FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) -- In her career at North Dakota Lexi Klabo has been reliable -- consistently scoring and contributing for UND.
Which is what made a game against Omaha this season unusual.
“It was very different being able to see what they’re doing on the court from a different perspective and kind of bring that into practice the following days," said Lexi Klabo. "Just being able to see what we need to work on every day and get better at.”
Klabo missed the January 9th game with an injury, the first game she didn’t play in her collegiate career.
“It’s a comforting thing right? To have a player on the floor for four years playing like she has," UND head coach Travis Brewster said of Klabo. "She was engaged in practice and talked about things to do. So she she was coaching from the sideline, so to speak.”
Her absence was limited to just the one game, and Klabo has been a factor each time she’s on the floor.
As she climbs her way up the charts for program records at UND she’s already etched her name at the top of one list – Free throws made.
Klabo says she prides herself on being able to get to the charity stripe and when she gets there its near automatic she’s coming away with points.
“Coach Brew does a good job of getting free throws in at the end of practice," Klabo said. "That’s just something easy you can just come in and work on by yourself if you’re not trying to kill yourself shooting so just coming in and getting reps I’d say.”
For all she does on the floor, the stats she is piling up and records she’s breaking, her head coach says its more than those things that make Klabo the player she is.
“You know, the best way I can say it is she’s a special person and plays the game for the right reasons," Brewster said. "It’s not about her. I don’t know if you guys know that about her, but she’s very humble in that aspect. She plays UND Basketball with her heart.”