40   Kristin Wiener
Kristin Wiener


Apple Valley, MN

High School:
Academy of Holy Angels



Letters Won:


Huskies Host In-State Rival Bradley Thursday Night

The series between NIU and the Braves is deadlocked, 7-7

2005-06: Started all 29 contests as a junior. Scored in double figures in 19 games and contributed 20-plus points four times. Earned Honorable Mention All-MAC honors. Led the team in rebounding and ranked 11th in the MAC at 6.5 per contest. NIU's top rebounder in 11 games and top scorer five times. Averaged 12.8 points per game to rank as the Huskies' No. 2 scorer. Led NIU and ranked fourth in the MAC in blocked shots (30); was fifth in the league and tops on the team in field goal percentage (.489). Also led NIU in free throws made (112) and attempted (156). Matched career high of three shot blocks in four games and averaged 1.0 blocks per outing. Logged two double-doubles with 14 points and a career-high 12 rebounds against UIC (12-2-05) and 12 points and 10 rebounds versus MAC rival Bowling Green (2-8-06). Hit all six of her free throws in the Bowling Green game. Matched her career high of 24 points twice - against Ball State (2-28-06) and Kent State (2-11-06). Hit a career-high 11 field goals at Ball State. Dominated the glass in four outings with nine boards each game. Against UW Green Bay (11-18-06), had eight offensive rebounds, scored 20 points and dished out a season high four assists.

2004-05: NIU's second-leading scorer at 9.9 points-per-game -- 11.1 in league play. Recorded 13 double-figure performances. No. 2 on squad in blocks (25) and field goal percentage (.420/95-of-226), No. 3 in rebounding (5.0) and free throw percentage (.779/88-of-team high 113 attempts), and No. 5 in assists (38). Scored a team-high 24 points vs. Miami (2-12-05). Hit all 12 free throw attempts which led to a string of 22 consecutive free throws over five games. Perfect at foul line in 11 games. Hit six field goals in three straight games early in the season, scoring 12 at Northern Iowa (11-26-04), 13 at Loyola (12-1-04) and 18 vs. South Dakota State (12-4-04). Scored 15 apiece against Western Michigan (2-22-05) and at Ball State (1-19-05) plus 14 at Toledo (1-11-05) to match 14 versus Top 25-rated Notre Dame (12-30-04). Posted season-high rebound tally of 11 at Western Illinois (12-12-04) while next best total of 10 boards was part of double-double (18) vs. South Dakota State (12-4-04). Had solid all-around showing in road win at Saint Louis (12-18-04) with 10 points, five rebounds and career-high five assists. Averaged 10.9 points and 5.1 boards in the last nine games of the season.

2003-04: Played in 27 of 28 games and made seven starts en route to finishing seventh on team in both scoring (3.9 ppg.) and rebounding (2.0 rpg.), plus second in blocked shots (16). Tallied double-figures three times starting wtih NIU's road win over Wisconsin (11-23-03). Came off bench to hit 4-of-7 FGs plus 3-of-4 FTs to go with five boards and two blocks in that game. Second 11-point performance came as a starter in road win at UTEP (12-30-03) along with season-best seven rebounds. First start came in home loss to No. 12 Kansas State (12-2-03). Came off bench for third 11-point outing in home league victory over Ohio (1-17-04). Had nine-point contributions in road battles with Western Illinois (11-29-03) and New Mexico State (12-28-03).

Prep: Candidate for 2003 Ms. Minnesota Basketball and tabbed as one of the "Fabulous 40 Seniors" according to Minnesota Sports Preview. Earned second team Class 3A All-State honors from Minnesota Basketball News after helping coach Dan Woods' Academy of Holy Angels Stars compile a 70-35 ledger during her four varsity seasons. As a senior, led Missota Conference in scoring with 16.5 ppg to rank 19th in Minneapolis-St. Paul Metro area. Helped AHA compile 20-9 record in 2002-03 which ended in Class 3A /Section 5 Championship loss. Garnered First-Team All-Missota Conference honors during each of her three years as a starter. Team MVP who also earned squad's Defensive Player of the Year honor while averaging 7.1 rebounds and 3.0 blocks per game. Senior co-captain scored 20 or more points in eight contests including single-game bests of 34 and 33. Blocked a season high seven shots in the latter game. Had stretch of four games with 28, 24, 24 and 25 points. Final year featured rebound highs of 16 and 14. Averaged close to a double-double as a junior with 15.1 ppg. and 9.5 rpg. in helping the Stars claim Missota Conference crown with a 21-8 record. Earned third team accolades for the St. Paul Pioneer-Press All-Metro Defensive unit in addition to being selected to Sun Newspapers' Metro Top 15 unit. Entered that season as one of the Top 100 in state according to Minnesota Basketball News. Blocked 97 shots (3.2 bpg.) while hitting 43 percent from the field and 76 percent at charity stripe. Also lettered four years on the Holy Angels volleyball squad, receiving All-Missota Conference acclaim in that sport during her final two seasons. Cited as one of Metro Area's top middle blockers. Honor Roll student who volunteered with developmentally handicapped adults.

Personal: Youngest of two daughters (sister Erin) of Charles Wiener and Christine Jenkins-Wiener. Played AAU basketball since fifth grade with two years spent with Minnesota North Tartan squad which claimed Minnesota AAU state crown in 2000 under Dave Angstad. In 2002, played for Percy Wade-coached Tartan squad which was second in state and fourth in Junior Olympic competition. Last AAU campaign spent playing for Minnesota Summitt. Fan of Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers. Major: Communications. Birthdate: April 26, 1985.

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