Women's Basketball

    2010-11 Indiana Women's Basketball Newcomers, Part Two

    Go Hoosiers! Freshman Milika Taufa
    Go Hoosiers!
    Freshman Milika Taufa
    Go Hoosiers!

    Aug. 16, 2010

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - IUHoosiers.com's Jeremy Gray talks with Indiana women's basketball freshmen Andrea Newbauer and Milika Taufa on their high school careers and the transition to college.

    Newbauer, a 5-9 guard from Ft. Wayne, Ind., was a 2010 Indiana All-Star and Indiana Basketball Coaches Association Senior All-State Team selection after leading Concordia to the 3A state title. She averaged 13.5 points during senior season as the Cadets went 24-3 overall. Newbauer is the 34th Hoosier to be named an Indiana All-Star joining teammate Aulani Sinclair. She was a 2009 Indiana Junior All-Star and was named to Ft. Wayne's Fab 5 as a junior and earned Second Team Indiana Basketball Coaches Association all-state and All-Northeast Indiana honors.

    Newbauer was named to the First Team All-Summit Athletic Conference as a sophomore and a junior and earned second team honors as a freshman in 2007. She led Concordia with 13.4 points, 6.0 assists and 2.6 steals per game and ranked second on the squad with 4.5 rebounds per contest during junior season and also led Northeast Indiana in assists per game and owns Concordia's single-season record in that category.

    Taufa, a 6-0 forward from Lahaina, Hawai'i, averaged 15.3 points and 9.1 rebounds per game her senior season at Lahainaluna High School and was a First Team All-State honoree as a junior and senior. She was named the Most Outstanding Player of the state playoffs after leading Lahainaluna to the state title and tallied 26 points, nine rebounds and five blocked shots in the championship game. Taufa was also a two-time Maui Interscholastic League Division I Player of the Year, earned a spot on the 2010 Honolulu Star-Bulletin's All-Defensive Team and was named to the 2008 and 2009 Team Aloha.



    Taufa is the second player in IU women's basketball history to hail form the Aloha State (Debbie Omizo).


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