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Paige  Rakers


Carlyle, Ill.

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Sophomore (2014-15) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Named Academic All-Big Ten ... Appeared in nine games after missing time due to injury ... Scored a season-high five points in return to her home state, Illinois (Feb. 28).

Freshman (2013-14) ... Earned first varsity letter ... Appeared in 32 contests, starting twice ... Averaged 4.4 points and 1.4 rebounds in 13.9 minutes per game ... Earned first career start at Purdue (Jan. 15) ... Hit at least one three-pointer in 21 games ... Went for nine points on three three-pointers against Stony Brook in the WNIT first round (March 21) ... Scored eight points, shooting two-for-three from three-point range against Michigan State (Jan. 12) ... Went for 11 points, converting on three three-pointers against Alcorn State (Dec. 28) ... Scored a career-high 12 points on four three-pointers against No. 15 LSU (Nov. 30) ... Grabbed a career-best seven rebounds against Texas Tech (Nov. 29) ... Scored five points and had two assists against Pittsburgh (Nov. 20) ... Scored six points at Western Michigan (Nov. 18) ... Scored nine points and dished out three assists at Detroit (Nov. 16) ...Scored eight points against Arizona (Nov. 9), including a go-ahead three-pointer in overtime.

Prep ... Carlyle High School (2013) ... Honor Roll ... Graduated third in her class ... National Honor Society ... Student council vice president ... Earned 12 total varsity letters at Carlyle in basketball, volleyball and softball ... Scored 1,952 points in her career, averaging 22 points per game on 50 percent shooting ... As a senior, named AP all-state first team, Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state first team and Chicago Sun Times all-state first team ... Won team awards for leading scorer, most assists, highest free throw percentage and best all-around player as a senior ... Two-time All-Area Player of the Year by the Belleville News Democrat ... Four-time all-conference selection ... Named AP all-state second team and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association all-state second team following her junior season ... IHSA Three-Point Queen of the Hill in 2012 ... Four-time all-area and all-conference honoree in softball ... Picked up two all-conference honors in volleyball ... Played AAU with Team Adidas out of Saint Louis.

Personal ... Full name: Paige Marie Rakers ... Birthday: March 5, 1995 ... Daughter of Scott and Angie Rakers ... Mom, Angie, played two years at Southwestern Illinois College ... Enrolled in the School of Kinesiology ... Undeclared major.


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