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#23 Allison Krischer


#23  Allison Krischer

Junior    Guard

Height: 5'7"

Hometown:  Johnstown, Pa.

High School:  Richland

Major:  Communication

As a Lady Cat
Following a solid freshman season, Allison joined Coach Gault’s starting line-up last season and was the team’s third leading scorer at 11.7 points per game and the fifth leading rebounder at 2.9 rebounds per game.   She was second on the team in both three-point field goals-made (37) and steals (62).
      In just her second season, Allison ranked among the national leaders in assists per game.  Her  4.6 (125 assists) assists per game was good enough for 45th in NCAA Division II.
Allison led or tied for the team lead  in assists in 16 of the team’s 27 games.  She also led the Lady Cats in scoring twice, rebounding once and steals eight times. 
     She scored in double-figures 20 times in 2004-05, including pouring in a career-high 23 points in the season opener at Clarion University on Nov. 16, 2004.  Through two seasons, Allison has also compiled career-highs of six rebounds against Ohio Valley (WV) College on Nov. 22, 2004 and six rebounds against Columbia Union (MD) College on Jan. 24, 2004  and nine assists against Alderson-Broaddus WV) College on Feb. 1, 2005. 
     Along with her career-highs, Allison added 20 points against Columbia Union on Jan. 10, 2005, five rebounds on six occasions and seven assists three times.
     Through two seasons, Allison is averaging 7.3 points, 2.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.7 steals per game.  She has made 37.1% (150-404) of her field goals, 31.3% (50-160) of her three-point field goals and 67.1% (51-76) of her free-throws.
     Coach Gault hopes to move Allison to the shooting guard position to utilize her skills.  Through hard work, her jump shot has become more consistent.  Allison is a very competitive player who loves to play the game.  Coach Gault loves her attitude and drive to compete.
     Allison is the daughter of Michael and Nancy Krischer.

At Richland High School
Allison totaled 1,803 career points, 593 rebounds, 472 assists, 139 three-point field goals and 416 steals in her high school career on her way to being named 2003 First Team Associated Press Pennsylvania Class AA All-State.  She was also a member of the Eat’n Park Pennsylvania Hoops Roundball Classic All Star team.
     Allison was a team captain who led her team to the 2003 District VI Championship and Laurel Highland Conference titles from 2000-2002.  She was named Laurel Highlands Basketball All Conference and played in the 2003 Big John Riley Classic. 
     In 2003, Allison was tabbed Tribune-Democrat Scholar-Athlete of the Year and Richland High School Female Athlete of the Year.  She was also a two-time Charter Communications “Player of the Week,” and the CDM Sports MVP and All-Tournament Team choice in 2002. 
     Allison was the 2001 MVP and three-time All-Tournament Team selection at Windber Area Athletics Booster Association.  She was named to the Blairsville Kiwanis All-Tournament Team. In her high school career, Allison accumulated a total of 11 varsity letters in basketball, softball, volleyball and soccer.  She was the captain of 2002 Lady Rams District VI soccer championship team…two-time Laurel Highlands Softball All-Conference Team. 
     Allison was coached by Linda Renzi at Richland High School. 

Last Reviewed: October 12, 2005