Brea Banks
Brea Banks


Richton Park, Ill.

High School:
Marian Catholic






WNIT Game: Illinois State vs. Louisiana Tech

Second-Round Game of the WNIT Tuesday, March 24, 7:05 p.m.

Senior Year (2008-09): Appeared in 30 games ... team captain ... ranked seventh on the team with nine three-pointers, playing just 4.2 minutes per game ... scored a season-high eight points against Eastern Michigan (12/6) and Southern Illinois (1/24) ... made a career-high two three-pointers in both games ... played just eight minutes against Eastern Michigan and five minutes against Southern Illinois ... grabbed a season-high four rebounds against UNC-Greensboro (12/22) in the Orange County Clash.

Junior Year (2007-08): Appeared in 28 games ... made a three-pointer in three of the first six games of the season ... against Loyola (11/29), scored a career-high 13 points on 5-of-5 shooting in 16 minutes ... grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against DePaul (11/25) ... played in 25-consecutive games to start the season, averaging 5.3 minutes per game.

Sophomore Year (2006-07): Appeared in 13 games ... made her first three-pointer of the season against Southern Illinois (2/4) ... played a season-high four minutes on five different occasions.

Freshman Year (2005-06): Appeared in 25 games ... in just 16 minutes against Loyola-Chicago (11/20), she had seven points, four rebounds, two steals, an assist and a block ... followed her career-high nine points against Indiana State (2/4) with a career-high seven rebounds in the next game against Northern Iowa (2/10) ... in her first career start in Redbird win at UTEP (12/18), she joined classmates Kristi Cirone and Nicolle Lewis in the starting lineup, marking the first time in six seasons the Redbirds had started three freshmen in the same game.

Prior to ISU: Three-year letterwinner at Marian Catholic ... 2005 Daily Southtown Honorable Mention All-Area ... averaged 6.0 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 1.4 spg as a senior ... led Marian Catholic to an 84-15 record during her career ... helped the Spartans to the IHSA state finals in 2004 and 2005, losing to Naperville Central both years ... averaged 7.4 ppg and 4.9 rpg, shooting 44 percent from the field in 2004 for a team that had all five starters earn sports scholarships ... averaged 10 points per game and shot .737 from the field in two IHSA Tournament games at Redbird Arena in 2004 ... missed 2004 AAU competition because of a stress fracture ... prep coach was Shannon Reidy, now the head coach at Loyola-Chicago ... also participated in track and field ... conference champion in discus in 2004 ... from the same high school as Illinois State Hall of Famer and NFL football player Mike Prior ... played AAU basketball for the Chicago Flames and Illinois Hoopla.

Personal: Brea Marie Banks ... born March 11, 1987, in Chicago ... daughter of Duane and Rose Banks ... two sisters (Teresa, Asia) ... majoring in psychology and philosophy with a minor in history ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2005, Spring 2006, Fall 2006, Spring 2007, Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009... MVC Honor Roll: 2008, 2009, 2010... MVC Commissioner's Academic Excellence Award: 2008, 2009, 2010... Arthur Ashe, Jr. Sports Scholar Award: 2007, 2008.