Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Connecticut (Photos by Maggie Casey)
Photos by Maggie Casey
Marquette vs. Navy Photos by Maggie Casey
Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Gonzaga Photos by Maggie Casey
Marquette Women's Basketball vs. Wis.-Milwaukee Photos by Maggie Casey
2007-08 Notes: Established a new school record, playing in 131 career games...One of two players to start in all 35 games...Was third on the team in scoring with 7.8 ppg...Led the team on the glass with 6.9 rpg...Scored in double figures in nine games and recorded one double double for the season...Totaled career bests in points (272), rebounds (240), steals (59) and minutes (935)...Saw action in 29 minutes against Loyola (Ill.) scoring 12 points and grabbing eight rebounds...Pulled down a season-high 11 boards, collected a career-best five steals and swatted two blocks in 28 minutes against Wisconsin...Posted a career-best 20 points, shooting 9-of-15 from the field, and grabbed five boards in a career-high 33 minutes at Oregon...Pulled down 10 rebounds and notched 14 points with two steals at Gonzaga...Tallied eight points, grabbed 11 rebounds, dished out a career-high five assists and collected four steals against William & Mary...Posted seven points, pulled down a career-high-tying 12 rebounds and shot 3-of-7 from the field at Green Bay...Totaled four points, pulled down three rebounds and collected three steals at Kansas...Hit 7-of-8 shots from the field for 12 points, pulled down eight boards and dished out two assists in 26 minutes vs. Indiana State...Pulled down a career-best 13 rebounds, posted nine points and swatted one block in 32 minutes vs. Northwestern...Tallied 11 points and posted five rebounds, dishing out four assists and coming up with three steals against Ark.-Pine Bluff...In 31 minutes at Dartmouth, shot 4-of-6 from the field, grabbed eight boards and had one steal...Was a perfect 4-of-4 from the charity stripe, took down seven rebounds and gave out one assist vs. Arkansas...Posted five points, pulled down eight rebounds, gave out two assists, and took away three steals in 32 minutes against Western Michigan...In 27 minutes, scored two points, grabbed six boards, dished out two assists and had one steal against Providence...Posted nine points, shooting 4-of-9 from the field, took down seven boards, dished out two assists and collected two steals in 30 minutes against Rutgers...Posted nine points, hitting 5-of-6 from the charity stripe, took down nine rebounds and dished out two assists at West Virginia...Posted five points, grabbed seven rebounds and collected two steals vs. DePaul...In 33 minutes at Louisville posted six points, grabbed seven rebounds and gave out two assists...In 24 minutes posted two points and pulled down nine rebounds, picking up two steals at USF...Turned in an 11 point, eight rebounds performance against Georgetown, hitting 5-of-5 from the field...Connected for five points, grabbed four rebounds and swatted one block at St. John's...Posted 13 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field, grabbed a team-high eight rebounds and swatted a career-high-tying three blocks, in a career-best 35 minutes at Syracuse...Posted nine points, pulled down four rebounds and dished out three assists in 23 minutes at Notre Dame...Grabbed three rebounds and took two steals against Seton Hall...Took down five rebounds at Connecticut...Grabbed nine rebounds, totaled six points and took away two steals in 20 minutes against Pittsburgh...Picked up four points, pulled down four rebounds, swatted two blocks and collected two steals against Villanova...Posted nine points, took down three rebounds and collected two steals in 21 minutes against USF...One of four players to score in double figures against DePaul in the BIG EAST Conference Tournament with 11 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the floor...Added four rebounds, two blocks, one assist and one steal...Picked up nine points on 4-of-6 shooting from the floor against Creighton in the WNIT Second Round game...Added six rebounds, a block and two steals...In her school-record 128th game, scored eight points and pulled down a career-record 13 rebounds in a victory over Illinois in the WNIT Third Round...Added two assists, two steals and a block...Played 30 minutes at Kentucky in the WNIT Quarterfinals registering three points, five rebounds, one block, one steal and one assist...Scored four points to go along with three rebounds in WNIT Semifinal at Colorado...Scored eight points, on 4-of-5 shooting, and added five rebounds at Michigan State in the WNIT Championship game.
2006-07 Notes: Kovalenko saw time her junior season as a valuable reserve for the Golden Eagles ... She averaged the second best reserve scoring average with 4.0 ppg, and the top rebounding average for a reserve with 3.8 rpg ... Appeared in the starting line up once against Manhattan (Dec. 21) ... Scored in double digits twice against Washington (Nov. 14) and Gonzaga (Dec. 17) ... Was one of three players to score in double figures against Washington contributing 13 points ... Scored nine points in 14 minutes of action against Western Michigan ... Matched a season high six rebounds against Xavier at the USVI Paradise Jam ... Contributed six rebounds including a team leading four defensive rebounds at Wis.-Milwaukee ... Led all bench players in scoring and rebounds against West Virginia with eight points and nine rebounds ... added a season high two steals in 19 minutes of action ... Was one of three players with a game high seven rebounds at Oakland ... Was Marquette's leading reserve against Gonzaga adding 12 point and a team high eight rebounds ... It was the second time this season she has scored in double figures ... Earned her first start of the season, sixth of her career against Manhattan, and tallied six points, five rebounds and matched a season high two steals ... Grabbed eight rebounds and contributed two points against Navy ... Dished a season best three assists and added six rebounds at South Dakota State ... Grabbed a season high three steals and added three rebounds against the Orange, while going 2-of-5 from the field ... Led bench scorers at DePaul with eight points while going perfect from the floor (2-of-2) and free throw line (4-of-4) ... Also contributed four rebounds ... Scored three points in 16 minutes of action at Pittsburgh ... Was held with out a point for the second time this season against Villanova ... Scored five points at Providence connecting on one shot from the floor and three of four free throws ... Added four points against Notre Dame ... Was dominant on the boards at Cincinnati grabbing a game high seven ... Scored five points and matched a season best two blocks ... Scored all three of her points from free throws at Rutgers ... played seven minutes against Connecticut ... Connected on her only shot attempted for two points at Georgetown while also recording four rebounds in 13 minutes of play ... Registered her first double figure rebound performance of the season at Seton Hall with a team leading 10 boards ... The 10 rebounds was a season high ... Scored seven points against USF ... It was her most in seven outings ... Sunk her third long-range bucket of the season against USF, 24th of her career ... Scored seven points against La.-Lafayette in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament ...
2005-06 Notes: Tallied seven points, grabbed four boards and dished out three assists in the WNIT championship at Kansas State...Shot 6-for-9 from the floor, scoring a career-high 16 points against Pittsburgh in the semifinals of the WNIT...Grabbed seven rebounds in 15 minutes of action against Indiana in the WNIT quarterfinals...Had eight points, eight rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes of action at Iowa State in the second round of the WNIT...Grabbed eight boards against Illinois in the first round of the WNIT...Grabbed six rebounds and notched a career-best four steals in her third start of the season at home against Cincinnati...Earned her second start of the season at Connecticut, contributing 12 points and eight rebounds...Scored eight points and grabbed nine boards at home against Rutgers...Had eight points, three boards, two assists and two blocks against Georgetown...Tallied 10 points and three rebounds in 17 minutes of action at St. John's...Contributed nine points at Louisville...Was 6-for-6 from the charity stripe, scoring nine points versus Providence...Had seven points and four assists at home against Seton Hall...Scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds at Villanova...Was 4-for-5 from the floor and 5-for-6 from the charity stripe, scoring 14 points and grabbing three boards at West Virginia...Had seven points and six rebounds at home against Pittsburgh...Contributed five points and five rebounds at Syracuse...Grabbed six rebounds to go along with five points at Notre Dame...Scored eight points and grabbed six rebounds at home against Virginia...Earned the start against Rice, contributing 10 points and six rebounds...Pulled down a career-high 12 rebounds to go along with six points against South Dakota State...Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the floor, scoring nine points and grabbing four boards against UWM...Scored 10 points at Penn State...Grabbed seven points and dished out two assists in MU's BIG EAST debut at home against St. John's...Had seven points and six boards at home against Rhode Island...At Wisconsin, added 10 points, six rebounds, and three assists off the bench...Pulled down nine rebounds and had six points at Montana State...Had four rebounds against Oakland...Recorded four points in the season opener at Evansville.
2004-05 Notes: Emerged as one of Terri Mitchell's top options off the bench...Versatile player than can play a number of different positions in the front and backcourt...Appeared in all 30 games, earning one start...Scored nine points in her collegiate debut against Wis.-Milwaukee (Nov. 20)...Notched seven rebounds and four steals against IUPUI (Nov. 21)...Had her first double-digit scoring output against Toledo (Nov. 24) scoring 10 points to go along with six rebounds and three steals...Was 4-of-7 from the floor, scoring 12 points while grabbing five boards at Drake (Nov. 26)...Scored 10 points against Wisconsin (Dec. 1)...Registered five rebounds at Rhode Island (Dec. 11)...Contributed six points and six rebounds against Notre Dame (Dec. 19)...Had eight points in 11 minutes of reserve play versus Charlotte (Jan. 14)...Set a career-high in scoring with 15 points, going a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor and 2-for-3 from the foul line, against East Carolina (Jan. 16)...Had another flawless night from the field versus South Florida (Jan. 28), connecting on all four of her field goal attempts, good for eight points...Earned the start at Louisville (Feb. 7), contributing 12 points and seven rebounds...Grabbed seven rebounds versus Houston (Feb. 13)...Pulled down a career-best nine rebounds at Saint Louis (Feb. 20).
Prior to Marquette: Standout for Houghton H.S. and head coach Julie Filpus...Averaged 19.1 points and 8.7 rebounds per game, while shooting close to 60% from the floor as a senior...Was a Class C First Team All-State selection by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan...Also averaged 19.1 points as a junior and was named MVP of her conference as well as First Team All-Upper Peninsula...As a sophomore, tallied 13.4 points and 7.4 rebounds per game.
Personal: Born Sept. 21, 1986 in St. Petersburg, Russia...Daughter of Olga Kovalenko... Is majoring in Physical Therapy.