In the WNBA:
As a Senior:
As a Junior:
Dominant defensive weapon
One of the reasons the Knights' defense ranks fourth in the nation in points allowed
Came off the bench in the BIG EAST Tournament and provided energy and intensity .
Came off the bench in the first game of the season vs. NC State (11/14) and scored six points and grabbed a team-high nine rebounds.
Started the next 18 straight games
Started 20 of 29 games this season.
Scored 12 points in 40 minutes vs. Wisconsin and battled the Badgers' 6-5 Nina Smith in the post due to injury to center Tammy Sutton-Brown (ankle).
Provided a spark that the team needed vs Tennessee in the Final Four in Philadelphia
Every basket scored against her is an affront, which is why she handles the toughest defensive assignments
She has a 72-inch wingspan and that makes her tough to get around
Has an innate understanding of offenses and defenses
Understands angles and positioning, so she forces players to go where she wants them to go
Her range extends to the 3-point line, though she doesn't often drift out that far
As A Sopomore:
Was a tremendous athlete with great quickness
An impact player on defense as well as offense
Anticipates the game extremely well
Named BIG EAST Player of the Week (2/15) after a 32 point week that included 17 points against No. 6 Notre Dame
Ranked 12th in the BIG EAST in field goal percentage (.493)
Ranked fifth on the team in scoring and third in rebounding and third in minutes played
Led the team in scoring five times and in rebounding seven times
Started 22 games
Came off the bench for the last 10 games
Scored in double figures in 16 games and 20 or more points twice
Recorded eight perfect games from the free throw line, including 10-10 at Maryland to a career high 22 points
Made 19 consecutive free throws, beginning with 10-10 at Maryland, 7-7 vs. Georgetown and 2-2 vs. Miami
Shot 60 percent or better from the field nine times, including vs. Purdue in the NCAA Regional final (3/22)
Led the team with 20 points in the first game of the season vs. St. Francis (11/13), shooting 7-9 from the field and 6-6 from the line
Also had a career-high five steals...scored a season-high 22 points at Maryland (12/22)
As a Freshman:
Named to the BIG EAST all-Rookie team
Selected to the BIG EAST all-Tournament Team.
Earned one BIG EAST Rookie of the Week honor (2/16)
Named to the New Jersey Basketball Coaches Association first team
Shared the team’s Most Improved Player Award with Tammy Sutton-Brown
Was invited to participate at USA Basketball’s Summer Development Camp
Ranked seventh in the league in rebounding, fifth in offensive and 11th in defensive
Started 24 games, including the last 19 of the season when the team was 15-4
Led the team in rebounding, averaging 6.9 per contest
Led the team in rebounding in 14 games
Team’s fourth-leading scorer
Had third-best field goal percentage (.415) on the team.
Recorded five double-doubles
Recorded her first collegiate double-double against Syracuse (1/3/98) with 11 points and 11 rebounds
Helped the Knights upset No. 2 Connecticut in one of her best games of the season... contributed 18 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in that game
After grabbing a defensive rebound off the potential go-ahead Oregon basket, hit two key free throws with 10 seconds remaining to ensure victory in the second round of the NCAA Tournament
ESPN highlights when asked by the media how she dealt with the pressure
to make the free throws she said, "I just told myself, ‘Chuckie Duckie’."
Prior to Rutgers:
Third team Parade All-American
Averaged 14.5 points, 10 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game as a senior as Hughes High School
Named honorable mention NIKE/WBCA All-American
Played in the Nike All-America game in Hampton, Va., where she played with fellow Rutgers recruit Tasha Pointer
Ranked as the 15th best player by USA Today
Ranked the 21st best player by Street & Smith’s Magazine
Led her team to the Queen City Conference championship as a senior
Named Greater Cincinnati Player of the Year and Player’s Journal Player of the Year
As a junior, averaged 16.9 points and 12.5 rebounds and earned first-team all-city honors
Spent her first two years of high school at Woodward High School where she helped the team win two league championships
Team advanced to the regional semi-final in her freshman year and averaged 23 points per game in her sophomore season
Linda is the daughter of Wanda Woodard , and was born August 28, 1978 as the seventh of 10 children.
Has unbounded energy and speaks almost as quickly as she moves on the court.
Linda enjoys public speaking and is interested in a career in broadcast journalism.
Growing up, her brother paid her to practice basketball.
the Rutgers basketball community by asking, "What's a Rutgers?"
|Foods||Corn and Soul Food|
|Subjects in school||Math and History|
If you could have an ESPN Sports Center highlight...
|Our victory over Connecticut in 2001|
|If you could be on the cover of any magazine next month...||Essence's 100 Most Beautiful People|
|Three people you would invite to dinner...||W.E.B. DuBois, Jesus, and my dad (Alto Miles)|
|What would you title your autobiography?||Exploring the Life of 1 Out of 10|
|The best sporting event you ever attended?||the Women's Final Four in 2000|
|One person from history you would like to spend a day with...||Malcolm X|
|If you were on "Who Wants to be a Millionaire," who would be your phone a friend?||Bill Gates|
|Your favorite Stringer expression?||" This team should have been done by now"|
|Most memorable road trip...||Our trip to Europe, because it gave the team time to spend together and itme to spend with ourselves to see what we really wanted out of basketball and life, in general.|
|Your craziest ambition...||To someday host my own talk show on women's sports called "Round Talk".|
|What possesion can you not live without?||
My bag of candy and gum. I eat candy before every game.
|How will you help women's basketball grow in the 21st century?||By lending a hand to young girls and trying to teach them the game of basketball.|
Miles Returns Home, Seeks Vengence
Linda Miles chat transcipt with WCTC
For Miles, Chapter Closed alittle too Early
Miles Knows Road to Arch Madness Final
Miles Desire is the Title
Rutgers Looks to Regain Defense and Pride
Senior Knights rule
Stringer's 'children' will leave with memories
Pray together, win together
Stringer positive in light of negatives
A healthy sign: It's nearly SRO on the bench
Stringer Turned Horror Film into Success Story
Rutgers: We got next
Knights get boost from Miles
Rutgers Is Miles Ahead
Miles provides shot in arm vs. BC
EXTRA MILES: Defensive star provides spark as Rutgers wins in OT
Miles' return sparks victory
Rutgers women's basketball: Wins with emotion
Rutgers game plan depends on defense
Final Four appearance raises the bar
focus on national championship
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