14   T'ara Austin
T'ara Austin

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Joliet, Ill.

High School:
Joliet Central

Height:
5-8

Position:
OH

Birthdate:
11/23/1994


09/27/2014

Hot Offense Lifts Huskies to 3-0 Sweep of Ball State

NIU hits .382, records six aces against Cardinals

09/26/2014

NIU Grounds Rockets with 3-0 Sweep

Huskies hold Toledo to .067 attack percentage, force 23 attack errors

09/16/2014

NIU Douses Flames, 3-1

Huskies tally 14 blocks in win over UIC

09/12/2014

Huskies Dominate Morehead State in 3-0 Sweep

NIU outhits MSU, .268-.108, in sweep

09/12/2014

NIU's Upset Bid Slips Away Against #15 Arizona State

Huskies push nationally-ranked Sun Devils to brink

2013:Played in 38 sets across 15 matches in her freshman season... Recorded six kills and a service ace against Southern Utah (Sept. 13) at the NM State Tournament... Notched her first career kill against Belmont (Sept. 7), in addition to her first career dig... Tallied two kills, four digs, a block solo and an ace at Akron (Oct. 19)... Scored on an ace against Western Michigan (Oct. 31)... Registered three digs each against Ball State (Oct. 12) and Eastern Michigan (Nov. 9).

High School: Tallied 358 kills, 238 digs and 42 blocks as a senior for Joliet Central High School... Named an all-area and all-conference performer in her senior season with the Steelmen.

Personal:Born Nov. 23, 1994, in Joliet, Ill... Daughter of William and Tonta Austin... Plans on majoring in broadcast journalism... Enjoys dancing and yoga.

CAREER HIGHS

Kills: 8, vs. Presbyterian (Aug. 29, 2014)
Attempts: 16, twice, last vs. Presbyterian (Aug. 29, 2014)
Hitting Percentage: .500, vs. Belmont (Sept. 7, 2013)
Assists: 2, twice (last vs. Arizona State, Sept. 12, 2014)
Aces: 2, three times (last vs. Omaha, Sept. 5, 2014)
Digs: 6, vs. Arizona State (Sept. 12, 2014)
Blocks: 1, three times (last at Morehead State, Sept. 12, 2014)
Points: 10, vs. Presbyterian (Aug. 29, 2014)

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