Laura Kurz
Laura Kurz

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lower Gwynedd, Pa.

High School:
Germantown Academy

Last College:
Duke

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

11/24/2013

Wildcats Down Lafayette in Home Opener

Leopards Score Just Five Second Half Points

11/14/2013

Villanova Wins Overtime Thriller at Lehigh

Emily Leer Scores A Career-High 24 Points In The Victory

VILLANOVA: Expected to be team's go-to player this season ... Team's leading returning scorer at 14.9 points per game ... Named a pre-season Big East Honorable Mention selection ... Very good offensive player who can score inside and outside ... Has shooting range that extends well beyond the three-point line.

2007-08: Played in 33 games with 31 starts, averaging 28.7 minutes per contest and leading the team with 14.9 points and 6.4 rebounds per game ... Shot a team-best .495 (191-386) from the field, including a team-high .438 (56-128) from the three-point line and made .654 (53-81) of her free throw attempts ... Totaled 32 assists, 71 turnovers, 31 blocked shots and 24 steals ... Her 491 total points were the most by a Wildcat since the 2002-03 season ... In BIG EAST regular season games improved her scoring touch to 15.3 points per game ... Averaged 12.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest in three WNIT games ... Registered nine points, one rebound, one assist and one block at La Salle ... Tallied 10 points, seven rebounds, one assist and four turnovers at Loyola ... Recorded two points, a career-high eight rebounds, two blocks and a steal at Monmouth ... Named MVP of the Odwalla San Francisco Tournament where she had two-game totals of shooting 17-of-25 from the field, 4-of-5 from three-point range, 7-of-9 from the foul line, 45 points and 21 rebounds. She had her first career double-double in the first round versus South Alabama with 20 points and 12 rebounds. In the championship game versus San Francisco she registered a career-high 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting to go with nine rebounds and two assists in 26 minutes of action ... Tallied her second double-double of the season with 25 points on 10-of-17 shooting, including a 3-of-6 effort from three-point range to go with 10 rebounds, one assist and one block versus Fairfield ... Posted six points on 3-of-4 shooting to go with five rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal against Penn ... Was 10-of-13 from the floor, including a perfect 8-for-8 in the first half en route to a game-high 22 points to go with seven rebounds, two steals and one assist against Saint Joseph's ... Had eight points, a career-high tying 12 rebounds and two blocks against GW ... Registered 13 points, three rebounds, two assists and a block against Massachusetts ... Tallied a career-high 28 points on 10-of-15 shooting, including an 8-of-9 effort from three-point range to go with six rebounds, three steals and one block.Scored 23 of her 28 in the first half, including a 7-of-8 effort from behind the arc ... Credited with 14 points, nine rebounds, one assist and one steal at Temple ... Had four points, four rebounds and a steal at Manhattan ... Tallied two points, two rebounds, one block and one assist versus UConn ... Registered a game-high 22 points on 8-of-19 shooting, including a 5-of-8 effort from three-point range to go with seven rebounds, two blocks and a steal versus Seton Hall ... Credited with 15 points, eight rebounds, two assists and a steal versus Georgetown ... Shot 9-of-15 from the field against Notre Dame and finished with a game-high 20 points and a team-high five rebounds ... Added two steals, one assist and one block ... Registered a game-high 20 points to go with five rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist at Notre Dame ... Had 19 points, six rebounds, two blocks and one assist against Syracuse ... Recorded 15 points on 7-of-15 shooting to go with five rebounds, three assists, one block and one steal at Providence ... Registered 15 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and one assist at Rutgers ... Recorded 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting, including a 3-of-6 effort from the foul line to go with three steals, two rebounds and two blocks versus Pitt ... Registered seven points, three rebounds and two assists at DePaul ... Tallied seven points and five rebounds at St. John's ... Scored a career-high 33 points on 12-of-18 shooting, including a 5-of-9 effort from three-point range and a 4-of-4 effort from the foul line to go with six rebounds in win over Providence ... Posted a game-high 25 points n 10-of-17 shooting, including a 5-of-7 effort from three-point range to go with five rebounds, one block, one steal and one assist versus Cincinnati ... Registered 10 points, three rebounds, two blocks and one assist at South Florida ... Tied for the team lead with 11 points against West Virginia despite missing all five of her three-point attempts ... Led the team with five rebounds and four assists in the game ... Recorded 10 points, seven rebounds, three steals and a block versus Marquette ... Posted a double-double at Louisville with 15 points and 11 rebounds to go with two blocks and one assist ... Registered a game-high 23 points to go with seven rebounds and two steals in Big East Tournament first round loss to Pitt ... Tallied an offensive rebound put back with six tenths of a second left to give Villanova a 53-52 win over American in the first round of the WNIT. She finished the American game with 13 points, nine rebounds and three blocks ... Registered 15 points, seven rebounds and one assist at Wisconsin in second round of the WNIT ... Closed the season with a nine-point, eight-rebound performance against Colorado in the third round of the WNIT ... Had two assists and a block in the game.

2006-07: Did not play due to NCAA transfer rules.

2005-06 (Duke): Played on a team that went 31-4 and advanced to the National Championship game ... Saw action in 30 games and averaged 5.4 ppg and 2.4 rpg in 11.5 minutes per contest ... Shot 53.9 percent from the field (62-of-115) and 44.2 percent from three-point range (23-of-52) ... Recorded a season-high 19 points versus Arkansas State by shooting a perfect 6-of-6 from the field, including a 2-of-2 effort from three-point range to go with a 5-of-5 performance from the free throw line ... Reached double figures in points on seven occasions ... Tied a career high with seven rebounds versus Arkansas State.

2004-05 (Duke): Played in 35 of 36 games and averaged 5.6 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 15.2 minutes per game ... Shot 50.6 percent from the field (78-of-154) and 45.2 percent from three-point range (33-of-73) ... The 33 made three-pointers ranks fifth on the Duke freshman record list ... Tallied double figures in points in eight games ... Scored a career-high 20 points versus Pacific ... Netted 16 points against Wake Forest in the ACC Tournament on 6-of-11 shooting from the field, including a 4-of-6 effort from three-point range ... Tied a Duke single game record with four three-pointers made on two different occasions.

Personal: English major ... One of three children of Rob and Carol Kurz ... Brother, Rob, played basketball at Notre Dame ... Mother played basketball at Lafayette from 1976-79 and is the school's record holder for rebounds per game (14.0 in 1975-76) ... Her cousin, Tim Judge, won the Division III basketball national championship as a member of the 2001 Catholic University basketball team ... Born 7/20/86 in Philadelphia, Pa.

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