Women's Basketball


23   Kelly Van Huisen
Kelly Van Huisen


Haverhill, Mass.

High School:




Makes recovery after tearing the ACL in her right knee...Has missed almost two seasons of basketball due to knee injuries...Skilled athlete that will play at both the point guard and shooting guard positions...An excellent transition player who can pass and shoot... Can control the tempo of the game...Excellent three-point shooter, who can also take the ball into the lane.

IN 1998-99: Started all three games she played in...Tore her right ACL less than two minutes into the Kansas game on Nov. 20...Had 18 points and four assists vs. Boston College...Registered 13 points, seven assists, and five rebounds in first game back since knee surgery in season-opening win against St. John's.

IN 1997-98: Earned starts in all six games she played in...Suffered a season ending knee injury, tearing ACL in her left knee, in the last six seconds against Holy Cross ...Averaged 15.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game before injury...Ranked among nation's leaders in three-point field goal percentage before injury...Scored a team-high 18 points to lead UMass in the win over the Crusaders-also added seven rebounds and two steals...Led the Minutewomen with 21 points against Ohio State, 19 of which were scored in the first half... Tied her career-high with eight rebounds against Hartford and added 10 points... Led the Minutewomen with 24 points, hitting 3-of-3 on three-point field goals in the win against Wagner.

IN 1996-97: Appeared in all 28 games, starting 25...All-Atlantic 10 Rookie team selection...Earned Atlantic 10 Player and Rookie of the Week honors for the week ending Dec. 29...Named A-10 Rookie of the Week for the week ending Dec. 8...Named WHMP/UMass Athlete of the Week on Jan. 1...Second on the team in scoring with 10.7 points per game...Led the team in three-point field goal percentage (.472)...Second on team with 115 assists (4.1 apg)...Scored in double figures on 12 occasions, including the first five games...Posted 14 points and five assists in first collegiate game in loss to Ohio State...Scored 20 points (4-of-7 three pointers) and posted six assists at Fairfield...Scored 20 points, while posting a career-high nine assists, against Hartford...Recorded 15 points, seven assists and a career-high eight rebounds at Wagner...Hit game-winning three-pointer (from 30 feet) with :00.2 remaining and scored all nine of UMass' points in overtime win at Wagner...Scored team-high 14 points, grabbed seven rebounds and handed out five assists in win over Fordham...Scored team-high 13 points and dished out six assists in loss to Xavier...Posted career-high 21 points on 8-12 shooting in win over Duquesne in the Atlantic 10 quarterfinals.

HIGH SCHOOL: Earned four letters as the starting point guard on the Haverhill basketball team that won three-straight Division I state titles and four-straight Merrimack Conference Championships ...Was the Merrimack Conference Most Valuable Player as a junior and a Boston Globe Dream Team selection as a senior... Averaged 9.0 points and 6.0 assists...Also earned letters in softball, soccer, track and cross country.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kelly Lynn Van Huisen...Born on December 16, 1978 in Abbington, Pa...Daughter of David and Sherry Van Huisen... A Sociology major.

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