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    54  Nicole Rinaldi
    Nicole Rinaldi


    Palatine, Ill.

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    2007-08 Highlights: Appeared in 28 games ...tied for sixth place in the UIC career record book with 73 blocks...ranks third with a.520 career field goal percentage...ranked first on the squad with a .600 (27-for-45) field goal percentage...drained her first career three-pointer versus Detroit on Feb. 2.

    2006-07 Highlights: Appeared in 28 games ...ranked first on the team with a .523 (23-for-44) field goal percentage...tied career-high three assists versus Youngstown State on Feb. 1...led the team with a .875 free throw percentage...scored a season-high six points against Cleveland State on Jan. 4...pulled down a season-high six rebounds versus Wright State on Feb. 8.

    2005-06 Highlights: Started in all 30 games...led the team in field goal percentage (.545), rebounds (5.1) and blocks (42)...ranked 12th in the league with 5.1 rebounds per game and owned fourth in blocked shots (1.4)...averaged 3.57 defensive rebounds per game, ranking 11th in the league...posted a career-high 16 points against Loyola on Feb. 4...totaled a career-high four blocks on three occasions...notched a career-high four steals against Mt. St. Mary's on Dec. 19 at the Fun In The Sun Shootout at Cancun.

    2004-05 Highlights: Appeared in all 29 games ...averaged 2.0 points and 3.4 rebounds per game...was second on the squad with a .474 field goal percentage...ranked third on the squad with 14 blocked shots...tied a season-high with six points against Loyola on Dec. 23...pulled down a season-high nine boards, including seven offensive rebounds against Northwestern on Dec. 14...notched a game-high eight rebounds and added two blocks in her collegiate debut against Northern Iowa on Nov. 20.

    Prep/Personal: Four-year varsity starter for Fremd...helped the Vikings to 87 victories, including three 20-win seasons in four years...pushed Fremd to four Mid-Suburban Conference championships, two regional championships and one sectional championship...two-time Mid-Suburban All-Conference selection...named to the all-area team as a junior...selected to the Dundee-Crown All-Tournament team as a junior...garnered Street and Smith's Pre-Season Honorable Mention All-American accolades as a junior...nominated for McDonald's All-America accolades as a senior...led Fremd in field goal percentage for two seasons...daughter of Dan and Sharon Rinaldi...born May 30, 1986...major is Movement Sciences.

    #54 Nicole Rinaldi's Career Stats

    '04-'0529-131-75.4130-1.0005-16.31398-3.4 9151459-2.0
    '05-'0630-3085-156.5450-0.00011-20.550152-5.1 202842181-6.0
    '06-'0728-023-44.5230-0.00014-16.87548-1.7 78960-2.1
    Totals87-31139-275 .4930-1.00040-52.579298-3.4375165300-3.3

    Minutes: 36 vs. Northern Illinois (12/9/05)
    Points: 16 vs. Loyola (1/14/06)
    Rebounds: 11 vs. Northern Illinois (12/9/05)
    Assists: 3 - twice - most recently vs. Youngstown State (2/1/07)
    Steals: 4 vs. Mt St. Mary's (12/20/05)
    Blocks: 4 - three times - most recently vs. Detroit (1/26/06)
    FG: 8 vs. Loyola (2/4/06)
    FG Att.: 14 vs. Northern Iowa (12/9/05)
    3PT FG Made: n/a
    3PT FG Att.: 1 vs. Mississippi (12/4/04)
    FT Made: 4 vs. Detroit (1/25/07)
    FT Att.: 4 - twice - most recently vs. Detroit (1/25/07)