Second meeting between Wildcats and Huskers in month of January
2003-04: Started 19 of 25 games played her junior season ... Second in overall team scoring with 8.7 ppg ... Second in team rebounding, averaging 5.2 boards per game ... Led the Wildcats in scoring in four contests (Creighton, Depaul, Michigan State, Illinois) ... Led NU in rebounding in 11 games ... Scored a season-high 23 points vs. DePaul on 12/1/03 ... Added a season-high 10 boards twice, at Kentucky on 11/23/03 and at Purdue on 1/15/04 ... Shot a season-high .714 (10-14) in Northwestern's triple OT victory at UIC ... Second on team with single-game assists in 2003-04, recording six helpers vs. Michigan State ... Sixth and seventh in the Big Ten in blocked shots (1.67 per conference game; 1.48 per game overall) ... 15th in Big Ten assists (2.67 per game in league contests) ... 21st and 24th in Big Ten rebounding (5.2 rpg in league games; 5.1 rpg overall) ... 29th in Big Ten scoring (8.8 ppg in league contests).
2002-03: Named All-Big Ten Honorable Mention for the second straight season by both the coaches and media ... Ended regular season with 51 total blocks and 32 in conference, both second on the Big Ten stats sheets ... Finished seventh in the Big Ten's defensive rebounding stats, grabbing 4.78 defensive caroms per game ... Scored 300 points for the second straight season, the first since Megan Chawansky in 1997-98 (478) and 1998-99 (488) ... Totaled 58 assists, including a team-high 43 in conference action ... Dished out a career-high six assists in win over Michigan (2/9/03), breaking her previous high of five set earlier in the season ... Tied a career high in rebounds, grabbing 15 vs. Ohio State (1/19/03) ... Also scored 15 points against OSU to notch her fourth double-double of the season ... Leads the team in scoring (12.0), rebounding (6.7) and steals (35) ... NU's leading scorer in 12 games and high rebounder 16 times ... Honored as an all-tournament selection at all three nonconference tournaments, including MVP of the Mildred & Roger L. White Invitational ... Reached double figures 17 times and eclipsed the 20-point mark twice, scoring a season-high 22 against Richmond (11/30/02) ... Recorded back-to-back double-doubles at the Pioneer Classic in Denver, Colo. ... Reached double figures in rebounding in six contests.
2001-02: Voted Honorable Mention All-Big Ten ... Named to the Coaches' Big Ten All-Freshman team ... First freshman in NU's 27-year history to lead the team in scoring, averaging 13.5 points per game ... Led team with 6.5 rebounds per game ... Finished the regular season tied as the Big Ten leader in blocked shots (conference games only) with 37 swats ... Finished third on NU's single-season blocked shots list with 54 ... Blocked seven shots vs. Illinois (1/20/02), breaking Anucha Browne's single-game record of six (twice in 1983-84 season) ... Finished fourth in field goal percentage (.547) in 16 conference games ... Ended the regular season 15th on the Big Ten scoring list (overall), scoring 13.5 points per game and placed 15th on the rebounding list (6.5 RPG) ... In conference games, tied for 12th in scoring (15.4 PPG) and ended regular season 17th in rebounding (5.9) ... Eclipsed the 200-point mark with 21 against Illinois (1/20/02) ... Topped 300 points after scoring 15 against Wisconsin (2/14/02) ... Scored a career-high 26 points against then-No. 5 Iowa State (12/8/01), going 12-for-22 from the floor ... Her 22 attempts against ISU tied her for ninth on the single-game FG's attempted list with Michele Ratay (1/7/96) ... Scored 21 at home vs. Illinois (1/20/02) on 6-for-11 shooting and 9-for-11 from the free throw line ... Put up 24 points, going 12-for-21 from the floor, at Michigan (2/3/02) ... Placed 10th on NU's single-game field-goal percentage list, hitting 11-of-13 shots (.846) for 22 points vs. Indiana (2/24/02) ... Shot 77 percent vs. Minnesota (2/10/02) on 10-of-13 from the floor ... Recorded fifth double-double vs. Ohio State (2/17/02), scoring 25 points (11-of-16) and grabbing 10 rebounds ... Pulled down a career-high 15 rebounds against Monmouth (11/24/01) ... Led team in scoring 13 times and rebounding 15 times ... Scored in double figures 20 times, eclipsing the 20-point mark six times.
High School: Named to womenscollegehoops.com's Top 21 "New Players of Impact for 2001-02" on 8/2/01 ... Received honorable mention All-America honors from Street and Smith junior and senior years ... Nike All-American Camp... Adidas Top 10 Camp ... WBCA Premiere Elite Camp ... Named to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area team junior and senior seasons ... Three-time Pioneer Press All-Area selection ... Four-year all-conference selection ... Conference Co-MVP as a senior ... All-State special mention as a junior ... Named to the All-State First team after senior year ... A two-time selection to the State Tournament All-Tournament team ... Four-year Dundee Crown All-Tournament selection ... WarHawk All-Tournament selection as a junior and senior ... Two-time Ameritech Shootout All-Tournament selection ... 2001 Illinois Ms. Basketball finalist ... Led Fenwick to a 35-3 record as a junior ... Grabbed 20 rebounds in first game of state tournament ... Led Fenwick to a 36-2 record and state championship as a senior ... Averaged 14.8 points and 12.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 2.2 steals as a senior ... Holds Illinois high school record for most blocks in a single season with 224 ... Played for the Illinois Hustle AAU team ... Four-time state champion with the Hustle, finishing third and fourth at nationals ... National Honor Society member.
Personal: Born Sarah Beth Kwasinski on 1/13/83 ... Daughter of Thomas and Angela Kwasinski ... Chose Northwestern over DePaul, Boston College and Notre Dame ... Radio/Television/Film major.
Kwasinski's Career Highs
Points: 26 vs. Iowa State (12/8/01)
Rebounds: 15 (two times) most recently vs. Ohio State (1/19/03)
Assists: 6 vs.Michigan (2/9/03)
Steals: 5 at Eastern Illinois (12/16/01)
Blocked Shots: 7 vs. Illinois* (1/20/02)
* NU single-game record