#54 Krista BritcherRed-Shirt Freshman ForwardHeight: 6'0"
Hometown: Johnstown, Pa. High School: Westmont Hilltop
Major: Elementary Education
As a Lady CatKrista will make her Lady Cat debut this season after red-shirting in 2004-05
At Westmont Hilltop High School Krista will also make her Pitt Johnstown debut in 2005-06 after red-shirting as a freshman last year. Krista was a three-year basketball letter winner who ended her high school career with 633 points and 442 career rebounds, despite sitting out her senior season with an injury. She scored 315 points and grabbed 231 rebounds as a junior to lead her team to a 2002-03 District VI-AA Runner-up finish. Krista was the team’s leading scorer and rebounder in 2002 and 2003 and earned Most Valuable Player honors at the Bellwood-Antis and Hilltopper Classic Tournaments. She was also named Laurel Highlands Athletic Conference (LHAC) Honorable Mention All-Conference as a sophomore and earned the Sewak Award for Outstanding Girl’s Basketball Player in 2003. Krista was a member of the Johnstown Lady Hoopsters AAU team from 1998 through 2003 and a member of the Keystone State Games gold medalist team in 2001. In addition to basketball, Krista was also a three-year letter winner in volleyball and track. She placed second in LHAC and fifth at District VI shot put championships in 2003. Krista was a member of the Honor Roll, Academic Letter, Art Club and Hockey Club. She is the daughter of Bill and Karla Britcher. She was coached by Ernie Fetzer and Jodi Hillegass at Westmont Hilltop High School. Krista has continued to participate in track and field as a member of the Lady Cat team.