Kia Vaughn (born January 24, 1987 in the Bronx, New York) is a professional basketball player, who completed her college career at the Rutgers University in 2009. She attended high school at St. Michael's All Girls High School in New York.
Kia was the starting center for the women's basketball program at Rutgers University from 2005-2009. She helped Rutgers to a perfect 16-0 record in the Big East conference. During her sophomore season, she was named the All-Met Division I Women's College Basketball Player of the Year. Vaughn averaged 13 points per game, 9 rebounds per game, and 3 blocks per game. She was the only player to start and play in all of the games in the 2006-2007 season. Another impressive statistic for Vaughn is that she had 15 career double-doubles with 12 of them during her sophomore season. She was a member of the 2007 women’s Rutgers University basketball team that won a Big East Conference championship and was the National Collegiate Athletic Association runner-up to the Tennessee Lady Vols. More attention has been brought to the Rutgers program since their season ended with that loss.
Vaughn was also a member of the Championship winning 2006 USA National Team FIBA Americas U20 Championship for Women in Mexico City, Mexico. Kia averaged 12 points and 3 rebounds in 5 games.