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Kari Korver

School

UCLA

Position
Guard
Major
communication studies and sociology

Classroom

Kari Korver was a second-team Pac-12 All-Academic Team selection after her sophomore and junior seasons (2014-15 and 2015-16). She has a dual major of communication studies and sociology.

Character

After graduation or when she is done playing professionally overseas, she aspires to either teach and/or coach or to become a missionary. Her father, Ken, is the lead pastor at Emmanuel Reformed Church in Paramount, Calif. She has been a team captain at UCLA in each of the last four seasons, including a season in which she couldn’t play after tearing her ACL. Her teammates still voted her captain due to her outstanding character and leadership skills. Korver is credited by her coaches with having much to do with changing the women’s basketball culture at UCLA, and she routinely supports other Bruins’ sports teams, especially women’s soccer.

Community

Korver loves doing things for others and this summer spent time in Mexico on a trip to Hogar Para Niños for community service. She also takes an active role with many of the team’s community service activities throughout the year.

Competition

Korver enters her senior season having already set the UCLA single-season record for three-pointers made with 74 during her sophomore season (2014-15). At the start of the season, she was second in UCLA history in three-point field goals made (179) and attempted (474) and fourth in three-point field goal percentage (.378). She also entered her final season at UCLA at No. 1 in career free throw percentage (.832). Last season, Korver was one of only five players to play in all 35 games, making 35 starts, and was voted as a team captain by her peers for the third straight year. She scored in double figures in 15 of 35 games and made at least one three pointer in 30 of 35 games, draining multiple treys in 21 of 35 contests. As a junior, she led the team in three-pointers made (67), ranking fifth all-time in UCLA single-season history, and led the team in three-pointers attempted (185), ranking 4th all-time in UCLA single-season history.

Her cousin, Kyle Korver, is in his 14th season in the NBA and his fourth with the Atlanta Hawks.