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W. Basketball: Linda Aughburns

Linda Aughburns

  Position: F    Ht.: 5-11
  Hometown: Fayetteville, N.C.
  Previous School: UNC Asheville/Westover HS
  Eligibility: Sr.  Major: Accounting

2010-11: Played in all 30 games, including 28 starts in her first season with the Pioneers... Finished second on the team in rebounding, averaging 7.7 boards per contest (4th in SAC)... Record 10 or more rebounds on nine occasions, including a season-high 17 boards at Lenoir-Rhyne (Feb. 23) as the Pioneers clinched the SAC Championship... Followed with 10 rebounds at Mars Hill (Feb. 26)... Started her Tusculum career averaging 9.9 rebounds per game in her first seven outings in the Black & Orange... Accounted for a pair of double-doubles against Lewis (Nov. 26) and at Lincoln Memorial (Feb. 2)... Against Lewis, she posted 10 points and 11 rebounds... Added 11 markers and a dozen rebounds in the LMU game... Finished 13th in the league in blocked shots per game (0.5 bpg) and 16th in minutes played per game (30.2 mpg)... Posted season-bests in points and steals with 17 markers and five thefts against Brevard (Dec. 30)... Also made five steals each against Carson-Newman (Feb. 9) and at Anderson (Feb. 16)... Blocked three shots each at Carson-Newman (Jan. 12) and against Wingate (Feb. 12).

UNC Asheville: Played two seasons with the NCAA Division I Bulldogs... 2009-10: Played in 22 games, including eight starts... Recorded 4.9 points and 5.1 rebounds per game... Tallied a season-best 17 points against Southern Wesleyan (Dec. 11) where she shot 6-of-10 from the floor and 4-of-4 from the free throw line... Recorded back-to-back double-doubles against South Carolina State (Nov. 17) and Lees-McRae (Nov. 21)... Against S.C. State, posted 14 poins and 10 rebounds and followed that with 14 markers and 11 boards against Lees-McRae... Pulled down 10 rebounds at USC Upstate (Nov. 28) and followed with a 14-point performance at Western Carolina (Dec. 2), where she played in a season-high 35 minutes... Tallied three steals at Coastal Carolina (Feb. 8) and USC Upstate... 2008-09: Big South Conference All-Freshman Team... Started in a dozen games, including the final nine of the year... Averaged 6.7 points and led the team with her 6.4 rebounds per game average... Posted her first career double-double at High Point (Jan. 26) with 10 points and 15 rebounds... Erupted for a career-best 20 points in home win over Charleston Southern (Feb. 7), along with 10 rebounds... Ended her rookie campaign on a high note with 18 points and nine boards in near upset of High Point in the Big South Conference Tournament... Tallied 10 points and collected nine rebounds at Radford (Mar. 2)... Scored 11 points against ACC Champion Maryland (Dec. 29).

High School: Graduated from Westover HS where she garnered All-Conference and All-Region honors... Led Westover to the 4-A State Championship game as a senior... Averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds and four steals per contest as her team finished with a 30-2 record... Her rebounding average led of Cumberland County and Fayetteville, N.C... Coached by Gene Arrington... McDonald's All-America nominee... Also lettered in track & field and cross country.

Personal: Full named is Linda Renee' Aughburns... Born March 2, 1990 in Chicago, Ill... Daugther of Irving Aughburns, Jr... Has four sisters - Tennille Woods-Scott, Nicole Woods, Tressa Aughburns, Ch'ressa Aughburns and one brother - Irving Aughburns, Jr... Her father played basketball at Nazareth College... Sister, Tennille Woods-Scott played basketball at North Carolina A&T; Sister, Nicole Woods, ran track & field at UNC Pembroke; Sistern Tressa Aughburns lettered in basketball and cross country at Fayetteville State; Sister, Ch'ressa Aughburns ran cross country at Fayetteville State... Career goals: Play basketball overseas or attend graduate school and work towards her CPA license; Favorite book: "The Notebook"; Favorite midnight snack: Candy; Favorite music: R&B; Linda can't go a week without: Her iPod and her Tigger Bear - Kamoni; Most thrilling moment in sports: Winning a State Championship at Westover for the first time in school history; Advice to kids: "Never give up on your dreams"; Favorite colors: Pink and Purple; Favorite food: Pizza; Favorite sports other than basketball: Cross country ; Person Linda admires most: Her mother, Linda Aughburns; Toughest opponent Linda has ever played against: Marissa Coleman; What people don't know about Linda: She's part Black, White, Irish, Indian and Italian; When Linda was a kid, she tried to be like: Diana Taurasi; When people first meet Linda, they think: She laughs too much.