Honors & Awards
The 5-9 guard from Moreno Valley, Calif., produced a breakout junior campaign for the Big Red by doubling her season scoring average from her sophomore (5.9 ppg) to junior campaign (11.8 ppg). Laudermill was even better in Big Ten play, ranking 20th in the conference with 13.5 points per game in regular-season league action.
She also became one of the Big Ten's most accurate long-range shooters, burying 44.3 percent (39-88) of her three-pointers in conference play. She added 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game to help the Huskers to the 2014 Big Ten Tournament title.
An explosive threat at both ends of the court, Laudermill averaged nearly 16 points per game during NU's nine-game Big Ten winning streak late in the season. That stretch included a career-high 27-point effort in a win over No. 8 Penn State. Laudermill's performance against the Lady Lions included a school-record-tying seven threes.
Laudermill produced double figures in 19 of Nebraska's final 23 games of 2013-14, including five 20-point performances in the final 14 games. She will look for even more consistent production to help the Huskers as a senior.
Laudermill joined Emily Cady, Hailie Sample and Brandi Jeffery in the most successful recruiting class in NU history. The quartet has guided the Huskers to 75 wins and three consecutive NCAA Tournament trips in their first three years. In 2015, they have a chance to become the first class in Nebraska history to make four straight NCAA Tournament appearances.
"Tear'a could be one of the quickest players to ever wear a Nebraska jersey," Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. "We will look to her to be a lock-down defender for us. Not only is she an outstanding defender, but she can also create shots for herself because of her quickness, which puts a lot of pressure on a defense."
During Nebraska's nine-game winning streak from Jan. 29 through Feb. 27, Laudermill averaged 15.9 points per game while hitting 29-of-59 three-pointers. That stretch included a school-record-tying seven threes on her way to a career-high 27 points in Nebraska's 94-74 win over No. 8 Penn State on Feb. 24.
She continued her strong play by averaging 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 2.0 steals per game in helping the Huskers to their first-ever conference tournament title at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Laudermill continued to expand her game by averaging 17.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 steal in Nebraska's two NCAA Tournament games in Los Angeles. She capped her junior season with 22 points, including a career-best 7-for-7 at the free throw line in NU's second-round tournament loss to BYU. Laudermill scored 12 points and forced three BYU turnovers in the final 2:17 to bring NU back from an 11-point deficit with 3:33 to play to cut the lead to just two points with five seconds left.
In seven games against AP top-25 opponents in 2013-14, Laudermill averaged 15.3 points per game.
Laudermill finished with 19 double-figure scoring efforts on the season, including four straight to end the year. She had 13 points in NU's first-round NCAA Tournament win over Fresno State on March 22, after scoring 11 points in the Big Ten Tournament title game win over No. 23 Iowa on March 9.
She erupted for 20 points in Nebraska's 86-58 win over No. 19 Michigan State in the Big Ten semifinals on March 8. Against the Spartans, Laudermill ignited the Huskers to a 23-point halftime lead with 13 points after All-American Jordan Hooper left the game with her second foul and the Huskers clinging to a 16-13 lead. Laudermill added a season-high-matching three steals to go along with four rebounds and two assists against MSU.
Laudermill erupted for a then-career-high 26 points with four threes in a win at Iowa Feb. 1. She added 21 points and a then-career-high five three-pointers to help rally the Huskers to a 71-70 OT win at Wisconsin Feb. 5. She added 15 points and three threes in a win over No. 24 Michigan State Feb. 8. She hit three or more threes in five straight games from Jan. 26 to Feb. 8.
Laudermill had back-to-back then-career-bests of 18 points against Northwestern (Jan. 26) and Michigan (Jan. 29), which helped ignite Nebraska's late-season surge. She had 14 points against Purdue Jan. 19, when she also tied a career high with two blocks. She scored a then-career-high 15 points to go along with five rebounds and a block in a win over eventual NCAA-Tournament qualifier South Dakota Dec. 21. She added 11 points, a career-high five assists and a season-high three steals in a win over Oral Roberts Dec. 29.
Laudermill opened Big Ten play with 14 points, a career-high-matching five assists, two steals and no turnovers in a win over Northwestern Jan. 2. She had 10 points in the second half, including a three-pointer with 2:19 left to spark NU's 5-0 run to end the game in a 66-65 win. She added 13 points and a season-high-tying three steals in a win at Illinois Jan. 12.
Laudermill made her first career start in a win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 21. She produced 12 points, four rebounds, an assist and a steal in NU's win over Southern on Nov. 24, when Jeffery was out with an injury. Laudermill added 10 points against Washington State on Nov. 30, before contributing 11 points at No. 18 North Carolina on Dec. 4.
She tied her then-career high for the second time in Big Ten play with 14 points in a win over Minnesota Feb. 3. She hit a season-high three threes against the Gophers while adding three rebounds, one assist and two steals.
Laudermill tied her then-career high with 14 points at Indiana Jan. 10. She hit 6-of-9 shots, including 2-of-4 threes against the Hoosiers. She had nine points and four rebounds against No. 7 Penn State, March 3, and added nine points and two assists in a win over Ohio State Feb. 14. She had eight points and three steals in a win over Iowa March 8, and added eight points and two rebounds at No. 8 Penn State Jan. 13.
Laudermill opened Big Ten play with four points and a career-high matching four steals in a win over Wisconsin Jan. 2. It was her second four-steal game of the season (Temple, Nov. 11). She added seven points, including five straight in overtime to tie the game at 66, in NU’s 69-66 OT loss to No. 14 Purdue Jan. 5.
Laudermill hit a go-ahead three as the shot clock expired with less than two minutes left in NU’s win at USC Nov. 23. She had eight points, three rebounds, two steals and an assist in a loss to No. 11 Maryland Nov. 28. She added six points - all at the line - in a win over Idaho State Dec. 1. She managed eight points at Creighton Dec. 5, before notching six points and three steals in a win over No. 24 Florida State Dec. 8.
Laudermill produced her first double-figure scoring effort in Big Ten play with 10 points, two rebounds, an assist and a steal in 20 minutes off the bench to help the Huskers to a 93-89 3OT win at No. 15 Purdue Feb. 2. Laudermill scored all 10 of her points after halftime. She added a strong effort with nine points, three rebounds and a steal in Nebraska's first-round Big Ten Tournament win over Northwestern March 1.
Laudermill played 15 minutes in Nebraska's first-round NCAA Tournament battle with Kansas in Little Rock, Ark., March 18. She did not score, but managed three rebounds and a steal.
She got her Nebraska career off to an explosive start with 14 points, four assists and three steals in a career-opening win over Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Nov. 12. She hit four three-pointers, which is believed to be the most threes ever by an NU freshman in an opener. She scored 11 points in her first seven minutes in the first half.
After her big debut against Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Laudermill pitched in five points, four rebounds and an assist in NU's win over No. 23 USC (Nov. 18). She added five points, four boards and three assists against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 15).
Laudermill had nine points, two rebounds, two assists and a steal in a win over Savannah State, before getting seven points and a career-high-tying three steals at Georgia Tech Nov. 30. Laudermill then missed two weeks with illness, missing four of NU's next five games.
She added nine points, three rebounds, an assist and a steal to help the Huskers to a win over Indiana on Jan. 5. She had seven points and two boards in a loss to Penn State Jan. 15, before hitting a pair of big threes to finish with six points in a win at Illinois Jan. 29.
During NU's tour of Europe, Aug. 5-15, 2011, Laudermill averaged 6.5 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 steals per game. She had her best effort in the final game with nine points, three rebounds, three assists and three steals in a win over the Danish National Team.
Laudermill also got off to a strong start in the classroom by earning a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in the fall of 2011.
Mater Dei featured WBCA National High School Player of the Year Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis and All-American Alexyz Vaioletama.
Laudermill was ranked the No. 26 overall prospect in the nation by Blue Star Basketball and the No. 95 prospect by All-Star Girls Report prior to her senior season.
Laudermill averaged 16.9 points, 4.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists and 2.8 steals per game as a junior. She earned first-team All-CIF 1A honors for a team that finished 27-5 and ranked among the top 25 teams in California.
Laudermill was a two-time first-team CIF All-Southern Section pick, and a two-time first-team All-Inland Empire selection for Coach Gail Hale at Canyon Springs. Over her final two seasons of high school, Laudermill combined to connect on 98 three-pointers.
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