Iwanaga returns as a three-year starter at point guard...has started all but one game during her Cal career...currently Cal's all-time career free throw leader at 86.7 percent...also ranked fourth for career three-point percentage (38.2), ninth for three-pointers made (79) and 10th for three-pointers attempted (207)...continues to look for her shot more...solid, smart point guard who takes good care of the ball...has a strong work ethic and is well conditioned...a floor leader by example...excels on defense.
As a junior in 2003-04: One of four Cal players to start all 29 games...tri-captain...contributed 6.9 points, 2.4 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game...had 70 total assists to lead the Bears...paced the team in three-pointers made (28) and three-point percentage (.350, 10th Cal history) for the third consecutive year...continued to excel from the charity stripe, connecting on 85.4 percent (35-of-41) of her attempts...added 31 steals, including a career high of five versus Nevada...tallied a season-high 18 points in Cal's win over Miami (OH)...corralled a career-high eight rebounds, along with 12 points, in Cal's Pac-10 Tournament triumph over Oregon... Bears won four of the six games she posted double-figure points (also defeated San Jose State, 11, and Lehigh, 17)...matched her career best of seven assists against Washington State Jan. 29...received Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention and Cal's Golden Bear Award for having the team's highest GPA for the second straight season...chosen to the Coors Classic all-tournament team...co-recipient of the All-Cal Award with Leigh Gregory.
As a sophomore in 2002-03: Joined Nihan Anaz as the team's co-MVP...also earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention...one of three players to start all 29 games for Cal...surpassed the Pac-10's previous career free throw record of 84.7 percent but didn't have enough attempts as a junior to continue to hold the record...set the Bears' season free throw record by converting on 88.1 percent of her opportunities (old mark was 87.7 by Mia Kuusisto in 1986-87)...hit a season-high 20 straight free throws...also led Cal in assists (85 total, 2.9 apg), three-pointers made (28) and three-point shooting percentage (.394), which ranks fifth in school history...in Pac-10 games, boasted a league-best 2.2 assist/TO ratio...had six double-digit scoring efforts...helped the Bears defeat Syracuse with a career-high 20 points...had one of her best overall games in a Cal win over Oregon State Feb. 6, tallying 10 points, five rebounds and seven assists...posted 14 points, four rebounds and two assists in Cal's win at UCLA Jan. 26.
As a freshman in 2001-02: Started 27 of the 28 games she played in...one of two regular freshmen starters for Cal...served as co-captain with Ami Forney...averaged 7.1 points, 2.9 assists and 2.7 rebounds per contest...had the second most assists on the team (80)...paced Cal in scoring on four occasions, including a then-career-high 18 points in the Bears' home win over Washington State Feb. 14...led the Bears in free throw shooting (.863), three-point shooting (.411) and treys made (23)...her free throw percentage ranked third in the Pac-10 and is third all-time in school history...swiped the third-most steals on the team at 35...earned the Saul Becker Coaches Award...selected to the Nassau Knockout all-tournament team.
High School: Helped Archbishop Mitty continue its rich winning tradition...her team posted a 109-6 record in her four seasons...as a senior, averaged 11.6 points, 4.2 rebounds, 5.8 assists and 3.6 steals per game to help Mitty post a 27-3 record, capture league and Central Coast Section championships and advance to the NorCal semifinals...senior honors included league MVP, first team All-CCS and All-Mid-Peninsula team...selected to Rivals.com's Top 20 NorCal senior list...the starting point guard as a sophomore on Mitty's 1999 state championship team, which posted a 31-0 record.
Personal: Kristin Ann Iwanaga was born Nov. 17, 1982, in Santa Clara, CA...parents are Cal and Sylvia Iwanaga...has an older sister, Kelly, and a younger brother, Jeff...nickname is KI...sociology major.