Women's Basketball


Audrey Tabon
Audrey Tabon
15

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Pittsburgh, Pa.

High School:
Oakland Catholic

Height:
6-2

Position:
Forward/Center

Birthdate:
03/01/1985

Audrey Tabon


AT ILLINOIS
2007-08 - Fifth Year: Played in 31 games on the season, starting 11 ... Earned the team's sixth-man award after playing a vaulable role off the bench late in the season ... Holds Illinois' career rebounding record in the Big Ten Tournament, with 39 total boards ... Finished her career tied for 16th on the Illinois career blocked shots list with 52 ... Matched her season-rebounding high with six in the Big Ten Tournament semifinal victory over Michigan State, also playing solid defense against MSU's 6-9 center Allyssa DeHaan ... Played 17 minutes in the Big Ten Tournament quarterfinal win over #22 Ohio State, matching up with Big Ten Player of the Year Jantel Lavender for most of her minutes ... Played a crucial 14 minutes in the first half on Dec. 30 vs. Wisconsin with Jenna Smith on the bench in foul trouble, grabbing five rebounds and recording two blocks ... Had her best game of the season on Dec. 2 against Illinois-Chicago, scoring eight points, grabbing six rebounds and collecting three steals ... Played a season-high 18 minutes on Nov. 23 against South Carolina, scoring three points and grabbing three rebounds ... Saw her first action since the 2005-06 season on Nov. 9 vs. Eastern Illinois, starting and going a perfect 3-for-3 from the field while turning in six points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals ... Returned for a fifth season after missing all of 2005-06 with a torn ACL.

2006-07 - Senior: Missed the entire season after tearing the ACL in her right knee during the Orange and Blue Scrimmage on Oct. 29 ... Was granted a medial hardship waiver to earn an extra year of eligibility.

2005-06 - Junior: Played in all 31 games, starting 26 at center ... Had first-ever double-double at Bradley on Dec. 5 with a career-high 15 points and 11 rebounds ... Followed that up with another double-double at Florida on Dec. 9 with 13 points and career-high 15 boards ... Scored in double figures 10 times and grabbed double-digit rebounds a team-best eight times ... Ranked fifth in the Big Ten in rebounding (7.2) and seventh in offensive rebounding (2.58) ... Ranked in the top-10 in Big Ten games in four categories (rebounds, off. rebs., def. rebs. and blocks) ... Led the team in rebounding a team-high 14 times on the season ... Pulled down 13 rebounds against Western Illinois in WNIT Preliminary Round ... Won the team's Most Improved Player award for the second straight year.

2004-05 - Sophomore: Saw action in 29 of 30 games off the bench ... Had a career game in Illinois' near upset of No. 7 Michigan State in the Big Ten Tournament semifinals, reaching career highs in minutes (31) and rebounds (12) ... Pulled down 10 rebounds vs. Wisconsin on Jan. 15 ... Led the Illini in rebounding five times and pulled down at least five boards on 11 different occasions ... Scored a career-best nine points on 4-8 shooting at Saint Peter's on Nov. 27 ... Grabbed nine boards and scored five points in Illinois' upset win at No. 21 Louisiana Tech ... Won the team's Most Improved Player award.

2003-04 - Freshman: Scored six points on 2-for-3 shooting in first career game against Wayne State on 11/21/03 ... Grabbed four rebounds, including two offensive boards ... Also had two steals in a career-high 17 minutes vs. Wayne State ... Scored 13 points in her first season with the Illini.

HIGH SCHOOL
Played for 2001 and 2003 state championship teams and the 2002 state runners-up at Oakland Catholic ... Coached by Kodak All-American, former WNBA star and coach and current Duquesne University coach Suzie McConnell-Serio ... Played for Pittsburgh Power, coached by Tom Szczepankowski ... Recovered from two knee surgeries ... Oakland compiled a 120-10 record in her four years ... One of the heroes of the state championship game, totaling six points, 11 rebounds, four blocks, and three assists in the victory over Downingtown.

PERSONAL
Born March 1, 1985 ... Daughter of Dale and Ona Adair ... Has one brother, Ashton ... Enjoys traveling, cooking and reading ... Majoring in rhetoric ... Hopes to travel the world and work for National Geographic.

GETTING TO KNOW AUDREY...
I chose Illinois because: I love Big Ten athletics, my mom loves Big Ten academics
Favorite place on campus: My own, or my sister's apartment
Best memory as an Illini: I have so many. I think it is still the win at Louisiana Tech in 2004-05. It's time to make a new memory!
What I've learned from Coach Law: To get uncomfortable. You really won't die, you'll only get better.
Favorite athlete: LeBron James
Favorite Illini athlete (not on your team): Rashard Mendenhall (football)
Favorite sports teams: Pittsburgh Steelers
Favorite movie: Lord of the Rings
Favorite sports movie: Remember the Titans
Favorite TV show: Hogan Knows Best
Favorite book: My Bible
Favorite food: Chicken
Favorite activities outside basketball: Playing spades with my sister
Things I can't go a day without: Blistex
Something most people dont' know about me: I really want to go to Japan and learn the language
Person you would most like to spend a day with: My mom
Who had the biggest impact on your basketball career and why? Jennifer Scott. She was my first coach and the one who helped me discover my love for the game.
Plans after Illinois: I'd like to go overseas for a couple years. Then hopefully I can settle down with a nice NFL player and have a family!

TABON'S CAREER STATISTICS

Minutes Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds
Year gp-gs min avg fg fga pct fg fga pct ft fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast t/o blk stl pts avg
2003-04 14-0 60 4.3 4 9 .444 0 0 .000 5 8 .625 7 6 13 0.9 8 0 1 3 1 4 13 0.9
2004-05 29-0 411 14.2 20 58 .345 0 0 .000 24 37 .649 39 73 112 3.9 34 1 10 25 17 12 64 2.2
2005-06 31-26 756 24.4 83 193 .430 0 1 .000 64 96 .667 80 143 223 7.2 72 0 26 72 24 17 230 7.4
2006-07
2007-08 31-11 256 8.3 11 34 .324 0 0 .000 12 18 .667 21 34 55 1.8 24 0 7 26 10 9 34 1.1
TOTAL 105-37 1483 14.1 118 294 .401 0 1 .000 105 159 .660 147 256 403 3.8 138 1 44 126 52 42 341 3.2

updated May 2008

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