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 Northern Illinois women's basketball earned a complete team win over the Golden Flashes to improve to 4-4 in the MAC.
Graduate student, looking to finish Master's in Sports Management in May 2015 Completed her first full season after returning from two micro fracture surgeries in 2011-12 and 2012-13 [STORY] Nov. 8, 2013 - Pulliam Back After Long Rehab Road (Daily Chronicle): http://bit.ly/Pulliam
2013-2014: Appeared in all 30 contests for the Huskies, starting the final 27 games of the season Averaged 9.1 points, 2.9 assists and 3.2 rebounds per game Reached double-figures in points 15 times Led the Huskies in scoring in six different games this season Led team in assists last year (88) with an assist/turnover ratio of 1.5 Recorded at least one assist in 28 games, including a streak of 26-straight games Registered six blocks and 24 steals as well Team leader in free throw percentage (.733, 55-of-75) Accounted for 18 points to set a season and career-high at Central Michigan (Jan. 15) Was one rebound shy of her first career double-double as she scored 16 points at Miami (Ohio) (Jan. 18) Distributed a season-high seven assists with zero turnovers at Toledo while scoring 13 points in (Jan. 9) Also attempted a layup at the buzzer to send the game to overtime, but caromed off the rim Hit the game-tying layup in the second meeting with the Rockets, helping defeat UT in overtime, 68-59 (Feb. 27) Went 10-for-15 at the free throw line at Illinois State, finishing with 16 points to defeat the Redbirds, 57-52 (Dec. 5) Had best three-point shooting night at Central Michigan, hitting 4-of-6 shots attempted (Jan. 15) Recorded a season-high four steals in NIU's 77-54 victory over Eastern Michigan (Jan. 12) Made first start of the season versus Bradley on Nov. 21, helping NIU to a 63-60 triumph
2012-2013: Only appeared in seven games and started three contests before suffering a season ending injury Scored eight points on 3-of-5 shooting in 20 minutes at Morehead State (Nov. 18) Logged a season-high 27 minutes at Bradley (Nov. 28), scoring six points with a season high five rebounds and two assists.
2011-12: Season was cut short with a torn meniscus and micro fracture surgery in her right knee after playing her final game of the season at Illinois State (11/26/11) Averaged 25.8 minutes in five games Against Western Illinois (11/16/11) posted her shortened season's best with 12 points on 3-of-14 shooting with three assists, three steals, and career-high eight rebounds in 40 minutes Also made a career-high six free throws vs. WIU Scored and grabbed a rebound in each game she played while recording three or more assists in four of five Racked up eight steals in five games, including three in each of the first two games Started all five games Converted all but one of her nine free throw attempts.
2010-11: Played in all 30 games and made 24 starts, averaging 27.1 minutes per game Made Huskie debut at Minnesota (11-13-10), netting four points, four assists, three steals, and two rebounds Was third in the team with 61 assists and 29 steals Ranked fourth on the team with 92 rebounds Played a season-high 41 minutes at Kent State (1-26-11) and at Western Michigan (2-22-11), scoring four and nine points, respectively Converted a season-high six of seven field goal attempts vs. Illinois State (1-3-11), scoring a season-high 15 points in 19 minutes Had season-highs of five free throws made and six attempted at Temple (11-23-10) Pulled down a season-best six rebounds at Temple and vs. Eastern Michigan (1-5-11) Dished out a season-high eight assists vs. Western Michigan (1-15-11) Logged 30 or more minutes in 13 contests Grabbed five or more rebounds on nine occasions Had multiple steals nine times Scored in 24 of 30 appearances.
PIKE HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time team most valuable player won four letters on the court for Pike Named to the IBCA All-State Honorable Mention team as a senior Placed on Hoosier Basketball Magazine's list of top-60 seniors 2010 McDonald's All-American nominee Garnered All-County honors from the Marion County Coaches of Girls Sports Association after her senior year Garnered All-City honors playing for Covenant Christian as a sophomore.
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: Daughter of Kimberly and Charles Pulliam Born March 25, 1992 in Indianapolis Aspires to coach basketball Coached and officiated a youth basketball league Enjoys video games, reading, shopping, and technology Admires NBA point guard Chris Paul Majoring in Family and Individual Development
PULLIAM'S CAREER HIGHS Minutes: 41, twice, last; at Western Michigan (2/22/11) Field Goals Made: 7, at Central Michigan (1/15/14) Field Goals Attempted: 14, vs Western Illinois (11/16/11) Three Pointers Made: 4, at Central Michigan (1/15/14) Three Pointers Attempted: 6, at Central Michigan (1/15/14) Free Throws Made: 10, at Illinois State (12/5/13) Free Throws Attempted: 15, at Illinois State (12/5/13) Rebounds: 9, at Miami (1/18/14) Assists: 8, vs Western Michigan (1/15/11) Blocks: 1, six times, last; at Western Michigan (2/1/14) Steals: 4, vs Eastern Michigan (1/12/14) Points: 18, at Central Michigan (1/15/14)