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Kari Hanson
21  Kari Hanson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Bismarck, N.D.

High School:
Mandan

Height:
5-8

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L

Hanson's Trophy Case

• Two-time Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll selection
USA Today and Gatorade North Dakota Player of the Year
• North Dakota's Miss Basketball
• Two-time All-State selection
• Helped team to a 48-3 record over two seasons
• Averaged 15.6 points and 3.5 assists as a senior
•First player from Mandan to earn a NCAA Division I scholarship directly out of high school

As a freshman (2001-2002) -
• Played in 16 games at the point, starting the first eight before being hampered with a knee injury that required surgery
• Missed eight games due to the injury
• Prior to the injury she averaged 3.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 18 minutes per game
• Averaged 2.4 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 14.7 minutes per game
• Made all six of her free throws
• Dished out three or more assists in three games
• Had a career game in a win over Harvard in the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic with eight points, including 2-of-3 from three-point range
• Dished out a season-high five assists and tallied five points in 26 minutes of play against IUPUI
• Grabbed season-best five rebounds in victories over Richmond and Western Michigan in the St. Thomas Paradise Jam
• Started at point guard in her first collegiate game and had two points, two assists and a block in 33 minutes against Georgia Tech.

At Mandan High School -
USA Today and Gatorade North Dakota Player of the Year, Associated Press Class A All-State selection and North Dakota's Miss Basketball in 2001 • Finalist for USA Today's North Dakota Player of the Year, Street and Smith honorable mention All-American and a USA Today honorable mention selection for North Dakota in 2000 after moving from Fort Collins, Colo. after her sophomore season • Two-time all-state, state all-tournament team and state MVP, regional all-tournament team, first team all-conference and team MVP • Earned the NBA/WNBA Sportsmanship Award as a senior • Helped Mandan to a 48-3 record, including an 8-0 mark at the Grand Finals Tournament in Las Vegas, Nev. in 2000, a state title and a first place ranking in the state by the Associated Press • Averaged 15.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 4.6 steals and shot 55 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free-throw line as a senior • Had a team-high six rebounds in the North Dakota All-Star game • Two-time Colorado 5A honorable mention all-state selection, first team all-conference, conference and high school player of the year as a rookie at Ft. Collins High School in Colorado • First player from Mandan to earn a NCAA Division I scholarship directly out of high school • Coached by Greg Amundon.

Personal -
Born May 5, 1982 in Cheyenne, Wymoning • Daughter of Jon and Phyllis Hanson • Has an older brother, Jeremy and older sister, Laura • Father played football at North Dakota State for three years and was named an academic all-america and all-conference • Uncle, Richard Hanson, played football at NDSU and the New York Giants • Member of the Colorado Hoopsters AAU team that won two U.S. Junior National tournaments in Washington, D.C. and Las Vegas, Nev. in 1999-2000 • Played with K-State classmate Chelsea Domenico on the AAU team • Earned the Presidential Award for Educational Excellence • Named academic all-conference • Member of the National Honor Society • Expected to major in arts and sciences.

Hanson's Career Statistics

YEAR G-GS MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PT-A PCT FTM-FTA PCT O-T AVG PF-D A TO BK ST PTS-AVG
01-02 16-8 235 13-31 .419 6-17 .353 6-6 1.000 7-26 1.6 19-0 24 19 2 2 38-2.4

Hanson vs. the Conference

YEAR G-GS MIN FGM-FGA PCT 3PT-A PCT FTM-FTA PCT O-T AVG PF-D A TO BK ST PTS-AVG
01-02 2-0 14 0-2 .000 0-1 .000 2-2 1.000 0-1 0.5 2-0 1 2 0 0 2-1.0

Hanson's Career Highs

PTS 8 vs. Harvard (12/1/01)
FGM 3 twice
FGA 5 vs. Harvard (12/1/01)
3PTM 2 twice
3PTA: 3 vs. Harvard (12/1/01)
FTM: 2 vs. IUPUI (11/19/01)
FTA: 2 vs. (11/19/01)
REB: 5 vs. Richmond (11/24/01)
AST: 5 vs. IUPUI (11/19/01)
BK: 1 twice
ST: 1 twice
MIN: 40, vs. Texas (1/17/01)

Career Miscellaneous

Games with eight or more points 1
Games with five or more rebounds 2
Games with two or more assists 5
Games with one or more steals 2