Highlights from the Huskies 60-49 victory over Miami (Ohio). Freshmen Kelly Smith and Renee Sladek each recorded double-doubles as NIU limited the RedHawks to less than 50 points, the fifth different opponent to score in the 40s.
Photos from the Huskies 2013-14 home opener against the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes. NIU defeated MVSU, 79-60.
2014-15: • Redshirted after sustaining injury in preseason
2013-14: • Appeared in all 30 games, starting 29 in the post • Breakout season offensively, averaging 10.4 points per game • Totaled four double-doubles and scored 10-or-more points 17 times • Led the Mid-American Conference in field goal percentage (.545), converting 121-for-222 shots taken • Blocked a team-high 24 shots (seventh in MAC); registered a season-best three on four occasions: versus Miami (Jan. 18), Kent State (Jan. 29), Ball State (Feb. 9) and Eastern Michigan (March 10) • Carried NIU in the paint at EMU (March 10), going 10-for-16 from the field 24 points (career-high) and eight rebounds • Registered first career double-double versus Mississippi Valley State, scoring 17 with 11 rebounds (Nov. 12) • Recorded last double-double at Central Michigan with 17 points and 10 rebounds (Jan. 15) • Back-to-back double doubles on 10 point, 12 rebound efforts versus Bradley (Nov. 21) and New Mexico State (Nov. 29) • Played a career-best 36 minutes at Eastern Michigan during the Huskies 81-76 overtime victory (March 10) • Made five-or-more free throws five times, including a season-best seven three times • Averaged four field goals a game, converting five-or-more 13 times • In only game off the bench, scored nine points and recorded eight rebounds versus Akron (Feb. 5)
2012-13: • Played in 29 games, starting 11 in the post • Averaged 17.1 minutes per game ... Paced the Huskies with a .528 field goal percentage and 1.4 offensive rebounds per game • Finished second on the team in blocks with 11 • Poured in a career high 16 points on six-of-eight shooting versus Davidson in the Preseason WNIT (Nov. 17) • Tallied seven double-digit scoring games ... Was a model of efficiency versus Xavier, sinking all six of the shots she attempted (Dec. 28) • Made four perfect trips to the charity stripe versus Norfolk State, going eight-for-eight at the line (Dec. 29) • Pulled down a season-high 10 rebounds at Eastern Michigan (Jan. 31) • Recorded nine games of five or more rebounds
2011-12: • Appeared in 20 games, averaging 11.2 minutes per game • Played a season-high 29 minutes vs. Southern Illinois (Nov. 29) and scored a season-high 14 points on 3-of-8 shooting and an 8-for-9 performance at the free throw line • Also had a season-high four assists vs. SIU • Led the Huskies in shooting percentage (49%) • Grabbed three or more rebounds 10 times, including a season-high seven vs. Central Michigan (Jan. 15) • Scored her first double-digit game at Illinois State (11/26/11) with 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting in 19 minutes • Scored in 17 of 20 games on the season shooting 50% or better in 10 of 20 games
LIMESTONE HIGH SCHOOL: • Ranked as the No. 2 forward and No. 12 overall player in Illinois by ESPN HoopGurlz • Four-year varsity letterwinner • As a senior averaged 17.3 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.3 assists per game • Before tearing her anterior cruciate ligament her junior season she averaged 24.3 points and 10.7 rebounds per game • Prior to the injury was a 2010 Illinois Ms. Basketball candidate • Scored 21.5 points per game and netted 8.8 rebounds per game as a sophomore • Compiled a scoring average of 11.8 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game during freshman season • Four-time All-Conference, All-Area and All-State honoree
PERSONAL/MISCELLANEOUS: • Daughter of Nate Augusta and Tiffany Linwood • Born October 28, 1992 in Peoria, Ill. • Majoring in family and individual development • Admires Kobe Byrant and Tamika Catchings
AUGUSTA'S CAREER HIGHS Minutes: 36, at Eastern Michigan (3/10/14) Field Goals Made: 10, at Eastern Michigan (3/10/14) Field Goals Attempted: 10, at Eastern Michigan (3/10/14) Three Pointers Made: N/A Three Points Attempted: 1, twice, last; vs UIC (12/31/13) Free Throws Made: 8, three times, last; at Toledo (2/20/13) Free Throws Attempted: 11, vs Ohio (1/4/14) Rebounds: 12, twice, last; at New Mexico State (11/29/13) Assists: 4, vs Southern Illinois (11/29/11) Blocks: 3, four times, last; at Eastern Michigan (3/10/14) Steals: 2, at Buffalo (3/9/13) Points: 24, at Eastern Michigan (3/10/14)