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Cathrine Helene Kraayeveld
(born September 30, 1981) is an American professional basketball player currently playing for the Chicago Sky
The Chicago Sky is a professional basketball team based in Rosemont, Illinois, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association . The team was founded before the 2006 WNBA season began. The team is owned by Michael J. Alter and Margaret Stender...
in the WNBA
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. Her father, Dave, played football
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for the Seattle Seahawks
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High school and college
Cathrine attended Lake Washington High School
Lake Washington High School is one of four high schools in the Lake Washington School District, with an enrollment of approximately 1076 students. It is in the Rose Hill neighborhood of Kirkland, Washington....
in Kirkland, Washington
Kirkland is a city in King County, Washington, United States. It is a suburb of Seattle on the Eastside . The population was 48,787 at the 2010 census makes it the 9th largest city in King County and the 20th largest city in the state...
and Bellevue Christian High School in Bellevue, Washington. Catherine attended and played for the University of Oregon
-Colleges and schools:The University of Oregon is organized into eight schools and colleges—six professional schools and colleges, an Arts and Sciences College and an Honors College.- School of Architecture and Allied Arts :...
. She majored in Human and Family Services.
Cathrine was drafted in the third round, then cut by the San Antonio Silver Stars
The San Antonio Silver Stars are a professional basketball team based in San Antonio, Texas, playing in the Western Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association . The team was founded in Salt Lake City, Utah before the league's inaugural 1997 season began; the team moved to San Antonio...
in 2005. Midway through the 2005 season she was picked up by the New York Liberty
The New York Liberty is a professional basketball team based in New York City, playing in the Eastern Conference in the Women's National Basketball Association . The team was one of the eight original franchises of the league...
. She was traded in 2010 to the Sky as part of a three-team trade.
In 2007 Cathrine finished 8th in the league with a .411 3-point FG percentage.