2002 Highlights: Made her first of 13 starts on Dec. 6 vs. vs. Illinois State Grabbed four rebounds against St. Mary's Scored a season-high 16 points, including going 7-for-8 from the floor against Penn State on Jan. 7 Also recorded a career-high five assists against the Nittany Lions Reached double figures in scoring four times Had one of her top career games in the first round of the WNIT against Western Kentucky, scoring 13 points, grabbing seven rebounds, and five assists, while making two three-pointers.
2001 Highlights: Started three games vs. Connecticut, Missouri and DePaul Was really starting to turn it on before suffering a season-ending ACL injury on Jan. 28 vs. Minnesota In that game Yanni had seven points on 3 of 4 shooting in just five minutes of action Became one of Illinois' top three-point threats in January. Set an Illinois freshman record by connecting 40 percent of her three-pointers (12 of 30) for the year Made a trey in six straight games, including making 4 for 7 treys vs. Michigan State on Jan. 14 Had five points in her collegiate debut vs. Clemson and eight points vs. Alcorn State Scored 12 points on six break-away lay-ups at Illinois State Scored 14 points to lead the Illini in the Big Ten opener against Michigan Scored season-high of 15 points in victory over Northwestern on Jan. 9 Set a career-high of 17 points to lead the Illini to victory at Michigan State on Jan. 14.
Nickname: "Om," Amina, most people call me Yanni
Favorite Food: Plan on taking a career path in advertising and has aspirations to continue playing professionally
Favorite TV Show: Lyricist Lounge Show, Making the Band
Favorite Musical Group: The Neptunes N.E.R.D
Favorite Movies: The Labyrinth
Meal I looked forward to growing up: Breakfast
Favorite Sports Team: Brooklyn Dodgers
Biggest Sports Thrill: Winning a championship
Famous person I have met: When I was returning from an All-American camp, I was in Atalnta airport's Burger King. Evander Holyfield was right behind me telling me to biggie size my order then walked away.
What I worked on during the off-season: Ballhandling & court awarness
I started playing the game of basketball...because I wanted to be like my brothers and did everything they did.
Top childhood memory: Going to Freetown, Sierra Leone for the first time in `92
What I like about being a Fighting Illini..Wearing Illinois across my HEART
What I like about the University of Illinois: How diverse Illinois is
What I've learned from Coach Grentz: It takes a champion to lead a champion and that leaders are made not born.
Three words to describe my play: Fast, savvy, eye-pleasing