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Kristy Wallace

School

Baylor University

Position
Guard
Major
Health, Kinesiology & Leisure Studies

Classroom

Kristy Wallace is expected to graduate on a four-year timeline and secure her degree in health, kinesiology and leisure studies in May 2018. She possesses a cumulative 3.21 GPA, is a 2017 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team, 2016 Academic All-Big 12 First Team and three-time Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll honoree and was named to the Dean’s List in the fall of 2014.

Character

Wallace is the ultimate leader on and off the court for the Lady Bears. She was named team captain for her leadership and for earning the respect of her teammates and coaches. She encourages others daily and is currently mentoring a freshman guard on the offense who will split time with her at the point guard position. She is described as the “Energizer Bunny,” a player that never tires and a gym rat. She is always working to improve.

Community

Wallace is a three-year Baylor Sports Ministry Mission Trip participant, spreading the love of Christ in Brazil through a sports connection in each of the last three summers. She visits hospital patients following the team’s annual Care Bear Drive, giving out bears collected to those in need. She raised money for Sally’s House which provides refuge for homeless women and children in Waco on WBCA Day of Service. She volunteered with Project Homeless in Waco and visits elementary schools in Waco to read and visit with students.

Competition

Wallace is the floor leader who has led the Lady Bears to four consecutive Big 12 regular season titles, three of the last four Big 12 Tournament championships and three NCAA Elite Eight appearances. She started all 37 games at guard last season, sharing the point position and averaging 7.6 points, 3.9 rebounds and 5.6 assists per game. Her 208 assists was the fifth-most in a single season in Baylor history and second in the Big 12. She was a 2017 Big 12 Championship All-Tournament Team pick and 2017 Gulf Coast Showcase Tournament MVP and All-Tournament Team selection. She distributed a career-high 15 assists twice, which is the sixth-highest total in a single game in Baylor history. She started for Australia’s Emerging Opals, who won gold at the 2017 World University Games, and also started for the Australian U23 National Team, which finished runner-up at the inaugural U24 Four Nations Tournament in 2017. She is a 2018 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention selection.