Megan McCracken
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Megan McCracken

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rock Island, Ill.

High School:
Alleman

Last College:
Iowa State

Height:
5-8

Position:
G

Birthdate:
09/03/1983

Experience:
2L

2006-07: Appeared in all 33 games, garnering 21 starts ... set career highs in points (27 vs. Eastern Illinois, 11/28/06), rebounds (11 vs. Bradley, 2/4/07), assists (5 vs. Missouri State, 1/13/07) and steals (4, twice) ... recorded eight double digit scoring efforts ... tied her own school record with seven made three-pointers against Eastern Illinois ... followed up the performance with 20 points against Ball State (12/6/06) to clinch her first back-to-back 20-point scoring outputs of her career ... scored 15 points on four three-pointers in her final collegiate game, the second round WNIT contest at South Dakota State ... averaged 1.78 treys per game in conference play, the seventh-best mark in the Valley ... scored a team-high 20 points on six made three-point field goals in the State Farm MVC quarterfinal win over seventh-seeded Bradley.

2005-06: Set a Redbird single-game record with seven three-pointers while scoring a career-high 25 points in her season debut at Illinois (12/22) after missing the first 8 games with a foot injury ... led the `Birds in scoring three times ... hit 13-of-22 field goals and eight of 13 three-pointers as ISU won three of its final four regular-season games to earn the No. 6 seed in the State Farm MVC Tournament ... Illinois State career ranks: No. 7 in career three-point field goals (85), No. 7 in career three-point field goal percentage (.320).

2004-05: State Farm Missouri Valley Conference All-Tournament selection ... started all three games during the State Farm MVC Tournament, scoring 45 points with 10 rebounds, four assists, one block and five steals in 117 minutes ... finished 9-of-18 for the tournament from 3-point range ... scored a career-high 22 points vs. UTEP (12/19) ... set Illinois State record for three-point field goals by a first-year player (53) .... Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week (12/27) ...

2003-04: Residency year at Illinois State to satisfy NCAA transfer rules.

2002-03: Played in 25 of 28 games at Iowa State ... averaged 2.3 points and 0.6 assists in 8.5 minutes per game ... back-up to All-Big 12 point guard Lindsey Wilson ... transferred to Illinois State in Fall, 2003.

High School: Led team to three state tournament appearances at Redbird Arena, including a third-place finish as a senior ... three-time all-stater in Illinois ... McDonald's and WBCA All-American nominee ... Illinois Miss Basketball Finalist ... MVP of Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-Star game ... had 84-44 record in four prep seasons ... all-tournament pick at IHSA State Finals ... averaged 19.8 points as a junior and 18.7 points as a senior ... four-time Moline Dispatch All-Metro ... three-time All-Western Big Six Conference ... led team in scoring and free throw percentage as a junior ... set school career records for points (1817), field goals (700), field goal attempts (1595), free throws (365), free throw attempts (467), free throw percentage (.782), assists (380) and steals (303) ... prep coach was Jay Hatch ... also a state qualifier in track.

Personal: Major is mass communication ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Spring 2004, Spring 2005 ... parents are Robyn McCracken and Michael McCracken, with twin brother Ryan, who also attends Illinois State ... her grandfather, Scott Steagall, was an NAIA basketball all-American and the 1951 small college player of the year at Millikin ... chosen for 2004 Leader Shape Conference of 60 select student leaders on campus ... Megan Louise McCracken, born Sept. 3, 1983 in Springfield, Ill.