Kulaga Earns Third Player of the Week Honor
Monday, January 21, 2008

            Agnieszka Kulaga (Tarnow, Poland/I Liceum Ogolnoksztalcace H.S.) has been named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week for the third time this season following her performances last weekend against Milwaukee and Green Bay.

            The junior guard averaged 17.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 7.0 assists for the Crusaders in the two games.  She went 10-of-11 from the free throw line in addition to recording 2.5 steals per game.

            Her triple-double, 20 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 assists helped Valpo upset nine-time defending league champion Green Bay on Saturday afternoon.  Kulaga helped set up the victory sinking three free throws with 0.2 seconds remaining in regulation to force overtime.  She then drew an assist on Launa Hochstetler’s (Berlin, Ohio/Hiland H.S.) game-winning three-pointer after driving the lane and kicking the ball out.

            Against Milwaukee, Kulaga tallied 15 points and a team-high six rebounds while recording five steals on Thursday night.

            On the season, Kulaga is averaging 15.1 points per game, third most in the Horizon League, while ranking fourth with 3.9 assists per night.  She is shooting 87.5% from the free throw line and 42.9% from three-point range, ranking second and ninth in the league respectively.

            Valparaiso (8-8, 3-2 Horizon) will head to Dayton, Ohio on Thursday evening to battle Wright State in a 6 p.m. CST tip.