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PLAYERS

Kristin Folkl | 24
Season statistics & Notes Season splits Game-by-game stats Bio Printable player file
2002
Statistics
 PPG 4.8
 RPG 4.60
 APG 1.0
 EFF+ 8.44
Position:  F
Born: 12/19/75
Height: 6-2 /  1,88
Weight: 190  lbs. / 86,2  kg.
College: Stanford '98
Career Highlights
  • Ranked 12th in the WNBA in double-doubles with three in 2001.
  • Ranked 13th in the WNBA in blocks per game at 1.06 in 2001.
  • Reached the Final Four in both basketball and volleyball a total of six times
  • Twice named First Team All-American (1995, 1998) and twice named Second Team All-American (1996, 1994).
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  • BACKGROUND

    2001:
    Started 31 of 32 games while averaging 5.6 ppg and 7.7 rpg... ranked 7th in the WNBA in rebounds... led the Fire in rebounds in 20 games... had season and career highs of 13 rebounds on three separate occasions... ranked 12th in the WNBA in double-doubles with three... ranked 13th in the WNBA in blocks per game at 1.06... recorded a season high 4 blocks in win at Sacramento on June 16... scored nine points, pulled down 13 rebounds, and had a season high four assists vs. LA on July 28... recorded a double-double with 11 points and a game high 12 rebounds vs. Detroit on July 22... recorded a double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Seattle on June 19... averaged 26.9 mpg.

    2000:
    Appeared in all 32 games (20 starts)... Averaged 7.6 points and 4.8 rebounds per game... Led the team with .69 blocks per game... Led the Lynx in rebounds - 12 times, and assists - eight times... Scored a season-high 20 points at Utah on June 1... Recorded her first double-double with 19 points, a career-high 12 rebounds, and five assists vs. Detroit on June 5... Added a second double-double with an 11 point, 12 rebound effort at Seattle on July 21... Her 11 defensive boards at Seattle set a club single-game record...

    1999:
    Signed a three-year contract with the WNBA on Apr. 28, 1998, and was allocated to Minnesota on Sept. 15, 1998... Appeared in all 32 games (one start) and averaged 4.9 points and 3.6 rebounds in 16.2 minutes per game... Tallied a career-high 21 points Aug. 20 vs. Orlando, setting a club record for field-goal accuracy by shooting 76.9% (10-for-13)... Minnesota's leading scorer twice in the final three games... Posted six double-figure scoring efforts -- including four in the last five contests... led the Lynx in rebounding in four of the final five games and seven times overall... Averaged 13.2 ppg and 7.0 rpg in the last five games, while shooting 58.3% (28-for-48) from the field... Logged 27.8 mpg over the last five games, after playing just 9.4 mpg in her previous seven contests... Hauled down a season-high nine rebounds twice (Aug. 14 at Houston, Aug. 20 vs. Orlando)... Tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee on March 10, 1998

    1998:
    Missed the 1998 WNBA season due to rehabilitation.

    OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
    Played professionally in Bellinzona, Switzerland... 1999-2000: Played in Australia's Women's National Basketball League (WNBL) for the Melbourne Tigers.... Ranked third in scoring (17.6 ppg), first in field goal percentage (56.9%-149/262), and fifth in minutes played (35.7 mpg).

    COLLEGIATE CAREER
    One of Stanford's all-time best athletes... Reached the Final Four in both basketball and volleyball a total of six times... was a four year starter on the Stanford women's volleyball team... Helped lead the Cardinal to three NCAA Volleyball Championships (1994, 1996 and 1997)... Twice named First Team All-American (1995, 1998) and twice named Second Team All-American (1996, 1994). 1997-98 (Senior): A member of the Kodak All-America Team and the All-Pac-10 First Team... Led Stanford in scoring (18.9 ppg) and rebounding (9.2 rpg)... Scored a career-high 36 points vs. Washington on January 24... Grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds twice (January 18 at UCLA and February 28 vs. Arizona)... Tore the anterior cruciate ligament in her left knee in practice on March 10... had surgery on April 2... 1996-97 (Junior): Initially announced in September she would not play basketball... After injuries to several Stanford players, she rejoined the team on Feb. 17 for the remaining 10 games of the season.... Went on to average 10.7 ppg and led Stanford in rebounding (8.2 rpg) en route to a Final Four appearance... Named to the NCAA West Regional All-Tournament Team... 1995-96 (Sophomore): Did not play basketball at Stanford during her sophomore season, instead played for the U.S. National Volleyball Team... Named first alternate to the U.S. Olympic Volleyball Team... 1994-95 (Freshman): Joined the basketball team in January following the volleyball season... Named to the Pac-10 All-Freshman Team in both basketball and volleyball.


    PERSONAL

    Full name is Kristin Just Folkl
  • received her degree from Stanford in Economics
  • Graduated with a 4.20 GPA from St. Joseph's High School in St. Louis, Mo. and was named the Dial Award winner in 1994 as the nation's top high school student athlete, along with golfer Tiger Woods
  • Led St. Joseph's to eight total state championships, four consecutive titles in both basketball and volleyball
  • Has worn the number 24 in both basketball and volleyball since the fifth grade
  • Has one older brother, Kevin, 26.


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