USF Women's Basketball BIO
Kitija Laksa
Player Profile:
Kitija Laksa 2290942
Position: Guard
Height: 6'0"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Riga, Latvia
High School: Rigas Francu Licejs
Major: Psychology

Career Stats | Game-by-Game

  • American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year (Unanimous, 2015-16)
  • American Athletic Conference Second Team (2015-16)
  • American Athletic Conference Freshman Team (Unanimous, 2015-16)
  • USBWA National Freshman of the Week (Jan. 21, 2016)

2015-16 (FRESHMAN): Unanimous American Athletic Conference Freshman of the Year... American Athletic Conference Second Team... Turned in one of the best performances by a freshman at USF... second on the team in points scored (364), which ranks fourth in the freshman record books... tallied 74-three pointers, a new freshman record and ranks fourth all-time in a single season...played in 29 games, started 16, missed six games due to injury (ankle)...scored 38 pointes against SMU (1/7/16)... named USBWA National Freshman of the Week... 38 points was most scored ever by a freshman at USF and in The American... 38 points was the second most points scored in a game in the history of The American...averaged 27.5 minutes per game.

BEFORE USF: Played for the Latvian Senior National Team  as a 6-foot wing with the ability to shoot from anywhere on the floor, as well as create her own shot ... Joins USF's Laura Ferreira as another Bulls wing playing for the top team in their respective nations ... Played on Latvia's U16, U18 and U20 teams growing up, and plays on the top TTT Riga NBL women's team in the country as well, averaging almost 10 points per game against some of the best players in Europe ... Rated as a five star recruit by Blue Star Europe.


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