UCLA Regarded by some publications as one of the top five recruits in the nation a year ago Signed with UCLA in the November of 1998 early period Started at point guard early in the season due to Erica Gomez shoulder injury and then shifted to the off-guard Proved to one of the conferences best three-point and free throw shooters Suffered a foot injury at the U.S. Jones Cup trials in May of 2000.
2000 Named to the conference all-freshman team Hit her last 19 free throws of the season to approach the school record of 24 straight set by Denise Curry Led the team with 36 made three-point shots, including a school-record seven at Washington State Scored eight points and had seven rebounds in her college debut vs. North Carolina, including two key free throws in the final 20 seconds Hit four three-pointers on her way to a 20-point game at Pepperdine Led the Bruins with 18 points and keyed the comeback win vs. Old Dominion Paced the Bruin attack with 17 points and three three-pointers vs. Washington in the Pac-10 opener Poured in 18 points vs. USC and had a career-best four steals Totaled 14 points at Stanford Had a career-best nine boards and five assists at Cal Scored a team-high 17 points at USC Scored 14 in the win over Stanford, including a perfect eight-for-eight from the free throw line Totaled 17 points in the win at Washington, including three treys in the regular season finale Scored a career-best 21 points while hitting a school record seven three-point shots at Washington State Earned Pac-10 Player of the Week honors during the final week of the regular season for her play vs. the Washington schools Ranked ninth in the conference in three-point field goal percentage and second in free throw percentage (her .841 mark ranked as the seventh-best all-time at UCLA for a single-season) Scored in double figures in 10 of the last 12 games of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL Selected as the Gatorade National High School Player of the Year Named a first-team All-America by USA Today, Parade Magazine, Street & Smiths and All Star Girls Report Rated the No. 1 prospect in the nation by the Womens Basketball Journal Played four years under coach Michael Atkinson at Sachem HS Also attended Longwood HS her freshman year Scored a Long Island prep record 2,583 (23.1 average) career points Also totalled 253 assists, 581 rebounds, 128 steals and 95 blocks in her career Averaged 26.0 points, 3.6 assists, 3.3 steals and 6.0 rebounds her senior season and 25.9 points, 5.2 assists and 4.3 rebounds as a junior Scored a career-high and school-record 45 points with 18 rebounds, seven assists and six steals in the 1999 Suffolk County Class A title game 1999 Miss Basketball for New York state All-league, all-county, all-state selection in each of her five years Newsdays Charles H. Clark Player of the Year as an eighth, tenth, 11th and 12th grader 1999 AAU All-American Led her high school team to the state championship as an eighth grader and earned State Tournament MVP honors Won two consecutive (1998, 1999) AAU national championships with her club team, the Philadelphia Bells MVP of the France Tournament, which her team won Played in the Phoenix/WBCA All-American game Lettered in volleyball for coach Bill Kropp in 10th grade.
PERSONAL Full Name: Nicole Anne Kaczmarski Born: April 30, 1981 in Long Island, NY Parents: Peter Kaczmarski and Maryann Gutowski Has one older brother (Jarrett) and one older sister (Carrie-Ann, who played basketball at NYU) Describes her greatest athletic thrills as playing in the Phoenix/WBCA All-American game, winning AAU Junior Nationals twice in a row, winning the state championship as an eighth grader and signing a letter of intent with UCLA Admires Michael Jordan, Allen Iverson and Chamique Holdsclaw Hobbies include playing all sports and hanging out with friends Pre-biology major.
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