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Nia Coffey's Bio

About Nia Coffey

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

Selected by San Antonio in the 2017 WNBA Draft (5th overall)… signed with the Stars on April 19, 2017.

WNBA CAREER

2017 (San Antonio)

Scored a career-high 7 points vs. Phoenix on July 7 … Grabbed a career-high 6 rebounds vs. Connecticut on July 5 …

NORTHWESTERN
Senior (2016-17): Named to 2017 Naismith Women’s College Player of the Year watch list (11/30) … Named to Wade Trophy watch list (12/2) … One of 28 players named to 2017 Ann Meyers Drysdale Award watch list … Received back-to-back Big Ten Player of the Week awards (11/29, 12/5) … Set NU’s all-time rebound record with 952nd career board against Chicago State (12/4) … Averaged a career-best 10.4 rebounds per game … Averaged 20.0 points per game … Reached 20-plus points in five of the final seven games of the year and crossed the 30-point mark twice in that stretch … Scored 33 points and recorded 10 rebounds against Minnesota (2/13)…Scored 30 points on 12-of-15 shooting against Evansville (11/27) … Scored 105 points in a four-game span starting with Oral Roberts through Virginia (12/1) … Recorded double-digit rebounds in eight of first 11 games, averaging 12.2 boards during that span … Has a block in all but one game this season
B1G: Third in the Big Ten in points per game (20.0) … Second in rebounding (10.4), first in defensive rebounds (8.1) … Seventh in blocked shots (1.4) … Secured six double-doubles in conference play … Scored 22 points and pulled in 13 rebounds against No. 11 Ohio State (1/3) … Went off for 33 at Minnesota in her hometown of Minneapolis (2/13) … Notched a season high with 34 points against Iowa in the second round of the Big Ten Tournament … Scored in double figures in 13 of 16 Big Ten games.

Junior (2015-16):  Scored over 20 points in six straight games, including at least 12 rebounds in three straight (1/20-2/7)… Posted 23 points and 9 boards in the game against Ohio Sate (1/28)… Scored 27 against Minnesota (1/20), following that with a then-season high 29 points against Indiana, adding 11 rebounds (1/24) … Put up 19 points and nine rebounds against Maryland (1/17)… Scored 23 in the victory over Ohio State (1/14)… Tied a season high four blocks against Michigan State (1/10)… Began conference schedule with three consecutive games of 20+ points… Posted double doubles in four of the next five games, making it eight out of ten between 11/27 and 1/3… Extended double-double streak to four, scoring 21 and grabbing 14 boards against Milwaukee (12/6)… Recorded third consecutive double-double with 22 points and 11 rebounds against North Carolina (12/2)… Second consecutive double-double with 17 points and 12 boards against East Carolina (11/28)… 16 points and 10 rebounds meant her second double-double of season against Creighton (11/27)… Season high six assists against Eastern Washington (11/26)… Scored 20 with nine rebounds against Western Michigan (11/22)… Had first double-double of season with 16 points and a career-high matching 18 rebounds against Idaho State (11/19)… Led team with 27 points, including ten free throws, plus seven rebounds, four steals and three assists against Howard (11/15).

Sophomore (2014-15): Ranks seventh in program history in blocks (103) … Leads Wildcats with 15.7 points and 9.0 rebounds per game …  Owns team-high 12 double-doubles (20 career) … Scored in double figures in 21 consecutive games between 3/2/14 and 1/14/15 …. Marked seventh-longest streak in program history …  B1G: Owns five consecutive double-doubles and in nine of last 13 conference games … Collected double-digit rebounds in 10 of last 13 games … Poured in 25 points, including the game-winning layup with 4.9 seconds to go at Michigan (2/14) … Added 11 rebounds, three blocks and three steals against the Wolverines … Scored 17 points and went 5-of-5 from the free-throw line at Purdue (2/11) … Notched 14 points, 12 rebounds and four steals at Indiana (2/5) … Posted eighth double-double in 21-point win over Minnesota (2/1) … Poured in career-high 35 points vs. Iowa (1/29) … Made career-high four 3-pointers against the Hawkeyes … Notched fifth double-double in B1G play at Penn State (1/25) … Led all players with 15 rebounds and added 12 points at Iowa (1/14) … One of five players in double figures with 12 points vs. Michigan State (1/11) … Registered second consecutive double-double at Ohio State with 10 points and 12 rebounds (1/4) … Notched fourth double-double of the season behind 12 points and 13 rebounds vs. Wisconsin (1/1) … Blocked three shots in Big Ten opener at Michigan State (12/28).

Freshman 2013-14): First Team All-Big Ten (Coaches) … Second Team All-Big Ten (Media) … Big Ten All-Freshman Team …Only player in the Big Ten to rank in the top 10 in points (15.3 ppg; 9th), rebounds (8.1 rpg; 6th) and blocks (1.8 bpg; 6th) … 6.6 defensive rebounds per game ranked 4th in the conference … Led Northwestern in points (15.3) and rebounds (8.1) … Added 2.1 assists, 1.8 blocks and 1.7 steals in 30.1 minutes per game … Played 32 of 33 games, making 31 starts … 10+ points in 25 of 32 games played, including a team-best eight 20+ point outings … Career-high 29 points at Iowa (2/10/13) … Five-straight games in double-figures to end the season … 11 games with 10+ rebounds, including two games with 18 rebounds … 260 rebounds ranks 7th in NU single-season history … 8 double-doubles rank 8th in NU single-season history … 59 blocks slated at 5th in NU single-season history … Big Ten Season: Team-high 14.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg in 30.2 mpg … Second on the team in scoring in NU’s narrow 66-65 loss at No. 18/15 Nebraska to open Big Ten season with 16 points … Tied for team-high with nine rebounds vs. Nebraska … Fifth 20-point outing of the year at Purdue, leading NU with 20 (1/23) … Followed that up with 22 points and 10 rebounds for her sixth double-double in NU’s win over No. 21/18 Nebraska (1/26) … Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week and to the Big Ten Player of the Week Honor Roll on Jan. 28 after averaging 21.0 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 blocks against ranked Purdue and Nebraska … Injured during first half of Indiana game (1/31) and missed Penn State game (2/2) … Returned for Michigan game (2/6) and logged 16 minutes off the bench … Logged a career-high 29 points and team-best 10 rebounds for her seventh double-double at Iowa (2/10) … Led NU with 23 points vs. Minnesota (2/15) … 18 rebounds at Ohio State (2/23) were an opponent record at Value City Arena … Followed that up with 10 rebounds vs. MSU (2/27) … Team-high 19 points in win at Wisconsin (3/2).

HIGH SCHOOL

WBCA High School All-American (2013) … Earned Purple Team MVP honors at the WBCA High School All-America Game (2013)… McDonald’s High School All-American (2013)… Associated Press First-Team All-State (2012, 2013) and Honorable Mention (2011) … Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro Player of the Year (2013) … Minnesota Class 4A All-Tournament Team (2011, 2012, 2013) … All-Lake Conference (2011, 2012, 2013) … Minneapolis Star Tribune All-Metro First Team (2012, 2013) … Minnesota Girls Basketball Coaches Association All-State (2012, 2013)… No. 1 ranked recruit out of Minnesota in the class of 2013 … Tabbed No. 24 nationwide and No. 8 at her position by ESPN … Helped lead Hopkins to three Minnesota state championships … Averaged 18.6 points her senior year … Finished career with 1,422 points … Second all-time leading scorer in program history … National Junior Olympics Track silver medalist in the 100 a 200-meter dash … Four-time Distinguished Academic Achievement Award winner.

PERSONAL

Born Nia Coffey … Daughter of Sheba and Richard Coffey, who played a season in the NBA with the Minnesota Timberwolves … Sister, Sydney, plays basketball at Marist College, and has a younger brother, Amir … Majored in Learning and Organizational Change with a minor in Business Institutions.

AWARDS & HONORS

USA U19 National Team- 2013

World Championships U19 in Lithuania (Gold)- 2013

All-Big Ten 1st Team- 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

Big Ten All-Freshman Team- 2014

NIT Sweet 16- 2014

Big Ten Tournament Semifinals- 2015, 2016

Big Ten All-Tournament Team- 2016

AP NCAA All-America Honorable Mention- 2016

WBCA NCAA D1 All-America Honorable Mention- 2016

WBCA Division I All-Region 4 Team- 2016, 2017

WBCA NCAA D1 All-American Honorable Mention- 2017

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