AS A JUNIOR (2005-06): Averaged 4.2 assists per game (apg), ranking second in the America East Conference…played all 40 minutes in four games, including 43 minutes in an overtime game against Hartford…118 assists on the year sets a new single-season high for her and ranks first among all-time juniors and eighth for a single season in UMBC history…219 career assists ranks her 10th all-time on UMBC’s career assists chart…recorded double figures in the first six games of the season and 18 on the year…10 assists against Lafayette tied her for seventh on UMBC’s single-game all-time chart for assists… played in all 28 games with starts in 27, missing her only start due to illness…that game she came off the bench to play 30 minutes, recording six points, four steals and four assists in the Retrievers’ 48-41 win over Albany…had a six game double-digit streak going during conference play...scored 19 points against Stony Brook to tie her career high...averaged 15.2 points per game (ppg) and shot 52.6 percent in the opening six games of the season, scoring double-figures in each one...averaged 18.0 ppg and 6.5 apg in the two wins over American and Longwood, earning her America East Conference Co-Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 5...scored a career-high 19 points with nine assists in UMBC’s win over American... earned a spot on the South Florida Tournament All-Tournament team after finishing the two games with a 15.5 ppg average and a 4.5 apg average...named to the Retriever Tip-Off Tournament All-Tournament team after posting back-to-back double-digit performances… ranked among the conference leaders in six categories, including finishing the season averaging 10.9 ppg, ranking 16th in the league, recording 1.9 steals per game, ranking sixth and holding a 1.1 assist to turnover ratio, also ranking sixth.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2004-05): Emerged from the start as the Retrievers’ starting point guard, starting 27-of-28 games on the season…opened the year strong with 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting from the field with six assists against Coppin State…started a streak of four games where she recorded six or more assists…earned UMBC Retriever Tip-Off Tournament All-Tournament accolades by averaging 9.0 ppg and 6.0 apg in the two contests…tallied 11 double-digit performances on the year, including a career-high 16 points to lead UMBC to a 59-51 win over Boston University…that game she hit 4-of-6 shots from the field and 8-of-10 at the free throw line…scored double-digits in four consecutive games during the second half of conference action, tallying a 15-point performance against Vermont, 12 against Northeastern and Albany and 11 at home versus Binghamton…played six 40-minute games, five of them over the last seven games of the season…went 7-for-8 from the field in the conference tournament game against Northeastern, scoring 15 points in the contest with four assists…averaged 9.0 ppg, 2.4 rpg and shot 42.9 percent from the floor on 88-of-205…dished out 3.5 assists per game, ranking fifth in the conference for that category…her 99 assists on the year ranks sixth all-time for a Retriever sophomore in a single season…36 steals was one off the top-10 mark for single-season steals by a sophomore.
AS A FRESHMAN (2003-04): Got off to a slow start due to an early season ankle injury, not seeing her first minutes of the year until returning to her home state of Virginia to play Radford...played the next game against Loyola (Md.), scoring four points on 2-of-3 shooting…played in a season-high 15 minutes against Vermont, scoring four points on 1-of-3 shooting and 2-of-2 from the free throw line…had a terrific steal against Boston U., stepping into the passing lane and going the distance of the court to convert the fast-break lay-up…recorded a block in the Retrievers’ contest at Boston U…averaged 12.5 minutes per game in the remaining two regular season games of the season...shot 35.3 percent on the season, averaging 1.3 ppg.
HIGH SCHOOL: Averaged 16.0 points and 3.5 assists per game at Northside High School to help lead the team to the state semifinals...named all-district, all-region and all-state...NHS went 70-18 during Hughes’ three-year contribution... Became the school’s career scoring leader.
PERSONAL: The only child to Richard and Jamie Hughes...born Jan. 31, 1985...majoring in psychology with a minor in women’s studies.