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Women's Basketball at No. 8 Xavier
At Michigan ... Academic All-Big Ten (2009-11) ... All-Big Ten Honorable Mention (2010-11)... All-Big Ten third team - Media (2011) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan. 17) ... CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District IV second team (2011) ... Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) all-tournament team (2010) ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner (2008-11)... Most Valuable Player (2010-11) ... Best Defensive Player (2011) ... Top Rebounder (2011)... Academic Excellence Award (2009) ... Hustle Award (2009).
Senior (2010-11) ... Earned fourth varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named All-Big Ten honorable mention (Coaches) and All-Big Ten third team (Media) ... Big Ten Player of the Week (Jan. 17) ... CoSIDA Capital One Academic All-District IV second team ... U-M Academic Athletic Achievement Award ... Named team's Most Valuable Player, Best Defensive Player and Top Rebounder ... U-M's 21st 1,000 point scorer, joining the club against Michigan State (Feb. 13) ... Concludes her U-M career at No. 20 on U-M's all-time scoring list with 1,057 career points ... One of five players in program history with 1,000 points (1,057), 200 assists (262) and 150 steals (167) ... Started all 30 games, leading the Wolverines in scoring and rebounding with 11.2 points (337 total) and 5.5 rebounds (164 total) per contest ... Posted four 20-point games on the season including back-to-back 20 point games against Michigan State (Jan. 9) and Wisconsin (Jan. 16) ... Tallied back-to-back double-doubles against Wisconsin (Jan. 16) (21 pts, 10 rebs) and Northwestern (Jan. 20) (19 pts, 14 rebs) ... Posted 17 games in double figures, including seven games of 15-or-more points ... Tied a career-high with 24 points against Illinois (Feb. 6) ... Had 149 three-point field goal attempts which ranks No. 6 on U-M's single-season list ... Led the Wolverines in points (11.2/game), field goal attempts (328), field goals (142), three-point field goals (149), rebounds (5.5/game) ... Concluded the Big Ten season ranked No. 21 in scoring and No. 18 in rebounding.
Junior (2009-10)... Earned third varsity letter ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors ... All-Big Ten Conference Honorable Mention (2010) ... Women's National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) All-Tournament Team (2010)... Most Valuable Player (2010)... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner...Started in 35 games in her second season as a starter... Led the team in scoring averaging 13.2 points (463 total), which ranked 13th in the Big Ten... Second on the team in scoring during conference action with 13.1 points (235 total)... Posted four games of 20 or more points, including a career-high 24 points which she reached twice; against Indiana (Jan. 24) and against Syracuse (March 28)... Set a new career-high for rebounds with 18 against Iowa (Jan. 7), also posted her first-ever double-double with 10 points... Became one of five players all-time to record 18 or more rebounds in a game... Her 18 rebounds ranked ninth most in a single game... Set a new career-high in free throws made (12) and free throws attempted (14) against Purdue (Feb. 28)... Her 12 free throws tied for sixth best in a single game and her 14 attempts was ninth best in a single game... Scored in double figures in 25 games, including nine consecutive to open the season... Dished out a career-best six assists tin U-M's upset over then-No. 8 Xavier (Dec. 14)... Tallied a career-best four three-pointer on four occasions... Also set a new career-high in steals with five against Michigan State (March 5)...Concluded the season ranked third in the Big Ten in minutes played (35.9), fifth in steals (1.9) and seventh in three-point field goals made (62)... Led the team in field goal attempts (421/12.0 game), field goals made (168/4.8 game), three point field goal attempts (208/5.9 game) and minutes (1256/35.9 game)... Her 62 three point field goals ranks third most on U-M's single season list... Set a new single season record for three-point field goal attempts with 208.
Sophomore (2008-09)... Earned second varsity letter ... Earned Academic All-Big Ten Conference honors ... Hustle Award and Academic Excellence award ... Started in 29 games this season ... Third on the team in scoring averaging 8.0 points (233 total) and 3.9 rebounds (113 total) per game ... Her 8.0 points per game ranked third best on the team ... Second on the team in points in Big Ten action with 8.9 points per game ... Posted a career-high 16 points in two games: at Duke (Dec. 7) and against Iowa (Feb. 22) ... Tied her career high in rebounds with seven on two occasions: at Duke (Dec. 7) and against Iowa (Feb. 22) ... Tallied a career-high three blocks against Akron (Nov. 17) ... Posted a career-best four three-point field goals against Duke (Dec. 7) ... Scored in double figures in nine games and led Michigan in scoring in six games ... Dished out a career-best six assists on two occasions: vs. Indiana (Jan. 22) and Penn State (Feb. 9)... Ranks fourth on the team in the three-point field goal percentage at .309 percent (29-of-94) ... Concluded the year ranked 14th in the Big Ten with 44 steals, averaging 1.52 per game ... Played a career-best 40 minutes on two occasions.
Freshman (2007-08)... Earned first varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award winner ... played in 22 games ... averaged 6.3 minutes per game ... averaged 1.1 points (24 total) and 0.9 rebounds (19 total) ... scored a career-high seven points against Purdue (Feb. 21) ... grabbed a career-best four rebounds in two games: against Belmont at Vanderbilt Thanksgiving Tournament (Nov. 25) and against Virginia Commonwealth in first round of Women's National Invitation Tournament (March 24) ... dished out a career-high two assists against Virginia Commonwealth ... collected a career-best two steals in two games: against Indiana (Jan. 24) and against Penn State in first round of Big Ten Conference Tournament (March 6) ... posted a career-high one block against Penn State ... knocked down a career-best one three-pointer in two games: against Purdue and against Virginia Commonwealth ... played a career-high 16 minutes against Virginia Commonwealth.
Prep... Attended Thornwood High School (2007), coached by Kevin Connor ... honor roll student ... National Honor Society Vice President ... Spanish Honor Society member ... Illinois State Scholar ... three-year varsity letterwinner ... team captain as a senior ... member of conference and regional championship teams as a sophomore, junior and senior ... Key Statistics... averaged 11.5 points (989 total), 5.1 rebounds (433 total), 4.3 assists (368 total) and 2.9 steals (246 total) for career ... holds school records for points in a season (487), points in a game (40), assists in a career (368), assists in a season (170), assists in a game (13), steals in a career (246) and steals in a game (10) ... tallied a quadruple-double as a senior, finishing with 40 points, 11 rebounds, 10 assists and 10 steals against Thornridge (1/25/07) ... Honors and Rankings... Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state selection as a senior ... All-SICA East member as a sophomore, junior and senior ... all-area pick (The Daily Southtown, The Times and The Star) as a sophomore, junior and senior ... junior varsity team captain and MVP as a freshman, leading the team in points, assists and steals while guiding Thornwood to SICA East Conference championship ... Other Sports ... member of junior varsity softball team as a freshman.
Personal... Veronica Tatiana Hicks was born November 13, 1989 ... daughter of Luther and Brenda Hicks ... enrolled in the College of Engineering ...Industrial and Operations Engineering major.