So far in this entertaining season, we have been mentioning Sabrina Ionescu and her numerous triple doubles. The fact that we are not mentioning the play of Shakyla Hill says how great this season has been.
On Saturday, the Grambling State senior guard was able to notch the sixth quadruple-double in NCAA women’s college basketball history. It was her second time accomplishing such a rarity in college basketball. She had a stat line of 21 points, 16 rebounds, 13 assists and 10 steals in the win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
“I am just so blessed,” Hill said of the accomplishment after the game. “To be able to record a quadruple-double once was something special, but to do it again, words cannot describe how I am feeling. I want to thank my teammates for the support and helping achieve this record.”
To emphasize: Shakyla Hill is the only player in NCAA history to notch two quadruple-doubles.
Her first quadruple double occurred on January 3, 2018 against Alabama State. In that game, Hill put up 15 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals.
Before Hill’s quadruple doubles, there were only three other players to accomplish this feat. Those players include
- Soja Tate of Arkansas State: 29 points, 14 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals
- Veronica Pettry of Loyola-Chicago: 12 points, 10 rebounds, 22 assists and 11 steals
- Ramona Jones of Lamar: 10 points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and 12 steals
The only men’s college player with a quadruple-double was Lester Martin of UT-Martin back in 2007.
In other words: Shakyla Hill is on a mountain top by herself. To record two quadruple-doubles in a career is an astounding accomplishment to have. Surprisingly, head coach Freddie Murray was not in shock of Hill’s achievement.
“I’m excited for her,” Murray declared to Deja Harrison of The Undefeated. “I see it. She flirts with them so often night in and night out I’m surprised she hasn’t had more than just two because we’ve seen her play at this level pretty much for the last 3 ½ years and she’s always come close. She gets triple-doubles all the time, but she always comes close to quadruple doubles.”
Along with her quadruple-doubles, the 5-foot-7 guard has two triple-doubles to add to her career. It is important to realize that Hill could, indeed, have more than two quadruple-doubles. Ultimately, she has come up short by a few rebounds here, a few assists there and a couple more steals.
While also speaking to Deja Harrison of The Undefeated, Hill noted, “Right now I have all the emotions in the world. I just feel really blessed. I know I keep saying that over and over, but I feel like I’m one of the most blessed individuals that I’ve come in contact with. I honestly cannot tell you. I feel like you can put in work day in and day out but God really has his hand on me, and he’s really just guiding me throughout all of this, and he helped me get to the point where I’m at now.”
Shakyla Hill will have frequent chances to earn more quadruple-doubles this season as the Grambling State Tigers look to win the SWAC Championship this season.
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