The NIU women's basketball team took part in the #Layup4Lauren Challenge Wednesday morning, honoring Lauren Hill of Mount Saint Joseph's fight for Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). For more information, visit LayupForLauren.com
The Huskies improved to 2-2 on the season and 2-0 at home against in-state foe Bradley with a 63-60 victory.
Became the Huskies 27th member of the 1,000-point club February 22, 2014 at home versus Central Michigan Perfect 4.0 GPA in physical therapy 2013-2014: CoSIDA Academic All-District VII selection, only one of two players from MAC to earn the honor Third team All-Mid American Conference selection; Academic All-MAC Named MAC Scholar Athlete of the Week after averaging 25 points and five boards (Jan. 15) Played and started in all 30 games last season, averaging 31.9 minus per game Recorded 30-or-more minutes in 21 games; twice played 40-or-more (42 versus Toledo, Feb. 27) Averaged 13.5 points (11th in MAC), 4.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game Totaled a career-high 69 assists during the season Finished the year 156-for-368 (.424) from the field Reached double figures in scoring 21 times; Scored 20-or-more points in seven games Registered a career-high 30 points versus Eastern Michigan, going 10-for-16 from the field (Jan. 12) Made 10 field goals three times last season: Lamar (Nov. 30), EMU (Jan. 12), CMU (Feb. 22) Was one rebound shy of a double-double versus Mississippi Valley State, scoring 14 points (Nov. 12) Tied her career-high for three-pointers made at Miami (Ohio), going 4-of-6 and scoring 24 (Jan. 18) Averaged 1.1 steals per game, recording three in a game twice (last: at Bowling Green, Jan. 26) Was 8-of-9 at the free throw line versus Eastern Michigan (Jan. 12) Distributed five assists twice last year: versus Bradley (Nov. 21) and Illinois State (Dec. 5)
2012-2013: Started in all 29 games she appeared in Only one of two players in the Mid-American Conference to lead her team in scoring (12.7), rebounds (5.0) and assists (2.0) per game in 2012-13; Tamzin Barroilhet of Kent State accomplished the feat as well Twice selected as the Mid-American Conference's Female Scholar Athlete of the Week Academic all-MAC Finished eighth in the MAC in scoring average at 12.7 points per game Established single season career highs in points (369), made field goals (129), assists (60) and steals (33) Second on the team and sixth in the league in three-point field goal percentage (.381) Her 48 three pointers led the team and was eighth in the MAC Tallied 22 double digit scoring efforts, including a season-high 20 points in NIU's 73-52 win over Ohio (Feb. 20) Finished fourth in the MAC and led the team in free throw percentage (.797) Recorded her third double-double of her career scoring 18 points and grabbing a career-high 12 rebounds at Western Michigan (March 6).
2011-12: Started and scored in all 31 games, averaging 31.7 minutes per game Ranked second on the team in scoring by averaging 10.0 points per game and was top three in assists (47), steals (21), and rebounds (149) Led team in scoring on six occasions while leading the team in rebounds seven times Led team and MAC in 3-point shooting percentage at 45.1 percent, which is good for the all-time best single season performance in school history Scored in double digits 16 times Recorded a double-doubles twice, first against Temple (Nov. 20, 16 points, 10 rebounds) and then at Indiana (Dec. 17, 15 points, 10 rebounds)...shot over 50 percent from the field in 12 games Logged 40 or more minutes four times with her season-high of 43 coming vs. Western Illinois (11/16/11) Posted her most efficient and highest scoring game of the season vs. Western Michigan (March 3) as she was 9-for-12, and 3-for-3 on threes, with 21 points Was perfect on three-pointers five times Pulled down 10 rebounds three times and had 19 games with five or more rebounds Handed out three or more assists eight times with her season-best of five coming against Central Michigan (Jan. 5) Had 15 or more points seven times.
HOBART HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity letter winner and team MVP the Hobart Brickies Averaged 17.9 points, 5.0 steals and 4.0 rebounds per game as a senior before tearing her anterior cruciate ligament in the fourth game of the season Named a McDonald's All-American nominee as a senior Also named to Indiana All-Star Team and received the John Wooden Citizenship Award during halftime of the game at Conseco Fieldhouse In 22 games as a junior, averaged 16.0 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game Garnered Indiana All-Star Team and First Team All-State selections as a junior Chosen as a First Team All-Area player by the Northwest Indiana Times and Post-Tribune as a junior and sophomore Tallied 15.4 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in 18 contests as a sophomore Posted 9.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in 21 games as a freshman Earned First Team All-Conference honors in each of her first three seasons as a Brickie.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Daughter of Jose and Phyllis Corral Born October 12, 1992 in Merrillville, Ind. Member of the National Honor Society Graduated with Academic Honors Diploma Involved with food pantries, Giving Tree, and raising money for breast cancer Enjoys spending time with her twin sister, Alycia. Majoring in Physical Therapy.
CORRAL'S CAREER HIGHS
Minutes: 45, at UIC (12/22/12)
Field Goals 10, three times, last; vs Central Michigan (2/22/14)
Field Goals Attempted: 23, vs Central Michigan (2/22/14)
Three Pointers Made: 4, twice, last; at Miami (1/18/14)
Three Pointers Attempted: 7, three times, last; at Western Michigan (3/6/13)
Free Throws Made: 8, three times, last; vs Eastern Michigan (1/12/14)
Free Throws Attempted: 9, vs Eastern Michigan (1/12/14)