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Holly Kersgieter - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Holly Kersgieter

Position Guard
Height 5'11"
Class Junior
Hometown Sand Springs, Okla.
High School Charles Page HS


Career Honors:
2022-23 Marlene Mawson Exemplary Woman Student-Athlete Award 
2022-23 Preseason All-Big 12
2021-22 All-Big 12 First Team
2021-22 Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
2021-22 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
2020-21 Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
2020-21 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention
Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree (2021)

2022-23 (Senior) 
Named to the Preseason All-Big 12 First TeamAveraged 14.4 points per game…Appeared in 27 games, making 26 starts…Reached double figures in scoring 20 times, including a season-high 26 points against Texas Tech (Jan. 16)…Recorded three double-doubles ,including a game where she notched a season high 15 boards along with 15 points against UTRGV (Nov. 20) Recorded a career-high in 3FG made against Oklahoma (Feb. 19)…Led the Jayhawks with 51 steals on the year…Averaged just over six rebounds per game…Also totaled 46 assists and 12 blocked shots including notching a career high three blocks versus Iowa State (Jan. 21).

2021-22 (Junior)
Named to the All-Big 12 First Team….Earned Academic All-Big 12 Second Team honors…Received Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention…Became KU’s first All-Big 12 First Team selection since 2015…Scored her 1,000th career point in the Jayhawks Sunflower Showdown win over Kansas State (Feb. 12)…Enters her senior season ranked No. 24 on KU’s all-time scoring list with 1,103 career points…Ranked seventh on KU’s career three-pointers list with 144…Led Kansas in scoring, averaging 13.4 points per game…Appeared in 30 games, making 29 starts…Reached double figures in scoring 21 times, including a season-high 23 points against Baylor (Jan. 16)…Recorded two double-doubles…Had 17 points and a season-high 14 rebounds at Oklahoma State (Jan. 29)…Scored 12 points and pulled down 10 rebounds against Kansas State (Feb. 12)…Led the Jayhawks with 54 steals…Averaged 4.7 rebounds per game…Also totaled 53 assists and 12 blocked shots.

2020-21 (Sophomore)
Selected as honorable mention to the 2020-21 Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Team…Received Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention…Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree…Appeared in 24 games, totaling 698 minutes on the court…Shot 41.1 percent from the field, 32.80 percent from three and 85.3 percent from the free throw line…Scored a total of 407 points and hauled down 161 rebounds…Scored 20 or more points in eight games…Recorded three double-doubles, last against Iowa State with 12 points and 11 rebounds…Scored a career and season-high 29 points against Texas Tech on Feb. 20…Led team in 10 out of 22 total categories.

2019-20 (Freshman)
Appeared in 29 games…Averaged 10.1 points per games and 4.2 rebounds…Scored a career-high 24 points against Indiana State (Nov. 7)…Recorded 294 points on the season and 32 steals…Dropped four three-pointers (4-5) against Kansas State with an 80 percent average (March 8)…Scored 53 three-pointers…Averaged a 40.5 percentage from the three, good for fourth all-time in the record book…Recorded a career-high 10 rebounds vs Indiana State (11/7)…Scored 10+ points in 11 games of the season…Led KU in rebounds three times…Led KU in scored four times…Went 100 percent from the free-throw line 10 times.

Prior to Kansas
Prepped at Charles Page High School, earning letters in basketball and volleyball…First player to commit to Kansas in the 2019 signing class…Averaged 19.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 5.0 steals per game as a junior…Led high school to a conference championship as a sophomore and ended the season at the semifinals of the Class 6A state tournament…Won conference championship and regional championship as a senior…Earned preseason All-State honors, named All-Conference First-Team selection and garnered Academic All-Conference honors throughout her prep career.

The daughter of Charles and Melissa Kersgieter…Has two siblings: Erin and Landon…Plans to major in psychology…Chose Kansas over Oklahoma State, TCU, Tulsa and Texas Tech.

General Finalists for the 2022-23 Marlene Mawson Exemplary Woman Athlete Award Announced

Seniors Rylee Anderson, Mackenzie Bravence, Haleigh Harper, Holly Kersgieter and Rachel Langs were named the 2022-23 Marlene Mawson Exemplary Woman Athlete Award Finalists on National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Wednesday.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Overcome Halftime Deficit for Seventh-Straight Win

Kansas overcame a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat the Texas Tech Red Raiders, 71-68, at the United Supermarkets Arena in Lubbock, Texas on Saturday, earning KU its seventh-straight victory in Big 12 play and 10th win in conference play this season.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Claim First Win in Stillwater Since 2012

Behind a double-double of 17 points and 14 rebounds from Oklahoma native Holly Kersgieter, the Kansas Women’s Basketball team defeated Oklahoma State 68-54 on Saturday afternoon at Gallagher-Iba Arena.