Women's Basketball



    24 Kali Kullberg  
    Kali Kullberg

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Orono, Minn.

    High School:
    Orono

    Height:
    5-8

    Position:
    Guard


    Senior Year (2005-06)
    Scored two points on three occasions, with her last against then-No.14/10 Purdue at the Big Ten Tournament...Missed 10 games during the season due to a foot injury...Handed out a season-high three assists against Illinois on Jan. 26...Started in three games (Youngstown State Nov. 25, Bowling Green Nov. 26 and Northwestern on Feb. 12)...Tied her career-high with four rebounds against the Penguins.

    Junior Year (2004-05)
    Saw action in 21 of IU's 28 games ...Notched a season-high seven points vs. Iowa on Feb. 27...Played a season-high 25 minutes vs. Northwestern on Feb. 13 and dished out a career-high five assists...Recorded a career-high three steals against Northwestern on Jan. 13, helping the Hoosiers match their season-high of nine team steals...Played 24 minutes against then-No. 12/12 Minnesota on Jan. 2, scoring five points in front of her hometown crowd...Recorded her first-career block against the Gophers

    Sophomore Year (2003-04)
    Missed six games after sustaining a knee injury, but returned to the lineup against Wisconsin on January 8...Hard worker scored five points and had an assist in the season opener against Cornell...Posted a season-high nine points against Iowa State at the Virgin Islands Paradise Jam...Scored five points at Iowa.

    Freshman Year (2002-03)
    One of the best stories of the 2002-03 season came when Kullberg returned to the court in the opening round of the Big Ten Tournament after missing 18 games with a torn ACL suffered in practice on December 17...In doing so, Kullberg became the first Indiana player ever to tear an ACL and return in the same season...A demonstration of her toughness came in her first defensive trip downcourt in her return game, when she took a charge...Prior to her injury, Kullberg actually played in Indiana's first eight games with a broken wrist and a hairline fracture in her ankle, yet still managed to emerge as the Hoosiers' starting point guard...Had a career day against Georgetown, scoring 18 points to lead all scorers...Her 12-for-12 performance from the free-throw line in that contest tied her for second on Indiana's all-time single-game record list for consecutive free-throws made, behind teammate Jenny DeMuth...Made her first collegiate start against North Texas, scoring five points and grabbing four rebounds...Scored seven points in her collegiate debut against Wofford...Turned in a solid effort against Florida State team, scoring four points and dishing out two assists without any turnovers in 18 minutes against a very aggressive and athletic Seminole team...Drained a clutch three-pointer down the stretch in the Hoosiers' double-overtime win over Ball State.

    Prep
    Defensive-minded player who attended Orono HS in Orono, Minn., where she was a second-team All-State honoree by the Associated Press...Was one of only five McDonald's All-America nominees from the state of Minnesota during her senior season...First-team All-Conference and All-Metro (Minneapolis/St. Paul) Defensive performer...Led the Spartans to three conference titles in basketball to go with championships in volleyball and softball...Averaged 19 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals per contest as a senior and left Orono as the school's all-time leading scorer (girls or boys) with 1,727 career points...Scored 37 points in a game against Benilde-St. Margaret's...Averaged 12.4 points, 3.9 assists and 3.7 rebounds per game during her junior year, all while playing with two broken wrists, which she had surgery on following the season...Four-time All-Metro Alliance Conference honoree...Named to the St. Paul Pioneer Press' All-Defensive squad four times ...Chosen as one of Minnesota Basketball News' Fab 15 Players of the Year and was Orono's Athena Award Winner (female athlete of the year for all sports)...Also lettered for the volleyball and softball teams, earning All-Conference recognition in both...Was a sprinter on the Orono track team as well...Earned All-Conference and team MVP honors in track and field...Was a member of the Orono HS wind ensemble and jazz ensemble, being named to the All-Conference Jazz Band...Member of the National Honor Society.


       

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