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
2011-12 - Senior: Saw action during 15 games on the year, totaling 69 minutes of action ... Scored her first points of the season on a pair of free throws at Cleveland State on Nov. 13 ... Connected on her only field goal at Illinois State on Dec. 7, also netting three assists on the game ... Scored four points on 2-of-3 shooting from the field in only nine minutes of action against Alabama A&M on Dec. 28 ... Started against Northwestern for senior night, playing eight minutes while contributing two rebounds and one point.
2010-11 - Junior: Played in 28 games on the season, starting the first 18 ... Had six points on 2-of-3 field goal shooting in Illinois' upset win over No. 3 seed Michigan in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal ... Had six points and a career-high three steals at Oakland on Dec. 8 ... Tallied six points, five rebounds and three assists against Ole Miss on Nov. 28 ... Dished out a career-best eight assists against Cal Poly on Nov. 22 ... Totaled four assists, three rebounds and two steals at Bradley on Nov. 19 ... Had career-highs of 11 points, six rebounds and 37 minutes at South Carolina on Nov. 15 ... Made first-career start in season-opener vs. Illinois State, totaling five points and two steals.
2009-10 - Sophomore: Played in 24 games on the season ... Averaged 1.3 points and 0.4 rebounds per game ... Played 12 minutes off the bench at Michigan State on Feb. 18, tying her season highs with four points, two made field goals and a steal ... Hit her first three-pointer of the season and blocked the first shot of her career against Michigan on Jan. 28 ... Tied her career-high with three assists against Minnesota on Jan. 10, also scoring two points in eight minutes ... Contributed two points, a rebound and an assist against No. 6 Ohio State on Dec. 28 ... Scored a season-high four points against Oakland on Dec. 19, shooting 2-of-2 from the field ... Had two points, one rebound and a steal against Bradley on Nov. 22 ... Scored three points off the bench against Siena on Nov. 15 ... Played the final 24 games with a face mask after breaking her nose in practice prior to the Dec. 28 game against Ohio State.
2008-09 - Freshman: Played in 21 games despite being limited in practice because of a stress fracture in her shin ... Hit the first three-pointer of her career on Feb. 26 at Iowa, her first points since Dec. 6 against Bradley ... Played 22 minutes on Nov. 26 against Montana in the Cancun Caribbean Challenge opener, scoring the first six points of her career and dishing out three assists ... Made her Illinois debut on Nov. 16 against Eastern Illinois, playing two minutes ... Missed significant time in the offseason and in preseason practices due to the stress fracture.
Named second team All-State by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution after leading Southwest DeKalb H.S. to the Georgia 4A State Championship and a 31-2 record ... Scored 32 points and had 10 assists in the state semifinal win over Westlake and had 12 points and 10 assists in the title game victory over Fayette County ... First team All-City (Atlanta) and named one of DeKalb County's Top-20 players ... McDonald's All-America nominee ... Attended Adidas Top-10 All-America Camp ... Played in the Atlanta All-State Classic ... Averaged 10.7 points, 4.2 assists and 3.2 steals as a senior ... High school coach was Kathy Ritchi-Walton ... Played for FBC Black and coach Brian Harmon on the AAU circuit ... Played soccer and volleyball and ran cross country in high school ... Also considered Indiana, Temple and James Madison.
Born Dec. 10, 1989 ... Daughter of Darrell and Valencia Mitchell ... Majoring in sport management ... Hobbies include listening to music and shopping ... Lists Kobe Bryant as her favorite athlete because he works hard and is a leader on the court ... Says her mom, grandma and Charles Earls most influenced her athletic career because of their support.