"As one of the nation's top point guards, Kristi is expected to do great things for us again this season. Few players have the natural stroke and court vision she has. She is able to see the floor, adapt quickly to changes in the defense and leads by example. She has a real knack for the game. Going into her senior year, Kristi has been working incredibly hard on and off the court to ensure it is as exciting and rewarding as her freshman year. I'm really excited to see how she's grown in the past three years, becoming a leader for our players both on and off the court."
Toliver's Honor Roll
Preseason Wade Trophy Candidate (2006, 07, 08)
Preseason Naismith Award Candidate (2006, 07)
Midseason Naismith Award Candidate (2007-08)
WBCA All-American (2008)
Associated Press All-American 2nd team (2008)
USBWA All-American (2008)
Sports Illustrated All-Amercan 2nd Team (2008)
ESPN.com Second Team All-American (2008)
CBSSportsline.com Second Team All-American (2008)
Nancy Lieberman Award winner (2008)
Nancy Lieberman Award Finalist (2007)
First Team All-ACC (2008)
Third Team All-ACC (2007)
Preseason WNIT Most Valuable Player (2008)
NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team (2006)
NCAA Albuquerque All-Tournament Team (2006)
Terrapin Classic All-Tournament Team (2006)
ACC All-Freshman Team (2006)
ACC Player of the Week (11/19/07, 2/11/08)
ACC Rookie of the Week (1/26/06, 2/6/06 [co])
Maryland's fifth All-American, garnering the honor from the WBCA, Associated Press and the USBWA ... the first Terp to win the Nancy Lieberman Award, presented to the nation's top point guard ... needs just three assists to set Maryland's all-time mark held by Debbie Lytle (1980-83) ... broke the ACC's 30-year-old single-season assist record in 2008, a mark which had been owned by Hall of Famer Tara Heiss ... 25th player in school history to 1,000 points, ranking 11th with 1,433 ... also holds the school records for career free throw percentage (.870) and three-point field goals made (209) ... ninth at Maryland in career scoring average ... second all-time in ACC history in career free throw shooting ... eighth among the league's all-time best in total assists, tying for fourth with a 5.6 career average ... also sixth in the league's record books in 3-point shooting percentage and 12th in three made.
As a Junior (2007-08)
Tabbed the Nancy Lieberman Award winner, presented to the top point guard in the nation .... received All-American honors from the Associated Press, Women's Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA) and United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) ... also a first-team All-American selection by Sports Illustrated, and second team pick by ESPN.com and cbssportsline.com ... first team All-ACC selection, also receiving votes for the ACC Player of the Year honor ... preseason candidate for all three major national player of the year honors - the Wade Trophy, the John R. Wooden Award and the Naismith Award ... moved on to the midseason list for all three honors, becoming a finalist for the Wooden and the Wade Trophy ... dished out an ACC-record 275 assists for the season, breaking a 20-year-old record held by former Terrapin and Hall of Famer Tara Heiss, who set the mark during the 1977-78 campaign ... ranked fifth in the nation and led the ACC averaging 7.4 assists per game ... made a school-record 78 three pointers, breaking the record she set the previous season ... became the 25th player in school history to reach the 1,000-point milestone, tying for the eighth-fastest Terp to the career milestone, needing 78 career-games ... handed out her 500th-career assist vs. Miami, becoming only the fourth Terrapin in school history to reach the milestone ... opened the season recording three-straight double-doubles, achieving the feat by reaching double figures in points and assists ... had 16 points and 11 assists in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic vs. #6/6 Oklahoma ... scored 25 points vs. #23/25 Notre Dame on 10-for-15 shooting in the semifinals of the Preseason WNIT, then followed up with 21 points going 9-for-18 in the final vs. #4/4 LSU, en route to being named the Preseason WNIT Most Valuable Player ... also selected the ACC's Player of the Week on Nov. 19 for performances against Delaware, the Irish and LSU, averaging 23.3 ppg, 8.0 apg and 3.7 rpg in three games ... Terrapin Classic All-Tournament team after averaging 16.5 ppg and 7.5 apg ... became Maryland's leader in three-point makes at Wake Forest in the ACC season opener, knocking down a pair for 15 overall, to go with eight assists ... 21 points against #10/13 Duke, going to the free throw line a career-high 13 times and netting 10, qualifing her for Maryland's free throw shooting percentage record, becoming the school's leader in the category ... dished out a career-high 14 assists, to go with 20 points in the overtime setback at #3/4 North Carolina, playing all 50 minutes ... the 14 assists were the most by an ACC player in 2007-08 ... scored a then-career high tying 28 points with six rebounds in the come-from-behind win at Virginia Tech, then had 16 points and 12 assists against Virginia on Feb. 8 to earn ACC Player of the Week nods for the second time ... made 4-of-5 threes in the win over #12/12 Duke, scoring 23 points on Feb. 17 ... 8-for-14 from the floor, including the 200th career-trey, against Florida State for 24 points, the only Terp in history to make 200 or more threes ... had a career evening in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Coppin State, breaking the ACC's 30-year-old single-season assist record, previously held by former Terp Tara Heiss, handing out seven for the game ... also moved into the top 10 in career assists in the league ... ended the season with a career-high 35 points, going 14-for-21, handing out five assists in the loss to #4/4 Stanford in the NCAA Elite Eight ... in the NCAA Tournament, averaged 6.8 assists per game, handing out eight against Vanderbilt in the NCAA Sweet Sixteen ... reached double figures in scoring in 33 of the team's 37 games, handing out double-digit assists nine times ... 11 20-point games, including a 30-point outing ... seven double-doubles ... also led the ACC in free throw percentage, and ranked fourth in scoring and second in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.70) ... 20th in the country free throw percentage ... preseason All-American by SI (2nd team), Sporting News (3rd team) and CSTV.com (3rd team).
A finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, presented to the nation's top point guard ... one of four Terrapin preseason candidates for the Wade Trophy and one of five for the Naismith Award ... broke the single-game school and ACC record for three-point shooting percentage, going a perfect 6-for-6 (1.000) at Clemson ... set a new Maryland record with 72 threes made in a season ... ranked fourth in the nation and first in the league in three-point shooting (44.7 percent) ... also among the top 50 in the country in assists per game (4.7) ... led the team in scoring in the NCAA Tournament, averaging 18.5 ppg, also dishing out 6.0 apg ... had a 12-game stretch scoring in double figures from Nov. 25-Jan. 10 ... reached double figures in 25 games overall ... had three games with at least 20 points, netting 24 in the final game of the season vs. Mississippi in the NCAA Tournament ... put together a streak of 11 games with at least two three pointers made from Jan. 19-Feb. 25 ... the streak was snapped in the first round of the ACC Tournament, but finished out the season averaging 2.7 threes made per game ... handed out at least five assists in 18 games, including a season-high 10 against TCU in the first game of the BTI Classic at Comcast Center ... hit four of Maryland's school-record 12 treys in the win over UNC Greensboro in the Terrapin Classic ... also had seven assists in the game vs. UNCG and followed up with an 11-point effort to earn Terrapin Classic All-Tournament honors ... grabbed a career-high seven rebounds in the home loss to second-ranked North Carolina, handing out six assists to go with 10 points ... 87.7 percent shooting from the free throw line is the second-best single-season performance in school history, behind her record-breaking showing in 2005-06 ... ranked 22nd in the ACC in scoring, third in assists per game (4.7), fourth in assist-to-turnover ration (1.69), first in three-point percentage and sixth in made threes per game (2.12) ... led the team in scoring seven times ... Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American in the preseason.
Became a household name during the NCAA Tournament, hitting one of the most memorable shots in Maryland women's basketball and in tournament history, a three pointer with just six seconds remaining in regulation over Duke's 6-foot-7 center Alison Bales in the title matchup to force overtime ... named to the NCAA Final Four and Albuquerque Regional All-Tournament teams ... in a "Michael Jordan-like performance," her career-high 28-point outing against Utah in the Elite Eight while battling the stomach flu was one of the top performances of the 2006 NCAA Tournament ... went 6-for-9 from the three-point line against the Utes, as well, with six assists ... named to the ACC All-Freshman team, leading all conference rookies with a 4.39 assists per game average and ranked third in scoring (11.6 ppg) ... 16 points and six assists in first-career game in a Terrapin uniform at Siena ... dished out a then-career high 11 assists to go with 17 points against Appalachian State for first double-double of the season ... started out the season with double-figure scoring games in five of six games ... saw minimal playing time from Dec. 4-30, sitting out five games and playing only three minutes vs. Arizona, because of injury ... had a solid week leading to ACC Rookie of the Week honors on Jan. 20 ... started with a 16-point, six-rebound performance on 6-for-8 shooting in the win over Florida State and followed up with her second double-double of the season against the Cavaliers (12 points, 10 assists), while playing in her home state for the first time ... closed out that week with a 17-point game against Virginia Tech, tallying the team's final 10 points in the last four minutes of the game to come away with a 68-62 victory ... nearly had another double-double, sinking 16 points while collecting nine assists in the home victory over UVA, helping the Terrapins sweep the Cavs for the first time since 1987, also earning ACC co-Rookie of the Week nods... 14 points, eight assists in the upset, overtime win at then-No. 1 North Carolina ... scored a then-career high 19 points in the very next game at Duke, also ranked No. 1 at the time ... a 16-point outing against the Blue Devils helped knock off the then-No. 2 Blue Devils in the semifinals of the ACC Tournament ... 12 assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against Sacred Heart are a personal best ... netted 12 points and went 3-for-4 from the three-point arc in the win over defending NCAA Champion Baylor in the Sweet Sixteen ... while battling a stomach flu, posted a career-high 28 points, including a career-high six three pointers, and dished out six assists with just one turnover in the Elite 8 victory over Utah ... 23rd in the ACC in scoring, sixth in assists (4.39 apg), sixth in three-point shooting percentage, ninth in three-point field goals made (1.79) and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.49) ... shot 89.1 percent from the free throw line, breaking the single-season school record.
A McDonald's and WBCA All-American, and named second team Parade All-American ... EA Sports All-American and Virginia State Gatorade Player of the Year as a senior ... also a second team All-USA Basketball team selection by USA Today ... participated in the McDonald's and WBCA all-star games ... selected 2005 Virginia Ms. Basketball ... Valley District Player of the Year, Region 2 Player of the Year and Daily News Record Player of the Year as a junior and senior ... three-time all-state athlete and four-time all-region and all-district ... set the single-game Harrisonburg HS record, netting 52 points on Jan. 23, 2004 vs. Broadway en route to Associated Press Group AA Girls Player of the Year nods that season ... scored 2,527 points over her career ... averaged 32 points, six rebounds and five assists a game as junior and 28.5 ppg, 5.7 rpg and 6.2 apg in her final campaign ... tabbed a preseason USA Today Super 25 player in 2004 ... invited to the Under-19 USA Basketball team trials in 2005 ... member of the East team at the 2004 USA Basketball Youth Development Festival, averaging 10.6 ppg and 2.8 apg.
Enrolled in the College of Letters & Sciences ... hobbies include playing the trumpet ... was named Jazz Improvisation player of the year ... member of the Symphonic Band and was Student Government secretary at Harrisonburg High ... daughter of Peggy Toliver and George Toliver ... George is an NBA referee ... has an older sister, Carli (23), who lettered at Lehigh in basketball from 2001-05.
Toliver's Career Highs
Points: 28, vs. Utah (3/27/06)
FGM: 10, twice (last vs. Mississippi, 3/20/07)
FGA: 22, vs. Utah (3/27/06)
3FGM: 6, twice (last at Clemson, 1/25/07)
3FGA: 13, vs. Mississippi (3/20/07)
FTM: 6, four times (last vs. UCSB, 12/2/06)
FTA: 8, vs. Duke (3/4/06)
Rebounds: 7, vs. #2/2 North Carolina (1/28/07)
Assists: 12, vs. Sacred Heart (3/19/06)
Steals: 4, at Miami (1/10/07)
Blocks: 2, twice (last at Virginia, 1/20/06)
Minutes: 43, vs. Duke (4/4/06)
Toliver's Career Statistics
Toliver's Career vs. the ACC
A Minute With Kristi Toliver
What was the last book you read for fun?
The Lovely Bones
What's your favorite thing about Maryland Women's Basketball?
The passion we play the with.
Pick any city/country in the world you'd like to visit?
Greece because it's gorgeous.
Name something fun you did this summer.
I went to Point Guard College.
What game are you most looking forward to this season?
Playing the US Team on Halloween.
Aside from playing basketball, what is your favorite thing to do/hobby?
Continuing my dream of becoming a professional whistler.
What's the best thing about playing basketball?
Seeing all your hard work pay off.
Name something you can't live without...
My PGC journal.
Why did you choose your number?
For my sister, Carli.
What was your first car?
My sister's old Honda Passport, a.k.a. The Lehigh.
When I was five I wanted to be a ...
First girl in the NBA.
Now, I want to be a ...
Professional basketball player and run a day care or teach.