13 - Kyla Evans
Kyla Evans
Height: 5-11
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Brewster, Wash.
High School: Brewster HS '07
Position: G
Experience: 3L

Head Coach Wendy Schuller: "Kyla Evans logged a lot of minutes as a sophomore and as a freshman, and is another one of our really experienced players. Kyla is probably in the best shape of her life and is as strong as she has ever been. Her body looks really good physically and she is shooting the ball quickly and well, which is what we like to see her do. I think with the improvements she has made she will be a little bit better as an on-the-ball defender, and we like her going to the glass for us as a big wing. She is another player we are going to look to as a scorer. She has a little more speed and quickness off the dribble and that's going to make the balance in her game a little better. She improved on it last year and I think that it will continue to improve this year. She is really committed and she is a player who is willing to do what she has to do to help our success. She has worked hard to be a well-rounded player."

2009-10: One of four co-captains for the Eagles. She enters her junior season ranked in the top six in school history for career three-pointers made (fifth, 112) and attempted (sixth, 292), and her .384 percentage from the arc is currently the school record.

2008-09: Evans showed her prowess in the classroom, earning ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VIII first team accolades. She was also named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team and was the EWU Scholar-Athlete of the Month for December. On the floor, she continued her attack on the Eastern record books as a sophomore. She made 60 three-point baskets, the fifth-highest single-season total ever recorded by an Eagle. Evans placed 82nd nationally in three-point shooting percentage (36.1) and 100th in three-point baskets per game (2.07). She was third and eighth in those respective categories in the Big Sky ranks. She made 6-of-10 in a 90-75 win over Montana State on Jan. 29 to help the Eagles to within one of the school record of three-point makes in a game (EWU shot 13-of-27 from beyond the arc in that contest).

2007-08: Evans was named to the Big Sky Conference All-Academic team. She shot lights out from three-point range, hitting at a 41.3 percent clip from behind the arc. She would have ranked 24th nationally if she had played in 75 percent of EWU's games, but the guard had to sit out 11 contests due to a foot injury. Even with missing those 11 contests, she made 52 three-point baskets, the fifth-highest single-season total in Eagle history. She also nailed 41.3 percent of her three-point attempts, also fifth in Eastern annals. Evans twice had 14 three-point attempts, against Great Falls on Dec. 15 and versus San Francisco three days later, to set and tie the school record in that category. In the UGF game, she made six three-point shots, tied for the most by any Big Sky player in a 2007-08 contest. Against Montana Tech on Nov. 11, Evans converted 5-of-7 three-point attempts. She then went 3-of-3 against Nevada in the team's next game to have an early career shooting percentage of 80.0 percent beyond the arc (8-of-10).

High School: Evans was named All-Caribou League all four years and earned Co-MVP accolades for the league as a senior after being the sole choice her junior season. As a senior, she helped lead BHS to the 1A state tournament, where her team won its first game to reach the quarterfinals before being eliminated. Evans was named to the All-State Tournament team. She averaged 21 points and nine rebounds per game that year and earned 1A State Player of the Year accolades following her outstanding season. Evans also competed for Brewster's track and field team, where she finished sixth as a senior in the state shot put competition. She played in the summer for the Tri-City Packers.

Personal: Born 11/4/88 in Brewster, Wash. She is the daughter of Timothy and Autumn Evans. She has a brother, Tyler, 23. Evans is majoring in communication studies with minors in government and leadership.

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