Stanford Signs Kristen Newlin To National Letter-Of-Intent

Nov. 13, 2002

STANFORD, Calif. - The Stanford Women's Basketball program has announced the signing of Kristen Newlin (Riverton, WY/Riverton HS) to a National Letter-of-Intent beginning with the 2003-04 season.

'We are very excited about Kristen,' VanDerveer said. 'She is an excellent player and a terrific addition to our program.'

Newlin, who is a 6-foot-5 forward/center, was the 2001-02 Gatorade Wyoming Player of the Year after averaging 25.8 points, 13.3 rebounds, 4.2 blocks and 2.04 steals as Riverton went 19-6 and finished fourth in the state. Also as a junior, broke the Riverton records for career scoring (1,493 points), single season scoring (646) and single season rebounding (333). She was also named a 2002 Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American.

Newlin was also named all-Wyoming and all-conference as a junior as she averaged 21.5 points, 12.7 rebounds, 4.11 blocks and 2.19 steals. She broke the school single game rebound record with 24, and recorded her first triple-double (point, rebounds and blocks). As a freshman, she averaged 11.6 points, 9.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals and was named honorable mention all-conference.

Newlin is also a standout in both swimming and track at Riverton. She is a Wyoming state record holder in the 100 backstroke, and is a school record holder in nine different events. In addition, she is also the school record holder in the shot put.

'I felt very comfortable around the team and coaching staff while I was there, and returned home knowing that Stanford was the place I truly felt at home,' Newlin said. 'I knew I would be challenged both athletically and academically, and that is the only way I want it to be.'

The Stanford Women's Basketball program has won two NCAA titles (1990, '92), made six NCAA Final Four appearances (1990, '91, '92, '95, '96, '97 - more than any school in the 1990's), captured 11 Pacific-10 Conference titles (1989, '90, '91, '92, '93, '95, '96, '97, '98, 2001, '02) and made 15 consecutive NCAA Tournament appearances. The Cardinal went 32-3 last season, including a perfect 18-0 record in the Pacific-10 Conference, and reached the Sweet 16 in the NCAA Tournament.

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