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#55 - Kevin Van Wijk
2011-12 Men's Basketball
POS.
F
HT.
6'8"
WT.
230
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Hoofddorp, Netherlands
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Katholieke Scholengemeenschap Hoofddorp
Kevin Van Wijk

A preseason First Team All-Horizon League selection entering his senior season.

2011-12: Played in 31 games, all starts, for the Crusaders … a First Team All-Horizon League selection ... second on the team with 14.1 points per game … second on the team with 161 total rebounds … averaged 5.2 boards per game … six 20-point games … shot 61.7 percent from the field, good for tops in the Horizon League and fifth in the nation … twice named Horizon League Player of the Week (Jan. 16 and Nov. 21) … set new career high with 18 points in season-opener against Arizona (Nov. 7) … 10 points and seven rebounds at Georgia Southern (Nov. 11) … first career double-double with 18 points and a career-high 10 rebounds versus Holy Cross (Nov. 14) … posted second straight double-double, scoring a new career-high 21 points while matching a career-best with 10 rebounds against Akron (Nov. 18) … eclipsed career high with 22 points against Duquesne (Nov. 20) … named to the 2K Sports Classic Valparaiso Subregional All-Tournament Team ... averaged 14.8 points per game in November …opened Horizon League play with 10 points in overtime win against Butler (Dec. 3) … registered 15 points and nine rebounds at IPFW (Dec. 7) … scored 16 points in 21 minutes against Bowling Green … 12-of-14 from the free throw line (Dec. 10) … led all Crusaders with 22 points in loss to Oakland (Dec. 17) … totaled 19 points on the road against IUPUI (Dec. 23) … added 15 points and a season-high three steals versus Milwaukee (Dec. 29) …  turned in 18 points on 6-of-7 shooting against Green Bay (Dec. 31) … posted 17-point effort against Detroit (Jan. 6), followed by a 13-point game at Wright State (Jan. 8) … scored a season-high and career-best 23 points on Jan. 13 against Youngstown State and on Jan. 15 against Cleveland State … scored 14 points on 6-of-7 shooting at Loyola (Jan. 19) … posted a game-high 20 points in victory at UIC (Jan. 21) … scored 10 points apiece at Milwaukee (Jan. 28) and versus Detroit (Feb. 2) … tallied 13 points and grabbed six boards versus Wright State (Feb. 4) … turned in 18-point, five-rebound effort in win against Butler … 8-of-9 from the field against the Bulldogs (Feb. 24)  … scored 11 points and pulled down seven boards in Horizon League Championship semifinals (March 3) ... 17-point, eight-rebound uprising against Detroit in Horizon League Championship title game (March 6) … scored six points and snagged 10 rebounds in loss to Miami in the opening round of the NIT (March 14) … placed on the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) 2011-2012 Honors Court ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11: Played in 34 games in his first season with the Crusaders, starting once ... averaged 5.1 points per game on 53.6% shooting from the floor ... made his Crusader debut with five points in 17 minutes off the bench against IU Northwest Nov. 12 ... tied for team-high scoring honors with 10 points at #7/6 Kansas Nov. 15 ... poured in 17 points and also grabbed seven rebounds in win over PNC Nov. 18 ... hit 5-of-7 from the floor and 7-of-9 from the charity stripe against the Panthers ... grabbed four rebounds in just seven minutes of action Dec. 2 at UIC ... scored nine points and pulled down four rebounds in the first half of win at Loyola Dec. 4 ... led the Crusaders with 16 points in win over IPFW Dec. 18 ... hit 6-of-8 from the floor while being fouled on five of his six makes ... also set a new career best with four blocked shots, all in the second half ... set new career high with three assists to go alone with six points Jan. 1 at Butler ... scored nine points and grabbed four rebounds in league win Jan. 7 over Youngstown State ... tallied eight points and pulled down four rebounds, all on the offensive end, in Jan. 14 win at Wright State ... hit both his shot attempts and also came up with two steals in Jan. 29 win over Butler ... went 3-of-4 from the floor en route to eight points Feb. 21 at Green Bay ... scored all eight of his points in the first half in first round win over Youngstown State Mar. 1 ... also blocked two shots and set a season high with three steals ... scored six points, including a pair of key buckets midway through the second half, in HL quarterfinal victory against Detroit Mar. 4.

Prep: Most recently spent a season in the Post Graduate program at the Canarias Basketball Academy in the Canary Islands ... brings experience in both national and continental competition to the Crusaders ... led all players at the 2007 Spanish Junior Championships with 13 rpg ... was also a member of the All-Tournament Team while playing for Gran Canaria ... led the Netherlands at the 2005 U16 European Championships, averaging 15.6 ppg and 11.7 rpg.

Personal: Kevin is the son of Henk and Lydia Van Wijk ... major is Spanish ... born April 17, 1989.

M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 5th/17 (20)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 11 9th/18 (12)
M Tennis Valpo 5 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 11 Detroit 2
Baseball Youngstown State 7 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 11 Valpo 10
M Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (48)
W Track Chicagoland Championships Romeoville, Ill.
Apr 12 6th/20 (60.50)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 12 3rd/6 (335); 4th/6 (350)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 12 t-7th/13 (588)
M Soccer St. Joseph's College Eastgate Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo
Baseball Youngstown State 1 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 13
Softball Cleveland State 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 10:00 a.m. Valpo 2
Volleyball Western Michigan/Butler/Eastern Michigan ARC
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo
Softball Cleveland State 4 VU Softball Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 6
Baseball Youngstown State 12 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Valpo 4
W Tennis Valpo 1 Detroit, Mich.
Apr 12, 1:45 p.m. Detroit 6
M Soccer Benedictine Brown Field
Apr 12, 4:00 p.m. Valpo
W Soccer Haitian National Team Brown Field
Apr 12, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20
Baseball Kalamazoo Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Ohio Northern Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 3:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22, 5:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. Notre Dame
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana