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Colleen Chaske
Position: Hall of Fame, class of 2008
Hometown: Devils Lake, N.D.
Alma Mater: UND, 1989
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Colleen Chaske, Hall of Fame biography
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 06/20/2011

A native of Devils Lake, N.D., Colleen Chaske, a 6-5 center, was an All-North Central Conference player in both of her seasons as a member of the women's basketball team at UND (1987-88 and 1988-89).

Her career field goal percentage of .584 is third-best all-time at UND, and Chaske is still tied for the school single-game record in both field goals made (16) and attempted (32), set in a 79-73 double-overtime win at Morningside on Feb. 11, 1989. Chaske scored a career-best 34 points that game.

As a senior for the Fighting Sioux, Chaske scored 431 points (15.4 ppg) and had 229 rebounds (8.2 rpg) in 28 games. Chaske shot 59.4 percent from the field and 59.6 percent from the free throw line in her senior season. Chaske had seven games of 20 or more points and 11 double-doubles as a senior.

As a junior at UND, Chaske scored 489 points (18.1 ppg) and had 255 rebounds (9.4 rpg) in 27 games. She shot 57.6 percent from the field and 63.6 percent from the free throw line.

Chaske scored 31 points in her UND debut on Nov. 21, 1987, in a 74-72 win against Mankato State in the Northern Michigan Invitational. She had 12 games of 20 or more points and 14 double-doubles in her junior season, when she was named the MVP of two regular-season tournaments.

Chaske came to UND in the fall of 1987 after spending two seasons at UND-Lake Region, where she led the Royals to a 29-4 record in 1985-86 and a 30-7 mark in 1986-87 and left holding seven school records.

Prior to college, Chaske led her Devils Lake High School team to a 22-0 record and the state Class A girls championship as a senior. As a junior in high school, Chaske averaged 25 points per game for Fort Totten High School.