4 Mike Paluchniak
4 - Mike Paluchniak
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 190
Year: JR
Hometown: Oostburg, Wis.
High School: Oostburg HS
Position: G

2012-13:

As a junior, played in 21 games, started 10 … Scored season high 15 points vs The Master’s College (12/4/12) and hit a team season-high five 3-pointers … Grabbed season-high 5 rebounds vs Cal Lu (1/26/13) … Had season-high 4 assists in win vs Bard (12/29/12) … Had career high 5 steals vs RPI (11/18/12)

2011-12:

As a sophomore, played in 20 games ... Scored season-high 10 points two times ... Had three rebounds on four separate occasions ... Season-high three assists ... In win versus Babson (12/31/11), had four points, two rebounds, two assists, and one steal ... Nailed big 3-pointer in win at Macalester (12/12/11) in his season opener


2010-11:

As a freshman, started all 25 games and led the SCIAC in minutes played (37.0 mpg) ... Averaged 7.9 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.0 apg and shot 30.8 percent from 3-point range ... Hit double figures in scoring 9 times ... In conference, 27th in scoring, 14th in assists, 14th in 3-point percentage, and 7th in 3-pointers made per game ... 391st in nation in 3's made per game ... Scored career-high 16 points at La Verne (1/15/11) ... Grabbed career-high eight rebounds in win versus UC Santa Cruz (12/18/10) ... Career-high five assists in win versus Eastern Nazarene (12/13/10) ... Made four 3-pointers twice at Redlands (2/5/11) and at C-M-S (2/19/11) ... Team Lockdown Award and Coaches Award ... Photo appeard in December article in the New York Times


High School
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Captain for team that won 20+ games each of last two seasons and finished No. 10 in state his senior year ... Team won two conference championships and one regional championship ... Averaged 5.3 ppg, 2.3 rpg, 1.9 apg, 1.7 spg as a senior ... Academic all-state selection ... All-conference selection ... State student-athlete of the year runner-up ... Also named all-conference in soccer ... Ranked No. 1 in class ... Chess club president ... Wisc. math talent search ... Wisc. State Senate Scholar Chairman ... All-County math team co-captain ... One of 524 students to score perfectly on National Financial Capability Challenge ... AP scholar with distinction ... As a prefrosh, worked with Prof. Alvarez on researching various internet voting topics

Personal:

Business Economics & Management major...Born November 5, 1991...Named Academic All-Conference...Lists his hobbies as being active, hanging with friends, and playing blackjack...Played on the Friends of Hoop team in Milwaukee, WI....Secured job at Bank of America in New York City summer 2013...Analyst Intern at Bank of America Merrill Lynch summer of 2012 ... Worked in Caltech's investment office summer of 2011 ... Research with Professor of Political Science R.M. Alvarez during summer of 2010...Son of Steve and Mary...His Brother Matt plays basketball at Concordia (Wisc.)...Sister Allie plays high school basketball


"The will to win is important. The will to prepare is vital."