Women's Basketball



    3 Cyndi Valentin  
    Cyndi Valentin

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bloomington, Ind.

    High School:
    Bloomington South

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Guard


    Senior Year (2005-06)
    Tabbed a first team All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media, also named to the 2006 Big Ten All-Tournament Team...Broke the NCAA Division I consecutive free-throws made record (61) in a single season on Jan. 12 against Northwestern and tied the all-time (Division I II and III) record... Had an overall free throw percentage of .902 (147-of-163) on the season, which ranked sixth nationally...Holds the IU and Big Ten record for career free throw percentage, 403-of-458 (.880)...Dished out a career-high eight assists against then-No. 14/10 Purdue on March 5...Tied her career-high 30 points against Iowa on Feb. 26...Notched 32 20-plus scoring efforts during her career, including 18 this season...This number ranks second in school history...Nailed a three-pointer against then-No. 10 Purdue on Feb. 19 with five seconds in regulation to send the game into overtime...Became just the third Hoosier in school history to finish the season as the team's leader in points (18.5), assists (3.4) and steals (1.9)...Ranks sixth on the all-time scoring list with 1,769 career points, third in three-pointers made (172), and fifth in career three-pointers attempted (468)...Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for two consecutive weeks (Feb. 13 and Feb. 20)...Served as one of this year's co-captains.

    Junior Year (2004-05)
    Represented IU as part of the Big Ten Foreign Tour in July, where she led the All-Stars in scoring with 15.0 ppg...Named Honorable Mention All-Big Ten for the second year in a row...Led the Hoosiers in scoring with 15.0 ppg... Ranked 12th in the conference in scoring and seventh in free throw percentage (84-102/.824) among the Big Ten Conference players...Was the Hoosiers' leading scorer in scoring 18 out of 28 games...Scored her 1,000th career-point vs. then-No. 3/4 Ohio State on Jan. 20, becoming the 19th player in school history to accomplish this feat and just the ninth to do so during her junior year ...Honored as Big Ten Player of the Week for the period ending Dec. 13 for the first time in her career...Tallied eight 20-plus scoring performances...Notched a career-high 30 points on a 10-for-15 shooting effort from the field on Dec. 6 vs. Indiana State...Recorded her first career double-double on Dec. 12 vs. Boston University with 20 points and 10 rebounds...Was one of five Hoosiers to scoring in double-figures (team-high 14 points) vs. Wisconsin on Feb. 3...Scored a game-high 28 points (7-9 fg, 2-2 3pt, 12-12 ft) on Dec. 10 at Maine; the 12-for-12 free throw effort was the second-best percentage in IU history...Made seven three pointers vs. the Sycamores, the third-most in school history in a single game...Named to the Hampton Inn Classic All-Tournament Team after scoring a game-high 19 points, including 15 in the second half vs. Central Michigan on Nov. 28....Had a streak of 48 consecutive made free throws, dating from Jan. 2, 2004 through Nov. 27, 2004. This effort is the most by any Hoosier, male or female

    Sophomore Year (2003-04)
    Honorable Mention All-Big Ten honoree as selected by the conference coaches, marking the first such recognition of her career...Established a new Big Ten record by converting on 97.7 percent of her free throw attempts against conference opposition (42-of-43)...The Big Ten's highest-scoring sophomore set a new school record (for either men or women) by knocking down a 42 consecutive free throws from January 2 through the end of the season...She carries that streak into the 2004-05 season...Converted on 99-of-107 free throws in all games (92.5 percent) to rank second in the nation and set a new Indiana single-season percentage record...Averaged a career-best 15.5 points per game...Drained at least one three-pointer in each of Indiana's final 11 games, including a career-best 5-for-8 showing from beyond the arc in the Hoosiers' win over Michigan at Assembly Hall...Scored 20 or more points on eight different occasions, with seven of those efforts coming against power-conference schools (24 vs. Northwestern, 22 vs. Wisconsin, 20 vs. North Carolina State, 20 vs. Ohio State, 20 vs. Iowa, 21 vs. Michigan and 21 at Wisconsin)...Established a new career high with 24 points in Indiana's 58-55 overtime win over Northwestern at Assembly Hall...Scored 22 of her 24 points after halftime, including all seven of Indiana's points in the deciding overtime period...Hit several big shots against the Wildcats, matching a career high with four three-pointers attempted and 40 minutes played...Scored 22 points against Wisconsin on January 8, falling just one point short of her previous career high, set against Wisconsin on February 16, 2003...Established a new career high with five assists against Arkansas, then matched that total with five more against Michigan State at Assembly Hall...Scored 20 points against NC State, draining a career-high four three-pointers against the Wolfpack...Matched that total with 20 points against Western Illinois, which included a clutch three-pointer to tie the game with 17 seconds remaining and set up an overtime win for the Hoosiers...Finished with 19 points against Maine...Had 17 points against Iowa State at the Paradise Jam...Came just two rebounds shy of her first career double-double when she scored 12 points and grabbed eight rebounds in just 25 minutes of play against Cornell in the season opener...Also had two assists in that contest...Hauled in eight rebounds against Georgetown as well.


    Freshman Year (2002-03)
    Earned Big Ten All-Freshman team honors, becoming only the third player ever from Indiana selected to the team (Jill Chapman-1998, Jill Hartman-2000)...Became the first freshman in Indiana history to score 290 points, drain 25 three-pointers and record 30 steals in a season against Michigan on February 23...Valentin ranks as the second-best scorer among freshman guards in Indiana history in terms of per-game scoring average...The school record for points per game by a freshman guard is 11.2 by Linda Cunningham in 1983, the year before Valentin was born...Ranked among the national leaders in free-throw percentage, shooting at an .869 clip...Put together a streak of 25 consecutive made free throws over a span of 13 games, a new record for an Indiana freshman and the second-longest streak in school history...Set a career-high by scoring 23 points at Wisconsin on Feb. 16...Was the only Hoosier with more than seven points against the Badgers that day...Had 22 points against Illinois State...Established career highs with eight rebounds and four assists at Northwestern...Matched a career high with four steals in that same contest...Scored 21 at Michigan, converting four of her seven three-point attempts against the Wolverines...Went for 15 points and six boards against Minnesota at Assembly Hall...Made her first collegiate start against South Florida on December 21, scoring 10 points and grabbing four rebounds...Set a new career high by playing 39 minutes against Michigan State on January 26...Was one of four different Indiana freshmen to have started in 2002-03...Scored 16 points and had four rebounds in 22 minutes in her collegiate debut against Wofford...Came back to score 12 points and haul in six rebounds against a tough Ball State squad the next day...Had a solid seven-point, four-rebound, three-steal effort against Florida State...Scored 10 points and had three rebounds against Georgetown....Had nine points with five boards against North Texas in Denton.

    Prep
    High-scoring local product from Bloomington South HS, where she was a 2002 Indiana All-Star...Named to the Louisville Courier-Journal's first-team All-State squad after averaging 21.5 points per game during her senior season...Was also a first-team All-State selection by Hoosier Basketball Magazine and the Indiana Coaches of Girls' Sports Association ... Was a second-team All-State honoree by the Associated Press ...Selected to the Bloomington Herald-Times' first-team All-Area squad...A McDonald's All-America nominee...Chosen to the All-Conference Indiana team...Ranked as the third-best player in the state of Indiana by Midwest Sports Publishing... Competed for the South All-Star team in the 2002 Reebok North-South All-Star Game...Led Bloomington South to a number one ranking in the state after the Panthers won their first 23 games....Scored 38 points in a game against Ben Davis HS... Standing 5-8, Valentin led South in rebounding, and finished her career with 1,326 points, ranking her as the school's second-leading scorer of all time...Herald-Times All-Region selection in both her sophomore and junior years...Led the Panthers to a win over the top-ranked team in the state during her senior season...Chosen as a 2001 Junior All-Star...Earned All-State honors as a junior...Averaged 21.9 points and 6.1 rebounds as a junior en route to earning a spot on the Hoosier Basketball Magazine fourth-team all-state squad in her junior season.


       

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