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Laine Kurpniece

Laine Kurpniece
Class: Graduated in 2008
Number: 32
Position: Center
Height: 6-2
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
High School: Secondary School 47

Career Highlights

  • Scored 1,188 points, which ranked seventh in program history at the time of her graduation
  • Finished her career with 615 rebounds which was the 10th-highest total at the time of her graduation
  • Had 14 games with at least 20 or more points
  • Turned in 12 career double-doubles
  • A three-time America East All-Conference Selection

Senior Season (2007-08)

  • Named first-team all-conference
  • Ranked fifth in the America East with 12.8 points per game and ninth with 5.6 rebounds per contest
  • Scored her 1,000th career point against Hartford on Jan. 22
  • Reached double figures in scoring 21 times, including a team-best seven games with at least 20 points
  • Led the team in scoring 12 times and in rebounding nine times
  • Recorded three double-doubles
  • Netted a season-high 25 points and grabbed nine rebounds against Boston Univ. on Feb. 13
  • Scored 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the season opener at Portland State on Nov. 10
  • Turned in a 15-point, 14-rebound performance against Albany in the America East quarterfinals on March 14

Junior Season (2006-07)

  • Named third-team all-conference
  • Ranked second on the team with 10.9 points per game and first with 5.7 rebounds per contest
  • Shot .494 (82-166) from the field and .787 (118-150) from the free throw line
  • Reached double figures in scoring 17 times, including a pair of games with at least 20 points
  • Recorded four double-doubles
  • Led the Bearcats in scoring six times and in rebounding 11 times
  • Scored a season-high 22 points, pulled down eight rebounds and tied a career-high with a pair of blocks at Albany on Feb. 3
  • Netted 20 points to go along with six rebounds against Boston on Jan. 27

Sophomore Season (2005-06)

  • Named second-team all-conference
  • Was selected the America East Conference Player of the Week three times (Dec. 5, Dec. 19 and March 7
  • Led the squad with 12.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game
  • Shot a team-best .535 (108-202) from the field
  • Reached double figures in scoring a team-best 16 times and in rebounding a team-best eight times
  • Led the team in scoring and rebounding 12 times each
  • Recorded a team-high six double-doubles
  • Reached the 20-point mark a team-high five times
  • Scored a game-high and career-high 28 points, grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds and added four assists against La Salle on Nov. 30
  • Had 19 points and 11 rebounds in Binghamton’s first-ever win at Syracuse on Dec. 17
  • Netted a game-high 24 points against Colgate on Dec. 19
  • Turned in a 21-point, 12-rebound performance against Stony Brook on Jan. 11

Freshman Season (2004-05)

  • Ranked second among freshmen on the team with 6.4 points per game and was fourth on the team with 4.1 rebounds per game
  • Named the America East Conference Co-Rookie of the Week for March 1
  • Led the team in scoring and rebounding five times each
  • Netted a season-high 16 points against Lehigh on Dec. 18
  • Had 12 points and a season-high nine rebounds against Maine on Jan. 5
  • Finished the season with 10 points, four rebounds and an assist against Vermont in the America East Tournament on March 10

Before Binghamton

  • Competed for the Riga Junior National Team in her native country for three years
  • Averaged 16.8 points, which ranked fifth in the league, and 10.7 rebounds per game
  • A five-year starter at center for Riga Secondary School 47
  • Her high school team finished first place in its league during her senior season


  • Parents are Inese and Andis Kurpniece
  • Majored in economics

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