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Jacki Gulczynski
Jacki  Gulczynski


Carol Stream, Ill.

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Jacki Gulczynski Photo Gallery | 2011-12 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2012-13 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2013-14 Game-by-Game Statistics | 2014-15 Game-by-Game Statistics

Honors: 2013 Honorable Mention All-Big Ten ... Big Ten Co-Player of the Week on Dec. 17, 2012, after tallying back-to-back double doubles ... first UW player to be honored as POW in four seasons ... 2013, 2014 and 2015 Academic All-Big Ten ... 2014-15 Big Ten Sportsmanship Award winner

Of Note: Ranks third at UW in career 3-point percentage at .375 (133-of-355) ... ranks fifth at UW for consecutive games played at 114 ... ranks eighth in career blocks per game at 0.91

2014-15: Only Badger to have played and started all 29 games ... averaged 30 minutes per game ... ranked fourth on the team with 9.1 points per game ... scored in double figures in 11 games ... had a season-high 23 points vs. Penn State (Jan. 6) ... set career highs by hitting 6-of-10 from 3-point range against the Lady Lions ... ranked second on the team with 51 triples, shooting .408 from behind the arc ... ranked sixth in the Big Ten in 3-point percentage and 11th in 3-pointers per game at 1.8 ... tied for second on the team with 4.7 rebounds per game ... had double-figure rebounds in one game ... pulled down a season-high 11 rebounds at Iowa (Feb. 26) ... had her 11 career double-double against the Hawkeyes as she added 19 points ... averaged 1.7 assists per game ... had a career-high six assists vs. Minnesota (Jan. 4) ... tied for second on the team with 30 blocks (1.0/game) ... had a season-high four blocks at Nebraska (Feb. 15) ... added 14 steals on the year ... tied her career high with two steals in four games

Played in 28 game, starting 27, averaging 31 minutes per game ... ranked fourth on the team with 8.0 points per game ... scored in double figures in eight games ... had four double-doubles--14 points and 13 rebounds at Milwaukee (Nov. 14); 13 points and 12 rebounds against Mercer (Nov. 29); a season-high 23 points and 13 rebounds vs. Indiana (Jan. 15); and 21 points on 4-for-5 shooting from 3-point range and a career-high tying 15 rebounds vs. Ohio State (Feb. 2) ... added a career-high six blocks vs. the Hoosiers ... recorded 15 points, eight rebounds and four blocks at Alabama (Nov. 21) ... tallied 15 points at Michigan on 5-of-7 shooting from the field, tying a career-best four 3-pointers (Jan. 9) ... netted 15 points and nine rebounds against Northern Illinois (Nov. 17) ... had 11 points on career-best 5-for-5 shooting from the field vs. Michigan State (Feb. 20) ... ranked third on the team with 6.7 rebounds per game ... had double-figure rebounds in six games ... led the team with 44 blocks (1.4 per game), which ranked eighth in the Big Ten ... had at least one block in 23 games ... added 0.9 assists 0.4 steals per game ... had a season-high three assists in two games and a season-high two steals in two games

2012-13: Started all 31 games, averaging 33.6 minutes per game ... averaged 13.0 points and 5.9 rebounds per game ... scored in double figures the last 23-of-24 games ... netted 21 points, including a perfect 4-for-4 from the line against Purdue in the Big Ten Tournament (March 8) ... went 5-for-5 from the line against Illinois at the Big Ten Tournament (March 7) ... scored a team-best 19 points against Nebraska (Feb. 28) ... led UW with 16 points at Northwestern (Feb. 23) ... netted a team-best 19 points against Purdue (Feb. 14) ... had a career-high five blocks against Indiana (Feb. 10) ... scored a career-high 32 points at Ohio State (Feb. 7) ... made a career high six free-throws against the Buckeyes and played in all 50 minutes in the double overtime game ... scored a career-high four 3-pointers against Penn State (Jan. 31) ... recorded a double-double at Iowa (Jan. 24) with 13 points and 10 rebounds ... scored 14 points, all in the second half, against Ohio State (Jan. 20) ... netted 10 points and 10 rebounds at Penn State (Jan. 17) ... played all 40 minutes against Minnesota (Jan. 6), scoring 19 points and grabbing six rebounds ... scored 13 points at Nebraska (Jan. 2) ... netted 24 points and 13 rebounds in her second career double-double against Eastern Illinois (Dec. 15) ... also had a two blocks vs. the Panthers ... tallied her first career double-double vs. Florida Atlantic (Dec. 10) as she led the team with a then career-best 11 rebounds and 16 points ... had her third-straight double-double at Green Bay (Dec. 23) with 12 points and 10 rebounds ... netted 14 points against Marquette (Dec. 5) ... netted a career-high five assists vs. Alabama (Dec. 1) ... had a career-best two steals at Washington State (Nov. 18)

Made first career appearance at BYU (Nov. 23), scoring three points ... scored four points vs. Montana State (Nov. 25), pulling down a season-best six rebounds ... scored six points against Drake (Dec. 11), including two 3-pointers ... netted seven points against Green Bay (Dec. 23) in a career-high 25 minutes ... marked a career-best eight points in Big Ten opener against Ohio State (Dec. 30)

High School: Four-time member of the varsity basketball team at Bartlett High School for coach Denise Sarna ... holds school single-game record with 11 blocks ... four-time all-conference selection, four-time all-area and two-time conference Player of the Year ... named Associated Press first team all-state in 2011 ... named third team all-state in 2010 ... earned honorable mention all-state honors in 2008 and 2009 ... IBCA second team all-state ... selected to the Chicago Tribune and ESPN all-area team ... two-time all-area captain ... named Female Athlete of the year in 2011 ... received the Sportsmanship Award in 2009 ... named team MVP from 2009-2011 ... selected to the Dundee Crown All-Tournament team three consecutive years ... played for the Illinois Rising Stars Elite for coach Tom Hohenadel ... team was Music City Madness consolation champions in 2009 ... earned fourth place at the Illinois state tournament in 2010 ... selected to the All-Tournament team in every tournament senior summer ... three-year member of the varsity volleyball team ... named all-conference in 2011 ... selected as team MVP ... four-year member of the varsity softball team, earning all-conference honors in 2011 ... received team Sportsmanship Award ... member of National Honor Society and Spanish Honor Society ... named Academic All-Conference 2009-2011

Personal: Parents are Mike and Jackie Gulczynski ... has two brothers , Lenny and Mike ... Lenny was killed in Iraq at the age of 19 on Sept. 17, 2008 ... major is civil engineering


Career Highs

Points: 32 vs. Ohio State, 2-7-13
Field Goals: 12 vs. Ohio State, 2-7-13
Field Goal Att: 22 vs. Ohio State, 2-7-13
Field Goal %: .692 (9-13) vs. Eastern Illinois, 12-15-12
3-pt FG: 6 vs. Penn State, 1-6-15
3-pt FG Att: 10 vs. Penn State, 1-6-15
3-pt FG%: 1.000 (4-4) vs. Nebraska, 2-15-15
Free Throws: 6 vs. Ohio State, 2-7-13
Free Throw Att: 7 vs. Purdue, 2-14-13
Free Throw %: 1.000 (13x), MR (4-4) vs. Purdue, 3-8-13
Rebounds: 15 (2x; MR vs. Ohio State, 2-2-14)
Assists: 6 vs. Minnesota, 1-4-15
Steals: 2 (11x; MR at Penn State, 3-1-15)
Blocks: 6 vs. Indiana, 1-15-14
Minutes: 50 at Ohio State, 2-7-13
Double-Doubles: 11

Why Wisconsin?

"I loved the campus and location. I fell in love with the Terrace and the water.
It had the major I wanted and I loved the team."

Off the court with Jacki

Favorites - Spot on campus: Memorial Union Terrace; Cartoon Character: Pluto; Movie: Warriors; TV Show: One Tree Hill; Book: Bible; Car: Ford Mustang; Athlete: Kevin Durant; Basketball Player: Kevin Durant; Sports team: Chicago Blackhawks
First started basketball: Age 7
Most memorable basketball game: Beating No. 7 Penn State my sophomore year in front of our fans in the Kohl Center!
My favorite thing about Wisconsin basketball is: Our team! There is NEVER a dull moment!
Before each game, I: pray
Best UW road trip: Going to the Big Ten Tournament. Everyone is hyped and it’s cool seeing all the other teams in the hotels and around the facilities
One word that describes the team: family One word that describes me: passionate
My teammates say I am: too serious…but I don’t think I am!
Favorite thing to do off the court with my teammates is: Just hang out, we can have a good time doing anything!
Most memorable basketball achievement: Being the most improved player in the Big Ten my sophomore year
What is your earliest basketball memory? My dad teaching me to shoot and dribble
Favorite place to play (besides the Kohl Center): Michigan State, they always have great fans and it is high energy
If I could change one basketball rule, it would be: A shot from half court would be five points
What is the first basketball memory that you have? My dad teaching me to shoot and dribble
This summer, I: had workouts and on-the-court time with the coaches for eight weeks. During that time I also interned with Oxford International. I took my brother to college in Alabama and went on a weekend trip to Las Vegas with Morgan Paige.
Is there something significant about your uniform number? 35 was my best friend’s numbers so when I was a freshman in high school and I had the choice between 34 and 35, I chose 35. I’ve been wearing it ever since.
What would you be doing if you weren’t playing collegiate basketball? I would hopefully be playing volleyball somewhere and if not that, just going to school!
Individual goal for the season: To be an all-around player
If I was Coach Kelsey for the day, I would: Throw my team a party!
The best things about Madison is: the community! Everyone loves and supports the Badgers!
Fantasy job/career: Coaching basketball at the college level or finding a career in civil engineering
Persons most admired/role models: My parents and brothers
My most prized possessions are: gifts my older brother gave me I can’t live without: my faith
My secret addiction is: chips and salsa
Weird thing about me that almost no one knows: I have OCD about touching door handles. They have so many germs!
The best sporting event you ever attended was? UW men’s basketball team win over Michigan last year. The Kohl went crazy!
You won’t catch me eating: Cake
Nobody knows how much I love to: Cook
Greatest Invention of the last 100 years: computer
If I could live any place in the world it would be: Australia
If you could spend a week anywhere in the world: backpacking through Europe
If I could live in any time period, it would be: Now!
A non-athletic talent I have is: Cooking
Non-athletic talent I would like to have is: I wish I could draw!
If I could meet three people from throughout history they would be: Jesus, Einstein, and Abraham Lincoln
If you could trade places for a day with a person, who would it be and why? An astronaut so that I could experience space and zero gravity
Who would star as you in the story of your life? Jennifer Garner
If I had a million dollars: Give my parents money to put away, take my brother on a trip, buy a nice car, and travel to amazing places all over the world
My bucket list includes: swimming with the dolphins, going to Europe, making an impact on someone’s life, sharing my faith with strangers
Post-college plans: travel and maybe do missionary work. Then settle down into a career
Career goal: With whatever occupation I have, I want to make an impact on people’s lives. I want to make a difference.
My dream date would be: something fun that I’ve never done before with someone who keeps me laughing
What are you most thankful for? My family
What are you passionate about? My faith and our armed forces
My favorite quote or motto is: “Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” Confucius
The best advice I have ever gotten is: to cherish the time you spend with the people you love and don’t take it for granted
My worst habit is: cracking my toes!

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