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Kristi Veltkamp
Kristi Veltkamp

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hudsonville, Mich.

High School:
Lansing Home School

Height:
6-3

Position:
Forward/Center

2006-07: Started 26 of 31 games...Averaged 7.2 points, 5.1 rebounds, 2.4 blocks, 1.2 assists, and 1.2 steals per game...Led the team in total blocks (73)...Second on the team in total steals (37), minutes played (844), and third in assists (38)...Blocked a career-high 11 shots at Winston-Salem State on Dec. 9.

2005-06: Named the 2005-06 MEAC Defensive Player of the Year and to the 2005-06 All-MEAC Second Team...One of three players to play in all 29 games (started 18)...Averaged 11.8 points, 6.7 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per game...Led the MEAC and team in blocks per game and field-goal percentage (51 percent)...Also led the team in total rebounds (194)...Shot 10-of-22 from three-point range (46 percent)...Scored a career-high 27 points at Bucknell on Dec. 17...Pulled down a career-high 13 rebounds on two occasions (12/29 vs. Furman, 2/25 vs. Morgan St.).

2004-2005: Named to the 2004-05 MEAC All-Rookie Team...Started 20 of 26 games...Ranked second on the team in three categories (points per game, rebounds per game, and minutes per game)...Averaged 8.5 points (9.5 points in the MEAC) and 4.3 rebounds per game...Finished first on the team and second in the MEAC in total blocks (70/2.5 per game).

High School: Averaged 22.6 points, 9.8 rebounds, seven blocks, 2.5 assists, and three steals per game with the Hudsonville, Mich. Home-School basketball team...Named National and team MVP during her sophomore season...Guided team to an undefeated 28-0 record and won the National Home School Tournament and State Championships in 2003...Named team MVP and won the State Championship during her senior season...Named to the Michigan Dream Team as one of the top six players in the state by the Detroit News.

Personal: Born July 3, 1985 in Grand Rapids, Mich...Daughter of Marv and Ruth Veltkamp... Has three brothers, Matt, Scott, and Steve, and two sisters, twins Melissa and Robyn...Major is Dietetics...Actively involved with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA)...Future plans include becoming a registered dietitian.

Career Highs
Points: 27 (vs. Bucknell, Dec. 21, 2005)
Rebounds: 13 (2x, last vs. Morgan St., Feb. 25, 2006)
Blocks: 11 (vs. Winston-Salem State, Dec. 9, 2006)
Assists: 4 (at Morgan St., Feb. 24, 2007)
Steals: 3 (7x, last at Morgan St., Feb. 24, 2007)
Minutes: 39 (vs. Bucknell, Dec. 21, 2005)