#11 Chelsea McKinneyRed-Shirt Junior GuardHeight: 5'6"
Hometown: St. Petersburg, Pa. High School: Allegheny-Clarion Valley
Major: Electrical Engineering
As A Lady Cat Chelsea played in 12 games and averaged nearly one point, one rebound and one assist as a red-shirt sophomore in nearly four minutes per game. She scored three points, grabbed five rebounds, dished out two assists and made two steals last season. Chelsea has worked hard since she joined the Lady Cat team. She continued that work ethic in the off-season and will compete for playing time at one of the guard positions in 2005-06. Her jump shot range has increased and her dribbling skills have improved through hard work. In addition, Chelsea is a very disciplined player who demands a great deal from herself and her teammates. Coach Gault will rely on Chelsea to be a role player in the Lady Cats’ success this year. Chelsea understands the game and has a good grasp of the Lady Cat system. She is also a tenacious defensive player who has matured into a team leader. Chelsea is a team player who is competitive in everything she does. Coach Gault likes her competitive drive and winning spirit. Along with playing basketball, Chelsea is also a member of the Pitt Johnstown women’s cross country and track and field teams. She is the Lady Cats’ #2 cross country runner, behind fellow teammate Jami Oaks. Chelsea is another member of the Lady Cat team who received an Academic Leadership Scholarship at Pitt Johnstown. She has achieved the Dean’s List each of the last four semesters. Chelsea spent the summer of 2005 as an intern for the Pittsburgh Tissue Engineering Initiative doing Leukemia-based research at Duquesne University. She is also currently nominated for Who’s Who Among American College and University Students. Chelsea is the daughter of Gary and Helene McKinney.