#3 Krista Opheim
Hometown: Eden Valley
High School: Eden Valley-Watkins
2008-09: Started all 30 games for the Dragons…averaged 4.6 assists per game totaling 139 on the season and ranks the highest in apg among all MSUM and NSIC returners…scored 227 points on the season…had a season high 16 points against Northern State (S.D.) including 12 from three point range (Feb. 25)…shot 32 percent from three point range and 34 percent from the field overall.
2007-08: Started all 29 games as a sophomore…averaged 4.7 assists per game and had 135 total…scored 159 points for the Dragons including a season high 16 points against Minnesota, Duluth (Dec. 12)…had 60 defensive rebounds and 17 steals as a guard.
2006-07: Primarily a bench player…started twice for the Dragons…had a season high 11 points against Northern State (S.D.) (March 3) on the road to 86 on the season…had 42 rebounds, most of those coming on defense.
Prep: Graduate of Eden Valley High School...lettered five times in volleyball and six times in basketball…twice named Central Minnesota Conference Player of the Year…Minnesota State 4th place finish…selected to Wells Fargo All-Tournament team in 2006…Minnesota Girl’s Basketball Coaches Association All-State team 2005-2006…played in Minnesota Girls’ Basketball High School All-Star game…St. Cloud Times Player of the Year 2005-2006…set assists records for single game in Minnesota history with 20, season with 347 and career with 1,034…finished 50th in prep career with 1,408 points and 456 steals…became first player in state history with over 1,000 points and over 1,000 assists…a five year starter and team captain the last four of those years…played four years for the St. Cloud Comets club team and North Tartan club team for three years…peer tutor for two years…member of D.A.R.E. for two years…student council member for three years.
Personal: Majoring in Health Services with a emphasis in long term care…daughter of Don and Char Opheim…Nursing Home volunteer.