AS A FRESHMAN (2012-13) Appeared in all 30 games, averaging 14.3 minutes a game ... starting nod in last eight games, averaging 23.8 minutes over span ... averaged 2.5 rebounds and 1.0 point per game ... grabbed a season- and career-high eight rebounds vs. Cincinatti on Feb. 20 ... averaged 3.3 points over the first four games of season ... had season best in points versus Wagner (6) on Nov. 20, shot 3-of-3 from the field ... played a season-high 32 minutes versus Louisville on Feb. 9 ... played 17 minutes versus William & Mary on Nov. 11, pumping in first collegiate points (4) ... held Tribe's leading scorer to just four points in the second half of a win over William & Mary on Nov. 11 ... collegiate debut came on Friday, Nov. 9, against YSU.
HIGH SCHOOL Four-year letterwinner at Ankeny High School in Ankeny, Iowa ... First Team Iowa Newspaper Association All State Class 4A selection as a senior ... 2012 All State Class 4A Third Team Iowa Girls' Coaches Association selection, while also earning a spot on the First Team Central Iowa Metro League (CIML) Conference team ... named a member of the Des Moines Register First Team All-Conference team and the Class 4A State All-Tournament squad following senior season ... finished second on career blocked shots list and third on career rebound chart at Ankeny High School ... only post player in the top 15 on the career assists list at Ankeny ... helped lead Hawkettes to an 81-17 record over a four-year span, including a 22-4 mark following her senior season ... averaged 6.6 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in 26 starts, helping direct team to the state final ... senior co-captain ... three times named to the honorable mention CIML Central Conference team ... averaged 5.9 points, 5.0 rebounds with 50 assists and 32 blocks as a junior ... averaged 7.4 points and 6.1 rebounds during sophomore season ... also lettered three years in volleyball at Ankeny High School ... member of volleyball state championship team as a sophomore and state runner-up as a junior ... as a senior, named Second Team All-CIML, First Team All-District ... also tabbed All-State Honorable Mention, Academic All-State and CIML All-Academic ... member of National Honor Society, Key Club, JEL and French Club ... played club basketball for Kingdom Hoops for two years and also was a member of Team Iowa in 2009.
PERSONAL Born on Nov. 5, 1993 ... daughter of Maryellen and Doug Pettepier ... has one brother, David (22), who attends University of Northern Iowa ...full name is Krista Renee' Pettepier ... spent time in France junior year as an exchange student ... aspires to major in pre-med and French.
MORE ABOUT KRISTA: Favorite Food: Grandpa's spaghetti (or anything my mom bakes...I have a huge sweet tooth) Favorite Class/Subject: Chemistry Favorite Professor/Teacher: Mr. Puffer, Mrs. Pace, Mr. Brooks Favorite Book: The Dictionary! It's the only place success comes before work. Favorite TV Show: Glee Favorite Movie: Yes Man or Bruce Almighty Favorite actor: Jim Carrey Favorite actress: Maya Rudolph Favorite musician: My brother on Rock Band Favorite sports figure: Michael Jordan Favorite sport other than yours: Volleyball The best athlete you have competed against or with (name, where): Kiah Stokes, UConn Person in history I would most like to meet: Benjamin Franklin If I could travel back in time, I would: Start learning guitar at a young age You would be surprised to know: I have never driven a trailer or tipped a cow I look forward to: Representing Ankeny as well as being a Pitt Panther Whenever my playing days are over, I will: Help people, travel the world, and enjoy life What I like most about the University/ why I chose Pittsburgh: Seeing people I know from classes and such on the sidewalk and waving like a freak What I like most about the city of Pittsburgh: The people are super nice here! It reminds me of Iowa, just with bigger hills. Happiest/most gratifying moment in sports: Being picked for the all-tournament team for my senior year state basketball tournament. Hobbies: Reading, listening to music, and laughing a lot! My role model (Why?): My older brother because he is always someone I can turn to and he always supports me in everything. He is my best friend and biggest fan. Best friend on another team: Emily Parker (Holy Cross) Other players you have played against or with: Taylor Greenfield (Stanford), Maddie Manning (Oklahoma), Markisha Wright (Notre Dame), Emily Parker (Holy Cross) Notable players/people who attended your high school: Nicki Wieben (Iowa State), Kristina Voss (Creighton). List anything interesting about your family? You'd have to see us all together, we're crazy! Why I chose the University of Pittsburgh? I knew it would be completely different from Iowa and I thought college would be a good time to experience something new. If I could choose another career besides my sport, it would be: Medicine, probably a family physician so I could help people. If I could play another sport at Pittsburgh, it would be: Volleyball My Sportcenter highlight goes like this: She's running down the court with no one near her! Should be an easy two points! I can't believe it, she tripped on her own feet and face planted in the middle of the floor! I've never seen anything like that before! Best job ever held: Job? What job? Not many people know this but I: I am a really good singer. Favorite all-time Christmas gift: My laptop My favorite home-cooked meal: Homemade lasagna with warm bread and ice cold milk When I was a kid, I pretended to be: I pretended to be cool. It didn't work too well, I am naturally different! If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be: Unpredictable Schools who recruited you/offered scholarship: South Dakota State, Marist, Yale, Loyola Chicago, Cornell