CU (W) Basketball BIO
3 Kelsey Woodard
2009-10 (Junior)
Named ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District VII Second-Team and MVC Scholar-Athlete Team honorable mention with a 3.79 cumulative grade point average ... Led the team, shooting 84.6 percent from the free-throw line ... Became the 21st player in school history to reach 1,000 career points and the first junior to do so since Angie Janis in 2004-05 ... One of 15 players in school history with 100 career three-pointers, concluding her junior season ranked fourth in CU history with 193 treys ... Ended season ranked second in school history with career 84.4 free-throw percentage (trailing only her older sister Kristi) ... Ranked 11th in the MVC in three-point accuracy (.340) and 12th in three-pointers per game (1.7) ... Started 76 straight games before coming off the bench at Drake (Feb. 26) and against Illinois State (March 4) ... Is 18-for-33 (.545) from three-point range in six career WNIT games ... Scored in double figures seven of her first eight games and 15 of her first 21 games, before scoring no more than nine points in her final 11 games ... Her longest previous double figure scoring drought had been four games ... Averaged 10.9 points per game through 21 games and 6.5 in her last 11 ... Shot a team-best 43.2 percent from three-point range in non-conference play, but shot just 25.6 percent from long range in Valley play ... Tied season-high with seven rebounds three times, including against Stephen F. Austin (March 19) in the WNIT and against No. 15 Oklahoma (Dec. 20) ... Went 3-for-3 from three-point range for nine points against Wichita State (March 13) in the MVC Tournament semifinals ... Tied career-high with three steals against Evansville (Feb. 13) and at Evansville (Jan. 14) ... Scored her 1,000th career point against Southern Illinois (Feb. 11) ... Held scoreless for the only time in 99 career games against Northern Iowa (Jan. 24) ... Had consecutive games with 14 points against Illinois State (Jan. 2) and Wichita State (Jan. 7), making 4-of-4 three-pointers against ISU and 2-of-2 against WSU ... Scored in double figures in six consecutive games (Nov. 19-Dec. 13) ... Dished season-high five assists at No. 24 Nebraska (Dec. 9) ... Scored season-high 22 points in overtime win at UC Davis (Nov. 27) ... Included in her scoring at UCD was a career-high 19 field goal attempts, 6-of-12 from three-point range and the game-winning left-handed layup at the buzzer in overtime ... Made the first Bluejay field goal, a three-pointer, in D.J. Sokol Arena history, finishing 6-of-11 from long range in the opener against Arkansas State (Nov. 13) ... Also recorded the first Bluejay blocked shot in D.J. Sokol Arena history.

2008-09 (Sophomore)
Earned honorable-mention all-MVC honors after leading the conference with 88 three-pointers and 37.6 minutes played per game ... Tabbed to the MVC All-Tournament Team and the MVC Scholar-Athlete Second Team ... Ranked 21st in the NCAA with 2.6 three-pointers made per game ... Ranked fifth in the MVC and 55th in the nation in three-point field goal percentage (.381) ... Became just the third player in school history to eclipse 80 three-pointers in a season, ranking fourth in school single-season history with her 88 treys ... Fell two free-throw makes shy of qualifying to lead the MVC in free-throw percentage, topping the team with the fifth-best percentage in school history (.846) ... Played an entire game seven times, including all 45 minutes at Northern Iowa (Feb. 21) ... Was school’s leading scorer in 15 games and leading shot-blocker in 15 games ... Tied for team-lead with 22 double-figure scoring games ... Made at least three three-pointers in a game 17 times ... Finished second on team in scoring (438), rebounds (178) and blocked shots (28) ... Went 9-for-16 (.563) from three-point range in the WNIT ... Shot just 32.3 percent from inside the three-point arc, compared to 38.1 beyond it ... Had 21 points, shooting 5-of-9 from three-point range, to go along with six assists in WNIT win over UC Riverside (March 21) ... Creighton’s leading scorer with 13.3 points per game in the MVC Tournament, including an 18-point game in the championship contest against Evansville (March 15) ... Tied season-high with nine rebounds, adding nine points, six assists and two blocks in overtime win against Illinois State (March 7) ... Went 5-for-9 from long range against Missouri State (Jan. 8) ... Scored season-high 27 points at Indiana State (Jan. 3),  draining career-best 7-of-12 three-pointers against the Sycamores, including 6-of-9 in the first half ... Her seven treys were the most by a Bluejay since 2003, while she also tied her season-high with nine boards and her career-high with 18 field goal attempts against the Sycamores ... Led all players with 17 points at North Dakota State (Dec. 29), while draining all four of her second-half three-point attempts ... Dished a career-best seven assists against UC Davis (Dec. 20) ... Topped all players with 23 points at Saint Louis (Nov. 25), draining five three pointers and adding a career-best four blocked shots.

2007-08 (Freshman)
Named to the MVC All-Freshman Team after setting a league record by earning MVC Newcomer of the Week honors six times during her rookie campaign ... Started 19 of the 33 games in which she appeared, including the final 18 of the season ... Tied for the team lead with 52 three-point field goals and led the team by shooting 84.1 percent (74-88) at the free-throw line, which ranked third in the MVC and sixth in single-season Creighton history ... Established school record for consecutive free-throw makes to start a career and a season, making her first 23 shots at the stripe, before missing in her ninth game at Iowa State (Dec. 5) ... Led team with 11.6 points per game in MVC play, becoming the first Bluejay freshman to lead the team in MVC scoring since Becky Flynn (1992-93) ... Also shot team-best 43.6 percent from three-point range and had team-high 34 three-pointers in conference play ... Scored in double figures 15 times, including four 20-point games ... Jays went 13-2 when she scored at least 10 points, 8-10 when she was held to nine or fewer ... Her four 20-point games were the most by a Bluejay freshman since Becky Flynn had five in 1992-93 ... Scored career-high 29 points at South Dakota State (March 20) in the first round of the WNIT, the highest scoring output by a Bluejay freshman since Shannon Struby had 34 against San Diego State on Feb. 23, 1991 ... In her 29-point game, she made nine straight field goal attempts in the second half and finished 11-for-14 from the field ... Went 4-for-5 from long range for 12 points against Indiana State (March 2) ... Perfect 8-for-8 at the free-throw line against Southern Illinois (Feb. 14) ... Logged back-to-back 20-point games at Indiana State (Jan. 31) and No. 24 Illinois State (Feb. 2) to become the first Creighton freshman to post consecutive 20-point games since Becky Flynn in 1993 ... Drained five three-pointers (5-for-7) at Indiana State (Jan. 31) ... Averaged 20 points and shot 15-of-26 (.577) from the field that weekend, to earn both MVC Player and Newcomer of the Week honors ... Just the second player in league history to earn both weekly honors in the same week, joining Illinois State’s Kristi Cirone (Dec. 19, 2005) ... Poured in 25 points at SIU (Jan. 20), including Creighton’s final nine points of overtime and 13 of team’s final 15 points in the game ... Pulled down career-high 10 rebounds and had four three-pointers for 12 points and first career double-double against Missouri State (Jan. 6) ... Led team with 13 points in MVC debut against Wichita State (Jan. 4) ... Scored final eight points of the first half and finished with team-best 12 points at Iowa State (Dec. 16) ... Led Jays with 13 points and six assists against Kent State (Nov. 23).

Bellevue West High School
McDonald’s All-America Nominee ... First-Team All-State Class A and First-Team SuperState (all classes) as a senior ... Tabbed female Metro Player of the Year by Boys & Girls Club as a senior ... Earned first-team all-conference recognition three times ... Selected second-team all-state as a sophomore, third-team as a junior and honorable mention as a freshman ... Named honorary captain of the Nebraska State All-Tournament Team and the Metro All-Tournament Team ... Helped lead the Thunderbirds to a 26-3 record and the state championship as a senior ... Averaged 14.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.0 assists, while shooting 49.4 percent from the field and 80.3 percent at the line as a senior ... Tabbed B’nai B’rith Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2007 ... Averaged 14.1 points, 4.2 assists and 4.1 rebounds per game as a junior ... Played AAU ball for the Omaha Crusaders and Daubert-Pinnacle Bank ... All-American at Miss Basketball Showcase ... Four-year starter and four-time state champion in volleyball, earning second-team all-state accolades ... Member of the honor roll.

Daughter of Doug and Lori Woodard, Kelsey Lynn was born Feb. 7, 1989, in Omaha, Neb. ... Has two older brothers, Ryan (34) and Aaron (31) and an older sister, Kristi (26) ... Nickname is Woody ... Kristi played basketball at Creighton, also wearing No. 3, and served as the graduate manager for the Bluejays from 2006-09 ... Lists Kristi as the athlete she most admires ... Enjoys reading, swimming, biking, hiking and watching movies ... Sister-in-law Heidi Geier Woodard played softball and is in the Creighton Athletics Hall of Fame ... Father Doug is the head boys basketball coach at Bellevue West ... AAU teammate of fellow senior Kellie Nelson ... Made a verbal commitment to attend Creighton prior to her sophomore year of high school ... Member of the Creighton Student-Athlete Advisory Committee ... Majoring in finance ... Earned dean’s list honors in each of her first six semesters at Creighton.
Position: Guard
Height: 5'10"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bellevue, Neb.
High School: Bellevue West
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