PCT 3FG-3FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT REB-AVG AS ST BK TO PF-DQ PTS-AVG
96-97 16-16 29.6 74-190 .389 7-28 .250 23-43 .535 93-5.8 18 12 2 42 48-3 178-11.1
97-98 15-15 33.5 90-206 .437 2-12 .167 74-102 .725 110-7.3 29 31 2 40 36-0 256-17.1
98-99 2-2 37.5 23-40 .575 0-1 .000 10-17 .588 15-7.5 4 3 3 8 7-1 56-28.0
Totals 33-33 - 187-436 .429 9-41 .220 107-162 .660 233-7.1 51 46 7 90 91-4 490-14.8
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