For some, a jump to the next level results in a dropoff in production. For Wartburg player and former North Tama standout Kailey Kladivo, the jump in competition caused her to elevate her game.
Kladivo was recently named to the 2012-13 All-Iowa Conference Team as a freshman after finishing 13th in the conference in scoring and eighth in rebounding. Kladivo averaged 9.4 points per game and six rebounds per game to go along with her conference-leading .545 field goal percentage.
Standing 6' 2", Kladivo provided the Knights with a stable presence in the paint during the 16-10 campaign. Wartburg finished 9-5 in the conference.
Kladivo recorded her first double-double of her collegiate career in the Knights' final regular season game against Luther College, scoring 15 points and notching a career-high 16 rebounds.