Heta Korpivaara is a versatile international finnish player wiith wide experience both in the USA and in Europe.
Heta´s career begins at Etela Tapiola High School, where she averages 18,4 points and 7,3 rebounds in 2003, before moving to the States, where she joined Seton Hall.
Heta had a good first season at Seton Hall, being part of the Big East Freshman team and averaging 5,4 points and 3,4 rebounds per game in the 2003-04 season.
In the 2004-05 season and as a sophomore, Heta improved up to 7,7 points and 4,4 rebounds per game, shining with 20 points against Campbell or with 12 rebounds against Rutgers.
Heta averaged 10,1 points and 4,4 rebounds as a junior, with 17 points against Connecticut (Barbara Turner, Ann Strother, Renee Montgomery, Charde Houston, Kalana Greene and) Ketia Swanier), 18 points in the win against Notre Dame and 25 points and 11 rebounds against Miami, recieving for the second time the leadershing and hustle award.
Once her college career was over, Heta Korpivaara signed with Gran Canaria in Spanish 1st division, averaging 2,6 points and 1,5 rebounds per game and also playing in FIBA Cup.
In the 2008-09 season, Heta signed with CREF Hola, averaging 17,5 points 4,7 rebounds 4,2 drawn fouls and 13,1 in efficiency per game, moving to Real Canoe in the last part of the season, reaching the playoffs and finally moving the team to 1st Division.
Heta Korpivaara returned to CREF Hola in the 2009-10 season, raising her numbers to 19,3 points 6,9 rebounds and 4,4 drawn fouls per game for 18,2 in efficiency per game.
In the 2010-11 season, Heta signed with Tenerife Aguere, averaging 17,2 points 6,7 rebounds and 15,6 in efficiency per game, almost reaching the playoffs to 1st division.
Heta Korpivaara is currently having her best statistical season in Spain, avareging during the 2011-12 season 21,1 points 7,5 rebounds 5,5 drawn fouls 22,9 in efficiency and 56,9% from the field with Uni Ferrol, shining with 29 points and 30 efficiency against Arxil, 32 points and 38 efficiency against Uni Tenerife, 19 points 10 rebounds 10 drawn fouls and 25 efficiency against Aguere, 30 points and 36 in efficiency against Guadalajara, 22 points and 30 efficiency against Caceres or 27 points 13 rebounds 11 drawn fouls and 35 efficiency for the MVP against Ourense.
Heta Korpivaara has also been a key player in all the Finnish National Teams.
She averaged 12,4 points and 4,4 rebounds in the 2002 U18 European Championship and 20 points and 10,8 rebounds in the Qualifying Round.
In the 2004 U20 European Championship she aveaged 14,9 points and 6,6 rebounds per game, shining with 22 points 13 rebounds and 5 assists against Spain.
With Finnish Senior National Team and in the Qualifying Round for the different European Championships, Heta averaged 7 points and 3,8 rebounds in 2005, 6,4 points and 4,3 rebounds in 2007, 9 points and 5,1 rebounds in 2009 and 10,6 points and 4,5 rebounds in 2011.
In the 2012-13 season, Heta Korpivaara signs with Heli Girls Donau Ries, in German 1st Division, averaging 16.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game, reaching 35 points 11 rebounds and 43 efficiency against the finalist Rhein Main.
2005-2006: Seton Hall (NCAA-D1): 10.1ppg 4.4rpg
2006-2007: Seton Hall (NCAA-D1):
2007-2008: Gran Canaria La Caja de Canarias (Spain-LF1): 2.6 ppg 1.5 rpg in 14min
2008-2009: CREF Hola (Spain-LF2): 17.5 ppg 4.7 rpg 13.1 efficiency
2008-2009: Real Canoe (Spain-LF2): 9.1ppg 4.8rpg 8.9 efficiency in 22min
2009-2010: CREF Hola (Spain-LF2): 19.3ppg 6.9rpg 4.4fr 18.2 efficieny
2010-2011: Aguere (Spain-LF2): 17.2 ppg 6.7 rpg 15.6 efficiency
2011-2012: Universitario de Ferrol (Spain-LF2): 21.1 ppg 7.5 rpg 5.5 fr 22.9 efficiency
2012-2013: Heli Girls Donau Ries (Germany-D1): 16.7ppg 5.4rpg