QUICK HITS Was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by both the media and coaches as a senior
Twice scored a career-high 22 points (at Bradley on Dec. 5 and Rhode Island on Jan. 5)
Scored double figures in 23 of 31 games
Ranked 14th in Big Ten scoring for all games at 12.9 points per game
Had a streak of 12 straight games in double digits from Nov. 29-Jan. 15
Came off the bench at Northwestern to score 21 points on 9 for 17 shooting and dish out six assists
Named the team's Most Valuable Player
AT ILLINOIS2005-06 - Senior: Played in all 31 games, starting 30 at the shooting guard posisiton Was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by both the media and coaches Twice scored a career-high 22 points (at Bradley on Dec. 5 and Rhode Island on Jan. 5) Scored double figures in 23 of 31 games and led the Illini in scoring a team-high 14 times Ranked 14th in Big Ten scoring for all games at 12.9 points per game Had a streak of 12 straight games in double digits from Nov. 29-Jan. 15 Came off the bench at Northwestern to score 21 points on 9 for 17 shooting and dish out six assists Finished career ranked ninth on the Illinois three-point field goals list with 78 Her 44 made threes in 2005-06 rank ninth on the UI single-season list Named the team's Most Valuable Player.
2004-05 - Junior: Played in 29 games off the bench Scored double-figures 12 times on the season, including a career-best 21 points vs. Northwestern on 2/16/05 Hit 9-13 shots in the game, including 3-4 from behind the arc Dished out a career-best seven assists in Illinois upset win over No. 16 UCLA on 12/19/04 Three-point FG percentage of .396 (21-53) was the sixth best single season mark in UI history.
2003-04 - Sophomore: Scored a season-high 12 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including 2-of-2 3-point shooting, against Pepperdine on 12/14/03 Tied her career high of four rebounds in three consecutive games at Purdue (2/19), at Ohio State (2/22) and vs. Wisconsin (2/26) Saw a career-high 36 minutes of action at Ohio State, one of her two season starts Also started vs. Wisconsin.
2002-03 - Freshman: Saw action in 25 games during her rookie season with the Illini Scored her first career point at Illinois State on 12/1/02 Cracked the starting line-up vs. Ohio State on 2/19/03 and responded with 11 points on 5-8 shooting. She would start the final four regular season games for Illinois Poured in a career high 17 points at Michigan St. on 2/24/03 in her second career start. Hit the game winning shot with 2.5 seconds left to lift the Illini to a 60-58 win over Northwestern on 2/27/03. Posted 19 assists and 12 steals.
HIGH SCHOOLRanked the 52nd senior in the country by Blue Star Report Helped Hillcrest High School to the sectional finals in 2002 As a senior, averaged 21 points, 5.4 steals, six rebounds and four assists per game Led Hillcrest to the Sweet 16 in 2001 Named All-SICA Conference three times Named to Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune all-state teams Named Second Team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association as a junior As a junior, averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 4.9 steals per game Named MVP of the Bolingbrook Tournament and the Hillcrest Holiday Classic Honorable mention all-conference as a freshman Named Player of the Year by Star Publications Named one of 100 finalists for the McDonald's All-America game High School Coach was John Maniatis Also played five years with the Blue Island Lady Rockets and two years for Chicago Hoops Express (coached by Jerald Davis).
PERSONALBorn Aug. 30, 1984 Daughter of Mary Hughes and Darrell and Andrea Hughes Brother Marlon (28), played basketball at Colorado Enjoys watching movies, going to the mall and relaxing at home Majoring in rhetoric.
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