Women's Basketball


Kersten Magrum
Kersten Magrum
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Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mokena, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln-Way East

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

AT ILLINOIS
2012-13 - Redshirt-Junior: Had her career end on Jan. 23 when she was medically disqualified because of recurring concussion symptoms ... Played in 11 games and started seven early in the season ... Averaged 5.4 points and 4.1 rebounds per game ... Scored a season-high 12 points at Memphis (Dec. 9) on 5-of-11 field goals, while grabbing a season-high eight rebounds ... Tied her season high in the next game with 12 poings against Oregon (Dec. 12) ... Also scored in double figures against Wake Forest (Nov. 29), notching 11 points and grabbing six rebounds ... Academic All-Big Ten selection ... Completed a bachelor's degree in psychology in May 2013.

2011-12 - Junior: Named Academic All-Big Ten ... Named team's Most Courageous Player of the Year honor ... Played in 21 games on the season, averaging 27.7 minutes per contest ... Missed three games due to a head injury sustained against Wisconsin on Jan. 8 ... Missed six contests due to a concussion suffered in practice leading up to the game with Minnesota on Feb. 2 ... Shot 8-for-11 from the field and 7-for-8 from the free throw line at Cleveland State on Nov. 13 to earn a then-career high of 23 points. Also grabbed seven rebounds on the contest ... Followed her performance at Cleveland State with her first collegiate double-double, collecting 10 points and 10 rebounds against Memphis on Nov. 15 ... Earned the second consecutive double-double of the season with career-bests in points (23) and rebounds (12) at Oregon on Nov. 18. Magrum also hit all 12 of her free throw attempts and dished out two assists in the game ... Drained seven field goals against California on Nov. 20 to earn 14 points while pulling down four boards ... Grabbed 10 rebounds at Clemson during Illinois' 61-50 victory in South Carolina on Dec. 1 ... Scored eight points on 3-of-4 shooting from the field while connecting on 2-of-3 free throws, adding five rebounds, two assists and two steals in 16 minutes at Illinois State on Dec. 7 ... Led the Illini with a game-high 19 points against Alabama A&M on Dec. 28, hitting a career-high nine field goals on only 11 attempts while pulling down eight boards in 29 minutes of action ... Scored 10 points and grabbed five rebounds against Michigan on Dec. 30, the ninth time this season and 13th of her career ... Had a game-high 18 points against #20/21 Purdue on Jan. 2, pulling down four boards, earning three steals and blocking two shots as well ... Tallied 10 points and five boards at Iowa on Jan. 5, the sixth consecutive game she has scored in double figures ... Hit a career best trio of three-pointers as a part of a 7-for-9 performance from the field against Wisconsin on Jan. 8, totaling a game-high 20 points in only 26 minutes of action while grabbing six rebounds and dishing out a pair of assists ... Returned from injury to set a career-best with three blocks in her first game back, also notching eight points and four reounds at Michigan State on Jan. 26 ... Reached double-figures for the 12th time on the season with 10 points on 4-of-9 shooting in 24 minutes against #19/21 Nebraska, also blocking a pair of shots ... Returned from injury to net seven points and grab four rebounds in 22 minutes of action at Wisconsin on Feb. 26 ... Concluded the year with seven points in 20 minutes of action during the Big Ten Tournament First Round contest against Michigan, adding a pair of rebounds.

2010-11 - Sophomore: Missed all but three games of the season with a stress fracture in her right foot ... Applied for a medical hardship waiver and will have three year of eligibility remaining starting in 2011-12 ... Had surgery on Nov. 10 for the injury and missed six weeks before returning to the court for three games (14 minutes total) in late Dec. and early Jan. ... Following the Jan. 2 game at Michigan State, it was decided she would sit out the rest of the season to let the injury heal ... Earned the team's Most Inspirational Award following the season.

2009-10 - Freshman: Played in 31 games on the season, making 15 starts ... Made her first start Jan. 28 against Michigan and started every game the rest of the season ... Averaged 4.3 points and 1.5 rebounds on the season ... Second on the team in FT percentage at 80.9 percent ... Averaged 6.9 points and 21.5 minutes per game while shooting 46 percent from the field after moving into the starting role ... Scored 11 points in the WNIT loss at Illinois State on March 28 ... Scored five points in the WNIT second round win over Marquette on March 22, including the first three-pointer of her career at a crucial point during the final minutes ... Hit both of her shots from the field for six points and pulled down four rebounds in the WNIT first round win at Western Kentucky on March 19 ... Played a career-high 37 minutes at Northwestern on Feb. 28, scoring four points ... Scored 11 points in 33 minutes against Purdue on Feb. 21 ... Led Illinois in scoring at Iowa on Feb. 14, scoring a career-high 14 points on 6-of-11 shooting ... Had 11 points on 5-of-8 shooting against Northwestern on Feb. 11 ... Scored 12 points at Purdue on Feb. 4 ... Had six points and grabbed four rebounds at Minnesota Jan. 31 in her second career start ... Made the first start of her career on Jan. 28 against Michigan, playing 18 minutes and contributing six points and three rebounds ... Scored seven points against No. 6 Ohio State on Dec. 28, also recording the first block of her career ... Was a spark off the bench at Cal Poly on Nov. 28, scoring seven points, all in the first half, and grabbing three rebounds in 15 minutes ... Grabbed five rebounds against Siena on Nov. 15 ... Played 15 minutes in the opener at Temple on Nov. 13 with four points and three rebounds ... Illinois' 2010 Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree ... Winner of the Coaches Award at the annual postseason banquet.

HIGH SCHOOL
Ranked as the No. 149 senior in the country by Blue Star ... Consensus Illinois Class 4A All-State selection as a senior, earning first team honors from the Associated Press, IBCA, Chicago Tribune and Champaign News-Gazette and second team honors from the Chicago Sun-Times ... The Herald News Girls Basketball Area Player of the Year in both 2008 and 2009 ... Averaged 23.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game as a senior while shooting 58 percent from the field ... Scored a school-record 43 points in regional-title win over Providence, shooting 15-of-17 from the field ... Set Lincoln-Way East career records in both points (1,907) and rebounds (743) ... As a junior, earned first team Champaign News-Gazette and second team IBCA All-State honors after averaging 17.6 points and 6.9 rebounds per game ... First team All-Area and All-Conference her sophomore through senior seasons ... Team MVP all four years ... Named Lincoln-Way East Female Athlete of the Year in 2008-09 ... High school coach was Jim Martin ... Played for the Illinois Wolverines AAU team and coach Ron Newquist ... Also played soccer in high school, sharing the team lead in goals scored as a senior ... Maintained a 4.0 GPA and was named to High Honor Roll all four years ... Considered DePaul and Nebraska before choosing Illinois.

PERSONAL
Born June 11, 1990 ... Major is psychology ... Daughter of Gregory and Kari Magrum ... Gregory wrestled and Kari played basketball and softball at Grand Valley State University in Michigan ... Has two brothers, Greg and Joel, and one sister, Shawn ... Shawn, played soccer for Creighton from 2005-09 ... Her earliest basketball memory was playing Horse in the driveway with her mom ... Says her parents and club coach Ron Newquist most influenced her athletic career because they taught her to believe in herself and gave her every opportunity to succeed. Also credits high school coach Jim Martin for helping her develop during her four years at Lincoln-Way East.

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