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  Susan King
Susan King
Player Profile
Class:
RS Junior

Hometown:
Richfield, MN

High School:
Academy of Holy Angels

Height:
5-7

Position:
G

Birthdate:
07/27/1981

Experience:
2V

Major:
Psychology

At Stanford: Expected to be the starting point guard ... Very quick ... Aggressive defensive player ... Has a great work ethic ... Playing time has been limited the last two seasons because of knee injuries.

2001-02 Season: Appeared in only two games because of knee injuries ... Averaged 3.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists ... Missed the first eight games of the campaign after undergoing a scope to clean out her right knee on Nov. 8 ... Had five points, three rebounds and two assists in her season debut vs. Tennessee (12/16) ... In her second game, suffered a stretched anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee at Arizona (12/19) ... The season-ending injury qualified her for an NCAA medical hardship.

2000-01 Season: Averaged 11.3 points, 5.1 assists and 2.8 rebounds ... Missed the final 21 games after suffering a near complete tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in her right knee at Oklahoma (12/27) ... Underwent successful surgery to repair the torn ACL on Jan. 18 ... Before the injury, was emerging as one of the top freshman point guards in the country ... Shot 82.6 (19-of-23) percent from the free throw line ... Scored in double figures in six of her nine games ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on Dec. 18 after putting up a career-high 21 points at then-No. 2 Tennessee a day earlier ... Recorded career-best nine assists vs. Santa Clara (11/20) ... Recorded 16 points and six assists vs. Pacific (11/26) ... Had 13 points, including three 3-pointers, in the first half at Oklahoma (12/27) before sustaining the knee injury.

High School: Academy of Holy Angels graduate was named a 2000 First Team All-American by both the Women's Basketball Coaches Association and USA Today after averaging 35.0 points per game as a senior ... Parade Magazine Second Team All-American ... Invited to participate in the Phoenix/Women's Basketball Coaches Association High School All-American Game after her senior season ... Named Minnesota's "Miss Basketball", USA Today Minnesota Player of the Year and Minneapolis Star-Tribune Player of the Year as a senior ... Named an AAU All-American in 1999, and was also the AAU Junior Olympics Tournament MVP in Cleveland ... In the Full Court Press' "USA Top 60", was ranked as the 10th best high school player in the country in the class of 2000 ... Also ranked No. 13 in the All-Star Girls Report End of Summer Top 500 (1999) ... Named First Team All-Minnesota as a junior by the Associated Press, and was named Minnesota Defensive Player of the Year by the St. Paul Pioneer Press ... Averaged 26.5 points, 5.1 steals and 4.8 rebounds as a junior, and shot 55 percent from the floor to lead her team to the Section 5AAA finals for the second straight season ... Member of the 1998 USA Basketball Junior National Team that won the bronze medal at the World Youth Games in Moscow, Russia ... In her sophomore season, averaged 25.0 points, 5.3 steals and 5.0 rebounds, and was named First Team All-Minnesota by the Associated Press ... Was named an Honorable Mention All-American by Street & Smith's and USA Today after averaging 17.0 points and 4.0 rebounds as a freshman ... Played for head coach Dan Woods at Academy of Holy Angels ... Also an all-conference selection in tennis, and ranked among the top 10 high school players in the state ... Graduated with a 4.185 GPA, which ranked fifth in her class ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Born July 27, 1981 ... Daughter of Gary and Kathy King ... Father played basketball at University of Nebraska-Kearney ... Engaged to Curtis Borchardt, who starred in men's basketball at Stanford and is now a member of the Utah Jazz ... Brother, Stephen, is a freshman basketball player at Ohio University.

Getting to Know Susan King

My nickname is: Sus

My favorite foods are: Pears and peanut butter

If I was going on a road trip, and could only take one CD, I would take: One of my brother Stephen's mixes

My favorite midnight snack is: S'mores

My favorite movie is: Anne of Green Gables

My favorite actor is: Richard Gere

My favorite actress is: Julia Roberts

My earliest sports memory is: Shooting on the driveway with my dad

My primary inspiration in sports is: To compete

My favorite pre-game ritual is: Stretching

My greatest athletic moment was: Winning the AAU Junior Olympics Championship

The sports team that I followed when I was younger was: The Minnesota Timberwolves

The best thing about Stanford is: My teammates, friends and the challenging atmosphere

My favorite place on campus is: Maples Pavilion

My favorite professor is: Professor Tsai

If I could bring anything from my hometown to Stanford it would be: My family

The place I would most like to visit is: Hawaii

Ten years from now I hope to be: Excited about what I am doing

My most prized possession is: My family

If I won $1 million, I would: Buy my brother Stephen a Denali

Career Statistics
Year G-GS FG-FGA Pct 3P-3PA Pct FT-FTA Pct Pts Avg Reb Avg PF-D Ast TO Bk Stl Min
2000-01 9-9 36-77 .468 11-37 .297 19-23 .826 102 11.3 25 2.8 21-1 46 19 2 10 284
2001-02 2-2 2-9 .222 1-4 .250 2-2 1.000 7 3.5 6 3.0 3-0 5 2 0 2 45
Totals 11-11 38-86 .442 12-41 .293 21-25 .840 109 9.9 31 2.8 24-1 51 21 2 12 329


Career Highs
Points - 21 at Tennessee (12/17/00)
Rebounds - 6 vs. San Francisco (11/28/00)
Assists - 9 vs. Santa Clara (11/20/00)

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