#5 Kim Bukowski
All-Region honoree as a junior ... enters 2009 season seventh in Crusader history with 2,362 career assists.
2008: Appeared in 31 matches as a junior, playing in 116 sets … named an AVCA Honorable Mention All-Midwest Region honoree … also took a spot on the Horizon League All-League Team … earned Horizon League Offensive Player of the Week honors twice (Oct. 6, Nov. 3) ... led the Horizon League and finished sixth in the nation with 11.68 assists/set ... helped Crusaders to top spot in nation as a team in assists/set and kills/set ... 1,355 total assists rank sixth in a single season in Valpo history ... reached double figures in assists in each of her 31 matches and surpassed 30 assists 29 times ... registered eight assists/digs double-doubles on the year ... picked up 49 assists and then career-best 15 digs to lead Crusaders to win at Notre Dame Aug. 31 ... handed out career-best 66 assists in win over Cleveland State Oct. 3 ... posted 63 assists and career-high 17 digs against UIC Oct. 11 ... recorded 57 assists in four-set win over Butler Oct. 17 ... tallied 58 and 56 assists in matches against Green Bay and Cleveland State, respectively, at the Horizon League Championship.
2007: Played in 29 matches, seeing action in 95 games ... split time as part of the Crusaders' normal 6-2 rotation while also earning some court time as primary setter in the 5-1 ... finished second on the team with 695 assists on the year ... posted double figures in assists in 23 matches on the season, closing the year with 14 such consecutive efforts ... opened campaign with 30 assists in victory over Miami Aug. 24 ... came off bench to spark Crusaders in Horizon League road opener Sept. 28 at Wright State, posting 19 assists and the match-winning kill in the come-from-behind victory ... dished out 47 helpers the next night in win at Butler ... started streak of 14 straight matches with double-figure assists Oct. 7 at Milwaukee, handing out 30 helpers ... posted a career-high 59 assists at IUPUI Oct. 12 while also adding five digs and two blocks ... tallied 56 assists Oct. 19 at the ARC against Butler ... registered second double-double of her career and first of the season Oct. 26 against Milwaukee with totals of 33 assists and ten digs ... replicated the double-double three matches later at Cleveland State, putting up 28 assists and ten digs on Nov. 3 ... handed out 43 assists in win at Loyola Nov. 9 ... passed the 1,000 assist mark for her career in season finale Nov. 24 at IPFW.
2006: Appeared in 24 matches, playing in 44 games as a freshman ... debuted Aug. 26 against DePaul, dishing out 15 assists and tallying two kills ... registered two aces to go along with 11 assists Sept. 8 at Iowa State ... handed out 23 assists Sept. 15 versus High Point, her first of five-20+ assist matches on the year ... dished out 31 helpers Oct. 14 against Chicago State ... set season highs with 54 assists and four kills Oct. 27 at Centenary ... picked up 32 assists, eight digs and three kills Oct. 29 at Missouri State ... had best all-around match of season Nov. 10 at Chicago State, registering first career double-double with 44 assists and 12 digs ... hit at a .448 clip on the season.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Wolverines ... led team to Sectional Finals as a senior ... garnered Sixth Team All-State recognition in 2005 after earning Honorable Mention in 2004 ... also named to All-Area team in 2004 and 2005 ... placed on All-Classic Eight Conference First Team as a junior and senior after picking up Honorable Mention honors as a sophomore ... named team's Most Valuable Player three times ... served as team captain in 2004 and 2005 ... also lettered in basketball and softball ... earned school's Scholar Athlete Award ... a member of National Honor Society.
Personal: Kim is the daughter of Pat and RaeAnn Bukowski ... major is finance ... born September 18, 1987.