Shaina Zaidi
Shaina Zaidi

Player Profile

Valencia, CA

High School:
Marlborough HS




2007 -- Her three-point shooting percentage (.404) ranked as the XX-best ever at UCLA in a season ... Made multiple threes in 11 contests and at least three treys in six games during the season ... Hit a three-pointer in nine of the last 11 games of the season ... Averaged 5.1ppg (81) in last 16 games ... Scored eight versus Washington State at Pac-10 Tournament ... Hit three threes for nine points at Cal ... Scored five at Stanford ... Scored three v. ASU (h) ... Had seven points, four assists (ties career high) in first career start v. Arizona (h) ... Scored three at Oregon ... Had career-bests of 14 points (four threes) and four assists v. Wash. St. (h) ... Six points, three rebounds v. Washington (h) ... Three points, two assists at Arizona ... Led the Bruins with four assists at ASU; added three points ... Scored nine v. USC (h) ... Scored five and had career-best marks for assists (4) and rebounds (5) v. Oregon (h) ... Had two threes v. Oregon St. (h) ... Hit three threes with two assists at Wash. St. ... Grabbed three boards v. Cal (h) ... Hit one three v. Baylor ... Hit two three-balls at New Mexico ... Three assists v. Delaware St. ... Totaled 12 points at Irvine ... Scored nine v. Texas Tech (three treys) ... Four rebounds v. Sacramento St. ... Scored three v. Oklahoma ... Scored nine (3-3 fg) at UC Riverside ... Five points, four rebounds at Tennessee ... Scored three v. UCSB.

2006 -- Saw action in 12 games last season - against Purdue, Bowling Green, Arizona State (Pac-10 Tny.), Cal (Pac-10 Tny.), Oregon State (a), Washington State (h), Arizona (a), Arizona State (a), Oregon (h), Pepperdine, UC Irvine and Georgia ... Hit a three-pointer in the home win over Washington State ... Handed out a career-high three assists at Arizona and scored three points ... Had two points and an assist vs. Oregon ... Scored three points vs. Pepperdine ... Scored five with an assist in 10 minutes against UC Irvine.

2005 -- Appeared in 13 games ... Scored a career-best 10 points with two three-pointers at USC ... Played a season-high 12 minutes at Arizona State ... Scored four at Cal ... Played nine minutes at Stanford ... Scored five points at Washington State ... Had two points, three boards vs. Oregon State(h) ... Scored four vs. Clemson ... Scored five against Gardner-Webb at the Miami Jam.

2004 -- Played in nine games ... Saw her first action at Cal State Northridge ... Also played at Oregon, vs. Washington State, at Arizona State, vs. Oregon State, at Washington State, vs. Arizona, at Cal and vs. Arizona State in the Pac-10 Tournament ... Scored her first points against Oregon State when she made three free throws ... Made two free throws against Arizona State in the Pac-10 tournament.

HIGH SCHOOL -- Three-year letterwinner under coach George Quintero at Marlborough HS in Los Angeles, CA ... Attended Burroughs HS in Burbank, CA in her freshman year ... As team captain, she helped lead Marlborough to three-straight Sunshine League titles ... Team won the Division IV-AA CIF Southern Section championship her senior season and was a CIF State Regional Division IV finalist ... Selected first-team All-CIF Division IV-AA following her junior and senior seasons ... Averaged 22 points, eight rebounds and six assists as a senior ... Named Sunshine League MVP after her junior season ... Adidas Super 60 selection after her junior and senior seasons ... Team was runner-up in the Foothill League as a freshman ... She was selected all-league and all-area first team ... Played on the same AAU travel team as Bruin teammate Noelle Quinn during the summers of '02 and '03 ... Also an outstanding tennis player who advanced to the CIF singles semifinals as a junior and senior ... She made it to the CIF Division IV singles finals as a sophomore ... Set a school record with 137 doubles wins ... Two-time league doubles champion.

PERSONAL -- Full Name: Shaina Zehra Zaidi ... Born: March 5, 1985 in Los Angeles ... Parents: Nasir and Bernadette Zaidi ... Has one brother (Adam) ... Describes her greatest athletic thrill as winning the CIF Southern Section championship in her senior year ... Lists NBA star Allen Iverson as her favorite player ... Math is her favorite class ... Political Science major ... Lists her career objective as becoming a sports agent or entertainment lawyer.

UCLA Career Statistics


3-Point Shooting: 2006 - 3-8 (.375), 2005 - 4-11 (.364), 2004 - 0-1 (.000); Totals - 7-20 (.350).

Career Highs
10, at USC (2/26/05)
Rebounds: 3, vs. Oregon State (1/2/05)
Assists: 3 at Arizona (2/4/06)
Steals: 1, vs. Arizona State (3/6/04)
Blocks: none
FG Made: 2, last vs. UC Irvine (11/30/05)
3-pt. FG Made: 2 at USC (2/26/05)
FT Made: 4, at USC (2/26/05)
Minutes: 12, at Arizona State (2/12/05)