Anya Covington
Anya Covington

Graduate Assistant

1st season

Alma Mater:


Huskies Head Back to Wisconsin for Showdown with Badgers

NIU will be looking for its second win over a Big Ten team since 2011


Huskies Welcome Devilettes in Home Opener

MVSU tours Midwest on four game road trip


Huskies Set for Opener at Green Bay

Friday's opener will be the first contest between NIU and UWGB since 2007


NIU-WMU Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 59-51 over Western Michigan on Senior Day


NIU-Toledo Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies-Rockets overtime bout February 27, 2014, in which NIU defeated Toledo, 68-59. Northern Illinois outscored Toledo in the final 11 minutes of the game -- including overtime -- 28-12.


NIU-Central Michigan Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies 85-77 loss to Central Michigan. Junior Amanda Corral led NIU with 23 points and surpassed the 1,000 point mark in her career.


NIU-Ball State Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies pink game versus Ball State Sunday, February 9. NIU had its largest crowd of the year with 770 fans in attendance.


NIU-Akron Highlights

Highlights from the Huskies impressive performance over offensive juggernaut Akron

Former Wisconsin basketball player Anya Covington (2009-12) enters her first season in 2012-13 as a graduate assistant for the women's basketball program. Covington returns to her home state as an Edwardsville native and reunites with Kathi Bennett, who was an assistant coach at UW when she joined the program.

As a player, Covington made 123 appearances for the Badgers, earning four letters and being selected as a team captain during her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. In her senior year, Covington was an honorable mention All-Big Ten selection. She also twice earned the Big Ten's Sportsmanship Award.

After her time in Madison, Covington moved overseas to play in Germany, where she played professionally for a year with the Rhein Main Baskets. She graduated from Wisconsin with degree in English in 2012.

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