MINERS

Kasia Krezel
10  Kasia Krezel

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Krakow, Poland

High School:
SMS Sport HS

Height:
6-1

Position:
Guard

2006-07 (Junior)
Veteran guard who played in 27 games, 14 of which were starts ... ranked fifth on the squad in scoring (8.4 ppg) ... connected on 26 three pointers to check in third on the team ... had six contests with at least two triples ... was fourth with 52 assists ... figure aided by six games with at least four helpers ... cracked double digits 11 times ... Miners were 10-1 in those contests ... poured in a season-high 21 points on two occasions ... first effort came in victory against Tulane (1/2) on 8-of-10 shooting ... did so again in trouncing of UCF (1/26) ... 9-of-16 from floor versus Golden Knights ... chipped in 17 points in 31 minutes in triumph over Southern Miss (1/28) ... had 13 points off the bench in season-opening win against St. Mary's (11/10) ... pulled down season-high five rebounds at Rice (2/1) ... played all 40 minutes in dramatic win at Tulsa, scoring 13 points ... started nine straight Conference USA games at one point ... good passing lanes defender, tallied 40 steals ... one of five players on the team with at least 40 thefts, helping UTEP break single-season school record ... career-high matching six thefts against Prairie View A&M ... efficient game against Arkansas Pine Bluff, scoring 14 pointes in just 19 minutes of action off the bench ... named to the Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2005-06 (Sophomore)
Led the team in scoring, averaging 13.4 points per game ... effort ranked her 12th in Conference-USA ... also paced the squad from the charity stripe, with a school-record percentage of 86.4 ... figure her fifth in the league and 23rd nationally ... checked in at 13th in the conference with 1.4 three pointers made per game ... started 26 of 29 games ... poured in at least 14 points on 14 occasions, including seven 20-plus point outings ... led the Miners to a 103-61 romp against UT-Permian Basin (12/21) with a career-high 26 points ... nailed a career-best five three pointers in the contest ... the five triples equaled the single-game Miners sophomore record and tied for the eighth most in UTEP history ... matched that effort with 26 points in a "Senior Day" victory against C-USA foe Marshall ... collected her initial double-double in the Sun City with 13 points and a career-best 12 rebounds at Tulsa ... turned in a solid all-around game in the Orange and Blue's triumph at Northern Colorado (12/13) with an 11-point, five-rebound, four-assist and three-steal effort ... dished out a career-best six assists while contributing 21 points in a setback to Illinois State ... was locked in during the first half against SMU (1/8), scoring 15 of her team-high 20 points ... heated up in the second stanza versus Tulane (11/25), racking up 14 of her game-high 20 points ... snagged a then-career-best nine caroms to go along with a game-high 15 points in a narrow loss at SMU (2/24) ... scored 10 of UTEP's first 13 points in nine first-half minutes against UTA (12/4) .

Summer 2005
Spent the summer playing for the Polish National Team ... helped the squad to a silver medal finish at the U20 European Championship For Women in Brno, Czech Republic ... averaged a team-high 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 steals in seven contests ... scored at least 15 points in the opening five games before a pair of nine-point performances in the semifinals and gold medal game.

2004-05 (Freshman)
Appeared in 25 games, making 10 starts ... ranked fifth on the team in scoring (7.7 ppg) and second in three-pointers made (22) ... her .750 free-throw percentage placed her fourth on the squad ... team-best 49 steals were two shy of the freshmen record at UTEP ... also dished out 48 assists ... scored in double-figures 11 times ... had four or more rebounds five times and at least four steals six times ... started and contributed eight points with four steals in the season-opener against UT-Dallas (11/20) ... became just the third true freshman to start the initial contest since Keitha Adams came to UTEP ... followed with a then career-high 22 points on a then career-best four 3-pointers against New Mexico State (11/23) ... had 16 points in 34 minutes at San Jose State (1/22) ... came off the bench to score 13 points in 37 minutes in UTEP's 70-67 home win over Tulsa (2/3) ... she also grabbed a season-high eight boards against the Gulden Hurricane.

Polish National Team
Played for the Polish National Team at the European Championship for U-20 Women in France in the Summer 2004 ... averaged 8.1 points, 2.6 rebounds and 1.1 steals in Poland's eight tournament games ... was 14-for-41 (.341) from three-point range ... Poland went 3-2 in Group B and earned eight points in advancing out of the qualifying round ... Poland fell to eventual champion Russia in the quarterfinals and then posted a 1-1 record for a sixth-place finish ... scored 12 points and pulled down five rebounds in its 71-54 win over Spain (7/25) ... contributed 19 points on 7-of-16 shooting, including four three-point field goals against Russia (7/30) in the quarterfinals ... shared game-high scoring honors with current UTEP teammate Izabela Piekarska ... chipped in nine points on 3-for-8 shooting from behind the arc against the Slovak Republic (7/31) ... played three exhibition games against former UTEP teammate Jonna Launiainen's Finland squad the week prior to the European Championships ... previous national team experience includes the 2000 European Championship for Junior Women (U-18), the 2001 European Championship for Cadettes (U-16) and 2002 European Championship for Junior Women (U-18) ... has played for the national team in her age group since 1999.

High School
Four-year letterwinner at the SMS Sport School for coach Remigiusz Koc ... averaged 23.4 points, five rebounds and three steals per game as a senior ... named to the academic honor roll ... attended the same high school as teammate Izabela Piekarska and former Miner Marta Dydek.

Personal
Full name is Katarzyna Danuta Krezel ... mother is a teacher and was a member of the Polish National Team ... a communications major ... born on Feb. 4, 1985, in Krakow, Poland ... daughter of Krzysztof and Halina Krezel.