Duke Women's Basketball BIO
13 Karima Christmas
Career: After hitting zero three-pointers as a freshman, nailed 56 treys over her final three years ... scored over 1,000 points in her career with 1,052 points, becoming the 27th player in Duke history to break the 1,000-point mark ... averaged 4.7 rebounds per contest in her four years ... tallied 204 steals and 160 assists in four years ... played in 134 games, while making 55 starts ... helped lead Duke to back-to-back ACC regular season and tournament titles ... was a part of 114 wins over her four years at Duke.
Duke Record Book: Tied for 10th in all-time steals with 204.
As a Senior (2010-11): Selected to the Philadelphia Regional All-Tournament Team and to the All-ACC Tournament First Team ... played in 36 games with 35 starts ... saw action in 949 minutes of play for an average of 26.4 minutes per game ... averaged 9.5 points per game, while pulling down 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.6 steals ... scored double-digits in 16 games including four games with 20 points or more ... scored a season high 23 points in a 70-63 win over 10th-ranked DePaul in the NCAA Tournament regional semifinal, including hitting 7-of-16 in field goals and 9-of-14 free throws ... registered four double-doubles on the year ... hit a career-high 10-of-13 free throws against Temple ... collected 20 points against Brigham Young, Temple and Georgia Tech ... went over 1,000 career points in the ACC Championship game against 19th-ranked North Carolina.
As a Junior (2009-10): Started 18-of-36 contests on the season, averaging 25.6 minutes per game ... reached double-figure scoring in 18 contests ... Memphis Regional All-Tournament Team honoree ... was selected to the All-ACC Tournament first team ... scored a career-high 25 points, including four treys, in a win over Maryland ... posted her second double-double of the season against Baylor in the NCAA Tournament with 10 points and 12 rebounds ... started three straight games during the ACC Tournament, averaging 13.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.3 steals ... recorded 14 points, seven rebounds and three steals at North Carolina ... grabbed a career-high 14 rebounds against Temple ... tallied 79 steals on the season, tied for 10th on Duke's season charts ... averaged 9.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.2 steals with a field goal percentage of 43.1.
As a Sophomore (2008-09): Earned a starting spot in two of the 33 contests ... averaged 7.5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 1.0 assists and 1.4 steals ... hit 49.4 percent from the field ... had a career game against Miami collecting 21 points, six steals, and hitting three three-pointers ... dished out a career-high four assists against Michigan ... pulled down 13 rebounds versus Michigan State, a career high, in the NCAA Tournament ... missed one game during the ACC schedule due to a concussion ... notched 14 points, nine rebounds and two steals against third-ranked Stanford off the bench ... hit 17-of-37 from three-point land for a 45.9 percentage, which ranks fifth all-time on Duke's season charts.
As a Freshman (2007-08): Came off the bench in 30 games ... averaged 4.1 points and 2.6 rebounds ... reached the double-figure scoring mark on two occasions against Penn State and N.C. Central ... pulled down a season-high seven boards against Virginia Tech ... hit 52.1 percent of her field goals ... came off the bench to play 16 minutes at North Carolina, while scoring eight points, grabbing four rebounds and blocking one shot ... missed three games midway during the season with a kidney infection.
High School/AAU: A four-year letterwinner at J. Frank Dobie H.S. under Head Coach Doug Gibson ... 2007 Parade Magazine fourth team All-America ... played in the WBCA H.S. All-America game and scored four points, while pulling down five rebounds ... three-time All-District selection and TABC All-Region honoree ... received two-time All-District 23-5A honors ... MVP of her H.S. squad in 2005 and 2007 ... as a senior, averaged 18.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 3.2 assists ... led her J. Frank Dobie H.S. squad to a 32-7 record her senior year ... three-time Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-America ... in the final recruiting rankings, was listed 13th by the All-Star Girls Report, 21st by BBALLX.com, 31st by Hoopgurlz and 38th by Blue Star Report ... was sidelined with an injury during her junior campaign as she averaged 10.8 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 4.3 steals in eight contests ... End of the Oregon Trail All-Tournament team in 2006 ... named Spring Branch Tournament MVP and to the Texas Invitational All-Tournament team as a junior ... as a sophomore, averaged 13.3 points, 7.4 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 2.7 assists ...earned District MVP honors ... posted averages of 9.8 points, 5.4 rebounds. 1.9 steals and 1.7 assists as a freshman ... earned Newcomer of the Year honors at J. Frank Dobie H.S. in 2004 ...MVP of the Texas Invitational in 2004 ... member of the CY Fair Elite AAU team that placed fifth nationally and was knocked out of the tournament by Duke teammate Jasmine Thomas' team ... a four-year letterwinner in track & field ... finished third in the regional qualifier for the triple jump as a senior and was the district champion in the triple jump ... also lettered in volleyball as a freshman and sophomore ... member of the Superintendent's Student Council.
Personal: Full name is Karima Brittany Christmas ... born September 11, 1989 in Long Beach, Calif. ... daughter of Byron and Jennita Christmas ... has one brother, David (25), and three sisters, Shelly (28), Krishma (22) and Kristy (11) ... her AAU coaches, Fred and Lola Reed were like second parents ... has a god-brother, Fred Reed, Jr. ... majored in sociology.