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    32  Kiara Strickland
    Kiara Strickland

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Minneapolis, Minn.

    High School:
    Roosevelt

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    Guard/Forward


    05/21/2012

    UIC Student-Athletes Post Third-Straight Semester with 3.0 GPA

    Flames' student-athletes post collective 3.0 GPA

    04/25/2012

    Academic Achievement Celebrated at 2012 `Night of Champions'

    Team of the Year, Student-Athletes of the Year named

    04/19/2012

    Women's Basketball Celebrates Historic Season at Awards Banquet

    Bailey and Green named Co-MVPs

    03/08/2012

    Flames Set For Semifinal Showdown with No. 1 seed Green Bay

    UIC won last postseason meet up in 2005-06

    03/07/2012

    Flames Advance To Horizon League Semifinals; Defeat Butler 66-53

    UIC notches first postseason win in five years

    Kiara Strickland's Career Stats Get Acrobat Reader

    AS A SENIOR (2011-12):Started all 31 games and averaged 35.7 minutes per contest...ranked second on the team in rebounding (6.5) and third in scoring (11.6)...ranked 13th in the Horizon League in boards, 14th in scoring and fifth in minutes per game...set new career-highs in points (26), rebounds (14), minutes (42), assists (5), steals (4), field goals (11), three-pointers (2) and free throws (5)...posted 20 double-digit scoring performances and four double-doubles...took over point guard duties for an eight-game stretch early in the season when teammate Shamiea Green was out with an injury...her four double-doubles occurred in consecutive games, which was the longest streak of any UIC player during the season...began the year with 17 points and seven boards against Drake on Nov. 12...posted 17 points and eight boards in the Flames' first tourney win in five years over Butler on March 7th.

    AS A JUNIOR (2010-11): Appeared in 27 games and made eight starts for the Flames ... averaged a career-high 16.2 minutes per game ... averaged 4.3 points and 2.8 rebounds per game ... scored 11 points and grabbed six rebounds off the bench on Feb. 17 at Butler ... tied a career high with two blocks on Dec. 23 at Eastern Michigan ... handed out a season-high three assists on Dec. 21 versus Bradley ... scored a career-high 12 points on Nov. 23 against DePaul ... earned first start of the season on Nov. 17 in an upset win over BYU ... pulled down a personal-best seven rebounds on Nov. 15 against Oakland.

    AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Appeared in 23 games as a reserve for the Flames, averaging 10.5 minutes per contest ... averaged 2.5 ppg and 1.8 rpg ... scored six points in back-to-back games on Feb. 20 at Milwaukee and Feb. 18 at Green Bay ... handed out a season-high two helpers at Green Bay, as well...had four points and four boards on Jan. 7 versus Youngstown State ... had six points and four rebounds in a win at Western Michigan on Dec. 13 ... tied a team-high with nine points on Nov. 30 against Dayton and played a season-high 20 minutes in that game ... had four offensive rebounds in that contest ... scored a career-high 11 points on Nov. 15 at Bradley.

    AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09): Saw action in 29 games off the bench for UIC as a rookie, averaging 12.1 minutes per outing ... recorded a career-high 10 points and four assists as the Flames bested Loyola on Feb. 7 ... posted a strong all-around stat line at San Diego on Dec. 28, totaling seven points, six rebounds and two assists ... scored six points in the Flames' win over New Mexico State on Dec. 30 ... scored seven points and grabbed two rebounds at Milwaukee on Feb. 21 ... scored six points and pulled down two rebounds at Eastern Illinois on Feb. 4.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Led the team with 21.5 points and 2.0 assists per game her senior year ... averaged 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game last year ... picked up a career-high 32 points and 15 rebounds during her senior season ... led team to a mid-section championship and a sectional final appearance ... All-Conference recipient ... scored over 1,500-career points ... Star Tribune Athlete of the Week ... biggest athletic thrill to date is experiencing the upcoming season 2011-12 ... born on October 30, 1989, Racine, Wis. ... daughter of Alondra Winston and Christopher Strickland ...has two siblings, Ali and Kayla ... currently enrolled as a criminal justice major.

    CAREER HIGHS :

    Minutes: 43 at Detroit(2/4/12)
    Points: 26 vs.Youngstown State (2/9/12)
    Rebounds:14 at Loyola(1/28/12)
    Assists:5 (twice) last vs.Detroit (1/5/12)
    Steals:4 (three times) lastvsMilwaukee (3/1/12)
    Blocks: 2 (three times) last at Eastern Michigan (12/23/10)
    FG:11 vs. Youngstown State (2/9/12)
    FG Att.:19 at Illinois State(11/28/11)
    3PT FG Made:2 at Illinois State (11/28/11)
    3PT FG Att.: 4 at Milwaukee (2/21/09)
    FT Made:5 at Cleveland State (1/12/11)
    FT Att.:10 at Cleveland State (1/12/12)