Boogaard Signs Professional Contract With French Team
July 12, 2011
LAWRENCE, Kan. –
Former Kansas center Krysten Boogaard has signed a professional contract to play basketball in Nice, France. The 6-foot-5 post player will depart the U.S. in early August to suit up for Cavigal Nice for the 2011-12 season.
Boogaard, a Regina, Saskatchewan native who played at KU from 2008-11, finished her four-year career with 1,051 total points as she became only the 22nd player in program history to reach the 1,000-point plateau. She also played in 132 games during her time in Lawrence, which is the second most among any other Jayhawk. For her career, Boogaard averaged 8.0 points and 4.4 rebounds per game and hit 54 percent of her shots from the field.
“It’s important to me to continue the goals I set for myself when I was younger,” Boogaard said. “This is something I have always wanted to achieve because of the opportunities on the court and the cultural experiences off of it.”
“I am really excited for Krysten and her opportunity to play at the next level,” said KU head coach Bonnie Henrickson. “In one of the first conversations I ever had with Krysten, she said she wanted to play professionally overseas one day. I am so proud of her that she is getting the opportunity she has always wanted.”
Cavigal Nice is one of 14 teams that play in the Ligue Feminine De Basketball (LFB), which began play during the 1998-99 season. Boogaard will suit up for her first game with her new club as they open their season on Sept. 24 versus Bourges. Statistics, rosters and other information on Boogaard as well as the LFB can be found on its official website at www.basketlfb.com.