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Kayla Bagaason
Player Profile:
Kayla Bagaason 95678
Position: Guard
Height: 5'11"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Clearbrook, Minn.
High School: Fosston High School

Career: Set the UND record for most points scored in a single season (202) during her senior season ... Finished her career at UND ranked second in single-season field goals made (80;  2009-10), fifth in career field goals made (184; 2005-10) and career three-point field goal percentage (.397, 184-for-463; 2005-10), tied for eighth in career games played (127; 2005-10), ninth in career three-pointers attempted (463; 2005-10), tied for ninth in career free throw percentage (.789, 101-for-128; 2005-10), and 23rd in career points scored (1,107; 2005-10) ... Became the 28th member of North Dakota's 1,000 Point Club.

2009-10 (Senior): Team captain ... Named the 2009-10 Great West Conference Player of the Year ... Selected to the 2009-10 Great West All-Conference first team ... Named to the preseason All-Great West Conference first team ... Named the Week 6 (Dec. 22) Great West Conference Player of the Week ... Appeared in and started all 31 games ... 32 steals, 439 points scored and averaged a career-best 14.2 points per game ... Tallied a personal best 929 minutes, 120 rebounds ... Finished in double-figures in all but six games and totaled 20 points or more on six occasions ... Closed the regular season with 13 straight games in double-digits ... Made a career-high five three-pointers both against Wyoming (Nov. 18) and Texas-Pan American (March 6) ... Set new personal highs at Western Kentucky (Dec. 2) in free throws made (five) and free throws attempted (six) ... Shot a season-best 10-for-14 (.714) from the field and 5-for-7 (.714) beyond the three-point arc to score a season-high 25 points at Wyoming ... Registered eight rebounds, five steals, and one blocked shot in the season finale against UTPA ... Played a career-high 38 minutes and tied her career-high two blocked shots against South Dakota in UND's first game of the 2010 Great West Conference Tournament (March 12) ... In her final season at UND, led the team in points scored, points per game, field goal attempts (408), field goals made (158), three-point percentage (.396), three-point attempts (202), and three-pointers made (80) ... Ranked fourth in field goal percentage (.387), rebounds, assists (54), rebounding average (3.9 rebounds/game), defensive rebounds (87), blocked shots (nine), and minutes played, and fifth in free throw percentage (.811), free throws made (43), offensive rebounds (33), steals ... Among all players in Great West, ranked second in three-pointers made, third in three-point percentage, fourth in scoring, 13th in field goal percentage ... Earned fourth letter.

2007-08: Received medical hardship ... Did not play.

2006-07 (Sophomore): Named to NCC Commissioner's Academic Honor Roll ... Appeared in a career-high 36 games, including 11 starts ... Averaged a career-high 6.9 points and 3.0 rebounds per game ... Shot 35.9 percent from three-point range to rank 15th in the NCC ... Led the team in scoring with a career-high 19 points vs. Metro State (Nov. 17) ... Matched her personal best with seven field goals made (12 attempts) in that game ... Also led the team in scoring with 17 points at Concordia-St. Paul (Dec. 16), again nailing seven field goals (10 attempts) ... Reached double figures in scoring 11 times ... Grabbed a career-high eight rebounds on three occasions, leading the team at Montana State-Billings (Nov. 18) ... Led the team in assists four times, matching her career high of four in four different games ... Earned second letter.

2005-06 (Freshman): Appeared in 31 games as a freshman and averaged just over 10 minutes per game off the bench ... Shot 47.9% (23-for-48) from three-point range and 88.9% (16-for-18) from the free throw line ... Shot 50% (6-for-12) from three-point range in three games at the NCAA North Central Region tournament ... Scored a career-high 14 points vs. Saginaw Valley State (Jan. 5) ... Went 4-for-5 from beyond the arc in that game ... Had 13 points and a career-high four assists vs. Mary (Feb. 4) ... Also dished out four helpers in the NCAA North Central Region semifinal vs. Northern State (March 11) ... Ended the season having made 10 straight free throws ... Made just 22 turnovers in her final 30 games after committing seven in the season opener vs. Merrimack (Nov. 4) ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: A 2005 graduate of Fosston High School ... Led Fosston to Class A state championship game and was named to all-tournament team ... Miss Basketball Top 25 Finalist ... Named Pine to Prairie Conference Most Valuable Player .... All-conference selection ... Named to all-state first team by the Associated Press and Minnesota Basketball News ... Named to second team by the St. Paul Pioneer Press ... A Grand Forks Fab-50 Area Selection and Fargo Forum All-Area pick ... Finished her prep career with 2,824 points ... A two-time conference MVP and four-year all-conference pick ... Led the conference in scoring as a junior ... Three-time all-state selection ... In 2002 became just the third freshman in state history to score 1,000 points ... Helped her team set a state record 78th consecutive win ... Won three state championships in volleyball ... A two-time all-state pick and three-time all-conference pick in volleyball ... Logged more than 1,000 career kills ... Academic all-state recipient.

Personal: Majored in management and marketing ... Daughter of Mark and Pam Bagaason ... Dad played basketball at Jamestown and Minnesota, Crookston and mom played basketball at Jamestown.

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