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Katie Nyseth
Katie Nyseth

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cheshire, Ore.

High School:
Junction City

Height:
5-3

Position:
Guard

Birthdate:
01/15/1979

Experience:
3V



NYSETH'S WASHINGTON STATE CAREER

JUNIOR (1999-2000): Served as team tri-captain and started in 27 of WSU's 28 games...Played entire 40 minutes vs. Arizona (Jan. 13)...Equaled career high with seven rebounds against Wildcats...Dished out career-high 10 assists at Stanford (Feb. 24)...Finished sixth in the Pac-10 with 3.86 assists per game...Averaged 4.0 assists in conference games, also sixth best in the Pac-10...Connected on 21-of-22 free throws (.955) for the season...Named to Pac-10 All-Academic team...Ended season ranked ninth all-time at WSU with 257 assists.

SOPHOMORE (1998-99): Started all 27 games...Ranked eighth in the league in assists (3.81 per game) and was just five steals short of the league's top 10 list (1.81 per game)...All-Pac-10 academic second team pick...Nine assists in win at home over Arizona...Had four other games with six or seven assists...Best offensive outing came in career-high 14-point effort against Bowling Green...Set career high with seven boards at Oregon.

FRESHMAN (1997-98): Stepped in at point guard and started 23 of WSU's 27 games...Played in all 27...Third on the team in assists (46) and steals (34)...Seventh in minutes played (17.4 per game)...Best offensive outing six points against Northwestern State in the Dial Classic when she hit both field goal attempts, including a trey, and 1-of-2 free throws...Had four assists in three games and three steals in three games...Had a clutch drive and layin to keep WSU ahead of USC in a late-season upset in Los Angeles...Also hit 3-of-4 free throws in that game.

NYSETH'S HIGH SCHOOL CAREER: Coached by Craig Lannon at Junction City High...Earned varsity letters in volleyball (four) and track (three) as well as basketball (four)...Captained basketball and volleyball teams as a junior and senior...As a FRESHMAN named to the all-league second team...Team finished 18-8 and reached the quarterfinals of the State tournament...Averaged 8.2 points and 4.5 assists...During track season finished second in the district 800m competition and was a member of the school's 1600m relay team that won the district title and finished sixth at the State meet...SOPHOMORE year a repeat all-league second team pick...Team 16-11 and finished seventh at the State tourney...Averaged 12 points and 5.3 assists...Second-team all-league in volleyball as well...During track season finished second in the 800m at the district meet and JCHS' 1600m relay team won the district and was runner-up at the State meet...As a JUNIOR team finished 23-5 and placed second at the State tournament after winning the league title...Named State AAA player of the year...Accorded all-league and All-State first team honors...League and team MVP...Averaged better than 14 points, five assists, six steals and six rebounds...All-league first team pick in volleyball...Did not compete in track because of an injury...SENIOR year team finished 24-5 and placed fifth at the State tournament...Repeat MVP of her team and league...All-State first team pick and All-State Tournament first team selection...Averaged 15.2 points, 5.2 assists, 5.6 steals and 9.1 rebounds...All-league first team choice in volleyball and team MVP.

PERSONAL: Katie Leigh Nyseth...Born 1-15-79 in Springfield, Ore...Parents Steve and Lorrie Nyseth...Two brothers, Ryan and Curtis...Majoring in biological systems engineering with environmental emphasis...Earned Biological Systems Engineering Sophomore of the Year Award in 1999...Selected to Boeing Scholar Program in 1999.

NYSETH'S WSU CAREER HIGHS

POINTS: 14 vs. Bowling Green, Dec. 4, 1998

FGM: 5 (twice), vs. St. Mary's, Dec. 30, 1999*

FGA: 8 vs. Bowling Green, Dec. 4, 1998, Pullman

3-FGM: 2 (three times), vs. Oregon, Feb. 11, 1999*

3-FGA: 4 (twice), at Oregon State, Jan. 20, 2000*

FTM: 4 (three times), vs. UCLA, March 9, 2000*

FTA: 6 at Vermont, Nov. 21, 1998

REB: 7 (three times), vs. Arizona, Jan. 13, 2000*

ASST: 10 at Stanford, Feb. 24, 2000

BLOCKS: 1 at Oregon, Jan. 22, 2000

STEALS: 4 (four times), vs. Washington, March 4, 2000*

MIN: 40 vs. Arizona, Jan. 13, 2000

*indicates most recent occurrence

NYSETH'S YEAR BY YEAR SUMMARY

                                 3-PT FG
YEAR   GP-GS PTS-AVG FGM-FGA PCT FGM-FGA PCT FTM-FTA PCT OR  DR  TR AVG  PF   A  TO BS  ST  MIN
1998   27-23  46-1.7  15-39 .385   2-9  .222  14-24 .583  5  28  33 1.2  41  46  69  0  34  470
1999   27-27 106-3.9  33-89 .371   8-24 .333  32-41 .780 13  57  70 2.6  54 103  82  0  49  714
2000   28-27 106-3.8 39-100 .390   7-28 .250  21-22 .955  9  58  67 2.4  73 108  72  1  45  902
Career 82-77 258-3.1 87-228 .382  17-61 .279  67-87 .770 27 143 170 2.1 168 257 223  1 128 2086
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