Women's Basketball

 
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Natalie Walsh

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Slidell, La.

High School:
Salmen

Last College:
Wofford

Height:
5-6

Position:
Guard

Experience:
1L

Natalie Walsh

2003-04: Saw action in 12 games as a junior... Averaged 1.8 points while hitting 31.8 percent of her shots and 33.3 percent of her three-pointers... Took 21 of her 22 total shots from behind the three-point line... Had a pair of assists on the season, one each against George Mason and James Madison... Had a season-high six points against James Madison... Recorded a blocked shot against George Mason... Picked up three steals on the season.

2002-03: Sat out the 2002-03 season to satisfy NCAA transfer requirements after joining the Green Wave from Wofford... Will have two years of eligibility remaining beginning with the 2003-04 season.

2000-01 (at Wofford): Started 28 of 29 games... Named to the All-Southern Conference Tournament team... Averaged 12.7 points and 2.4 rebounds... Her 12.7 scoring average ranked second on the team... Led the team with 70 three-pointers, connecting on 36.6 percent of her attempts... Those 70 three-pointers set the Wofford record for three-pointers in a season... Also became Wofford's career leader in three-pointers made as a sophomore... Ranked second on the team with 74 assists... Led the team with 43 steals.

2000-01 (at Wofford): Named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman team... Started 15 of her 28 games... Led the team with 49 three-pointers... Ranked second on the squad in scoring with 10.1 ppg... Was also second with 89 assists... Led the team and was seventh in the conference in assist-to-turnover ratio... Was 19th in the SoCon in scoring and fifth in three-point field goals made... Scored in double-digits on 13 occasions... Had her best game at Davidson, when she scored season highs of 23 points, including 5-of-8 three-point shooting, and six rebounds... Scored 17 points in back-to-back home games against Davidson and Appalachian. State... Scored 15, including 12 from treys, against College of Charleston.

Prep: Awarded a Certificate of Achievement by the Mayor of Slidell... A four-year letterwinner in basketball at Salmen High School... Played high school basketball with former Tulane standout Salome Hector... Earned All-State honors as a junior and senior and honorable mention All-State as a sophomore... A four-time All-Parish and All-District selection... Named All-Metro her senior year... Earned All-Parish and All-District Most Valuable Player honors as a junior and senior... Named All-Metro MVP her senior year... Earned USA Today All-State and honorable mention All-America honors as a senior... Selected one of Slidell's Top 10 Athletes of the Century the summer before her senior year... Led her squad to the state championship her freshman season... Paced the team to the championship game as a senior and to the semifinals as a sophomore and junior... Named Salmen's Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year as a senior... Holds Salmen's all-time scoring record with 2,225 points... Became the first player in school history to pass the 2,000-point mark... Became the first player in school history to start every game of her high school career... Also the all-time leader with 500 assists... A member of the AAU National Championship team in 1994... Lettered twice in softball and once in volleyball... Also earned second team All-District honors in volleyball as a freshman.

Personal: Born Natalie Lynn Walsh on Jan. 28, 1982... The daughter of Kenny and Karen Walsh.

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