WOMEN'S BASKETBALL ADDS TRANSFER MEGAN KRITSCHER
SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Sacramento State women's basketball head coach Jamie Craighead has announced the signing of 6-foot-3 center Megan Kritscher for the upcoming 2010-11 season. A transfer from UC Santa Barbara, Kritscher will have to sit out a season due to NCAA transfer regulations and will be eligible to compete beginning in the 2011-12 school year.
Kritscher completed her redshirt freshman campaign during the 2009-10 season for the Gauchos, averaging 1.4 points and 1.2 rebounds while averaging 6.9 minutes per game in 17 contests. She made her first career start against Cal State Northridge on Feb. 24, and scored a season-high tying four points in 19 minutes.
"Megan is a 6-3 center that can move up and down the floor and has post moves with her back to the basket," Craighead said. "I think she will be a great asset to our team in the back end of our press, and will help us protect the basket. Sitting out this coming season will allow her to hone her skills in the post while also getting a chance to acclimate to our style of play."
A native of Woodland, Calif., Kritscher starred at Pioneer High School, where she averaged 15.7 points, 11.7 rebounds and 7.1 blocks per game as a senior while earning Tri-County League MVP honors. A two-time first team all-league selection, Kristcher posted a triple-double against Natomas HS as a senior, scoring 28 points, grabbing 17 rebounds and blocking 14 shots. For her high school career, she blocked a total of 645 shots, an average of 161 blocks per season. She also starred as a middle blocker for the Patriots, earning first team all-league honors as a junior and a senior. She competed at the club level for Sacramento's Nor-Cal Elite, and plans to major in communications when she comes to Sacramento State in the fall.
She is the seventh member of the team's 2010-11 recruiting class, joining guards Prayer Branham (Mesa CC, Laveen, Ariz.) Sadie Clements (Springville HS, Springville, Utah), Alle Moreno (St. Mary’s HS, Lodi, Calif.), and Se’nyce Parrish (Clovis West HS, Clovis, Calif.) as well as post players Cydnie Mixon (Deer Valley HS, Antioch, Calif.) and Shanti Smith (Highlands Ranch HS, Denver, Colo.).
||Laveen, Ariz./Mesa Community College
||Springville, Utah/Springville HS
||Woodland, Calif./UC Santa Barbara
||Antioch, Calif./Deer Valley HS
||Lodi, Calif./St Mary's HS (Stockton)
||Clovis, Calif./Clovis West HS
||Denver, Colo./Highlands Ranch HS