April 3, 1987 |
Scotch Plains, NJ
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
The College of New Jersey, Trenton, NJ (2006-2009)St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA (2005-2006)
Limoges ABC (2011-2012)Sdent Nyon (2010-2011)
TCNJ, 2009-2010West Morris Mendham Girls High School Basketball Assistant Coach
Hillary Klimowicz (born April 3, 1987) is a basketball player from New Jersey who currently plays for Limoges ABC, a team based in Limoges, France. Kilmowicz participated in a college campaign at both St. Joseph's University and The College of New Jersey (TCNJ), where she was named the Division III player of the year during her senior season. Upon graduating, Klimowicz remained at TCNJ where she served as an assistant coach during the 2009-2010 season.
High School Career
Klimowicz ranked 79th among the top-100 high school seniors in the 2004-05 Blue Star Basketball's Index. She grew up in Scotch Plains, New Jersey and attended Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School where she led the squad to three consecutive appearances in the Group III New Jersey Section Finals and attained a career record of 68-14. She was named to the 2004-05 First Team All New Jersey, averaging 18.4 points, 13.6 rebounds and 4.8 blocks per game as a senior.
As a junior, Klimowicz was named the 2004 Player of the Year Union County by the Newark Star Ledger and was selected to the All-New Jersey Third Team. She received both First Team All-Area Central Jersey honors and First Team All-Union County honors three times in addition to being a four-time First Team All-County selection. Klimowicz is currently Scotch Plains-Fanwood High School's all-time leading scorer with 1,948 points.
Klimowicz was the 2009 WBCA Division III National Player of the Year, averaging 20 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 4.2 blocks per game during her senior season. She led TCNJ to a Division III NCAA Final Four Appearance while setting TCNJ's single-season record with 543 points, shooting 69% from the field. Klimowicz posted 46 Career Double Double's and currently ranks second all-time in the TCNJ record books for career points and rebounds, although she only participated in three seasons. She was named NJAC Player of the Year from 2007–2009 and was a 2008 WBCA State Farm Coaches' All-America Team Honorable Mention.
Prior to joining the TCNJ Lions, Klimowicz participated in Division I at St. Joseph's University as a freshman where she was named the 2005-2006 Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Year and the 2005-2006 Big Five Rookie of the Year. Her decision to transfer garnered much attention, including a feature article in Sports Illustrated.
Combined college statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
|2006-07||The College of New Jersey||27||336||58.4||-||81.0||7.4||1.2||0.9||2.8||12.4|
|2007-08||The College of New Jersey||29||490||64.4||-||75.0||11.0||1.3||0.9||4.1||16.9|
|2008-09||The College of New Jersey||29||587||67.1||-||79.4||10.8||2.1||1.0||4.1||20.2|
Klimowicz signed to play with Sdent Nyon, a professional team located in Nyon, Switzerland, for the 2010-2011 season. Sdent Nyon is a member organization of the EuroCup league, regulated by FIBA Europe. For the 2011-2012 season, she signed with the French team Limoges ABC.