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IOWA CITY – University of Iowa Head Women’s Basketball Coach Lisa Bluder announced Thursday that Kalli Hansen has signed a National Letter of Intent to attend the University of Iowa next fall. Hansen joins Jade Rogers, who signed with Iowa last fall, as a member of the 2010 recruiting class.
“We are thrilled to sign Kalli as an Iowa Hawkeye,” Bluder said. “Kalli is a winner, claiming two national championships in her time at Kirkwood. “She is an excellent three-point shooter and a great passer. Kalli will fit in to our offense very well.”
Hansen, a 5-11 forward from Olin, IA, just completed two successful seasons at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids. Hansen helped lead Kirkwood to back-to-back NJCAA regional and national championships in 2009 and 2010. Kirkwood compiled an impressive 75-2 record during Hansen’s two years.
Last season as a sophomore, Hansen was a first team all-American and all-region selection. She was also named the teams’ Most Valuable Player. She averaged 9.3 points, 4.1 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game while leading Kirkwood to its second-straight national title.
Hansen holds Kirkwood school records for three pointers in a single game (7), most wins in a career (75), most games played (77) and most team points scored (140).
Hansen prepped at Olin High School, where she was a first team all-state selection as a senior. She also earned four all-conference awards, including first team honors as a junior and senior. Hansen averaged a double-double in both her junior and senior seasons of high school, scoring 16.4 points and grabbing 10.1 rebounds as a junior and 21.9 points and 10.3 rebounds as a senior.
She holds 14 school records, including single-game, season and career marks in scoring, rebounding, blocks and assists.
Hansen also lettered in volleyball, softball and track at Olin High School. She was a four-time all-conference pick in volleyball and softball and qualified for the state track meet in the high jump three-straight years.
Hansen also excels in the classroom. She was a first team academic all-region selection and Dean’s List student at Kirkwood. Hansen was a four-time all-academic student in high school and was also her class Valedictorian and a Governor’s Scholar.