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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:
All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2023-24)
Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2023-24)
Marlene Mawson Exemplary Woman Student-Athlete Award (2022-23)
Honorable Mention All-Big 12 (2022-23)
Preseason All-Big 12 (2022-23)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team (2022-2023)
All-Big 12 First Team (2021-22)
Academic All-Big 12 Second Team (2021-22)
Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2021-22)
Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2020-21)
Phillips 66 All-Big 12 Honorable Mention (2020-21)
Academic All-Big 12 First Team honoree (2020-21)

Kansas Career Rankings (at time of graduation)
#1 in 3-Point FG Made (270)
#2 in Minutes Played (4,416)
#2 in Games Played (148)
#5 in All-Time Scoring (1,929)
#6 in 20-Point Games (24)
#7 in Free Throws Made (393) 

2023-24 (Super-Senior)
Named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention…Finished her career as the program’s all-time leader in three-pointers made with 270… Second in the program in minutes played with 4,414 and games played at 148… Tied for fourth in the program with 24 20+ point games with five coming from this season…Fifth in career scoring with 1,929 points… Seventh in free throws made at 393…Finished her career with 787 rebounds, 263 assists and 237 steals…Fourth in scoring in her final season with 11.6 points per game and second in rebounds and rebound average with 143 total boards for an average of 5.2 per game…Tied for the team lead with 45 steals…Had 18 games scoring in double figures for the season, ending with a career total of 88…Scored a season-high 26 points in her 83-74 senior day win over No. 20 Oklahoma (March 2)…Hit five three-pointers against Cincinnati (Feb. 14)… Recorded a double-double at Kansas State (Jan. 20) with 12 points and 10 rebounds…Hit a career-high four blocks against Houston Christian (Dec. 6, 2023)… Tied her career-high six assists against Penn State (Nov. 13, 2023).

2022-23 (Senior) 
Named the Marlene Mawson Exemplary Woman Student-Athlete Award, which recognizes a Kansas student-athlete for exemplary performance on the court, in the classroom and in the community…Earned All-Big 12 Honorable Mention after ranking third on the team with 13.8 points per game…Moved up to No. 11 on KU’s career scoring list with 1,559 points and ranks third in school history with 208 made three-pointers…Appeared in 33 games, making 32 starts…Hit 64 three-pointers, which ranks sixth on KU’s single-season list…Scored in double figures 26 times, seven games of 20+ points…Scored a season-high 26 points vs. Texas Tech (Jan. 16)…Recorded three double-doubles, giving her nine for her career…Had double-doubles of 15 points and 15 rebounds against UTRGV (Nov. 20), 12 points and 11 rebounds at Nebraska (Dec. 21), and 16 points and 12 rebounds vs. Kansas State (Jan. 29)…Hit multiple three-pointers in 18 games, including a career-high six against Oklahoma (Feb. 19)…Led the Jayhawks with 66 steals…Averaged 6.0 rebounds per game and totaled 62 assists and eight blocked shots.

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.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Have Four Receive All-Big 12 Recognition

The Kansas Jayhawks had four players recognized on the 2023-24 All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Team, which was announced Tuesday by the conference office. Taiyanna Jackson and S’Mya Nichols both earned a spot on the All-Big 12 First Team, while Zakiyah Franklin and Holly Kersgieter received honorable mention.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Jayhawks Have Three Earn Preseason All-Big 12 Recognition

For the second straight season, Kansas Women’s Basketball has had a trio of players receive Preseason All-Big 12 recognition as super-seniors Taiyanna Jackson, Zakiyah Franklin and Holly Kersgieter earned honors from the league on Wednesday.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Jackson, Franklin and Kersgieter Earn All-Big 12 Honors

Kansas was represented on the 2022-23 All-Big 12 Women’s Basketball Team by the senior trio of Taiyanna Jackson, Zakiyah Franklin and Holly Kersgieter, the conference announced Monday.

General 🏀 Holly Kersgieter Named 2022-23 Marlene Mawson Exemplary Student-Athlete Award Recipient

Kansas Women’s Basketball standout Holly Kersgieter has been named the recipient of the 2022-23 Marlene Mawson Exemplary Woman Student-Athlete Award. The award recognizes Kersgieter for her exemplary performance on the court, in the classroom and in the community.

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 🏀 Kersgieter, Franklin Power No. 21 Kansas Past Texas Tech

The No. 21 ranked Kansas Jayhawks moved to 2-0 in conference play and 12-1 on the season with a convincing 77-59 victory against Texas Tech on Wednesday night at Allen Fieldhouse.

Women's Basketball 🏀 Three Jayhawks Earn Preseason All-Big 12 Recognition

Kansas Women’s Basketball had three players earn a spot on the 2022-23 Preseason All-Big 12 Team, which was announced on Wednesday by the conference office. Senior guard Holly Kersgieter was selected to the team while senior guard Zakiyah Franklin and senior center Taiyanna Jackson received honorable mention.

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.