Betsy Rietema

#10 Betsy Rietema

Pos. F
Ht. 6'1"
Yr. Sr.
Hometown Grand Rapids, Mich.
High School (Prev. School) Christian

A preseason First Team All Mid-Continent Conference selection ... ranks 17th in school history with 855 career points ... 232 career free throws are seventh most all-time ... 69.9% free throw percentage entering the year is ninth best in school history.

2005-2006: Started all 29 games for the Crusaders ... a Second Team All Mid-Con selection ... named Mid-Con Player of the Week on November 22 ... a Third Team Academic All-America selection by CoSIDA ... a First Team Academic All-District V pick ... registered a pair of double-doubles on the year ... scored a season-high 24 points against Northern Iowa ... led Valpo with 113 free throws made on the year ... scored in double figures 20 times on the year ... went 13-for-14 from the free throw line against IUPUI for the second straight year, tied for the fifth best shooting night in school history ... led the Crusaders in scoring averaging 13.0 points per game ... named team's Outstanding Offensive Player ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team ... named to the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence.

2004-2005: Appeared in 26 games for the Crusaders making 24 starts ... scored a career-high 25 points in Valpo's win at IUPUI ... went 13-for-14 from the free throw line against the Jaguars, tied for the fifth best shooting night in school history ... scored in double-figures 13 times on the season ... went 8-for-15 from the floor at home against Oral Roberts ... had six games with six or more rebounds ... finished tenth in the Mid-Con shooting 73.9% from the free throw line ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team.

2003-2004: Named to the Mid-Con All-Newcomer Team ... posted 11 double-figure scoring games for the Crusaders ... scored a season-best 16 points after going 8-for-9 from the free throw line at Centenary ... made 12 straight starts for the Brown and Gold during Mid-Con play ... grabbed eight rebounds at Western Illinois ... had 11 games grabbing five or more boards ... went 5-for-6 from the floor against Oral Roberts in the Mid-Con Championship game.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Eagles ... an All-State selection as a senior ... a four-time All-Grand Rapids City League selection ... named to the All-Area Team three times ... posted a school-record 38 points in a game as a sophomore ... set a new school mark scoring 1,244 career points ... a McDonald's All-American nominee ... played for coach Al Vandenbosch ... also played volleyball and softball ... class valedictorian.

Personal: Betsy is the daughter of Robert and Renee Rietema ... born February 15, 1985 ... majors are psychology and chemistry.