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Kristine Anigwe

School

University of California, Berkeley

Position
Center/Forward
Major
Sociology

Classroom

A sociology major, Kristine Anigwe has worked diligently in the classroom and is a two-time Pac-12 All-Academic honoree, earning recognition both years in which she has been eligible. Apart from her course load, Anigwe has spent time shadowing and observing individuals in a variety of industries—from on-air television talent to the mayor of Oakland—to expand her educational opportunities and prepare for life beyond basketball.

Character

Anigwe has exhibited significant perseverance and growth as a leader over her four years in Berkeley. As a freshman, Anigwe had great individual success but saw her young team struggle in conference play. Instead of transferring or backing down from the challenge, she worked tirelessly to improve her own game and adapt to whatever the team needed. As she has gained experience, Anigwe has become more and more of a leader in the locker room, helping her younger teammates adjust to the pace and demands of college basketball.

Community

Anigwe is engaged in both the on-campus and broader Bay Area community. In Berkeley, Anigwe is an active member of Athletes in Action and Golden Girls (an organization run by and focused on empowering student-athletes), and she also serves on the board of the Nigerian Student Association. In the broader Bay Area, Anigwe has been active in visiting local schools and Boys & Girls Clubs with her teammates, interacting with youth and reinforcing the importance of education. She has also been engaged in the team’s involvement with Team IMPACT.

Competition

One of the top players in the nation and among the most decorated players in program history, Anigwe entered her senior season with her eyes on the record books. A three-time honorable mention All-American, Anigwe entered the season with 1,849 career points, the fourth-most in program history and second among all active players in Division I women’s basketball. Anigwe has led the Golden Bears in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage and blocked shots each of her first three seasons in Berkeley, ranking among the national leaders in all three categories. A three-time All-Pac-12 selection, Anigwe has a chance to become just the 10th player in Pac-12 women’s basketball history to amass 2,000+ career points and 1,000+ career rebounds.