CULVER — Culver Girls Academy senior forward Andrijana Cvitkovic has been named to the Indiana All-Star team by The Indianapolis Star. She is one of 12 players who will face the Kentucky All-Stars in a home-and-home series early this summer.
“I am extremely excited and happy with this incredible honor. To be a member of the Indiana All-Star team and become a part of the history and tradition is unbelievable,” Cvitkovic said. “I am looking forward to playing with several of the girls who I got to know on the Junior All-Star team and competed against in AAU.”
“I am very proud to represent the Culver Girls Academy basketball program and my family in Croatia,” she added. “I am just so excited in making the team.”
Cvitkovic is the second CGA basketball player to be named to the Indiana All-Stars. The first was Patricia Babcock McGraw, who was Miss Indiana Basketball in 1990. Babcock McGraw was honored by her alma mater in the Lady Eagles’ opener with Bethany Christian on Nov. 9, 2012 when a replica of her Indiana All-Star jersey was hung in Fleet Gym.
The 6’2” Cvitkovic is the third-leading scorer in CGA history with 1,240 points. She follows Babcock McGraw (2,199) and Vanessa Jackson (1,619). She is a four-year starter and helped the Eagles win the sectional in 2011. It was the first CGA sectional title in the class basketball era.
“With the exception of Miss Basketball, there is no greater individual honor for a basketball player in Indiana than making the Indiana All-Star team and I cannot think of a more deserving player than Andrijana,” CGA coach Gary Christlieb said.
“Her dedication, hard work, commitment to excellence and values, instilled through her education at Culver, guided her to this tremendous achievement. I could not be more proud of any player during my coaching career than I am of Andrijana.”
The Kralijevica, Croatia, native has signed a national letter of intent to play at the University of Dayton. The 18th-ranked Flyers finished the season with a 27-2 record and are in the NCAA tournament for the fourth consecutive year.
Along with her Indiana All-Star honor, Cvitkovic was named to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association’s All-State first team and participated in the Hoosier Basketball Magazine top 60 seniors workout. She was also an IBCA All-State first team pick in 2012, IBCA Junior All-Star, Associated Press All-State Honorable mention in 2012, and a McDonald’s All-American nominee.
She recently sat down with ESPN’s HoopGurlz for a one-on-one interview in the website’s “Meet The Prospects” series. To read the interview, go to http://espn.go.com/espnw/hoopgurlz/9079619/croatian-andrijana-cvitkovic-... .