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#50 Courtney Grimsrud
Position: Center
Height: 6'2"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sisseton, S.D.
High School: Sisseton High School
Experience: 3 Letters

Courtney solidified a spot in the starting lineup at center during the 2006-07 campaign ... finished career third on SDSU career blocked shots chart with 118 ... named to 2006-07 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District Second Team ... two-time honoree on the Division I Independent All-Academic Team ... majored in biology

One of four players to play in all 30 games, while starting nine of the first 11 games... led the team in blocks with 42 and was second in total rebounds with 153... averaged 17.7 minutes per game and 3.3 ppg... team leader in blocks in 20 games (four a Utah on 11/28) and in rebounds in six games... had a block or steal in 26 of 30 games played... played a season high 32 minutes with season highs in points (14) and rebounds (12) in a double overtime home win against UCRiverside... grabbed 12 rebounds in a road win at North Dakota State

Earned Division I Independent Defensive Player of the Year ater leading team with 46 blocked shots, the fifth-highest total for a single season in team history ... ranked third with an average of 5.3 rebounds per game ... started all 31 games ... recorded at least one blocked shot in 22 of 31 games, including tying school record with eight blocked shots against Baylor (Texas) at Junkanoo Jam in The Bahamas (11/25) ... named to all-tournament team at Junkanoo Jam, a tournament in which she also scored 10 points in opening-game victory over Virginia (11/24) ... posted first double-double of career with 10 points and career-best 16 rebounds (eight offensive, eight defensive) in home win versus North Dakota State (2/23) ... reached double figures for scoring in 10 games ... established career high for points in back-to-back games with 16 to lead team at Missouri (12/17) and 18 versus San Jose State (Calif.) (12/20) ... went combined 15-of-21 from field in games against Missouri and San Jose State ... averaged six points and eight rebounds in three WNIT games

Appeared in 23 games, including starts at Colorado (12/28) and Long Beach State (Calif.) (12/30) ... led team with 19 blocked shots, recording four in narrow loss at Drake (Iowa) (11/20) ... topped double figures for scoring on two occasions, scoring season-high 12 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2/13) ... also reached double figures with 10-point night at Marquette (Wis.) (12/21) ... hauled in career-best eight rebounds in home victory over Wisconsin-Milwaukee (12/4) ... contributed six points and career-high three assists as Jackrabbits defeated Alabama (12/18) ... recorded six rebounds, including three on the offensive end, in victory over UC Irvine (11/27) ... blocked two shots, scored four points and grabbed four rebounds in road win at Texas-Pan American (2/11)

Played off the bench in 20 games for the Jackrabbits during her freshman season, averaging nearly eight minutes of playing time per game ... scored in 15 of the 20 games she played ... ranked second on the team with 11 blocked shots ... blocked two shots on three occasions, including back-to-back games against Briar Cliff (Iowa) (1/23) and IPFW (1/29) ... opened collegiate career with two points and two rebounds in season-opening home win over Concordia-St. Paul (Minn.) (11/15) ... was 3-for-3 from the field for six points in victory over Cal State Bakersfield (11/19) ... scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds while playing season-high 19 minutes in Jackrabbit rout of Cal State Stanislaus (11/20) ... was 6-of-9 at free throw line in CSU Stanislaus game ... matched season high with eight points in home victory over Si Tanka-Huron (2/9), a game in which she also grabbed three offensive rebounds ... pulled down season-high seven rebounds in home win against Sioux Falls (2/12) ... made all four free throw attempts en route to six-point, four-rebound outing against Upper Iowa (2/18)

Joined the Jackrabbits following an outstanding prep career at Sisseton High School ... South Dakota Miss Basketball and South Dakota Coaches Association Player of the Year as a senior, when she averaged 17.8 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.2 blocked shots per game ... a starter since the eighth grade, she led Sisseton to three state Class A titles and a runner-up finish, earning all-tournament team honors all four times ... team had an 89-7 record with her in the starting lineup under coach Cal Schubert ... earned all-state recognition four times, including three first-team all-state selections (2001, 2003, 2004) ... member of the Sioux Falls Argus Leader First Five on two occasions, including Player of the Year in 2004, and Second Five selection once ... also named to the Aberdeen American News all-area team four times ... career totals included 1,809 points (18.8 ppg), 1,081 rebounds (11.3 rpg) and 558 blocked shots (5.8 bpg) ... shot nearly 55 percent from the field for her career ... also competed in volleyball and track and field ... was a two-time placewinner in the discus at the Class A state track and field meet ... member of the National Honor Society and top student in graduating class