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23 Ataira Franklin
Ataira  Franklin

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bowie, Md.

High School:
Riverdale Baptist

Height:
5-11

Position:
Guard

02/02/2015

Mikayla Venson Named the ACC Freshman of the Week

Guard earns the first weekly honor of her career

08/07/2014

Virginia Has 305 Student-Athletes Named to ACC Academic Honor Roll

Conference has record 3,967 student-athletes recognized

03/06/2014

Georgia Tech Holds off Virginia in Final Seconds

Cavaliers are eliminated from the ACC Tournament with a 77-76 loss to the Yellow Jackets

03/06/2014

Virginia Takes on Georgia Tech in ACC Second Round Game

Winner will face Duke on Friday in the quarterfinals

03/05/2014

Virginia Advances in the ACC Tournament with a 74-59 Victory over BC

Ataira Franklin scored a game-high 23 points

02/20/2014

Women's Basketball vs. UNC (by Matt Riley)

Women's Basketball vs. UNC (by Matt Riley)

02/02/2014

Women's Basketball vs Clemson (Kelsey Grant)

Images from the 80-43 victory over Clemson 2/2/14

01/23/2014

Women's Basketball vs. Maryland -- 1/23/14

Virginia vs. No. 6 Maryland

01/19/2014

Women's Basketball vs Florida State (By Dillon Harding)

Women's Basketball vs Florida State (By Dillon Harding)

01/13/2014

Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley)

Women's Basketball vs. Notre Dame (by Matt Riley)

Ataira Franklin Photo Gallery

Cavalier Career

2013-2014

  • Finished her career ranked No. 11 on the Virginia career point list with 1,619 points
  • Ranks third on the Virginia career three-pointer list with 193
  • Is ninth on the Virginia career steals list with 224
  • Preseason All-ACC; Also was Preseason All-ACC in 2012-13
  • VaSID Second Team All-State
  • Candidate for the Senior CLASS Award
  • Led the team in scoring, ranking 20th in the ACC with a 13.8 per game average
  • Averaged 14.1 ppg in ACC contests
  • Ranked 11th in the ACC with a 35.9 percent field goal percentage
  • Ranked 11th in the ACC in free throw percentage (78.0 percent)
  • Scored 20 or more points in six games this season
  • Scored in double digits in the final 14 games of her career
  • After averaging 4.0 ppg in the first two games of the season, averaged 15.6 ppg in the next five
  • Went 5-of-12 from three-point range in the FGCU Tournament, averaging 18.0 ppg with 10 rebounds, seven assists and four steals
  • Scored 23 points with eight rebounds at WVU, going 6-of-8 from three-point range
  • Followed that with a 25 point performance against No. 3 Tennessee, also adding 6 assists
  • Posted first double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebs in upset over FSU, pulling in her 500th career rebound in the game
  • Scored 20 points with five assists against Clemson
  • Scored 15 points, all in the second half, in an upset bid at No. 14 NC State
  • Had a 23-point performance in the ACC first round victory over BC. Added 15 points and seven rebounds in the second round loss to Georgia Tech
  • Led the team in blocked shots with 18

2012-2013

  • First Team All-ACC (Blue Ribbon Panel)
  • Second Team All-ACC (Head Coaches)
  • First Team VaSID All-State
  • Virginia Women's Basketball Coaches Award for Excellence
  • Ninth in the ACC in scoring (14.3 points per game) and sixth in ACC games (15.6)
  • Fifth in the ACC in free throw percentage (79.3 percent)and fourth in ACC games (81.8 percent)
  • Fifth in the ACC in steals (2.2 per game)
  • Second in the ACC in minutes (36.1 per game) and lead the ACC in conference games (38.3 minutes per ACC game)
  • Preseason All-ACC honoree (Blue Ribbon Panel and Head Coaches)
  • Became the 29th player in program history to score1,000 career points, reaching the milestone on a three-pointer with 6:56 remaining against Boston College (01/24/13)
  • Opened the season scoring in double digits in each of her first three games
  • Scored 20 points in the opener against James Madison
  • Had a career-high eight assists with 13 points at Minnesota
  • Missed the Coppin State game with an injury sustained in practice
  • Scored a season-high 23 points at Wake
  • Scored nine of the Cavaliers first 11 points at home against Georgia Tech
  • Tied a season high with nine rebounds (7 offensive) against Duke (with 15 points, 5 steals)
  • Scored 21 points in back-to-back games against Maryland and Clemson
  • Finished the season averaging 19.1 ppg in the last six games

2011-12

  • Honorable Mention All-ACC
  • Earned the team's Practice Player of the Year Award
  • Started all 36 of UVa's contests and finished second in scoring with 12.4 points per game
  • Added 4.0 rebounds and 2.2 steals per game
  • Recorded a double-double (19 points and 12 rebounds) at Duke on Jan. 2
  • Reached double-digits for scoring on 24 occasions, including a 29-point performance against North Carolina on Jan. 5
  • Led the team with 53 three-pointers made

2010-11

  • Named to the ACC All-Freshman Team
  • Led the Atlantic Coast Conference for most of the season in 3-point field goal percentage (43-for-90, 48 percent)
  • The team's second-leading scorer at 9.4 points per game
  • Started the final 27 games of the season and made 35 overall appearances
  • Recorded 35 steals and 149 rebounds (4.3 per game)
  • In ACC-only games, led Virginia by averaging 12.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game
  • Had a run of nine-consecutive double-digit scoring games, all against ACC opponents
  • Totaled 18 (tied team-high) double-digit scoring games overall
  • Posted two double-doubles - 12 points and 10 rebounds vs. James Madison (Dec. 20) and 18 points and 10 rebounds at NC State (Feb. 10)
  • Scored 19 points at Clemson (Jan. 30) and against Wake Forest at the ACC Tournament

High School

  • Four-year letterwinner at Riverdale Baptist High School
  • A first team All-Metro selection by the Washington Post
  • Averaged 16 points per game and had five 20-point performances during her senior season for Riverdale Baptist
  • A member of the Capital Classic All-Star Game roster
  • A three-time all-county selection and first-ever two-time IAABO Tournament MVP
  • Earned NACA High School All-American honors in 2007
  • Played for Boo Williams Elite on the AAU level

Personal

  • Parents are Anthony and Lakita Franklin
  • Both parents played collegiate basketball at the University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Has a brother, Anthony
  • Franklin Career Stats

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