2011-12 -- Freshman Shared Co-Most Courageous Award with Kersten Magrum ... Started 23 of 30 games this year, averaging 21.0 minutes per game ... Scored 11 points at Cleveland State on 4-for-5 shooting from the field, including hitting all three of her three-point attempts. Also grabbed four rebounds and dished out four assists during the contest ... Set personal bests with seven rebounds, three steals and two blocks at Clemson on Dec. 1, also scoring seven points in a career-high 31 minutes of action ... Led the Illini with a career-high 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field while tying a personal high with seven rebounds, including six on the offensive glass, at Illinois State on Dec. 7 ... Scored seven points and grabbed five rebounds against Alabama A&M on Dec. 28, also earning two steals and two assists ... Reached double figures in scoring for the fifth time this season with 10 points against Michigan on Dec. 30, also grabbing five rebounds on the game ... Tallied 14 points and grabbed seven boards while earning four steals against #20/21 Purdue on Jan. 2 ... Totaled nine points by hitting 4-of-7 field goal attempts against Wisconsin on Jan. 8 ... Grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds to go with seven points in 26 minutes at Northwestern on Jan. 16 ... Scored 12 points on 4-of-8 shooting from the field against #10/12 Ohio State on Jan. 22, also grabbing three rebounds ... Hit 5-of-11 shots from the field, including a pair of threes, to total 12 points against Michigan State on Jan. 26, also tying career-bests with four assists and two blocks.
Ranked as the No. 88 senior in the country and No. 6 in the state of Illinois by Blue Star ... Honorable mention All-State by Champaign News-Gazette and West Suburban Conference (WSC) Player of the Year after averaging 16.4 points, 4.3 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 3.5 steals per game and leading team to a 24-5 record as a junior ... Three-time All-Area selection by the Pioneer Press ... Two-time All-WSC Gold Division ... Niles North All-Tournament First Team and Loyola Holiday All-Tournament First Team award recipient ... Also earned all-state honorable mention laurels while being selected as a McDonald's All-American ... Led Proviso East to back-to-back conference titles in 2009 and 2010 ... Completed her freshman year at Providence-St. Mel before transferring to Proviso East ... Played AAU basketball with the Lady Dribblers ... Chose Illinois over Alabama, DePaul, Missouri and Rutgers.
Born Nov. 10, 1992 ... Daughter of Ivory and Mozeilla Crawford ... Has three siblings; Sarah, Sydeny and Chris ... Was a member of her high school's honor roll all four years ... Plans to play professionally following her undergraduate studies ... Cites her mother as her biggest influence, "because she always told me not to give up and prove everyone else wrong."