14   T'ara Austin
T'ara  Austin


Joliet, Ill.

High School:
Joliet Central





Austin’s Career-Night Leads NIU Past Toledo, 3-1

The junior registered a career-high 31 kills, hitting .365 in the match


Huskies Fall to Cardinals in Straight-Sets

T’ara Austin finishes with 18 kills and three aces


NIU Volleyball Set for First Road Trip of MAC Season

Huskies will take on Ball State and Toledo


Austin Named MAC West Offensive Player of the Week

The junior outside hitter averaged 5.00 kills per set in MAC opening weekend


Huskies Sweep Eastern Michigan, Open MAC Play 2-0

Balanced attack leads NIU over the Eagles


NIU Invitational Highlights - SDSU and Iowa

ESPN3 highlights from the Huskies victories over South Dakota State and Iowa at Victor E. Court in the NIU Invitational


NIU defeats Milwaukee, 3-1

The Huskies defeated the Panthers, 25-18, 25-9, 22-25, 25-16.


NIU defeats Iowa, 3-1

The Huskies defeated Iowa, 3-1, with deuce set victories in the first and fourth to clinch the match.

2014: Played in 104 sets in 30 matches as a sophomore...Finished the year with 102 kills and a 0.98 kills/set average...Ranked fifth on the team with 185 digs and a 1.78 digs/set average...Set career-highs in kills (20), attempts (41) and points (21.5) against Buffalo (Oct. 18)...Made her first career start against Louisville (Sept. 13)...Notched 32 kills in a three-match stretch from Oct. 2 to Oct. 10...Recorded two aces apiece apiece against Presbyterian (Aug. 29), Tennessee (Sept. 5) and Omaha (Sept. 5)...Had a career-best 22 digs against Eastern Michigan (Nov. 15)...Set a season-best mark with three blocks at EMU (Oct. 10).

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.


Kills: 20, vs. Buffalo (Oct. 18, 2014)
Attempts: 41, vs. Buffalo (Oct. 18, 2014)
Hitting Percentage: .500, vs. Belmont (Sept. 7, 2013)
Assists: 4, at Miami (Ohio) (Oct. 4, 2014)
Aces: 2, three times (last vs. Omaha, Sept. 5, 2014)
Digs: 22, vs. Eastern Michigan (Nov. 15, 2014)
Blocks: 3, at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 10, 2014)
Points: 21.5, vs. Buffalo (Oct. 18, 2014)

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