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    Nia Coffey
    Nia Coffey

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    High School:
    Hopkins

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    F



    08/21/2014

    Wildcats Release 2014-15 Women's Basketball Schedule

    Welsh-Ryan Arena set to host 14 regular-season home games

    07/30/2014

    'Cats Conquer Sports Performance Scavenger Hunt

    Marks the end of summer training competition

    06/26/2014

    #B1GCats Answer the #Chillin4Charity Challenge

    NU coaches and players help raise awareness for Kay Yow Foundation

    05/09/2014

    'Cats Put a Wrap on 2013-14 with Annual Banquet

    Final look back at the 2013-14 season

    04/21/2014

    2013-14 NU Women's Basketball Year in Review

    A look back at the highlights from the 2013-14 season

    Big Ten Network Video: Coffey Joins BTN Women's Sports Report

    Chicago Tribune: Coffey Out to Spark Northwestern Turnaround

    Coffey 2013-14 Game-by-Game Stats

    Honors & Awards: First freshman in program history to receive First Team All-Big Ten honors (Coaches, 2014) ... Also a 2014 Second Team All-Big Ten selection by the media ... 2014 Big Ten All-Freshman Team ... Three-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Jan. 28, 2014; Dec. 2, 2014; Nov. 12, 2013) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Dec. 2, 2014) ... Named to2014 Full Court NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Freshman All-American Second Team ... Won a gold medal with USA Basketball in Summer of 2013 at the FIBA U19 World Championships in Lithuania.

    2013-14: First Team All-Big Ten (Coaches) ... Second Team All-Big Ten (Media) ... Big Ten All-Freshman Team ...Only player in the Big Ten to rank in the top 10 in points (15.3 ppg; 9th), rebounds (8.1 rpg; 6th) and blocks (1.8 bpg; 6th) ... 6.6 defensive rebounds per game ranked 4th in the conference ... Led Northwestern in points (15.3) and rebounds (8.1) ... Added 2.1 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 steals in 30.1 minutes per game ... Played 32 of 33 games, making 31 starts ... 10+ points in 25 of 32 games played, including a team-best eight 20+ point outings ... Career-high 29 points at Iowa (2/10/13) ... Five-straight games in double-figures to end the season ... 11 games with 10+ rebounds, including two games with 18 rebounds ... 260 rebounds ranks 7th in NU single-season history ... 8 double-doubles rank 8th in NU single-season history ... 59 blocks slated at 5th in NU single-season history ... Big Ten Season: Team-high 14.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg in 30.2 mpg ... Second on the team in scoring in NU's narrow 66-65 loss at No. 18/15 Nebraska to open Big Ten season with 16 points ... Tied for team-high with nine rebounds vs. Nebraska ... Fifth 20-point outing of the year at Purdue, leading NU with 20 (1/23) ... Followed that up with 22 points and 10 rebounds for her sixth double-double in NU's win over No. 21/18 Nebraska (1/26) ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week and to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll on Jan. 28 after averaging 21.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks against ranked Purdue and Nebraska ... Injured during first half of Indiana game (1/31) and missed Penn State game (2/2) ... Returned for Michigan game (2/6) and logged 16 minutes off the bench ... Logged a career-high 29 points and team-best 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double at Iowa (2/10) ... Led NU with 23 points vs. Minnesota (2/15) ... 18 rebounds at Ohio State (2/23) were an opponent record at Value City Arena ... Followed that up with 10 rebounds vs. MSU (2/27) ... Team-high 19 points in win at Wisconsin (3/2) ... Nonconference Season: Averaged 29.5 mpg, 15.5 ppg, 8.8 rpg and shot 48.1% from the field ... Made her Northwestern debut, starting in 2013-14 opener vs. UIC (11/10) ... Scored a game-high 19 points to go along with five blocks and also added four rebounds and three steals in 25 minutes ... Honored by the conference as Big Ten Co-Freshman of the Week (11/12) following her NU debut ... Posted first career double-double vs. Chicago State (11/13) with 17 points and 14 rebounds to go along with three blocks, four steals and two assists ... Recorded her second-straight double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds in just 26 minutes before fouling out vs. UNLV (11/17) ... Scored 27 points on 11-16 from the field in NU's win over Hofstra (11/20) ... Was a perfect 2-2 from 3-point range vs. Hofstra ... Grabbed 10 rebounds at No. 17 California (11/24) ... Scored 27 points and grabed 11 rebounds against Lafayette (11/27) ... Added another double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds in NU's win over No. 25 DePaul (12/1) ... Named Big Ten Player and Freshman of the Week after NU beat Lafayette and DePaul ... First Wildcat to be named Big Ten Player of the Week since Amy Jaeschke on Feb. 1, 2011 ... Career-high 18 rebounds vs. Northeastern (12/29) ... Most rebounds for a player during the McKeown era and also tied for eighth in single-game history ... Most rebounds by an NU player since Patricia Babcock had 18 in 1995 ... Also had 12 points vs. Northeastern for fifth double-double.

    USA Basketball: Won a gold medal with USA Basketball at the 2013 FIBA U19 World Championships in Lithuania ... Key contributor off the bench as USA went 9-0 ... Averaged 5.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 12.0 minutes per game ... Went a perfect 11-of-11 from the free throw line, which is the new top spot among all-time USA U19 free throw percentage leaders ... Played alongside a number of current collegiate players, including student-athletes from the 2013 NCAA Championship Connecticut squad ... 2012 USA Basketball Women's U-17 invitation only invitee ... 2011 USA Basketball Women's U-16 alternate.

    High School: WBCA High School All-American (2013) ... Posted 12 points, three rebounds, one block, a steal and assist en route to earning Purple Team MVP honors at the WBCA High School All-America Game ... McDonald's High School All-American (2013) ... Had two points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in McDonald's All-America Game, played at the United Center in Chicago ... Associated Press First-Team All-State (2012, 2013) and Honorable Mention (2011) ... Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro Player of the Year (2013) ... Minnesota Class 4A All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012, 2013) ... All-Lake Conference (2011, 2012, 2013) ... Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro First Team (2012, 2013) ... Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State (2012, 2013) ... Five year Varsity letterwinner ... No. 1 ranked recruit out of Minnesota in the class of 2013 ... Tabbed No. 24 nationwide and No. 8 at her position by ESPN ... Helped lead Hopkins to three Minnesota state championships ... Averaged 18.6 ppg her senior year ... Had 25 points and 16 rebounds in 2013 Class 4A title game ... Finished career with 1,422 points ... Second all-time leading scorer in program history ... Named Hopkins High's Athena Award winner in 2013 as the school's most oustanding senior female athlete ... Leading scorer and rebounder on state championship squads ... Two-time section and Lake Conference Champions ... 2011 & 2012 Defensive Player of the Year ... Two-year captain ... Also played a year of volleyball ... Ran on the varsity track team as a seventh-grader and competed in the state meet ... National Junior Olympics Track silver medalist in the 100 & 200-meter dash ... Four-time Distinguished Academic Achievement Award winner.

    Personal: Born Nia Coffey ... Daughter of Sheba and Richard Coffey ... Sister, Sydney, plays basketball at Marist College, and has a younger brother, Amir ... Major is undeclared.

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