5 Yaktavia Hickson
5 - Yaktavia Hickson
Height: 5-11
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Columbia HS
Position: G
Major: Exercise Science, Physical Education and Wellness -- Sport Administration
gp 29
pts/g 11.9
fg % 40.5
3pt % 25.8
ft % 82.8
reb/g 6.0
a/g 1.3

In 2017-18 (senior): Departed Tech as the 30th member of the 1,000-point club, scoring her 1,000th point on Dec. 7 in an 83-52 win over Cumberland… led Tech for the second-straight season in scoring, averaging 11.9 points per game… also led the team in rebounds with 6.0 per game and ranked second with 30.0 minutes played per game… scored in double-figures in 21 games, including a streak of nine-straight to end her career… put up a career-high 15 rebounds at Morehead State (Jan. 20) – her 10 points that same game gave Hickson her first double-double of the season… tallied another double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds at Jacksonville State (Feb. 8)… scored a season-high 23 points in the penultimate game of her career, a 68-65 win over Tennessee State (Feb. 22)… collected 37 assists, 15 blocks and 36 steals… earned preseason All-OVC honors… was named the Female Minority Student-Athlete of the Year by Tech’s Office of Multicultural Affairs in April 2018… signed to play for Tech legend Marynell Meadors’ Atlanta Monarchs, a member team of the Women’s Blue Chip Basketball League, also in April.

In 2016-17 (junior): Received All-OVC first team honors after finishing third in the OVC in scoring, averaging 16.9 points per game… started 29 of Tech’s 30 games, averaging 30.2 minutes per game… scored in double-figures in 23 games and reached 30+ points three times… put up two double-doubles, first at Southeast Missouri (Dec. 29) with 30 points and 12 rebounds (a new career-high) and next versus Eastern Kentucky (Jan. 28) with 14 points and 10 rebounds… her new career-high of 37 points came at Belmont (Jan. 21)… continued to hold strong at the free-throw line, leading the team with an 84.7 free-throw percentage (which also ranked third in the OVC)… averaged 4.0 rebounds and also added 49 assists, eight blocks and 29 steals.

In 2015-16 (sophomore): Played in 27 games, making 21 starts and averaging 22.2 minutes per game… bumped up her scoring average to 8.1 points per game… set a new career-high of 23 points against Belmont (Jan. 30) and seven rebounds at Jacksonville State (Feb. 6)… scored in double-figures 10 times… her 85.7 free throw percentage placed her second in the Tech record books for free throw percentage in a season.

In 2014-15 (freshman): Played in 29 games, making nine starts and averaging 17.9 minutes per game… set a career-high of 13 points at Jacksonville State (Feb. 14), shooting 80 percent from the field and going 4-of-4 from the free-throw line… played a career-high 36 minutes at Clemson (Dec. 6), which also marked her first-ever start… tallied a career-high six rebounds vs. Morgan State (Dec. 21)… scored in double-figures seven times… finished the year averaging 6.3 points per game.

High School: Hickson comes to Tech from Columbia High School in Decatur, Georgia, where she was part of back-to-back Class AAAA state championship teams in 2012 and 2013… during her junior season, she averaged 15.6 points, 3.9 steals and 2.7 assists per game… recognized as a Top 20 player and Player of the Month in January 2013 by the DeKalb County Tip-Off Club… was one of just two players from Georgia to be named to the Prospect Nation’s Elite 150 players.

Personal: Majoring in exercise science, physical education and wellness with a concentration in sport administration… named to the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll four times (spring 2017, fall 2016, spring 2016, spring 2015) and the OVC Commissioner’s Honor Roll once (2016-17)… prefers to be called “Shug.”

Recent Games
Feb 8 at Jacksonville State W, 60-58
Feb 10 Belmont L, 68-60
Feb 15 at Austin Peay L, 53-52
Feb 17 at Murray State L, 80-73
Feb 22 Tennessee State W, 68-65
Feb 24 Jacksonville State L, 73-59
Statistics category Overall Conf
Games 29 18
Games started 29 18
Minutes 870 543
Minutes per game 30.0 30.2
FG 125-309 77-192
FG Pct 40.5 40.1
3PT 23-89 15-56
3PT Pct 25.8 26.8
FT 72-87 54-62
FT Pct 82.8 87.1
Off rebounds 51 37
Def rebounds 122 78
Total rebounds 173 115
Rebounds per game 6.0 6.4
Personal fouls 95 61
Disqualifications 6 4
Assists 37 23
Turnovers 99 58
Assist to turnover ratio 0.4 0.4
Steals 36 25
Blocks 15 11
Points 345 223
Points per game 11.9 12.4
Points per 40 min 15.9 16.4
Date Opponent Score gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Nov 5 Tusculum College W, 79-51 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Tennessee Wesleyan W, 84-66 1 27 5-10 50.0 1-1 100.0 0-1 0.0 11
Nov 14 at Middle Tennessee L, 58-44 1 25 4-9 44.4 1-6 16.7 5-5 100.0 14
Nov 17 at East Tennessee State L, 74-55 1 29 2-9 22.2 0-5 0.0 1-2 50.0 5
Nov 20 Radford L, 60-41 1 26 0-12 0.0 0-7 0.0 1-2 50.0 1
Nov 27 at Georgia L, 56-48 1 31 6-14 42.9 0-0 - 2-2 100.0 14
Dec 1 at Wright State L, 82-59 1 27 6-10 60.0 0-1 0.0 1-4 25.0 13
Dec 3 at Kentucky L, 82-54 1 27 6-14 42.9 1-1 100.0 3-3 100.0 16
Dec 7 Cumberland University W, 83-52 1 33 6-8 75.0 2-3 66.7 3-4 75.0 17
Dec 10 IUPUI L, 68-54 1 36 3-7 42.9 1-1 100.0 0-0 - 7
Dec 19 Winthrop W, 70-41 1 30 3-10 30.0 1-4 25.0 2-2 100.0 9
Dec 21 Lipscomb L, 61-57 1 36 7-14 50.0 1-4 25.0 0-0 - 15
Dec 28 Morehead State L, 74-67 1 24 2-7 28.6 0-1 0.0 2-2 100.0 6
Dec 30 Eastern Kentucky L, 76-68 1 22 3-5 60.0 0-0 - 4-4 100.0 10
Jan 4 at Belmont L, 78-59 1 33 4-7 57.1 3-3 100.0 0-0 - 11
Jan 6 at Tennessee State L, 76-66 1 40 6-12 50.0 1-2 50.0 1-1 100.0 14
Jan 11 Austin Peay W, 63-59 1 32 4-9 44.4 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 8
Jan 13 Murray State L, 72-63 1 32 5-14 35.7 1-6 16.7 3-4 75.0 14
Jan 18 at Eastern Kentucky L, 55-53 1 28 3-11 27.3 1-4 25.0 2-2 100.0 9
Jan 20 at Morehead State L, 53-51 1 30 3-11 27.3 0-2 0.0 4-4 100.0 10
Jan 25 Southeast Missouri L, 70-66 1 12 0-2 0.0 0-1 0.0 0-0 - 0
Jan 27 UT Martin L, 67-51 1 35 7-14 50.0 4-7 57.1 2-2 100.0 20
Feb 1 at SIUE L, 65-58 1 24 4-12 33.3 0-4 0.0 2-2 100.0 10
Feb 3 at Eastern Illinois W, 60-57 1 36 2-9 22.2 0-3 0.0 8-8 100.0 12
Feb 8 at Jacksonville State W, 60-58 1 32 6-13 46.2 1-3 33.3 8-12 66.7 21
Feb 10 Belmont L, 68-60 1 24 5-9 55.6 1-3 33.3 6-6 100.0 17
Feb 15 at Austin Peay L, 53-52 1 35 4-11 36.4 1-4 25.0 3-6 50.0 12
Feb 17 at Murray State L, 80-73 1 39 7-16 43.8 1-5 20.0 0-0 - 15
Feb 22 Tennessee State W, 68-65 1 39 10-18 55.6 0-4 0.0 3-3 100.0 23
Feb 24 Jacksonville State L, 73-59 1 26 2-12 16.7 1-3 33.3 6-6 100.0 11
Date Opponent Score gs min off def reb ast to a/to stl blk pf dq
Nov 5 Tusculum College W, 79-51 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 10 Tennessee Wesleyan W, 84-66 1 27 2 6 8 4 4 1.0 1 0 2 0
Nov 14 at Middle Tennessee L, 58-44 1 25 0 4 4 0 4 0.0 0 1 5 1
Nov 17 at East Tennessee State L, 74-55 1 29 2 1 3 1 5 0.2 2 0 4 0
Nov 20 Radford L, 60-41 1 26 2 4 6 0 2 0.0 2 0 3 0
Nov 27 at Georgia L, 56-48 1 31 1 5 6 0 7 0.0 2 0 5 1
Dec 1 at Wright State L, 82-59 1 27 0 2 2 2 3 0.7 0 0 4 0
Dec 3 at Kentucky L, 82-54 1 27 0 3 3 1 2 0.5 1 0 2 0
Dec 7 Cumberland University W, 83-52 1 33 0 7 7 0 3 0.0 2 0 3 0
Dec 10 IUPUI L, 68-54 1 36 1 3 4 2 6 0.3 1 1 3 0
Dec 19 Winthrop W, 70-41 1 30 4 4 8 3 3 1.0 0 1 1 0
Dec 21 Lipscomb L, 61-57 1 36 2 5 7 1 2 0.5 0 1 2 0
Dec 28 Morehead State L, 74-67 1 24 3 2 5 1 3 0.3 1 1 3 0
Dec 30 Eastern Kentucky L, 76-68 1 22 1 1 2 1 3 0.3 1 1 5 1
Jan 4 at Belmont L, 78-59 1 33 2 3 5 2 1 2.0 1 0 3 -
Jan 6 at Tennessee State L, 76-66 1 40 3 5 8 2 2 1.0 2 0 3 0
Jan 11 Austin Peay W, 63-59 1 32 0 10 10 1 4 0.3 0 1 5 1
Jan 13 Murray State L, 72-63 1 32 2 2 4 1 6 0.2 1 1 5 1
Jan 18 at Eastern Kentucky L, 55-53 1 28 2 4 6 3 3 1.0 1 0 3 0
Jan 20 at Morehead State L, 53-51 1 30 7 8 15 0 4 0.0 2 1 2 0
Jan 25 Southeast Missouri L, 70-66 1 12 0 1 1 1 1 1.0 1 0 2 0
Jan 27 UT Martin L, 67-51 1 35 4 4 8 2 8 0.3 3 1 2 0
Feb 1 at SIUE L, 65-58 1 24 1 3 4 1 4 0.3 2 1 4 0
Feb 3 at Eastern Illinois W, 60-57 1 36 0 4 4 0 4 0.0 1 0 3 0
Feb 8 at Jacksonville State W, 60-58 1 32 2 9 11 2 2 1.0 2 0 2 0
Feb 10 Belmont L, 68-60 1 24 2 3 5 0 1 0.0 1 1 5 1
Feb 15 at Austin Peay L, 53-52 1 35 0 4 4 0 3 0.0 2 0 4 0
Feb 17 at Murray State L, 80-73 1 39 3 4 7 4 4 1.0 2 1 3 0
Feb 22 Tennessee State W, 68-65 1 39 4 6 10 2 2 1.0 1 1 3 0
Feb 24 Jacksonville State L, 73-59 1 26 1 5 6 0 3 0.0 1 1 4 0
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
2014-15 29 9 17.9 2.4-5.8 41.4 0.6-2.1 25.8 0.9-1.4 67.5 6.3
2015-16 27 21 22.2 2.8-7.1 38.9 1.0-3.2 32.2 1.6-1.8 85.7 8.1
2016-17 30 29 30.2 5.9-13.5 43.5 1.3-4.1 32.3 3.9-4.6 84.7 16.9
2017-18 29 29 30.0 4.3-10.7 40.5 0.8-3.1 25.8 2.5-3.0 82.8 11.9
Total 115 88 25.2 3.9-9.4 41.4 0.9-3.1 29.6 2.2-2.7 82.1 10.9
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
2014-15 29 9 518 70-169 41.4 16-62 25.8 27-40 67.5 183
2015-16 27 21 600 75-193 38.9 28-87 32.2 42-49 85.7 220
2016-17 30 29 905 176-405 43.5 40-124 32.3 116-137 84.7 508
2017-18 29 29 870 125-309 40.5 23-89 25.8 72-87 82.8 345
Total 115 88 2893 446-1076 41.4 107-362 29.6 257-313 82.1 1256
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
2014-15 29 9 17.9 5.4-13.1 41.4 1.2-4.8 25.8 2.1-3.1 67.5 14.1
2015-16 27 21 22.2 5.0-12.9 38.9 1.9-5.8 32.2 2.8-3.3 85.7 14.7
2016-17 30 29 30.2 7.8-17.9 43.5 1.8-5.5 32.3 5.1-6.1 84.7 22.5
2017-18 29 29 30.0 5.7-14.2 40.5 1.1-4.1 25.8 3.3-4.0 82.8 15.9
Total 115 88 25.2 6.2-14.9 41.4 1.5-5.0 29.6 3.6-4.3 82.1 17.4
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
2014-15 29 9 17.9 0.3 1.4 1.7 2.4 0.0 1.1 2.6 0.4 0.9 0.2
2015-16 27 21 22.2 0.4 2.1 2.4 2.7 0.0 2.1 2.6 0.8 0.9 0.2
2016-17 30 29 30.2 1.2 2.8 4.0 3.3 0.2 1.6 3.1 0.5 1.0 0.3
2017-18 29 29 30.0 1.8 4.2 6.0 3.3 0.2 1.3 3.4 0.4 1.2 0.5
Total 115 88 25.2 0.9 2.6 3.6 2.9 0.1 1.5 2.9 0.5 1.0 0.3
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
2014-15 29 9 518 9 41 50 70 1 33 75 0.4 27 6
2015-16 27 21 600 10 56 66 72 0 57 70 0.8 25 5
2016-17 30 29 905 36 85 121 98 6 49 93 0.5 29 8
2017-18 29 29 870 51 122 173 95 6 37 99 0.4 36 15
Total 115 88 2893 106 304 410 335 13 176 337 0.5 117 34
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
2014-15 29 9 17.9 0.7 3.2 3.9 5.4 0.1 2.5 5.8 0.4 2.1 0.5
2015-16 27 21 22.2 0.7 3.7 4.4 4.8 0.0 3.8 4.7 0.8 1.7 0.3
2016-17 30 29 30.2 1.6 3.8 5.3 4.3 0.3 2.2 4.1 0.5 1.3 0.4
2017-18 29 29 30.0 2.3 5.6 8.0 4.4 0.3 1.7 4.6 0.4 1.7 0.7
Total 115 88 25.2 1.5 4.2 5.7 4.6 0.2 2.4 4.7 0.5 1.6 0.5
  gp gs min/g fg/g pct 3pt/g pct ft/g pct ppg
Total 29 29 30.0 4.3-10.7 40.5 0.8-3.1 25.8 2.5-3.0 82.8 11.9
Conference 18 18 30.2 4.3-10.7 40.1 0.8-3.1 26.8 3.0-3.4 87.1 12.4
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 15 15 28.9 4.1-10.1 41.1 0.9-3.1 28.3 2.1-2.4 88.9 11.3
Away 14 14 31.1 4.5-11.3 39.9 0.7-3.1 23.3 2.9-3.6 78.4 12.6
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 7 7 32.7 5.1-11.0 46.8 0.7-2.7 26.3 3.4-4.3 80.0 14.4
Losses 22 22 29.1 4.0-10.5 38.4 0.8-3.2 25.7 2.2-2.6 84.2 11.1
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November 5 5 27.6 3.4-10.8 31.5 0.4-3.8 10.5 1.8-2.4 75.0 9.0
December 8 8 29.4 4.5-9.4 48.0 0.8-1.9 40.0 1.9-2.4 78.9 11.6
January 8 8 30.3 4.0-10.0 40.0 1.2-3.2 38.5 1.5-1.6 92.3 10.8
February 8 8 31.9 5.0-12.5 40.0 0.6-3.6 17.2 4.5-5.4 83.7 15.1
  gp gs min fg pct 3pt pct ft pct pts
Total 29 29 870 125-309 40.5 23-89 25.8 72-87 82.8 345
Conference 18 18 543 77-192 40.1 15-56 26.8 54-62 87.1 223
Exhibition - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Home 15 15 434 62-151 41.1 13-46 28.3 32-36 88.9 169
Away 14 14 436 63-158 39.9 10-43 23.3 40-51 78.4 176
Neutral - - - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0-0 - 0
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Wins 7 7 229 36-77 46.8 5-19 26.3 24-30 80.0 101
Losses 22 22 641 89-232 38.4 18-70 25.7 48-57 84.2 244
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November 5 5 138 17-54 31.5 2-19 10.5 9-12 75.0 45
December 8 8 235 36-75 48.0 6-15 40.0 15-19 78.9 93
January 8 8 242 32-80 40.0 10-26 38.5 12-13 92.3 86
February 8 8 255 40-100 40.0 5-29 17.2 36-43 83.7 121
  gp gs min/g fg/40 pct 3pt/40 pct ft/40 pct pts/40
Total 29 29 30.0 5.7-14.2 40.5 1.1-4.1 25.8 3.3-4.0 82.8 15.9
Conference 18 18 30.2 5.7-14.1 40.1 1.1-4.1 26.8 4.0-4.6 87.1 16.4
Exhibition - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Home 15 15 28.9 5.7-13.9 41.1 1.2-4.2 28.3 2.9-3.3 88.9 15.6
Away 14 14 31.1 5.8-14.5 39.9 0.9-3.9 23.3 3.7-4.7 78.4 16.1
Neutral - - - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - 0.0-0.0 - -
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Wins 7 7 32.7 6.3-13.4 46.8 0.9-3.3 26.3 4.2-5.2 80.0 17.6
Losses 22 22 29.1 5.6-14.5 38.4 1.1-4.4 25.7 3.0-3.6 84.2 15.2
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November 5 5 27.6 4.9-15.7 31.5 0.6-5.5 10.5 2.6-3.5 75.0 13.0
December 8 8 29.4 6.1-12.8 48.0 1.0-2.6 40.0 2.6-3.2 78.9 15.8
January 8 8 30.3 5.3-13.2 40.0 1.7-4.3 38.5 2.0-2.1 92.3 14.2
February 8 8 31.9 6.3-15.7 40.0 0.8-4.5 17.2 5.6-6.7 83.7 19.0
  gp gs mpg off/g def/g reb/g pf/g dq/g ast/g to/g a/to stl/g blk/g
Total 29 29 30.0 1.8 4.2 6.0 3.3 0.2 1.3 3.4 0.4 1.2 0.5
Conference 18 18 30.2 2.1 4.3 6.4 3.4 0.2 1.3 3.2 0.4 1.4 0.6
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 15 28.9 1.9 4.2 6.1 3.2 0.3 1.3 3.4 0.4 1.1 0.7
Away 14 14 31.1 1.6 4.2 5.9 3.4 0.1 1.3 3.4 0.4 1.4 0.3
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 7 7 32.7 1.7 6.6 8.3 2.7 0.1 1.7 3.1 0.5 1.0 0.4
Losses 22 22 29.1 1.8 3.5 5.2 3.5 0.2 1.1 3.5 0.3 1.3 0.5
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November 5 5 27.6 1.4 4.0 5.4 3.8 0.4 1.0 4.4 0.2 1.4 0.2
December 8 8 29.4 1.4 3.4 4.8 2.9 0.1 1.4 3.1 0.4 0.8 0.6
January 8 8 30.3 2.5 4.6 7.1 3.1 0.3 1.5 3.6 0.4 1.4 0.5
February 8 8 31.9 1.6 4.8 6.4 3.5 0.1 1.1 2.9 0.4 1.5 0.6
  gp gs min off def reb pf dq ast to a/to stl blk
Total 29 29 870 51 122 173 95 6 37 99 0.4 36 15
Conference 18 18 543 37 78 115 61 4 23 58 0.4 25 11
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 15 434 28 63 91 48 4 19 51 0.4 16 11
Away 14 14 436 23 59 82 47 2 18 48 0.4 20 4
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 7 7 229 12 46 58 19 1 12 22 0.5 7 3
Losses 22 22 641 39 76 115 76 5 25 77 0.3 29 12
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November 5 5 138 7 20 27 19 2 5 22 0.2 7 1
December 8 8 235 11 27 38 23 1 11 25 0.4 6 5
January 8 8 242 20 37 57 25 2 12 29 0.4 11 4
February 8 8 255 13 38 51 28 1 9 23 0.4 12 5
  gp gs mpg off/40 def/40 reb/40 pf/40 dq/40 ast/40 to/40 a/to stl/40 blk/40
Total 29 29 30.0 2.3 5.6 8.0 4.4 0.3 1.7 4.6 0.4 1.7 0.7
Conference 18 18 30.2 2.7 5.7 8.5 4.5 0.3 1.7 4.3 0.4 1.8 0.8
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Home 15 15 28.9 2.6 5.8 8.4 4.4 0.4 1.8 4.7 0.4 1.5 1.0
Away 14 14 31.1 2.1 5.4 7.5 4.3 0.2 1.7 4.4 0.4 1.8 0.4
Neutral - - - - - - - - - - - - -
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Wins 7 7 32.7 2.1 8.0 10.1 3.3 0.2 2.1 3.8 0.5 1.2 0.5
Losses 22 22 29.1 2.4 4.7 7.2 4.7 0.3 1.6 4.8 0.3 1.8 0.7
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November 5 5 27.6 2.0 5.8 7.8 5.5 0.6 1.4 6.4 0.2 2.0 0.3
December 8 8 29.4 1.9 4.6 6.5 3.9 0.2 1.9 4.3 0.4 1.0 0.9
January 8 8 30.3 3.3 6.1 9.4 4.1 0.3 2.0 4.8 0.4 1.8 0.7
February 8 8 31.9 2.0 6.0 8.0 4.4 0.2 1.4 3.6 0.4 1.9 0.8