Pittsburgh, Pa. / Upper St. Clair High School
MAJOR: Biology / Pre-Medicine
As a Lady Cat
With increased playing time, Grace Hyland began to make an impact as a sophomore in 2011-12. Hyland started eight games and played in 24 of the Lady Cats’ 27 games. She averaged 3.2 points, 2.8 rebounds, and nearly one assist per game. Hyland also finished fifth on the team with 24 steals.
Hyland played in 22 games and averaged nearly 14 minutes per game as a freshman in 2010-11. Hyland averaged 2.7 points, one rebound, and nearly one assist per game. Her 23 steals ranked fifth on the team. Hyland shot 22-59 (37.3%) from the floor, 10-31 (32.3%) from three-point range, and 5-9 (55.6%) from the charity stripe.
Hyland has single-game highs of 13 points against Alderson-Broaddus (WV) College on Jan. 9, 2012 and six rebounds on three occasions. She also dished out three assists in back-to-back games against Glenville State (WV) College on Dec. 3, 2011 and at Concord (WV) University on Dec. 10, 2011.
At Upper St. Clair High School
Grace Hyland lettered four years, was a three-year starter and a two-year captain at Upper St. Clair High School. Hyland, an Almanac Second-Team All-Section selection as a junior, helped lead Upper St. Clair to a WPIAL AAAA Championship in 2008. She also helped take the squad to the PIAA Final Four in 2007. Hyland finished her career with 591 points and 211 rebounds. She also ranks fourth on the school’s all-time three-pointers made list.
In 2009-10 season, Hyland averaged 10.0 points, 2.9 rebounds, 3.0 steals, and 1.7 assists per game. She shot 32.5% from the field, 26.8% from three-point range and 75.6% from the free-throw line in her senior season.
Academically, Hyland graduated with high honors and was a member of the National Honor Society. Hyland received a Pitt-Johnstown Presidential Scholarship.
She was coached by Ernie Koontz at Upper St. Clair High School.