Illini to honor four seniors before 6:30 p.m. game with the Wildcats
Basketball has been instrumental in the growth of Illini senior
Illinois Women's Basketball Game 18 Notes
Illini try to rebound Thursday at Carver-Hawkeye Arena
WBB Notes: Games 13-14
Photos from Illinois' quarterfinal victory over Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament
Photos from the 2011 first round Big Ten Tournament game between Illinois and Wisconsin
Champaign County Nursing Home Olympics 2/18/11
Women's Basketball vs. Iowa (1/30/11)
Photos from the Kentucky Wesleyan, Illinois State, Cal Poly, NC State and UIC games from Nov. and Dec. 2010.
2011-12 - Senior Named Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in 12 games for a total of 48 minutes. ... Scored two points while playing eight minutes against Memphis on Nov. 13 ... Scored two points on her only shot in four minutes vs. Alabama A&M on Dec. 28 ... Grabbed a rebound and blocked a shot against No. 19 Nebraska on Jan. 29 ... Started on senior night against Northwestern on Feb. 20, playing eight minutes ... Ended her Illini career with two minutes of playing time against Michigan during the 2012 Big Ten Tournament First Round on March 1 ...
2010-11 - Junior: Appeared in 28 games ... Averaged 3.4 points and 12.0 minutes per game ... Was second on the team with 21 made threes on the season and shot .328 from behind the arc ... Tallied nine points on three made three-pointers to go with three rebounds and a block against Michigan on Feb. 27 ... Hit 5-of-11 from the field for 12 points at Indiana on Jan. 13 ... Went 4-of-4 from three and 6-of-9 overall for 16 points vs. Cal Poly on Nov. 22 ... Scored a career-high 22 points, was 7-of-10 from the field, including a career-high five threes, and tied her career-high with two steals at Bradley on Nov. 19 ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2009-10 - Sophomore: Appeared in 28 games, making five starts ... Averaged 2.6 points per game and was fourth on the team with 15 three-pointers made ... Came off the bench to score six points at Iowa on Feb. 14, hitting all four free throw attempts ... Played 12 minutes against Northwestern on Feb. 11, hitting a three-pointer and grabbing two rebounds ... Scored five points off the bench in three consecutive appearances from Jan. 10-Jan. 21 ... Was key in Illinois' comeback win against Minnesota on Jan. 10, scoring five points and contributing an assist in the second-half run that got the Illini back in the game ... Hit two three-pointers for six points against Marquette on Dec. 9... Made her first start of the season on Nov. 24 at Illinois State, scoring five points and grabbing two rebounds ... Set a career-high with four three-pointers against Central Michigan on Nov. 18, shooting 4-of-7 behind the arc and scoring a season-high 12 points ... Had nine points in 16 minutes against Siena on Nov. 15, shooting 4-of-7 from the field ... Dished out three assists in 10 minutes at Temple on Nov. 13 ... Academic All-Big Ten selection.
2008-09 - Freshman: Played in all 31 games, starting 18 ... Averaged 5.6 points per game and was second on the team with 28 three-pointers ... Stepped up her game in the last 11 games, taking over for the injured Chelsea Gordon in the starting lineup on Jan. 29 ... Had a career-high five rebounds against Northwestern on Feb. 12 ... Scored in double figures for the second time in three games with 10 points against Michigan State on Feb. 5 ... Played all 40 minutes for the first time in her career on Jan. 25 against Indiana, scoring 12 points and hitting two three-pointers ... Played the entire 40 minutes for the second straight game on Jan. 29 at Northwestern, hitting three-three pointers for nine points ... Had 10 points at Michigan on Jan. 8, also dishing out a career-high four assists ... Scored a career-high 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting on Jan. 3 against Minnesota ... Scored 12 points at UW-Milwaukee on Dec. 10, hitting a career-best three three-pointers and dishing out three assists in 34 minutes ... Broke out against Missouri on Nov. 19, scoring 14 points on 6-of-9 shooting, hitting two three-pointers and grabbing three rebounds in 29 minutes ... Started and made her Illinois debut at IPFW on Nov. 14, contributing five points, three assists and two rebounds in 21 minutes.
Named Division II second team All-State by the Associated Press as a sophomore and junior and earned Division I honorable mention honors as a senior ... McDonald's All-American nominee ... Averaged 22.5 points per game as a senior and 20.1 points, 7.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game as a junior while knocking down 37-of-93 three-pointers (.398) ... Earned first team All-District honors as a junior and senior ... Holds Greenville High School records for most points in a game (42), most points in a season (450) and career points (1,511) ... Team captain as a senior ... Also lettered in volleyball and softball ... High school coach was Tom Rettig ... Played for the Dayton Lady Hoops Stars on the AAU circuit ... Also considered Iowa, Vanderbilt, George Washington and Ball State.
Born Aug. 4, 1989 ... Major is recreation, sport and tourism ... Daughter of John and Robin Blinn ... Has one brother ... Hobbies include shopping and hanging out with friends ... Illini hero growing up was James Augustine ... Says her parents and her first AAU coach, Dave Green, most influenced her athletic career.