QUICK HITS Saw her first action last year against Wisconsin on 1/12/03 after missing the first 13 games due to injury.
Was named the team's Most Improved Player following the 2001-02 season
Played on the Big Ten traveling team in Holland and Belgium in 2002
Appeared in 14 games as a freshman in 2000-01
Nicknames: B, Big B, Big Beezie
2003 Highlights: Saw action in eight games after missing the first 13 games due to injury. Scored a free throw vs. Northwestern. Had a key block in a 75-65 win over Michigan State in East Lansing.
2002 Highlights: Named Most Improved on the Illinois Basketball Team. Appeared in 11 games for a total of 48 minutes. Played on the Big Ten traveling team in Holland and Belgium. Scored five points and grabbed seven rebounds on the season. Played a season-high nine minutes against Eastern Illinois.
2001 Highlights: Provided Illini with big presence off the bench Appeared in 14 games for a total of 54 minutes Played a season-high seven minutes vs. Minnesota, Tennessee and Connecticut Grabbed three rebounds in the season-opener against Clemson Scored first career points against Northwestern on Jan. 9 Recorded her first career steal against Northwestern on Feb. 8.
HIGH SCHOOLScored 276 points as a senior at Ardmore to go along with 176 rebounds and an incredible 114 blocked shots (or 4.2 per game) while making 59 percent of her field goals as a senior * Sported a 4.2 GPA which earned her high honors * Member of the Young Women's Leadership of Ardmore * Attended Theresa Grentz Summer Camp * Two-time all-southern region honoree * Earned pre and postseason recognition from USA Today * High School coach was Terry Rogers.
PERSONALBorn on Jan. 3, 1982, in Midland, Texas Daughter of Brad and Linda Blackburn Hobbies include reading, listening to music and shopping Plans to major in kinesiology Member of the Maxwell Avenue Church of Christ Daily Ardmorite Blue Ribbon Scholar Member of the National Honor Society Favorite movie is Hoosiers.