Hawkeye junior 1-of-49 NCAA Division I players to earn Associated Press All-America honors
1998-99 as a Senior-- Herrig earned The Associated Press honorable mention honors, Kodak District VI All-American honors and first- team All-Big Ten honors by averaging 18.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game. Herrig, who lead the Big Ten Conference with 17 double-doubles in 27 games played this season. Herrig was named MVP of the East Team in the 1999 WBCA All-Star Game with 15 points and seven rebounds. During the 1998-99 season, Herrig finished ranked No. 8 nationally in rebounds and was No. 8 in the Big Ten in field goal shooting at .500, No. 7 in free throw shooting at .787; lead the Big Ten in defensive rebounds with a 8.11 per game average. Herrig also set the Iowa single-season rebounds record 306, this season. The old recorded that which soot for 22 years, was held by Cindy Haugejorde during the 1977-78 season. Other records set by Herrig this season include: most field goals in a game with 17 against Northwestern 2/14/99 which tied the Big Ten single-season record also. She also set a single season record of most free throws made in a season with 133, the old record was 118 set by Necole Tunsil during the 1993-94 season. Herrig also set a record for most free throws made in a career with 390. The old school record was 325 set by Haugejorde from 1976-1980. Herrig finished her career at Iowa ranked No. 7 on the all-time scoring list with 1,319 points and No. 5 on the career rebounds list with 789. She is also ranked No. 6 on the career blocks list with 66. Herrig set a Big Ten, University of Iowa and Carver-Hawkeye-Arena record when she collected 25 rebound against Purdue on 1-10-99 and set an Iowa single game high of 42 points against Northwestern 2-14-99. She was the teams leading scorer and rebounder. Was named the Big Ten Player of the Week once and was the Syracuse Classic Most Valuable Player.
1997-98 as a Junior-- Herrig was one of three Hawkeyes to play in all 29 games last season. She started 25-of-29 games at the center position and ranked third on the team in scoring (11.9) and scored in double figures 20 times. Her 6.3 rebounding average ranks second on the team and has recorded four double-doubles. Scored a season-high 26 points against Wisconsin (Feb. 13), including 18 in the second half and grabbed a season-high 16 rebounds against Cal State-Northridge (Nov. 29). Herrig finished first in free throw percentage (.821). She finished ranked seventh in the Big Ten in free throw percentage (.841) and 20th in scoring (11.9). She earned second-team GTE Academic All-American, All-District honors and currently ranks 20th on the Iowa all-time scoring list (815) and 12th in rebounding (483). Herrig participated on the Games Team that won a gold medal in Sicily, Ital. She saw action in five games and averaged 3.2 points and 2.0 rebounds and shot 58.3 percent.
1996-97 as a Sophomore-- Herrig was named MVP of the Kona Women's Basketball Classic while earning Big Ten Player of the Week honors on Dec. 9. She scored a career high 40 points against Boise State (Dec. 6), hitting a career-best 16-of-18 field goals. She set a school record for free throws in a game with 14 against Nebraska (Dec. 8). Herrig ranked third in rebounding (5.3) and scoring (10.1) and grabbed a career-high 17 rebounds against Western Kentucky (Jan 2). She shot 52.2 percent from the field and 82.4 percent from the free throw line. Herrig collected three double-doubles and tallied double figures 15 times during the season. She blocked a career-high four shots against Purdue (Feb.7), and a career-high four assists versus Northwestern (Feb.9). Summer of 1996-- Herrig played with the Big Ten All-Star team in Sweden and Denmark. The team finished 6-0. She average 13.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game. She was named to U.S. Select Team.
1995-96 as a Freshman-- Herrig earned 1996 Sports Channel All-Big Ten Freshman team honors while starting in 14-of-25 games. She incurred a foot injury that sidelined her late in the season (Feb. 11- March 15). Herrig returned to the line up during the NCAA Tournament and scored 13 points versus DePaul (3/17/96). She finished the season ranked fifth on the squad in scoring with a 7.5 per game average and was the team's third leading rebounder at 5.6 per game. Herrig shot an impressive 55.0 percent from the field and also shot 70 percent from the free throw line. Herrig pumped in a season-high 23 points against Drake (12/7/95), and shot 81.8 percent (9-11) from the field in the game. She also grabbed a season-best 15 rebounds during that same Drake win. She scored in double figures 10 times and had three double-doubles and shot over 50 percent from the field 15 times. Herrig averaged 7.6 points and 6.3 rebounds during Big Ten games.
Summer 1995-- Herrig was a member of the U.S. Olympic Festival North Team and finished fourth in rebounding (6.3) among all players participating in the tournament. She ranked third in blocked shots with 1.3 per game and averaged 6.3 rebounds and 8.0 points. Herrig hit 12-of-16 free throws (75 percent) and played in the WBCA All-American Game and scored 21 points and pulled down 10 rebounds during the contest. She also played in the Nike All-American Game.
High School-- Herrig was a first-team Parade Magazine All-American and was named to the USA Today All-USA High School Girl's Basketball Team. She earned second-team Street & Smith's All-American and Blue Star Index named her the second best post player in the nation and eighth best player overall her senior season at Dubuque Senior High. She averaged 24 points, 13 rebounds and 4.0 blocks as a senior and was named Iowa's Miss Basketball for the 1994-95 season. Herrig was the MVP of the Mississippi Valley Conference her sophomore, junior and senior years and was a two-time first-team All-State track, volleyball and basketball athlete. She was the State discus champion her junior year and maintained a 4.0 grade point average. She was the valedictorian of her senior class of 357.
Personal-- Born- June 16, 1977...daughter of Richard and Kim Herrig.