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    Michelle Zylstra
    Michelle Zylstra

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Huntington Beach, Calif.

    High School:
    Edison

    Height:
    6-1

    Position:
    F

    Birthdate:
    08/12/1982



    2003-04: Co-captain ... Started all 28 games of her senior season ... Ended the season with 171 points and was sixth on the team in overall scoring, averaging 6.1 ppg ... Shattered her own single game scoring record on 2/19/03 by scoring a team-high 19 points vs. Ohio State ... Scored in the double digits six times in her final season ... Led the Wildcats in scoring three times (Minnesota, Michigan State, Ohio State) ... Matched her career-high of four three's three times in 03-04 ... Led the team in rebounding nine times ... Was 4 for 5 (.800) vs. Drexel on 12/5/03, including 4 for 4 from beyond the arc ... 11th in Big Ten 3-pt FG made (1.44 per game in league games).

    2002-03: Played an intregal part in NU's 52-46 win over Michigan State (1/2/03), knocking down two three-pointers and thwarting a second-half comeback by the Spartans ... Also snagged a season-high four rebounds in that game ... Went 3-for-3 from behind the arc at Minnesota (2/2/03), leading the team with 11 points ... Also nailed three threes at Illinois (2/27/03) ... Scored a season-high 13 points against Penn State, knocking down two three-pointers ... Played in 22 games.

    2001-02: Saw action in 27 games, starting the first nine ... Scored 17 points at Miami (Fla.) on 6-of-7 shooting, including 2-for-2 from behind the arc ... Scored 10 points vs. Houston and at Michigan State ... Averaged 13.5 minutes per game.

    2000-01: Averaged 5.1 points and 3.9 rebounds per game playing in all 27 games ... Recorded double-doubles against Drake (11 points, 10 rebounds) and Michigan State (11 points, 11 rebounds) ... Third on the team in three-pointers made (17) and fourth in three-pointers attempted (60) ... Third on the team in total rebounds (106) and offensive rebounds (74).

    High School: Named Women's Basketball News Service All-American in 2000 ... 2000 All-California first team ... Two-time All-Southern California ... Two-time Los Angeles Times first team All-County honoree ... Earned MVP of the Sunset League in 2000 ... Helped lead Edison team to the 2000 semifinals of the Southern California league championships ... Averaged 16 points, 14 rebounds, 4.5 blocked shots per game and shot 86 percent from the free-throw line as a senior ... In 1999, helped team to a 23-7 record and a perfect mark in league play ... Four-year letterwinner in basketball at Edison, and a three-year letterwinner in track as a shot putter and discus thrower ... Highlight of career was defeating arch rival high school, Mater Dei, in double overtime ... Recorded 26 points, 14 rebounds and six blocked shots in that game.

    Personal: Born Michelle Louise Zylstra on August 12, 1982 in Long Beach, Calif. ... Daughter of Lou and Jana Zylstra ... Was named the Edison High School Academic Athlete of the Year as a senior ... Chose Northwestern over Washington State, Pennsylvania, Loyola Marymount and San Diego State ... Enrolled in the School of Education and Social Policy.

    Zylstra's Career Highs

    • Points: 17 at Miami (Fla.) (11/21/01)
    • Rebounds: 11 vs. Michigan State (2/15/01)
    • Assists: 4 vs. Illinois (3/1/01)
    • Steals: 3 at Michigan State (1/27/02)
    • 3-Point Baskets: 3 at Illinois (2/27/03)

    Zylstra's Career Stats

    Year G-GS MIN FG-A PCT 3P-A PCT FT-A PCT REB AVG A TO BL ST PTS AVG
    2000-01 27-3 551-20.4 52-135 .385 17-60 .283 16-25 .640 106 3.9 20 56 19 11 137 5.1
    2001-02 27-9 365-13.5 39-98 .398 15-45 .333 15-19 .789 65 2.4 26 36 6 10 108 5.1
    2002-03 22-0 272-12.4 28-59 .475 17-39 .436 14-17 .824 31 1.4 18 26 6 5 87 4.0
    Totals 76-12 1,188-15.6 119-292 .408 49-144 .340 45-61 .738 202 2.7 118 64 31 26 332 4.4