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.
The Huskies improved to 2-2 on the season and 2-0 at home against in-state foe Bradley with a 63-60 victory.
2012-2013:Started all 28 contests she played in, averaging 29.8 minutes per contest ... Second on the team in rebounds (4.8) and third in points per game (6.3), both career highs ... Hauled in a season-high eight rebounds five times during the season ... Scored in double digits five times including a season-high 16 points at Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 3) ... Tallied 53 assists during the season, second-most on the team ... Played a career high 38 minutes, hauling in eight boards, and hitting a career-high four three pointers against the Redhawks ... Tied her career-high in assists, five, on four occasions ... Logged a season-high eight rebounds in five separate contests against Loyola (Nov. 30), Xavier (Dec. 28), Miami (Ohio) (Feb. 3), and at Ohio (Feb. 6) ... Tallied four of her five double digit scoring performance during Mid-American Conference play.
2011-12: Made NIU debut against Loyola (11/13/11), scoring five points, five rebounds and a steal in 26 minutes as a starter...against Western Illinois (11/16/11), led the team in scoring and rebounds with a season-high 18 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field and 6-of-6 from the free throw line along with a season-high nine rebounds....averaged 21.7 minutes in 30 appearances and 20 starts...pulled down multiple rebounds in all but seven games and has 10 games with five or more boards...handed out a season-best four assists against Western Michigan (3/3/12) as she logged a season-high 35 minutes....scored in 24 of 30 games and shot over 40 percent nine times.
2010-11: Tore her anterior cruciate ligament in late July, 2010, which forced her to miss the entire season due to a medical redshirt.
High School: Most Valuable Player of back-to-back 1A state champion Hinckley-Big Rock... placed eighth in voting for Illinois Ms. Basketball... DeKalb Daily Chronicle Girls Athlete of the Year as a senior... three-time Chronicle Girls Basketball Player of the Year... four-time unanimous all-conference selection... three-time IBCA first-team all-state honoree... three-time team captain and MVP... averaged double-figure scoring in each of four seasons... as a senior, averaged 15.0 points, 8.3 rebound, 3.4 steals and 2.3 steals per game... for her career, averaged 12.4 points per game... holds H-BR's record for points in a career.
Personal: Daughter of Judy and Bruce Thorp... born September 20, 1991 in Aurora, Ill.... honor roll member placed on HBR Academic Team as a junior and senior... member of National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Student Council, Leadership Retreat and IDAA Youth Board... volunteer for Special Olympics, American Auxiliary... enjoys outdoor activities...Majoring in Physical Therapy.
THORP'S CAREER HIGHS
Minutes: 38, two times, last vs Central Michigan, 3-03-13 Field Goals Made: 6, vs. Western Illinois, 11-16-11 Field Goals Attempted: 12, vs Miami (OH), 2-03-13 Three Pointers Made: 4, vs Miami (OH), 2-03-13 Three Pointers Attempted: 6, vs Miami (OH), 2-03-13 Free Throws Made: 7, at Kent State, 2-10-13 Free Throws Attempted: 8, at Kent State, 2-10-13 Rebounds: 9, vs. Western Illinois, 11-16-11 Assists: 5, four times, last vs Central Michigan, 3-03-13 Blocks: 2, two times, last vs. Western Michigan, 3-03-12 Steals: 3, at Buffalo, 3-09-13 Points: 18, vs. Western Illinois, 11-16-11