Sport

Basketball

Years Played

1980-84

Year Inducted

2000

One of the first big names in women's basketball at NDSU, Kim Brekke is one of only three women to score more than 1,000 points and grab more than a 1,000 rebounds in a career. Her 1,450 points was a school record when she departed in 1984 and was still seventh best upon her induction. The 1,075 rebounds was the second best in school annals at the time and is still third on the career chart.

She ranks in the Top 10 at NDSU in career field goals (6th at 618), field goals attempted (8th at 1,253), field goal percentage (7th at .493), free throws attempted (9th at 349), and blocked shots (4th at 136).

Brekke-Heisler played in 113 games, averaging 12.8 points per game over her career including averages of 13.5, 14.3, and 14.3 her final three seasons. She was the Most Valuable Player in the North Central Conference in 1984 and was a three-time All-NCC selection in 1982, 1983 and 1984. She was the team captain of the 1983-84 squad and an all-tournament member of the 1982 team that finished fourth in the nation in the AIAW championships.

A native of Strandquist, Minn., she earned a master's degree from Leslely College in 1997 in curriculum and instruction and has taught school for the past 15 years in Warren, Minn.; Dallas, Texas; and Colorado Springs, Colo. She was the head girls' basketball coach at Warren for one year and has been an elementary teacher in Colorado Springs since 1987. She and her husband, Dean Heisler, have three children.