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
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.
Photos from the Huskies 2013-14 home opener against the Mississippi Valley State Devilettes. NIU defeated MVSU, 79-60.
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)