12 Stephanie Raymond
NIU: Top candidate for All-MAC honors. Preseason MAC All-West Division pick starts the year ranked 17th on NIU's career scoring chart with 1,133 points. Ranks third all-time at Northern in three-pointers made with 133. Set the NIU single season steals record as a sophomore and ranks seventh on the career list for thefts with 212. Entered the season 12th on the school's career chart for assists with 296. Has scored in double figures in 57 games with 17 career 20-point efforts.
2005-06: Played in 28 of 29 games as a junior. Her 53 three-pointers made tied for sixth on single-season list. Tallied double digit scoring in 25 of 28 games and recorded 10 20-point games. Scored 20 or more points in six of seven games from Dec. 19 to Jan. 14. Led the Huskies in scoring (16.4), field goals made (151) and attempted (354), three-pointers made (53) and attempted (146), assists (123), steals (58) and minutes (976). Earned Second Team All-MAC honors and ended the season fifth in the league in scoring, assists (4.4 per game), and free throw percentage (.811) and No.4 in three point field goal percentage (.363) and third in three-pointers per game (1.89). Led Northern Illinois in scoring in 17 games, in assists 21 times and in rebounding on three occasions. Named the MAC West Division Player of the Week January 2 based on her two-game performance in which she averaged 22.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 5.0 assists and 3.0 steals versus Florida International (12-29-05) and Coppin State (12-30-05). Scored 24 and 27 points in leading NIU to back-to-back Mid-American victories over West Division opponents Central Michigan (1-11-06) and Toledo (1-14-06). Made a career-high 10 field goals, including seven threes, in the Toledo game. Became the first player from the MAC West to be a repeat pick for the weekly award on January 16. Scored a career-high 28 points versus Western Michigan and surpassed the 1,000-point career milestone against Kent State (2-11-06). Dished out a career high nine assists against IPFW (1-4-06) and then again versus Central Michigan (2-18-06). Nearly had a triple double versus the Mastodons with 24 points, eight rebounds and nine assists. Matched her previous career high of 27 points in two contests against Miami-Ohio (3-4-06) and Toledo (1-14-06). Also contributed six assists in both contests.
2004-05: Earned Third-Team All-MAC accolades after leading the league -- and ranking fourth in the nation -- in steals with a school single-season record of 107 (3.82 per game). Also ranked 24th nationally in free throw accuracy (.849 / 90-of-106). Led Northern Illinois in scoring (15.5 ppg.), assists (95), steals (107) and defensive rebounds (145). Ranked second on team in overall rebounds with 5.9 per game. Led the league 1,080 minutes played, including complete game (40 min.) efforts in five of last six games. Played from opening tip to final buzzer in nine contests, including overtime battle at Central Michigan (1-29-05). Led Northern Illinois in scoring in 17 contests and also topped Huskies in rebounding for 12 games. Recorded 15-point, 12-rebound double-double in 63-60 road victory at Toledo (1-11-05). Tallied double-figure point totals in 21 of 28 games and registered 20-plus efforts in eight contests. In addition to leading league in steals and minutes, ranked eighth in scoring (15.5 ppg.), ninth in assists (3.39), fourth in free throw percentage (.849), three-pointers made (1.64) and defensive boards (5.18). Earned Iowa KCRG-TV / Hawkeye Challenge All-Tournament honor with 23 in season-opening 68-61 loss to Missouri (11-19-04), followed by 20 in 61-43 consolation win over Southern Illinois (11-20-04). Finish the year tied with Cindy Conner for ninth-most single-season treys (46). Tallied career-best 24 points in game three at Northern Iowa (11-26-04). Nailed career high 10 field goals as part of 24 points at Western Illinois (12-12-04). Chalked up 24 in MAC battle with Miami (2-12-05).
2003-04: Named to Mid-American Conference All-Freshman squad by league coaches after averaging 8.9 points-per-game and 3.1 rebounds while leading Huskies in assists (78) and steals (47). First rookie to lead NIU in assists, breaking previous school freshman assist record of 72. Finished third in MAC for three-point percentage (.430). Made four threes to fuel her season-high 19-point performance against Western Michigan (2-3-04). Also hit four treys as part of 17-point showing in NIU's epic four overtime triumph at Bowling Green (2-18-04). Chalked up 17 at Central Michigan (1-14-04) while going 6-for-6 from the field (with two threes) plus 5-for-6 at the charity stripe. Had 10 double-figure games on the year, including four of her last six games. Started 11 of the final 12 regular-season games. Injury sidelined her for season finale versus Ball State, but came back four days later to post 14 against Cardinals in MAC tourney first-round loss. Narrowly missed double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds against Top 20 DePaul (1-3-04). Tallied eight assists against eventual MAC tourney champ EMU (2-14-04) and had seven in games with Ohio (1-17-04) and Marshall (2-22-04), plus six assists in a trio of three other league contests.
Prep: Finished 13th in voting for Illinois Ms. Basketball accolades as a senior and was first team Class A All-State pick by Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and Champaign News-Gazette. Rockford Lutheran's all-time scoring leader with 2,113 career points. Led 20-8 Crusaders to regional crown as senior while averaging 25.0 ppg, 5.4 rebounds and 6.1 steals. Reached 2,000-point plateau while scoring 38 versus Christian Life (1-28-03) -- one of six 30-point performances topped by senior year single-game high of 41. Garnered first-team all-conference honors for four years -- last two in All-Private School League and first two when Lutheran was member of Upstate Illini East loop. Led coach Charlie Franklin's 25-4 Crusaders to sectional final as a junior while averaging 20.8 ppg., 4.7 rpg., and 5.9 assists. Earned second straight second team All-State honor from the Champaign News-Gazette and IBCA second team All-State. Netted school single-game scoring record of 45 as a junior. As a soph, received third team IBCA All-State acclaim after helping 29-1 Crusader unit reach SuperSectional (Sweet 16). Was also IBCA Honorable Mention All-State as a frosh when 25-3 RLHS unit reached regional finals. Graduated with nearly 700 assists and over 500 steals. Honor roll student also lettered in volleyball and track.
Personal: Youngest of five with four older borthers, Steve, Shane, Jeremy, and Dale for parents Sharon Schoenrock and Steve Raymond. Spent four summers (1997-2000) with Northern Illinois Wildcats travel squad and played for Tim Cook's Team USA in 2001 and 2002. Admires WNBA's Jackie Stiles and NBA's Jason Kidd. Major: Physical Education. Birthdate: Jan. 15, 1985.