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Cathrine Kraayeveld #6 Forward

Cathrine Kraayeveld

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WNBA CAREER CAPSULE
• Averaging 7.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists in eight seasons in the WNBA
• Spent first five seasons in the league with the New York Liberty
• Spent two seasons with the Chicago Sky.

2012: Played in 33 games, starting one ... Set an Atlanta franchise single-season record for three-point field goal percentage (40.2 percent), and ranked tied for 17th in the WNBA … Led the team with 35 three-pointers ... Scored in double figures off the bench seven times ... Had 11 games in which she has made multiple three-pointers off the bench ... Made her only field goal attempt - a three-pointer - and grabbed three rebounds in three playoff games.

2011: Averaged 5.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game … Started 15 of 33 games … Led the Sky in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc … Ranked 10th in the WNBA in three-point field goal percentage … Recorded her 600th career field goal on August 30 against the New York Liberty … Best game of the season came on June 11 vs. Washington, recording 19 points, three rebounds and set a career high 6-of-7 from behind the arc.

2010: Averaged 5.2 points, 2.7 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game … Started 14 of 34 games played in her first season with the Sky … Scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds, both season highs against Indiana on May 22.

2009: Averaged 9.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game … Started 26 of 34 games played … Led Liberty in three-point field goal percentage, shooting 41.7% from beyond the arc.

2008: Averaged 9.6 points and a career-best 6.1 rebounds per game … Started all 34 games, the only Liberty player to start every game … Led the team in rebounding 17 times … Scored in double figures 19 times … Recorded a career-high 14 rebounds against Chicago on September 7 … Started all six postseason games, averaging 7.3 points and 7.5 rebounds … Notched first post-season career double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds in the Eastern Conference Semi-Finals Game 1.

2007: Averaged a career-high 10.8 points per game and added 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists … Started all 34 games … Ranked in Top 10 three-point shooters in the WNBA with a 41.1-percentage … Finished the season ranked in seven statistical categories of the top 20 league leaders, including minutes per game (28.4), field goal percentage (.433) and rebounds (4.5) … Recorded a career-high 31 points and a career-high 12 made field goals against Houston on July 20 … Appeared in three postseason games, averaging 12.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game.

2006: Averaged 8.8 points and 4.6 rebounds per game … Started 13 of 34 games … Recorded three double-doubles on the season … Led the team in scoring five times and led the team in rebounding eight times.

2005: Drafted in the third round of the WNBA Draft by San Antonio, then released … Picked up as a free agent by New York midway through the season … Appeared in 17 games for the Liberty off the bench … Averaged 4.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game … Shot 93.3% from the free throw line.

College: (2004-2005) All-Pac 10 First Team … Named a Kodak All-American All-Region … Finished the year with a 14.7 points and 8.3 rebound average per game … (2003-2004) Received medical red-shirt after tearing ACL in her right knee … Averaged 17.2 points, 8.6 rebounds and 3.1 blocked shots in five games before suffering knee injury … (2002-2003) All-Pac 10 Honorable Mention … Pac 10 Academic All-District Second Team … Her season was cut almost in half because of staph infection in her right knee, missing 13 games … (2001-2002) WNIT Most Valuable Player … Led the team in shooting percentage (.511) and blocked shots (41) … (2000-2001) Competed in all but five games for the Ducks.

Other experience: Played for the NWBL’s San Diego Siege during their 2006 campaign… Participated in the 2006 NWBL All-Star Game scoring nine points... Has played in Belgium (Dexia Namur), Turkey (Taursus Belediyesi) and France (Villeneuve D'Asco) during the WNBA offseasons.

Personal

Full name is Cathrine Helene Kraayeveld … Born in Bellevue, WA to Dave and Cindy Kraayeveld … Father played for the Seattle Seahawks in 1978 … Has two brothers, Jason and Jeff … Majored in Human and Family Services … The most unique thing about her that may surprise people is that she enjoys making quilts … Has played professionally in Belgium (Dexia Namur), Turkey (Tarsus) and France (Villeneuve).

Career Transactions

Selected with the No. 27 overall pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft by the San Antonio Silver Stars … Waived by the Silver Stars on May 17, 2010 … Signed by the New York Liberty on July 1, 2005 … Signed by the New York Liberty on February 8, 2006 … Acquired by the Chicago Sky in a three-team trade on March 29, 2010 (Phoenix sends Cappie Pondexter and Kelly Mazzante to New York, New York sends Shameka Christon and Cathrine Kraayeveld to Chicago, and Chicago sends Candice Dupree to Phoenix and a second round pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft- 16th overall- to New York) … Signed by the Atlanta Dream on February 8, 2012.