Anya

Kalenta

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Forward
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Minsk, Belarus
High School: General Secondary #21
Other College: Vincennes/Broward
Major: Chemistry

Bio

Honors & Awards

  • Academic All-Big Ten (2016)
  • Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Fall 2014, 2015, 2016; Spring 2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
  • NJCAA All-American (Third Team, 2014)
  • Belarus Under-20 National Team
  • Ranked No. 13 in NJCAA in Scoring (20.8 ppg, 2013-14)
  • Ranked No. 20 in NJCAA in Blocked Shots (2.1 bpg, 2013-14)
  • Ranked No. 22 in NJCAA in Rebounding (10.7 rpg, 2013-14)

Senior (2015-16)
Anya (AWN-yuh) Kalenta made greater contributions for the Huskers as a senior. The 6-3 forward from Minsk, Belarus, produced the best effort of her career with 14 points and 11 rebounds in a win over Penn State Feb. 2.

Kalenta averaged 4.1 points and 3.5 rebounds in 12.1 minutes per game. She had a 13-point effort against Purdue Feb. 21.

She had 11 points and six rebounds in NU’s win over NC State on Dec. 3. Kalenta also had a 10-point, eight-rebound game in a win over North Florida Nov. 16. She added her first career double-digit rebound game with 14 to go along with seven points and three blocks in a win over Northern Arizona on Dec. 19.

She also had seven points, six rebounds and a career-high four assists with three blocks in a win over North Carolina Central Nov. 21. She produced an eight-point, eight-rebound game against Evansville that included two assists and her first career steal Dec. 8.

Kalenta trained with the Belarus National Team in the summer of 2015 before returning to Lincoln in mid-July. Kalenta averaged 4.5 points and 3.5 rebounds on Nebraska’s summer trip to Australia.

Off the court, Kalenta earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2016 and was a four-time member of the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during her career. She was also a two-time selection to the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team.

Junior (2014-15)
Kalenta averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 rebounds in 6.3 minutes per game off the bench in her first year at Nebraska. She hit 60 percent (15-25) of her shots from the field, including 57.1 percent (4-7) of her three-point attempts while making all four of her free throw attempts on the season.

Kalenta's junior season at Nebraska was affected by both a broken nose early in the season and a stress reaction in her foot in the middle of the non-conference campaign. She appeared in 12 games after missing the entire month of December and the first half of January because of the foot injury.

Kalenta opened the season with a pair of double-figure scoring efforts, including 14 points and eight rebounds in just 18 minutes in a season-opening win over Pepperdine on Nov. 15. She added 10 points and seven boards in 26 minutes against Alcorn State the next day. She scored seven points in 20 total minutes over the next three games.

After missing six weeks with her foot injury, Kalenta made her first Big Ten appearance against Penn State Jan. 15, when she scored five points and dished out an assist in just four minutes.

Kalenta played nine total minutes while appearing in six regular-season Big Ten games. She grabbed rebounds in NU's final two regular-season home games against Minnesota Feb. 24, and Ohio State March 1. She also scored two points on her only shot attempt in three minutes of action in Nebraska's Big Ten Tournament win over Illinois on March 5.

Kalenta suffered a broken nose that required surgery on Wednesday, Oct. 29. She played with a protective mask in both of NU’s exhibition games and the season opener against Pepperdine.

Kalenta performed well off the court in her first season at Nebraska. She earned recognition on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters of 2014-15. She was also a member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for her efforts in Nebraska's community outreach events.

Before Nebraska
Kalenta claimed third-team NJCAA All-America accolades in her only season at Vincennes (Ind.) University in 2013-14. The sophomore ranked 13th nationally in scoring with 20.8 points per game, while ranking 22nd in rebounding with 10.7 boards per contest. She also ranked 20th in the NJCAA in blocked shots with 2.1 per game.

A skilled all-around player, Kalenta also contributed 1.5 assists and 1.3 steals per contest for the Trailblazers under the direction of Coach Harry Meeks.

Kalenta hit 51.1 percent of her shots from the field, including 41 percent of her three-pointers for the Vincennes, Ind., school, which finished with a 23-7 overall record. She hit 32 three-pointers on the year.

A consistent performer, Kalenta scored in double figures in 29 of VU's 30 games in 2013-14, while producing 19 double-doubles. She had a season-high of 33 points, while adding 25 points and 21 rebounds in a win over Malcolm X on Dec. 29, 2013.

Kalenta spent her freshman season at Broward (Fla.) College, where she averaged 9.3 points and 7.4 rebounds per game. She also competed for the Republic of Belarus at the Under-20 European Championships, where she averaged 6.2 points and 6.1 boards per game.

Personal
The daughter of Ryhor and Yaniua Kalenta, Anya was born April 3, 1994, in Minsk, Belarus. Anya is a pre-health and chemistry major and earned academic All-Big Ten honors in 2016. She claimed six spots on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll. She also earned a place on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team for her work in the community in both 2015 and 2016. She received her bachelor's degree from Nebraska in May of 2017.

Anya chose Nebraska over Utah State, East Tennessee State and Indiana.

Five Facts About Anya

  1. Anya loves to read. Her favorite books are "Atlas Shrugged" and "Animal Farm."
  2. She has never had a pet, but Anya really wants a beagle.
  3. Her name was listed as "Hanna" on the Belarus U-20 National Team roster in 2013. She prefers Anya (AWN-yuh).
  4. Chemistry is her favorite class
  5. Anya's mom, Yaniu, played for the USSR National Team.

Kalenta's Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

2014-15

12-0

15-25

.600

4-7

.571

4-4

1.000

17-1.4

6-0

1

6

3

0

38-3.2

2015-16

31-2

53-115

.461

2-5

.400

20-29

.690

110-3.5

40-0

12

15

16

4

128-4.1

Career

43-2

68-140

.486

6-12

.500

24-33

.727

127-3.0

46-0

13

21

19

4

166-3.9

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