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Naz Hillmon

Communication and Media


Hillmon is pursuing a degree in communication and media at Michigan.

She is a two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection and three-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement Award Winner.


Hillmon is a member of the Big Ten’s Equality Coalition, where she works with the education subcommittee. She participated in the ADL and Big Ten webinar about hate in higher education with Big Ten Commissioner Kevin Warren and Ohio State Director of Track and Field Karen Dennis. Hillmon has also organized a reading of a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. speech that was played on the score broad prior to a game on MLK Day and featured on the Big Ten Network. She has really found her voice in regards to social injustices over the last year and a half, encouraging conversations with teammates and coaches.


Hillmon was named the recipient of the 2021 Rachael Townsend Leadership Award at Michigan, which honors a student-athlete who has made significant contributions to their community and is given to inspirational leaders inside and outside of the locker room.

She volunteered at the 2019 and 2021 ChadTough 5K Runs, where money was raised for DiPG research. Hillmon also made a video with an Ann Arbor community member last year that encouraged people to register and vote.


Hillmon had one of the best seasons as a Wolverine in program history last year. She averaged 23.9 points per game and 11.4 rebounds per game, culminating in Big Ten Player of the Year recognition. She was a consensus first team All-American - the first in program history. Hillmon recorded the first 50-point outing in school history when she did so against Ohio State.

She is only the second player in Big Ten history to be named the Freshman of the Year, Sixth Player of the Year, and Player of the Year in a career. Hillmon is also a three-time All-Big Ten first team honoree. She now enters her fourth season having been selected as the preseason Big Ten Player of the Year.