Women's Water Polo

    2 Krista Peterson  
    Krista Peterson


    Portland, Ore.

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    Coach King Says...
    "Krista has demonstrated over her career that she is a force offensively, and one of the better players in the country. She takes on a lot of responsibility on the offensive end and is our most versatile player."

    Junior Year (2004)
    Earned honorable mention All-America honors for the second consecutive year • was one of only eight East Coast players to be named to an All-America list • garnered first-team CWPA All-Western Division honors • became only the second Hoosier to score 60 goals in back-to-back seasons • led the team in goals (60), assists (31) and hat tricks (9) • ranked second on the team in kickouts earned with 36 • earned first-team All-Eastern Championship honors • had a season-best five goals against George Washington at the Bucknell Invitational • earned Western Division Player of the Week honors after scoring three goals in an exhibition against the US National Team • earned Academic All-Big Ten honors.

    Sophomore Year (2003)
    One of only nine players from outside the West Coast to be named to an All-America team, earning honorable mention All-America status • earned CWPA Eastern Championship Most Valuable Player • scored five goals in the Hoosiers' 7-5 victory over Brown in the Eastern Championship game • was a first-team All-CWPA Southern Division selection • named first-team All-NCAA Tournament team • ranked second on the team in goals with 61 • also had 30 assists and 34 steals on the year • tied a school record for goals in a game with six against Villanova.

    Freshman Year (2002)
    AWPCA Academic All-America • Academic All-CWPA • played in 35 of 37 matches • third-leading scorer on team with 50 goals • it marked the first time in school history that IU had three 50-goal scorers in a year • recorded 30 assists, which tied for team high in 2002 • led team in scoring nine matches, including four of the last five • member of gold-medal-winning Team USA at the 2002 Junior Pan American Games • scored seven goals in five games • named first-team All-America at Senior Nationals.

    Water polo team placed second at the Oregon state tournament in 2000, fifth in 1999, second in 1998 and fourth in 1997 • earned first-team All-America honors at Junior Olympics in 2000 • team finished in sixth-place at Junior Olympics for Tualatin Hills in 1998, 99 and 2000 • selected to National Youth Water Polo Team in 2001 • second-team all-state tournament selection in 2000 • water polo MVP in 2000 • first-team all-metro in 1999 and 2000, second-team all-metro in 1999 • earned first team all-state tournament honors in 2000 • also earned first-team all-state selection in 1999 • born Krista Lynn Peterson on April 18, 1983 in Portland, Ore. • majoring in business • parents Sonja Peterson and Eric Peterson • two brothers, Bryan and Tyler • two half-sisters, Carli and Sara • majoring in economics and political science.


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