44 Darian Payne
44 Darian Payne
Height: 5-11
Year: So.
Hometown: Lisle, Ill.
High School: Lisle
Position: F

2013-2014: A starter in 11 games, an injury forced her out of the lineup for the final 13 games of the season… Made 11-of-21 shots from the field to score as she posted double-doubles in the first two games of the season (12 points and 12 rebounds against Heidelberg, 17 points and 12 rebounds vs. Lindenwood)… Achieved a career-high 20 points and pulled down 13 rebounds at Dominican… Fourth double-double of the season was a 15-point, 11-rebound performance in the home game against Kalamazoo… Dished out four assists in the home non-league game against Defiance.

2012-2013: Averaged 6.3 points and 6.7 rebounds… Recorded three double-doubles (all in points and rebounds) against league rivals… Her best game was 13 points and 14 rebounds in the home win over Adrian… Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds in the non-league game against Michigan-Dearborn… Fell a rebound shy of recording a double-double in her collegiate debut against Marietta.

Prior to Albion: A four-year performer on the volleyball, basketball, and track & field teams at Lisle High School… A two-time all-Interstate Eight Conference and one-time team MVP award winner for basketball teams coached by Dan Murray… Also achieved all-conference status as a middle hitter in volleyball… Inducted into the National Honor Society and the Spanish honor society.

Personal: Lists baking and drawing as hobbies… Daughter of Ian and Darlene Reyes-Payne.

What made you choose Albion for college/basketball? Campus size and Pre-Med program
What is/are your favorite things about Albion? The people and the Family Atmosphere

What did you (will you be) work on this off-season?: Getting quicker and stronger, along with rehabilitating my shoulder
What is the significance of your jersey number (if you have one)?: No significance
What is your pre-competition ritual?: I listen to the same song right before warm ups and I joke around to get loose
Who is your sports hero?: Candace Parker or Joakim Noah

Mom's Full Name: Darlene Reyes-Payne
Dad's Full Name: Ian Payne
High School Athletic Accomplishments: All-Conference volleyball senior year, All-Conference basketball junior
and senior year, IL All-Star basketball game senior year, All-Tournament team basketball senior year
High School Academic Accomplishments: Honor Roll 4 years, NHSSA, NHS, Spanish Honor Society Hometown newspaper: Sun Times
College Extracurriculars (along with basketball): Institute for Health Professions, Basketball, AZD Sorority

Favorite Class: Science Labs
Favorite Food: EVERYTHING except mushrooms
Favorite Book: The Color Purple
Favorite Movie: Love and Basketball
Favorite Cartoon Character: Pooh Bear
Favorite Quote: "Everything happens for a reason"
Favorite Card/Board Game: Spoons!
Favorite High School Athletics Memory: Our coach bringing breakfast to morning practice before winter break senior year
Favorite Briton Athletics Memory: When the team did a pre-season bonding trip to Wolverine Lodge my sophomore year!
Favorite Spot on Campus: Besides the gym and science center: My Bed!

What TV show would you like to guest star on?: Pretty Little Liars
If you could be on a reality show, which would you pick?: Basketball Wives
If you could have dinner with one famous person, dead or alive, who would it be?: Drake
Who would play you in a movie about your life?: Beyonce!
What is your dream job?: Pediatrician for the rich and famous
When you are not participating in your sport what do you like to do?: Eat, listen to music, watch movies, hangout with teammates and sorority sisters