Strong and sturdy, with great footwork in the post ... can finish in the paint and knock down 15-footers ... attacks the glass.
Heikes in 2003-04: Led team in rebounds (6.3) ... also averaged 6.2 points per game ... recorded three double-doubles: vs. Notre Dame, at Western Michigan, and at Penn State ... scored in double figures eight times ... pulled down 10 or more rebounds five times.
Heikes in 2002-03:
Played in all 35 games ... averaged 6.0 points and 5.3 rebounds per game ... averaged 3.8 points and 4.5 rebounds in the NCAA Tournament ... averaged 5.3 points and 6.0 rebounds in the Big Ten Tournament ... made at least one field goal in 34 of 35 games ... scored in double figures eight times, including six times in Big Ten play ... reached double figures in last four regular season games ... recorded first career double-double with 11 points and career-high 15 rebounds in regular season finale at Iowa ... scored career-high 13 points on 6-for-10 shooting vs. Indiana; named Barn Burner MVP ... scored 10 points at Minnesota, connecting on all five field goal attempts ... Purdue's leading rebounder 11 times ... pulled down 11 rebounds at UC Santa Barbara ... totaled at least five rebounds 19 times ... played career-high 27 minutes vs. Indiana and at Ohio State ... suffered broken nose, which also required stitches, vs. Pacific.
Heikes in 2001-02:
Averaged 5.3 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.8 minutes as a reserve ... played at least nine minutes in all 30 games ... shot 48.5 percent from the floor ... five-time double-figure scorer ... scored in 28 games ... grabbed four rebounds or more 16 times ... team's leading rebounder three times ... scored season-high 12 points at Michigan State.
Heikes at Stagg High School:
Three-year varsity letterwinner ... averaged 14.0 points and 11.0 rebounds as a senior ... 2001 Chicago Star and Palos Hills Reporter area player of the year ... averaged 14.7 points and 10.7 rebounds as a junior ... set school career records in rebounds, blocked shots, steals and free throws ... owns school season records in rebounds, rebounds per game, field goals, blocks and steals ... basketball coaches were Missy Mason (1998 and 1999) and Sharron Ostema (2000 and 2001).
Given name Emily Ann Heikes ... born May 29, 1983 ... parents are Cathy Baids and Paul Heikes ... has two older brothers, Andrew and Matthew ... uncle Bob Nommensen played football at Purdue ... aunt Susan Nommensen also is a Purdue graduate ... majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.