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    Kristina Divjak
    Kristina Divjak

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Dyer, Ind.

    High School:
    Lake Central

    Position:
    Forward



    Career: Enters her fifth-year as NU's top all-time free throw shooter by percentage (.833) ... Ranks seventh in career scoring (1,624), second in three-pointers made (218), attempted (533) and percentage (.409) ... Ninth in NU history in blocked shots (46) ... Is tied for third in Big Ten history in three-pointers made ... Has scored 20-or-more points in 31 of her last 63 contests ... Has 35 career 20-point efforts ... Scored in double figures in 55-straight contests, two games shy of a school record, before having her streak snapped with only four points at DePaul last season ... Team co-captain ... Needs 27 three pointers to set a new Northwestern career mark.

    1998-99: Named a Preseason All-America by The Women's Basketball Journal ... Received votes for the Associated Press Preseason All-America team and was selected by both the media and coaches to the preseason All-Big Ten team ... Played in the first four games of the year ... Scored a season-high 27 points against then No. 22-ranked UC-Santa Barbara at home ...?Tallied the game-winning basket and had nine rebounds in a 62-61 win at DePaul ...?Scored 15 of her team-high 19 points from the free-throw line in a win at Northern Illinois (15-for-18) ... Underwent season-ending surgery on Dec. 28 for a condition in her left knee known as lateral patella compression syndrome.

    1997-98: Consensus first-team All-Big Ten selection ... Kodak All-District and honorable mention All-America honoree ... GTE Academic All-District and Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... Tops in the Big Ten and 13th nationally in scoring at 22.1 points per game ... Her 22.1 ppg was the second-highest in school history ... 15th in the NCAA in three pointers made (2.6 pg) and 27th in free throw percentage (.853) ... Tied the Big Ten Tournament record with a career-best 35 points in the first round against Penn State ... Posted 18 efforts of 20-or-more points ... The only player in the Big Ten to rank among the top seven players in six statistical categories (scoring, three pointers made, three point percentage, free throw percentage, blocked shots, defensive rebounds) ... Preseason NIT All-Tournament team ... Finishing as the tournament's leading scorer with 88 points in four contests ... Led NU in scoring 26 of 31 games ... Played on the Big Ten All-Star team which toured Denmark and Sweden in June 1998 ... Preseason All-American by Street and Smith's and the Women's Basketball News Service ... Named "The Best Shooter in the Big Ten" by The Sporting News.

    1996-97: Consensus second-team All-Big Ten selection ... Led the Big Ten and finished fifth in the NCAA in three-point percentage at 44.2 percent ... Nailed 80 treys on the season, good for 11th in the NCAA in threes per game (2.9) and was the second-most treys in a season in Wildcat history ... Ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 46th in the NCAA in scoring with 18.9 ppg ... Second in the Big Ten, behind teammate Michele Ratay, in free throw percentage (.830) ... Two-time Big Ten Player of the Week ... Posted double-doubles at Vanderbilt (18 points, 10 rebounds) and vs. Loyola-Chicago (28 points, 10 rebounds) ... Amassed 12 games of 20-or-more points ... Scored in double figures each of the final 22 games and in 27 of 28 games on the season.

    1995-96: Women's Basketball News Service All-Freshman third team ... Appeared in every game, starting 19 times ... Earned NWIT All-Tournament honors ... Went 10-of-13 from the floor en route to a season-high 25 points against Illinois State in opening round of the NWIT ... Recorded first career double-double in the championship game against Arizona ... Tied NU's single-game record of six three-pointers at Ohio State (Feb. 9) ... Second on the team with a freshman-record 50 three-pointers.

    High School: Nike All-American, Parade third-team All-American ... Street & Smith's All-America honorable mention ... Named among USA Today's Top 25 players in the nation ... A two-time all-state first-team pick by the Hoosier Basketball Magazine ... Led the state in three-point percentage during her senior year and was the first female in Lake Central history to make the Indiana All-Star Team ... Led Lake Central to the Final Four two times, including the state championship in 1994 ... Academic all-state honorable mention as a senior ... Led AAU team to national championship and earned AAU All-America honors twice ... She and her father are the only father/daughter combination to win state championships in Indiana ... A member of the national honor society, honor roll and Academic Letterwinners Club ... High school coach was Tom Megyesi.

    Personal: Born Kristina Divjak on June 22, 1977 ... Daughter of Ron and Sally Divjak ... Father was a two-year letterman in basketball at Michigan State ... Communication studies major.

    Divjak's Career Stats

    Year G-GS MIN FG-A PCT 3P-A PCT FT-A PCT REB AVG A BL ST PTS AVG HI
    1995-96 34-19 836-24.6 132-283 .466 50-118 .424 31-40 .775 140 4.1 46 10 17 345 10.1 25
    1996-97 28-28 959-34.3 178-394 .452 80-181 .442 98-112 .830 169 6.0 32 12 27 529 18.9 33
    1997-98 31-31 1140-36.8 243-546 .445 82-206 .398 116-136 .853 188 6.1 48 24 42 684 22.1 35
    1998-99 4-4 142-35.5 18-61 .295 6-28 .214 24-28 .857 25 6.3 3 0 2 66 16.5 27
    Totals 97-82 3,077-31.7 571-1,284 .445 218-533 .409 264-316 .835 522 5.4 129 46 88 1,624 16.7 35

    Divjak's Career Highs

    Points: 35 vs. Penn State, 2/27/98
    Rebounds: 12 vs. DePaul, 2/10/98
    Assists: 7 vs. Kentucky, 12/2/95
    3 POINT FG: 6 at Ohio State, 2/9/96
    at Minnesota, 1/19/97
    STEALS: 5 vs. Michigan, 1/2/98
    BLOCKS: 3 vs. Michigan, 1/2/98