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Kylee Kopatich - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Kylee Kopatich

Position Guard
Height 5'10''
Class Senior
Hometown Olathe, Kan.
High School Olathe South HS

Honors & Awards 

  • All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2019)
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2019)
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2018)
  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2017)
  • Nominee for All-State Good Works Team (2017)
  • Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team (2016)

2018-19 (Senior)
Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention and Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Selected to the 2018 Desert Division All-Tournament Team at the Duel in the Desert Tournament … Appeared in 30 games and started in 29 … Averaged a team-leading 33.6 minutes per game … Became the 29th Jayhawk to score over 1,000 career points, scoring 14 points against George Mason (11/21) …  One of four Jayhawks to average double digits in scoring with 12.0 points per game … Recorded a team-best 50 steals and 50 assists … Led the team in free throw percentage after shooting at 84.9 percent from the charity stripe, which is the best free throw percentage in a season by a senior … Third on the team in rebounds with 121 … Scored a season-best 20 points against Oklahoma (1/30) … Led the team in 3-pointers with 61 this season, the fourth most in a season by a senior … Snagged a season-high six steals at TCU (1/27) … Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds twice this season against Nebraska (12/5) and Oklahoma State (1/19) … Made at least four 3-pointers four times this season … Made a season-high five treys against Northwestern (12/20) and Baylor (1/16).

2017-18 (Junior)
Named a 2018 Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree … Started all 30 games during her junior campaign … Averaged a team-best 35.1 minutes … One of two Jayhawks to average double-digit scoring … Scored 399 points, averaging 13.3 points, during her third season with the Jayhawks … Finished the season 21 points shy of joining the 1,000-point scorers club … Tied for 22nd in the scoring in the league with 12.1 points per Big 12 matchup … Tied for second in 3-point field goals made in a season and by a junior with 69 treys … Ranked second in the junior class records and the season-record list for 3-point field goal attempts with 188 attempts from long range … Second on the team in rebounding with 125, averaging 4.2 … Dished out a career-high nine assists against TCU (12/31) … Had three 20-point performances … Notched double-figure scoring performances on 21 occasions … Ended the season tied for second in the Big 12 with 41 3-pointers made in league play … Ninth in the Big 12 for minutes played with 35.1 played in league contests … Had the sixth-best 3-point field goal percentage in the Big 12, connecting on 36.9 percent (41-of-111) of her attempts in conference play … Registered the second-most assists among the Jayhawks with 67 … Led the Jayhawks with 48 steals … Registered 11 blocks … Connected on 39.0 percent (130-of-333) of her field goal attempts … Shot a team-high 75.3 percent (70-of-93) from the charity stripe … Made a career-high six 3-point field goals against Delaware State (11/22) … Netted a career-best 26 points against Arkansas (12/3) … Shot 50.0 percent or better from the field 10 times during her junior season … Connected on 40.0 percent or better of her 3-point attempts 13 times.

2016-17 (Sophomore)
Named Academic All-Big 12 First Team … Nominated for the All-State Good Works Team … Started all 30 games … Averaged a team-best 29.2 minutes per game … Netted 286 points, second-most on the squad, averaging 9.5 points per game … Grabbed 131 rebounds, averaging 4.4 boards per game … Shot 35.9 percent from the field and 31.7 percent from the 3-point line … Made 53 buckets from long range, the third-most by a Jayhawk sophomore … Shot a team-high 83.8 percent from the free throw line … Posted 15 double-digit scoring efforts, including 11 during league action … Scored a career-high 19 points against Rhode Island (12/11) … Grabbed a season-high nine rebounds four times … Swiped a team-best 53 steals, including a season-best five against Rhode Island (12/11) … Made four shots from long range in three games … Shot above 50 percent from the 3-point line in nine contests … Connected on 40 percent or higher from the field 11 times … Shot a season-best 62.5 (5-of-8) against Oklahoma State (3/3).

2015-16 (Freshman)
Academic All-big 12 Rookie Team … Started 30 of Kansas’ 31 games … Averaged the second-most minutes per game (33.0), ranking eighth in the Big 12 … Netted 9.5 points per game, good for second on the team and first among returners … Shot 31.6 percent from the field, and 50 percent or better on six occasions … Notched double-digit scoring performances in 16 games, including a team-best nine-straight contests … Connected on 82.1 percent shooting from the charity stripe, which tied for the seventh-best season average in Kansas history … Put up a team-high 171 3-pointers and connected on 45 attempts, tying for the fourth-most 3-pointers for a freshman in Kansas history … Gathered 4.5 rebounds per contest, a team-best mark among guards, and led Kansas in defensive rebounds with 113 … Drained a total of 97 field goals, the second-highest mark on the team … Earned more trips to the free throw line (67) than any other Jayhawk, and sank a team-high 55 free throws … Led the Jayhawks in steals with 43, including a career-high four takeaways against Creighton (12/2) … Netted 3-of-3 triples on her way to a career-best 15 points against Creighton (12/2).

High School
Lettered in both basketball and soccer at Olathe South High School … Twice named to the basketball all-state team by the Topeka Capital-Journal and Wichita Eagle under head coach Steve Ingram … 2014 Sunflower League Player of the Year and a Gatorade Player of the Year nominee … Three-time Kansas Class 6A Sub-State champion … Scored a career-high 31 points in the championship game of the McPherson Tournament as a sophomore … Named the Olathe South Tournament MVP after her first three games as a varsity player her freshman year … Finalist for the 2014 DiRenna Award, given to the top high school basketball players in the Kansas City area … Ranked 14th for her position and 96th overall by Hoopgurlz, 15th for her position and No. 96 overall by Collegiate Girls Basketball Report … A 2015 McDonald’s All-America nominee.

Daughter of Joe and Lisa Kopatich … Born in Olathe, Kansas … Has an older brother, Tyler, who played golf at Ottawa University and another brother, Alec.