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2007 WNBA REGULAR SEASON: Averaged 4.0 ppg, 1.6 rpg, 0.7 apg and 13.2 mpg…Saw action in 33 games during her rookie season, missing only the 7/29 game vs. San Antonio (DNP-CD)…Tallied 10-plus points five times and led the team in assists once…Scored her first WNBA point in her Storm debut against Houston on 5/19…Connected on her first field goal as a pro vs. Phoenix on 5/23…Tallied a career-high 17 points on 5-for-6 shooting, including 4-for-5 from behind the arc, at Chicago on 6/12…Shot 5-for-6 from the field and 3-for-3 from behind the arc for 13 points vs. Phoenix on 8/4…2007 Playoffs: Averaged 1.5 ppg, 1.5 rpg, 1.5 apg and 11.5 mpg in two games.

COLLEGE: 2006-07: Named All-Big Ten First Team and Most Outstanding Player of the Big Tournament as Purdue defeated Penn State to win the conference title…Won the women’s title at the 19th Annual State Farm College Three-Point Championships during the 2007 NCAA Final Four and beat Oregon’s Aaron Brooks to win the overall title…Scored a school-record 41 points in Purdue’s win over Wisconsin on Feb. 18…2005-06: Named Honorable Mention AP All-American and First Team All-Big Ten...Matched her previous career high with 32 points vs. Indiana on Feb 19...Knocked down a career-high six three-pointers on nine attempts vs. Valparaiso…Scored her 1,000th point vs. Illinois, becoming the 21st Boilermaker to join the 1,000-point club...Reached 1,000 points in 80 games, making her the seventh-fastest Purdue player to reach that plateau…2004-05: Named Second Team All-Big Ten by coaches and Third team All-Big Ten by media...Scored a season-high 24 points vs. South Dakota State...Shot a Purdue single-season record 89.0 percent from the free throw line (81-91)...Led the team in assists with 3.0 per game…2003-04: Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Honorable Mention All-Big Ten...Averaged 8.7 ppg in the NCAA Tournament and shot 56.5 percent from the floor (26-46) and 72.2 percent from three-point range (13-18) during postseason play...Scored a season-high 32 points at Iowa on Feb. 10 to tie for second on Purdue’s freshman single-game scoring list.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kathryn Ann Gearlds...Has two older sisters, Shawn and Amy, and a younger brother, T.J, who also attends Purdue...Majored in sociology…Named MVP of 2002 AAU 17-and-under National Tournament after leading Indiana’s Finest Black Cats to the national title...Member of the 2006 Big Ten Women’s Basketball Foreign Tour that competed in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden…Lists her favorite book as “Tuesdays with Morrie,” by Mitch Albom and ESPN.com as her favorite web site…Nickname is “KG” after her initials…Dreams of attending The Masters golf tournament…Drives a yellow 2002 Ford Mustang convertible after making a deal with her parents her freshman year in high school that if she was named Miss Basketball her senior year she could have the car of her dreams.


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