Sara Stevenson
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Sara Stevenson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Olney, Ill.

High School:
East Richland

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
03/06/1984

2004-05: Played in seven games before being suspended from the team ... her suspension was lifted after the season ended and she chose to rejoin the team in January, 2006.

2003-04: Suffered injury to left knee after 4 games ... had surgery in January, 2004 and missed the remainder of the season ... qualified to repeat sophomore year with NCAA injury hardship waiver.

2002-03: Her turnover-to-minute ratio (1 for every 29.9 minutes played) not only led the Missouri Valley for players with 300 or more minutes played this season, but also is the No. 1 ratio in Illinois State history ... she had 14 turnovers in 418 minutes ... became a starter because of ballhandling and defensive efforts from game 13 ... made just 7 of first 21 field goals (.333), then 14 of 32 (.438) the rest of the season ... had 6 pts., 6 reb. vs. Wichita State (1/18) ... her steal and layup in overtime helped the Birds take the lead for good at Evansville (1/25) ... only basket of the game put the `Birds ahead for good in win over SMS (1/16).

High School: 2002 Illinois Miss Basketball finalist ... 2001 & 2002 Chicago Tribune all-state team ... 2001 & 2002 Illinois Basketball Coaches All-Star Team ... led team to IHSA Class AA Semifinals at Redbird Arena in 2002 ... her teams were 90-33 in 4 prep seasons, including 27-6 in 2002 ... averaged 11.5 points as a freshman, 20.7 as a sophomore, 23.5 as a junior, 25.1 as a senior ... her 274 career 3-point field goals, No. 4 in Illinois prep history ... her 636 steals were No. 1 in Illinois prep history ... one of only 20 players in Illinois prep history to score 2,500 career points (2,504) ... honorable mention all-state tennis player in doubles as a sophomore and senior ... all-state track athlete as a freshman and sophomore in 800 meters, also participating in mile relay and high jump ... prep coach was Curt Dobbs.

Personal: Major is public relations ... AFNI Athletics Honor Roll: Fall 2002, Spring 2003, Fall 2003, Spring 2004, Fall 2004 ... daughter of Randy and Susan Stevenson, with sisters Lyndsey (ISU graduate student on the Redbird Media Relations staff) and Taylor ... full name is Sara Colleen Stevenson, born March 6, 1984 in Vincennes, Ind.