10 Lucia Renikoff
10 Lucia Renikoff
Height: 5-9
Year: Junior
Hometown: Minneapolis
High School: Washburn
Position: G

2016-2017:

*Honorable Mention All-MIAC*

 

  Lucia continued where she left off during the 2015-16 season and stepped into a larger role in this year's campaign.  She started 14 or 28 games, fourth on the team in scoring (9.0 ppg) and was second on the tea in 3 point percentage with 39%.  For those efforts, Lucia received honoral mention All-Conference.  During the season, she contributed 253 points, 53 rebounds, 52 assists, 26 steals, 10 blocks, and shot 41.5% from the field.  She had 14 games with double digit scoring including six games in a row during the NCAA tournament.  She reached 16 points twice (vs McDaniels and Bluffton) and poured in 17 total poaints against Chicaco in the NCAA tournamant.  She has made 2 or more three pointers in 12 games and in two games she sank 4.  

 

 

2015-2016:  Lucia had a great freshman year, stepping into a 21 game starting role and playing in all 30 games.  During the season she averaged 5 points per game, recorded 37 assists, 22 steals, and 60 total rebounds.  She shot a remarkable 93% from the free throw line and 38% from the 3-point arc.  She had 9 games of making more than 1 three pointer and 4 games in double digit scoring.  Her career high is 16 in a 9 point win against St. Mary, followed by 3 games of 14 points.

 

Prior to St. Thomas:   Graduate of Minneapolis Washburn High School where she was a multi-sport athlete.  Lucia reached 1,000 points; a three time all-conference selection, named to the all-tournament team for the Minnesota state tournament in basketball.  Was awarded the Athena award her senior year.

Personal:  Undecided major.  Parents Kathy Kinne and Rich Renikoff and brother Sam reside in Minneapolis, MN.    Lucia continued where she left off during the 2015-16 season and stepped into a larger role in this year's campaign.  She started 14 or 28 games, fourth on the team in scoring (9.0 ppg) and was second on the tea in 3 point percentage with 39%.  For those efforts, Lucia received honoral mention All-Conference.  During the season, she contributed 253 points, 53 rebounds, 52 assists, 26 steals, 10 blocks, and shot 41.5% from the field.  She had 14 games with double digit scoring including six games in a row during the NCAA tournament.  She reached 16 points twice (vs McDaniels and Bluffton) and poured in 17 total poaints against Chicaco in the NCAA tournamant.  She has made 2 or more three pointers in 12 games and in two games she sank 4.  

I chose UST because:  I chose UST because of the size, location, campus, business school, and basketball program

What did you do this summer?... This summer I worked at a sailing camp at Lake Harriet where I taught kids how to sail. I also did a lot of traveled to Vancouver, South Carolina, Chicago, and California.

What do you enjoy most about your teammates or the basketball program?... I love that instantly everyone becomes a part of a family. We challenge each other in practice and motivate each other to get better and also spend a lot of time together outside of basketball.

What makes St. Thomas Special?... There is definitely a standard of excellence at St. Thomas that you feel on campus that you don't get a lot of other places. It makes you to want to contribute to that.

What is career ambition or dream job?... I would love to be able to have a career in business that allows me to travel often.

What is your favorite vacation spot/future destination?... Cuba, Greece, Russia, Thailand

What is your favorite artist?... Beyoncé, Rihanna or Drake

What is on your pre-game mix?... You can't go wrong with Drake or Future before a game

Who is your favorite athlete?... Serena Williams. It's amazing to see women become so successful in a male dominated industry. She is no doubt one of the greatest athletes in history.  

What do enjoy to do in your free time?... I watch a lot of Jimmy Fallon videos

What is on the top of your bucket list?... Go see a live Jimmy Fallon show