Kia Vaughn BIO:
2012: Started in 17 out of 31
games for the Liberty…averaged 22.9 minutes per game…pulled down 5.0 rebounds
per game…scored 6.4 points per game.
2011: Led the Liberty in total rebounds 227 making for a 6.7 season average…Grabbed 10 or more rebounds in four games…Tallied a team single game season high in rebounds with 12.0 boards on (LAL, 6/21) - the fifth most in franchise history…Set new career-highs in minutes (37), field goals (12), free throws made (5), defensive (8) and total rebounds (12), assists (4), steals (3), blocked shots (3), and points (24)…Made her second career playoff appearance averaging 6.4 points and 4.3 rebounds.
2010: Appeared in 30 games…Averaged 2.1 points, 1.4 rebounds per game and .348 field-goal percentage.
2009: Appeared in all 34 games…Averaged 4.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game shooting .493 from the field.
Off-Season: Spent the 2011-2012 offseason playing for Cras Basket Taranto in Italy and averaged 12.8 points, .03 assists and 8.4 rebounds per game.
College: Graduated leading
the program in games played (135), surpassing team-mate Essence Carson by one
game... Recorded 68 and 40 career double-digit scoring and rebounding
performances, respectively... Finished collegiate career ranked second all-time
in Scarlet Knight history for blocked shots (279) and rebounds (1, 079)... One
of only four players in RU history to record more than 1,000 points and 1,000
rebounds in career... Only the second player in program history to lead team in
rebounding in four straight seasons (Liberty legend Sue Wicks was the other)...
As a senior, averaged 9.9 ppg and 7.2 rpg, leading the team in rebounds...
Registered five double-doubles in final season... As a junior, named second
team All-BIG EAST, All-Met First Team by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers
Association... Tied for 17th in final NCAA statistics in blocked shots per game
in sophomore season... In 2006-07 season, named to Final Four All-Tournament
Team and the Greensboro Regional All-Tournament squad. All-BIG EAST First Team
and the All-Tournament squad, All-Met Division I Women's College Basketball
Player of the Year, Kodak/WBCA Region I All-American... Contributed 11 rebounds
NCAA Tournament debut as a freshman... Named the BIG EAST Preseason Freshman of
the Year and earned a spot on the ESPN.com Preseason Freshman All-America Team.
Personal: Born and raised in the Bronx ... Eldest daughter of Aja
Ellington, has seven younger brothers ... Has a dog named Prince ... Walked
past Madison Square Garden everyday on her way to high school at St. Michael’s
Academy in mid-town Manhattan ... Pre-game ritual is to listen to her favorite
singer, Beyonce on her iPod ... Wears No. 15 because one of her younger
brothers was born on December 15 ... Journalism major at Rutgers ... Credits
her exceptional foot skills to double-dutch jump roping ... The most surprising
fact about her is her fear of clowns ... Began playing basketball in middle
school by the influence of her mother ... Was named the 2005 New York State
Gatorade Player of the Year.
- Acquired by the Washington Mystics on February 27, 2013.
- Selected in the first round (8th overall) of the 2009 WNBA Draft.