Images from the Wyoming Cowgirl's 2008 NCAA Tournament First Round game against Pitt, March 22nd.
UW This Season: a Second Team All-Mountain West Conference and Newcomer of the Year selection during her first season with the Cowgirls...one of five returning starters to the team...made a big impact in her first season with the program...a tremendous passer , she can shoot the ball from the perimeter.
Junior (2006-07): She was a Second Team All-MWC selection while being named MWC Newcomer of the Year...started in 32 of 34 games she played in during the season, while averaging 34.1 minutes...missed two games with an injury...started in her first regular season game of her career against San Francisco (11/12/06)...led the team in rebounding with 6.5 per game...also added 13.1 points, three assists, one steal and one blocked shot per game...shot 155-397 (.390) from the field, 86-231 (.372) from beyond the arc and 48-67 (.716) from the free throw line...in overall games, she ranked first in three-point field goals made (2.53 tpfgm), sixth in assists (3.00 aspg), eighth in blocks (.94 bpg), tenth in scoring (13.1 ppg) and rebounding (6.5 rpg)...in league games, she was tenth in three-point field goal percentage, 11th in blocks, 12th in scoring, 13th in rebounding and 15th in steals...had 16 points and ten rebounds in the WNIT Championship game against Wisconsin (3/31/07)...came up with 25 points while shooting 7-12 (.583) from beyond the arc against Utah (3/3/07)...had a career high 26 points against Montana (12/29/06), which helped her earn All-Tournament Team honors at the Lady Griz Classic...finished with her second double-double of the season with 13 points, ten rebounds, three blocked shots and a career high eight assists against Western State (12/9/06)...her previous high was seven assists against Idaho State (11/28/06)...recorded her first double-double of her career with ten points and a career high 12 rebounds against Nevada (11/25/06)...finished with 20 points and nine rebounds, while shooting 6-12 (.500) from the field against Charlotte (11/24/06)...had 18 points while shooting 7-17 (.412) from the field against Colorado (11/21/06)...finished with 14 points and nine rebounds in 43 minutes against Kansas State (11/17/06)...recorded 11 points, six rebounds, two assists and one steal and blocked shot against USF (11/12/06)...tied that with 11 points and six boards against Northern Colorado (11/15/06)...in her first action as a Cowgirl, she scored a team high 15 points, along with six rebounds and six steals in the exhibition game against Adams State (11/03/06)...was 6-14 (.429) from the field in 30 minutes of action...had a nice follow up performance with a team high 16 points along with four rebounds and three steals against Colorado Christian (11/10/06)...recorded double-figures in 25 of 34 games, including a stretch of nine in a row...also had five double-doubles on the year...led the team in rebounding in 16 games and scoring 11 times during the season...her 86 three-point field goals made is first all-time on the single season list and the 231 attempts is tied for first on that list as well...named Academic All-MWC and a Scholar-Athlete for the first time in her career.
Junior College: A two-time First Team All-Conference, All-Region IX and WCCAC Player of the Year selection while being named to the All-Region IX and WCCAC tournament teams for two years at Casper College (Casper, Wyo.)...earned Third Team NJCAA All-American honors after being named Honorable Mention NCAA All-America in 2004-05...averaged 16.1 points and seven rebounds as a sophomore and 14.0 points and 8.5 rebounds as a freshman...her team finished with a combined record of 37-31 over two seasons, including a 21-13 mark in 2005-06 and 16-18 in 2004-05...during that time, they were the runner-up at the Region IX tournament coming up short against Western Nebraska in both championship games...was coached by Angelo Hill for two seasons...an excellent student, she earned Academic All-Region and Distinguished Academic All-American honors during her career...was a member of the Polish National team that finished second in the '05 European Championships...chose Wyoming over several schools.
Personal: Full name is Justyna Podziemska...nickname is Czarna (pronounced Char Na)...born May 12, 1985 in Glogow, Poland...the daughter of Boguslawa and Roman Podziemscy...has a sister, Dagmara...majoring in business economics with a minor in international business.