|| Xenia Stewart
Xenia is the Panthers' toughest defensive player, but is just 29 points from 1,000 for her career. She is set to become the 15th player in Pitt history, and the fourth since the 2006-07 season to reach the milestone.
Junior Season (2007-08)
Stewart started 31 of her 32 games played during the season...finished the season with 280 points for an 8.8 ppg average...was second on the team in assists with 79...scored a season-high 18 points in the Big East Tournament against Villanova...tied her career-high for steals with five in the win over West Virginia...had another strong game at Villanova with 14 points, four assists and four rebounds...tied her season high with a 16-point performance in Pitt's first-ever win over Louisville...suffered a deep leg contusion and was forced to sit out games against Ohio, No. 15 Duke and Cal Poly...returned to action against Duquesne after the injury adding six points in 18 minutes...scored 16 points and added six rebounds and four assists in win over Charlotte
Xenia Stewart started 32 of Pitt's 33 games during the season, serving as the Panthers' key defensive player...scored 19 points and added eight rebounds, four assists and three steals vs. Marquette in the Big East Tournament...tied her career high with five steals while adding 10 points and six assists in win at Georgetown...scored 12 points at Connecticut in 39 minutes of play...had a solid all-around game vs. Cincinnati with 10 points, five rebounds, a career-high five steals and four assists...led the team with 21 points in win at USF...scored 15 points and added eight rebounds in win at Providence in just 28 minutes...scored 12 points and handed out five assists in loss at Louisville...held USF's Preseason Big East Player of the Year Jessica Dickson to just 10 points and four rebounds...had 16 first half points on 7 of 10 shooting at Syracuse and ended the game with 20 points...scored 13 and added eight rebounds and five assists in loss to St. John's...broke her former career high with 23 points vs. Marquette in overtime win...again hit the 21-point mark vs. East Carolina...matched her then-career high with 21 points vs. Robert Morris in 39 minutes...earned her first double-double of the season with 10 points and 10 rebounds vs. Penn State...scored a then-season-best 15 points and seven rebounds in win at Akron...named to the Duck Invitational All-Tournament team...scored 14 points and played solid defense in Pitt win over Boise State in tournament title game...again scored in double figures at St. Bonaventure with 10 points on the night...added 10 off the bench in win at Duquesne...scored 11 in Pitt's win over Mount St. Mary's...contributed four points in win over California (Pa.)...one of Pitt's three returning starters.
Xenia Stewart started all 33 games of her rookie season...was second on the team in assists (113), third in steals (31) and points (9.7)...earned All-Classic Team honor at Pitt Thanksgiving Classic...named the Big East Rookie of the Week for her efforts in the Thanksgiving Classic and in the win over Akron...recorded five points, seven rebounds and six assists in the WNIT quarterfinal win over Virginia...tallied nine points with five rebounds, six assists and a season-best-tying three steals in the WNIT victory over Mississippi...made seven free throws in seven attempts, finishing with 11 points, three rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Big East quarterfinal loss to DePaul...handed out a team-best seven assists and grabbed five rebounds vs. Notre Dame...registered her first career double-double in the loss to Louisville, scoring 14 points and pulling down a season-best 12 rebounds, including 10 on the offensive glass...dished out six assists and shot 4-of-4 from the free throw line vs. Connecticut...grabbed seven rebounds and dished out a season and team-high nine assists vs. Providence...scored a game-high 17 points and tied a then- season-best four assists vs. St. John's....poured in 16 points on 6-of-11 from the field, eight rebounds and two blocks vs. St. Bonaventure...hit 7-of-11 shots for 17 points and pulled down seven rebounds in the win over San Diego State...recorded her first block in her first Big East contest vs. Syracuse...played a team-high 38 minutes in the loss to Penn State, scoring nine points and pulling down seven rebounds...had 12 points, seven rebounds, four assists and two steals vs. Duquesne...had a season-best 21 points on 7-of-10 shooting, with five rebounds, two assists and two steals in home opener vs. Akron...poured in 16 points, including 8-of-10 from the free throw line, and pulled down eight rebounds with four assists in her collegiate debut against William & Mary at the TD Banknorth Classic.
Xenia Stewart led the nationally ranked Riverdale Baptist Crusaders to a record of 30-1 and a No. 2 national ranking by USA Today...averaged 21.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, and 4.0 steals per game...as a junior, Stewart was ranked No. 23 by Student Sports and No. 29 by Full Court Press...was named all-metro, all-league and all-county as a junior when Riverdale Baptist won the National Christian School League championship... was ranked among the top five players in the Washington, D.C., area...the 2004-05 Bowie Blade News and Bowie Star Player of the Year...helped Riverdale Baptist to a sixth-place ranking in the East by USA Today her junior season...earned Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-America...played AAU basketball for the three-time state champion Maryland Hurricanes...guided the Hurricanes to a ninth-place national finish in 2005...also competed in soccer, track and field and volleyball while in high school.
Xenia Stewart was born August 21, 1987...is the daughter of Renee and Tony Stewart...has one brother...a business major.