41   Sean Kowal
Sean Kowal

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Saint Louis, Mo.

High School:
Desmet Jesuit

Last College:
University of Colorado

Height / Weight:
6-11 / 246

Position:
Center


2009-10: Appeared in all 30 games, recording 12 starting assignments ... Started the first eight contests of the season ... Averaged 10.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 0.8 blocks per game on a 54.2 field goal percentage ... Posted a team-high four double-doubles (points, rebounds) ... Scored a season-high 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the ESPNU BracketBusters game at Eastern Illinois (2/20/2010) ... Scored 18 points on three other occasions; in wins over Tennessee State (11/20/09), and Western Michigan (1/13/2010), and at Bowling Green (2/10/2010) ... Posted 14 double-digit scoring outputs, including nine in MAC play ... Recorded five double-digit rebounding efforts, including three in the last four games of the season ... Over the final six games, averaged 14.2 points and 9.3 rebounds per game ... Shot at least 60 percent from the field in 12 contests ... Seven of NIU's 10 wins came when Kowal scored in double figures ... Went 9-for-10 from the free throw line on the way to 17 points and eight rebounds at Western Michigan (2/17/2010) ... Led the Huskies in rebounding 12 times, and was NIU's leading scorer on three occasions ... One-of three NIU players to score 300 or more (315) points on the season ... Led the Huskies in total rebounds (193), leading a group of four Huskie players that corralled at least 100 rebounds on the season.

Single-season NIU ranks: Tied for 25th in blocks per game (25).

MAC ranks (all games): 23rd in scoring (10.5 ppg) ... ninth in rebounding (6.4 rpg) ... third in field goal percentage (.542) ... 13th in blocks per game (0.83) ... 10th in offensive rebounds (2.47 rpg) ... 15th in defensive rebounds (3.97 rpg).

MAC ranks (conference games only): 24th in scoring (10.5 ppg) ... Tied for fifth in rebounding (7.1 rpg) ... third in field goal percentage (.575) ... Tied for 10th in blocks per game (1.06) ... eighth in offensive rebounds (2.69 rpg) ... Tied for 11th in defensive rebounds (4.38 rpg).


2008-09 Highlights: Led the Mid-American Conference in field goal percentage (.551) ... Played in 29 games, registering 25 starting assignments ... In an average of 25.9 minutes per game, scored 9.4 points, corralled 5.2 rebounds and tallied 0.8 blocks per contest ... Recorded 15 double-digit scoring outputs ... Secured double-doubles against both Chicago State (23 points, 12 rebounds) and at Southeast Missouri State (21 points, 13 rebounds) ... Ripped down 11 rebounds at Air Force (Dec. 3) ... Poured in 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting versus Eastern Michigan (Jan. 20) ... Led the Huskies in scoring four times, and paced NIU in rebounding on seven occasions ... Shot at least 60 percent from the field in 10 games ... One of four NIU players to score 200 or more (274) points on the season.


2007-08 Highlights: Sat out 2007-08 season per NCAA transfer rules, and will retain three years of eligibility.


Prior To NIU: Played one season under Ricardo Patton at the University of Colorado ... One of eight players to appear in all 27 games ... averaged 0.7 points and 1.4 boards-per-game.


Prep / Personal: Averaged 10.3 points and 7.7 rebounds-per-game, while being named the 2006 Metro Catholic Conference Player of the Year as a senior ... Shot 59.3% from the field ... Selected to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch honorable mention all-metro team ... As a junior, was sixth in the conference in scoring and averaged six boards-per-game ... Selected to the Metro Catholic Conference honorable mention squad ... Born December 22, 1987... Son of Elmer and Denise Kowal ... Major is communications.

KOWAL'S CAREER STATISTICS

Total 3-Point F-Throws Rebounds Scoring
Season GP-GS Min/Avg fg-fga pct fg-fga pct ft-fta pct off def tot avg pf fo ast to blk stl pts avg
2006-07 27-0 229/8.5 7-19 .368 0-0 .000 6-12 .500 10 28 38 1.4 36 0 5 8 2 7 20 0.7
2008-09 29-25 750/25.9 114-207 .551 0-0 .000 46-93 .495 52 98 150 5.2 70 1 22 35 22 10 274 9.4
2009-10 30-12 765/25.5 128-236 .542 1-1 1.000 58-107 .542 73 120 193 6.4 64 1 19 41 25 22 315 10.5





















TOTAL 59-37 1515/25.7 242-443 .546 1-1 1.000 104-200 .520 125 218 343 5.8 134 2 41 76 47 32 589 10.0

2006-07 stats, in Italic, reflect Kowal's one season at Colorado

Career totals indicate NIU stats only.

KOWAL'S CAREER HIGHS

Minutes: 44, vs. Southeast Missouri (11/22/09)
Points: 23, vs. Chicago State (12/6/08)
Rebounds: 13, twice
Assists: 3, four times
Steals: 4, at Chicago State (1/6/2010)
Blocks: 4, vs. Western Illinois (11/18/08)
FG: 10, vs. Chicago State (12/6/08)
FG Att.: 17, vs. Southeast Missouri (11/22/00)
3PT FG Made: 1, vs. Western Michigan (1/13/2010)
3PT FG Att.: 1, vs. Western Michigan (1/13/2010)
FT Made: 9, at Western Michigan (2/17/2010)
FT Att.: 10, at Western Michigan (2/17/2010)
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