11   Whitney Lowe
Whitney Lowe

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bushnell, Ill.

High School:
Prairie City

Height:
6-0

Position:
G/F


2006-07: Made the transition from guard to forward...Started 19 of 31 games, averaging 8.4 points and 25.5 minutes a game...A solid three-point shooter, she shot 34.5 percent from beyond the arc and 37.8 percent from the field...She was second on the team in rebounds, averaging 4.9 per game and finished the season tied for second on the team with 151...Led the team in rebounds in seven games, grabbing a career and season-high 11 in the Huskies win over Kent State (3-6-07) in the 2007 MAC Tournament...Posted a career-high 20 points in the Huskies' 97-69 win over Illinois State (11-11-06) in the season opener...NIU's fourth-leading scorer, she tallied 13 double-digit games...She recorded her first career double-double in Northern's 71-68 loss to DePaul (11-25-06) with 12 points and 10 rebounds...She shot 75.8 percent from the charity stripe...Earned Huskie Scholar (3.0-3.49) status within NIU's Academic Excellence program.

2005-06: Major contributor off the bench as a sophomore. Played in 28 of 29 games, averaging 17.5 minutes per contest. Ranked fourth on the team in scoring at an average of 5.8 points per game. Scored 6.2 points per contest in Mid-American Conference games. Second on the team in three-pointers made (28) and attempted (92) to rank third in three-point percentage (.304). Tallied double-digit points in eight games. Grabbed 90 rebounds to average 3.2 per game. Earned her career high of 18 points versus Miami of Ohio (2-4-06) on a career high seven field goals and three free throws. Also added two steals, one assist, and six rebounds to help NIU capture the win. Hit four-of-five treys to total 15 points in NIU's victory over Toledo (2-22-06) with five rebounds. Led NIU in scoring versus both Miami and Toledo and was the Huskies' rebounding leader versus Central Michigan (2-18-06). Added 14 points versus both Wisconsin-Green Bay (11-20-05) and Wichita State (12-19-05) and contributed a career high 11 rebounds at Illinois State (11-26-05). Had four six-rebound efforts and three five-board games.

2004-05: Played in 21 of 28 contests and finished eighth on squad in both scoring (2.0 points-per-game) and rebounding (1.8 rebounds-per-game). Tallied her season-best seven points in 59-56 loss to Western Michigan (2-22-05) with season highs for field goals made (three) and attempted (seven) to go along with best rebounding performance (six). Logged most minutes (21) against WMU but had twin-digit playing time in five contests. Scored five points versus both Akron (1-22-05) and at Ohio (2-19-05), which include two of her four games with a made three-pointer. Chalked up two blocked shots in home opener versus South Dakota State (12-4-04). Earned Victory Scholar (3.50-4.00 gpa) status within NIU's Academic Excellence program.

Prep: Named Peoria Journal-Star Player of the Year for Class A programs. Stellar senior year featured eight games with 30 or more points. Tallied career-best 45 points in 74-73 victory over Warsaw (1-31-04). Earned third team (Class A) Associated Press All-State recognition and fourth team honors from the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association after averaging a double-double of 24.6 points-per-game and 11.6 rebounds as a senior with 3.4 blocks. Sank 77 percent of free throw shots with 170 makes (out of 221) representing 17th-best tally in state single-season history. Played on North unit in 2004 IBCA Summer All-Star game. Senior co-captain under coach Sheila Coussens included third straight All-Prairieland Conference accolades on hardwood along with All-Area honors from Galesburg Register-Mail. Also boasted double-double averages -- 18.9 ppg. and 11.9 rpg. -- as a junior while nailing 51 percent from the floor and 70 percent at the charity stripe. Notched 30 blocks and 47 steals during 2002-03 campaign which ended with third team All-State honors from the Journal-Star. Named Athlete of the Week by both the Register-Mail and Macomb Journal. Four-sport letterwinner for Bushnell-Prairie City's Spartans excelling in volleyball, softball and track. Earned two all-area certificates for volleyball and one all-conference award for track. Became only second player in Bushnell-Prairie City program history to play Division I baskeball, joining Ellen McGrew (1984 graduate who went on to play at Illinois State).

Personal: Father Gerald Lowe is an alumnus of the Monmouth College football and track and field programs, while mother Betty (Temple) played field hockey at Northern Illinois from 1974 through 1977 and was a co-captain. Mom went on to coach field hockey and serve as an administrator at Eastern Illinois. Played AAU ball with Illinois Spirit. Sheryl Swoopes fan. Major: Business Management. Birthdate: July 16, 1986.

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