44 Therese Kelley
Therese Kelley


Mahtomedi, Minn.

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Women's Basketball Tops UC Santa Barbara For Fourth Straight Win

Black Knights Improve to 4-1 on the Season

Three-year letterwinner ... tri-captain ... a pre-season Patriot League first-team selection ... earned post-season league honors the past two years ... became just the second Black Knight in school history to earn first-team honors following selection to that unit last year ... has been Army's top scorer, rebounder and shot blocker the past two seasons and ranks among the top returning players in the league as well ... turned in impressive stats last year in spite of coping with plantar fasciatus in both feet ... fully recovered following surgery to correct problem during the off-season and looking for breakout year ... complete player who holds key to Army's success as its go-to-player .. expected to be more dominate in the paint after working hard in the weight room and on post moves during the off-season ... should result in more points inside along with drawing the foul ... versatile post who steps out to hit the perimeter shot ... imposing shot blocker who ranks among Army's all-time leaders ... on a collision course to become the 11th Black Knight to score 1,000 points following season-best 323-point output junior year ... ranks 17th on the career charts in scoring with 806 points, is ninth in scoring average (9.7), eighth in field goal percentage (.465), sixth in free throw percentage (.712), 22nd in rebounding (388) and second in blocks (78) ... 49 double-digit games and six double-doubles.

1999-00: Averaged 12.4 ppg. and 5.5 rp. ... drew starts in 27 of 28 game appearances ... 347 points is the fifth highest by a junior and best season output since 1993-94 ... enjoyed a run of eight straight double figure games, 20 overall, and just missed out on five other occasions ... scored in the 20-point range twice within a three-day span vs. Columbia (20) and Lehigh (23), the latter a career-high ... doubled three times in rebounding and just missed out six other times in grabbing 155 ... shot a sizzling 50 percent from the field in 14 games ... fouled out of just six games in 798 minutes ... first Army player to earn weekly league honors in two years after leading team to back-to-back wins, its first in 59 games.

1998-99: Averaged 11.5 ppg. and 5.9 rpg. ... topped team in rebounding, field goals, field goals and free throw percentage while finishing second in scoring ... one of two Army players to start every game ... scored in double figures 23 times ... enjoyed run of ten straight double digit games ... after streak snapped, doubled in seven of last eight games ... recorded four double-doubles, last three in Patriot League play, and just missed out on another ... first career double-double came early in the season in 14 point, 11 rebound effort against St. Bonaventure ... recorded double-doubles in three of first four league matches with Lehigh (14 points/11 rebounds), Bucknell (14 pts./10 reb.) and Lafayette (11 pts./10 reb.) ... season high 20 points verus Manhattan equaled career high set freshman year ... twice ripped down 11 rebounds (vs. St. Bonaventure and Lehigh) for new career high ... shot 50 percent or better from the field in 13 of 28 games with season high 78 percent on 7 of 9 from the floor in first-round league meeting with Bucknell ... topped Lady Knights in Patriot League games with 10.9 ppg. and 6.3 rpg. ... led the league with 37 blocks ... career-high five rejections came against Elon in opening round of West Point tournament ... also ranked eighth in rebounding and tenth in scoring ... Patriot League second team all-star pick.

1997-98: Averaged 5.0 ppg., 2.6 rpg. ... posted team's top shooting and free throw percentages and listed as leader in blocks ... hit 48 percent (57-119) from the floor and converted 81 percent (21-26) from the line ... 18 blocks ranked third in the Patriot League and is Army's best output since Jamie Arundell had that many swats in 1994-95 ... shot 50 percent or better from the floor 13 times during 27 game appearances ... drew starts four times ... averaged over 15 minutes a game ... posted a career-high 20 points against perennial Patriot League power Holy Cross in second-round meeting at West Point ... hit 10-18 from the field ... efforts earned weekly rookie honors, second Army newcomer to be recognized by the league ... just one of three Lady Knights to score 20 or more points ... scored in 15 straight games and in 19 of final 21 games of season ... in double figures six times ... career high seven rebounds pulled down in first round league win over defending champion Lehigh ... finished sixth in scoring with 136 points and fifth in rebounds with 69

High School: Averaged 16.8 ppg. and 11.4 rpg. during senior year at Mahtomedi High ... ranked as one of the top five centers in state of Minnesota ... Class AAA all-state honorable mention ... shot just under 50 percent from the floor in closing out career with 1,075 points ... twice selected team's MVP ... three-time all-conference pick ... served as team captain senior year ... played AAU ball, leading Polars to the state title senior year.

Personal: Given name is Therese Marjorie Kelley ... born Apr. 1, 1979. ... parents' names are Michael and Joanne Kelley ... majoring in Spanish and Chinese.

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