2006-07 - Sophomore: Sat out the entire season recovering from a back injury...Earned the team's Best Attitude Award.
2005-06 - Redshirt Freshman: Saw her first collegiate action on Dec. 3 vs. St. Louis at the United Center, scoring two points in 11 minutes Scored seven points in just seven minutes vs. Michigan on Dec. 29 Played in four games before reinjuring her knee on Jan. 27, forcing her to miss the remainder of the season.
2004-05 - Freshman: Redshirted the 2004-05 season while recovering from a torn right ACL suffered in an exhibition game vs. BK-Poprad on 11/7/05.
Listed as the 74th-ranked senior in 2003-04 according to Blue Star Basketball McDonald's All-America nominee in 2003-04 Street & Smith's honorable mention All-American in 2003 Averaged 17 points per game, 2.8 assists per game and 1.7 steals per game in 2003-04 Fourth on Lee's Summit career scoring list with 1,703 points Started every game she played in all four years Helped Lee's Summit to Missouri Final Four apperances in 2003 and 2004 AAU All-American 16-U in 2003 First team All-State selection by Missouri Coaches Association and Missouri Sports Writers in 2003 Two-time All-Big 8 conference selection First team All-District in Missouri Class 4A Averaged over 14.9 points and 2.6 assists in her first three seasons Hit 82 3-pointers and nabbed 161 steals in her first three years Second team All-State in volleyball in 2003 All-Area, All-District and All-Big 8 conference volleyball player in 2003 Coached by Brian Bubalo Also played for the Hoops Service and Mo Valley Eclipse AAU Teams, coached by Les Edison.
Born July 9, 1986 Daughter of Ralph and Sue Nyquist Inducted into Lee's Summit High School's National Honor Society Enjoys playing volleyball Has a younger sister, Melissa (16 years old) Plans to major in sport management or kinesiology Plans to be a coach.
Getting to know Megan...
...athlete: Michael Jordan
...sports team: Kansas City Chiefs
...TV show Will and Grace
...band Rascal Flatts
Which of your teammates is...?
...the funniest? Audrey
...the best dressed? Wigs
the smartest? Lori
I chose Illinois because: I was excited to play for Coach Grentz and her staff. I love the facilities and the great academic programs here too. I also wanted to play with a group of girls that is going to do big things for Illinois women's basketball.
My favorite place on campus is: My apartment
My best memory as an Illini is: LaTech last year when Angel hit the game tying three to send us into OT and eventually the win
Favorite Coach Grentz quote: "Six ways to Sunday"
What I've learned from Coach Grentz... A ton! I have learned to always try your hardest, and play to your ability because you never know who is watching and who's life you can change because you do what you do.
Plans after Illinois: I would eventually like to coach basketball somewhere, if I do not do that then I would like to teach. br> Biggest Sports Thrill: Winning the national championships in AAU
Excluding your teammates, who is your favorite Illini athete? Dee Brown (men's basketball)
At what age did you start playing ball? 7
Three words that describe my play are: Enthusiastic, encouraging, intense