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Image 45 of Basketball, 1993

Part of University of Kentucky Basketball Media Guides (Men)

)D SVOB< 6-9 215 SENIOR CENTER CINCINNATI, OHIO (PRINCETON) GENERAL Walk-on ... Bypassed his senior year of basketball eligibility (1992-93) at Northern Kentucky University to transfer to UK in order to complete his degree in chemical engineering (under a dual-degree program, UK and NKU provide students with the opportunity to pursue a degree in chemical engineering, three years at NKU plus two yeats at UK) ... Eligible to walk on and play immediately at Kentucky under NCAA rules (under academic guidelines) ... A three-year starter at NKU, Svoboda ranks 10th on the NKU all-time scoring list with 1,114 points, third in rebounding with 770 and fourth in all-time field goal percentage at 56.2% ... Last yeat, he averaged 18.1 points (fifth in the Gteat Lakes Valley Conference), 10.9 tebounds (first in the GLVC and 12th in NCAA Division 11), shot 60.6% from the field (sixth in the GLVC) and 69.6% from the line ... He set an NKU single-season record with 304 tebounds last season ... He also finished his cateet as NKU's top rebounder by average (9.1 per game) ... Was named to the GTE Academic All-District IV Basketball team ... Two-time Academic All-GLVC performer... Won the Richard F. Scharf GLVE Paragon Award for outstanding Student-Athlete in 1992 ... Named the Vincent K. Schulte NKU Athlete of Distinction for 1992 ... Also lettered in men's tennis at NKU in 1991 and 1992; was GLVC champion in No. 5 singles in 1992, and was a GLVC finalist at No. 2 doubles in 1991. East-West All-Star Basketball Game ... First team All-Conference ... Academic All-Conference ... Also lettered in water polo and tennis... Earned All-State honors in water polo ... Set a state record for goals scored in a state tournament... His sister, Tammy, played basketball at the University of Cincinnati and Stanford; his father, Wayne, was a doubles captain for the Purdue University tennis team in 1965-66 ... Coached by Jim Stoll. HIGH SCHOOL A 1989 graduate of Princeton High School in Cincinnati... Averaged 17 points and 10 rebounds as a senior... Shot 62.0% from the field and 70.0% from the line ... MVP of Cincinnati's YEAR G-S MIN-AVG FG-A PCT 3FG-A PCT FT-A PCT REB-AVG PF-D A TO BS S TP-AVG 1989-90 28-25 801-28.7 121-232 52.2 1-1 1.000 72-100 72.0 228-8.1 65-0 28 68 12 17 315-11.3 1990-91 29-28 755-26.0 123-227 54.2 0-2 .000 45-68 66.2 238-8.2 57-1 28 53 13 17 22 291-10.0 1991-92 28-27 933-33.3 198-327 60.6 0-0 .000 112-161 69.6 304-10.9 54-0 16 65 13 508-18.2 1114-13.1 TOTAL 85-80 2489-29.3 442-786 56.2 1-3 .333 229-329 69.6 770-9.1 176-1 72 186 38 56 * At Northern Kentucky University full Name: Todd Joseph Svoboda birthdate: September 14, 1971 Place of Birth: Middletown, Ohio parent: Wayne Svoboda Major: Chemical Engineering High School Coach: Jim Stoll My Favorite Hobbies Are: Water Water Polo My Favorite Food Is: Steak My Favorite TV Show Is: Coach My Favorite Movie Is: Blues Bro My Favorite Sports Figure Is: Jo McEnroe, Charles Barkley The Person In History That I Wo Most Like To Meet Is: My grandfat (Dad's Dad) My Favorite Pro Sports Team Is: Cincinnati Reds My Goal In Life Is To: Succeed My Greatest Moment In Sports Was Scoring my 1000th point If I Were Not Playing Basketball I would Be: Playing water polo The Best Athlete I've Ever Played Against Was: Rex Chapman The One Thing I Like Most About Basketball Is: Competition The Best Thing About Being An Athlete Is: Attention Before A Basketball Game I: Pr iy When I Want To Get Away Fro\ basketball I: Pray, go for a walk The Thing 1 Like Mokr About The University of Kentucky Is: Atmosphere and tradition I'd Like to Be Stranded On A De sert Island With: A beautiful woman 43 Players

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