College: Oregon '05
Ethnicity: Hopefully Dutch...
- Games: 51
- Points: 367
- Avg. 7.2
- Rebounds (Off./Def.): 59/126
- Kick-Assness Level (K.A.L.): 33 on a 10-point scale.
Looking back on that day, #31 realized she shoulda stayed in bed.
Kraayeveld played for Dexia Numur in Belgium during the off-season, finishing with 10.5 ppg. Thankfully, she didn't succumb to the copious amounts of tight flemish beer that are readily and inexpensively available in that stoic nation. She thus proved that, even in Europe, Kraayeveld knows where it's at.
She's an All-Pac 10 First Team in college, while also being named to the Kodak All-American All-Region team. She tore her ACL in college (blows), but fought back to a strong medical red-shirt year. Drafted by San Antonio in the 2005 Draft (3rd round, 27th pick overall), the Silver Stars waived her before she ever played a single game. New York picked up her contract halfway through 2005 and she's been cleaning up ever since.
San Antonio Silver Stars General Manager, Professor Moron Q. Dumbass
Kraayeveld is also The Writer's Girlfriend's (TWG) Honorary favorite Liberty player, as TWG also tore her ACL and feels a kinship with those who have suffered the same misfortune. The fact that Kraayeveld is Awesometm doesn't hurt, either.
So, here's to you, Cathrine Kraayeveld. You're the first Liberty Belle, and you're quite spiffy otherwise. Rock on!