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#40 Kelsey Assarian
Position: Forward
Height: 6'1"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Naples, Fla.
High School: Barron Collier HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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HONORS AND AWARDS
• 2012 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• 2011 Academic All-Big 12 First Team
• 2010 Academic All-Big 12 First Team

SENIOR (2011-12)
Played in 32 games of the season with two starts...Averaged 1.1 points and 1.8 rebounds per game off the bench...Earned her third career start against Kansas in the Big 12 Championship Quarterfinals and had four rebounds...Also started versus Texas Tech on Senior Night when she tallied six rebounds, two points, a season-best two assists and two steals...Swiped a career-best five steals at Missouri...Scored 4 points at Oklahoma State...Registered a season high 5 points and two blocked shots along with two steals and three rebounds against Missouri...Grabbed a season-best seven rebounds versus McNeese State...Scored 4 points at No. 2 UConn...Contributed a pair of assists against Iowa...Posted four rebounds versus No. 9 Louisville...Earned the Team Academic Award for the second straight year...Became one of just six Big 12 women's basketball student-athletes to be named Academic All-Big 12 First Team three times.

JUNIOR (2010-11)
Played in 36 games of the season and averaged 1.9 points and 2.1 rebounds off the bench...Shot 52.9 percent from the field...Was a perfect 6-for-6 from the floor to score a career-high 12 points in just 12 minutes in the NCAA First Round against McNeese State...In only nine minutes at Kansas State grabbed a season-high seven rebounds which included a season-high five offensive boards...Tallied two rebounds, an assist, a steal and 2 points against Texas Tech...Recorded 7 points and six rebounds in the Big 12 season opener against Colorado...Swiped a season-high three steals versus ULM...Grabbed six rebounds, including four offensive rebounds, against Michigan...Scored seven points, including 5-of-6 from the charity stripe against Liberty...Received the Team Academic Award...Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

SOPHOMORE (2009-10)
Played in 32 games of the season with one start and averaged 2.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game off the bench...Brought down a career-best eight rebounds against Texas Tech...Was a perfect 3-for-3 from the floor and added a career-high eight rebounds versus Lamar...Matched career-best minutes (22) versus Lamar...Made her first career start against Prairie View A&M...Led all scorers in the first half of play with 10 points versus the Panthers, also reset career bests in blocked shots (2) and minutes played (22)...Had a season-best four steals versus North Texas...Added 8 points in games at Auburn and against Stephen F. Austin, also added a season-high two assists against the Tigers...Academic All-Big 12 First Team.

FRESHMAN (2008-09)
Played in 29 games of the season averaging 2.2 points and 1.4 rebounds per game off the bench...Shot a team-leading 58.5 percent from the floor...Had 8 points in a breakout game at No. 15 Kansas State...Saw a league-high 18 minutes of action at Texas Tech...Turned in 4 of the team's first 14 points of the game versus the Lady Raiders...Had 6 first-half points in only five minutes of play at No. 16 Texas...Made a career-best three assists and two steals versus Texas State...Brought down a season-high five rebounds at Stephen F. Austin...Registered 6 points and three rebounds versus Penn State.

HIGH SCHOOL CAREER
Rated the No. 54 overall prospect and the eighth-best power forward in the Class of 2008 by the All-Star Girls Basketball Report...A Street & Smith's Honorable Mention All-American...Named Naples Basketball Player of the Year...Florida 5A Player of the Year runner-up...Led the South to an 83-48 rout of the North squad in the Florida Athletic Coaches Association North-South Basketball All-Star Classic...Honored as MVP...Led Barron Collier High School to the Class 5A state championship as a senior...Averaged 15.8 points, 8.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks as a junior...Also led Barron Collier to the state 5A championship title and a 31-2 overall record as a sophomore...State Farm Final Four MVP in 2006...Florida High School Athletic Association Final Four MVP...Naples Daily News Holiday Shootout MVP...Naples Daily News Holiday All-Tournament Team...Honored as first team all-state in 2008...Two-time second team all-state in 2006 and 2007...FACA All-Star Game MVP...Two-time Florida state champions in 2006 and 2008...Two-time Naples High School Basketball MVP in 2007 and 2008... Also competed in volleyball and track and field...Garnered all-area team honors in volleyball and in track and field...Collier County Winged Foot Scholar Award recipient...Graduate in the top 10 percent of her class...A member of the National Honor Society...Honored on four occasions for academic excellence...Named Anatomy/Physiology Student of the Year.

PERSONAL
Kelsey Aileen Assarian...Born on October 2, 1989 in Lafayette, La...Daughter of Allen and Robin Assarian...Has one older sister, Allyson (24) who was a Class of '08 graduate and who is pursuing a master's degree at A&M...Originally from Grapevine, Texas...Moved to Florida in the eighth grade...Graduated in three-and-a-half years with a 3.4 GPA and a bachelor's degree in Information & Operations Management.

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