• Biography - Laine Kurpniece / Women's Basketball
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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 ... in America East Conference games, she averaged 12.2 points and 6.2 rebounds per outing ... 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 (points-rebounds) ... 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 ... turned in an 18-point, 11-rebound performance against Hartford on Feb. 24 ... scored 16 points at Stony Brook on Jan. 31 ... had 15 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high four assists at Bucknell on Dec. 19 ... tied a career-high with three steals in the season-opener against Sacred Heart on Nov. 14.

Sophomore Season (2005-06): Named second-team all-conference ... was selected the America East Conference Player of the Week three times ... 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 (points-rebounds) ... 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 ... scored 20 points against Maine on Feb. 4 ... had 21 points, 13 rebounds and a career-highs of five assists and two blocks against Vermont on March 4 .

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 Feb. 22-28 ... led the team in scoring and rebounding five times each ... netted a career-high 16 points against Lehigh on Dec. 18 ... twice recorded two steals in a game ... dished out a career-high three assists against Harvard on Dec. 30 ... had 12 points and a then career-high nine rebounds against Maine on Jan. 5 ... scored six points and grabbed a career-high 13 rebounds against Boston on Jan. 8 ... had six points, 10 rebounds and a career-high three steals against Cornell on Jan. 10 ... poured in a team-high 15 points and grabbed five rebounds against New Hampshire on Jan. 15 ... scored 10 points, grabbed eight rebounds and had two steals against Vermont on Jan. 26 ... scored eight points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds against Hartford on Feb. 23 ... 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 Team in her native country for three years ... averaged 16.8 points, which ranked fifth in the league, and 10.7 rebounds per game ... shot 80 percent from the free throw line ... 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.

Personal: Born May 5, 1986 ... parents are Inese and Andis Kurpniece ... majoring in economics.
Laine Kurpniece
bu athletes    Class   Senior
bu athletes    Position   Center
bu athletes    Height   6-2
bu athletes    Hometown   Riga, Latvia
bu athletes    Last School   Secondary School 47