5 Crystal Kesler
5 Crystal Kesler
Height: 5-8
Year: Senior
Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.
Position: Guard
Last School: Knoxville West HS
Experience: 3VL

As a Senior: Did not see action due to injury.

As a Junior: Saw action in seven contests before being sidelined by an injury ... Netted four points against Central Michigan (11/14) in Winthrop Classic ... Logged 23 minutes on the hardwood versus Tennessee Tech (11/21) ... Went 3-for-4 at free-throw line in same contest.

As a Sophomore: Came off the bench in all 30 games ... Scored four or more points seven times ... Shot 50 percent or better from behind the three-point arc on four occasions ... Was perfect at the free-throw line three times ... Netted a season-high eight points at Mercer (12/5) ... Knocked down a season-high three field goals and two three pointers in the same contest with the Bears ... Played a season-high 15 minutes on the hardwood against FGCU (1/2) ... Pulled down a career-high five rebounds against USC Upstate (1/7) ... Recorded second block of the season agains Campbell (1/21) ... Collected four assists versus Mercer (2/25) ... Received Atlantic Sun All-Academic honors.

As a Freshman: Played in all but one game in rookie season, earning one start ... Led all freshmen in assists with a total of 31 ... Shot 50 percent or better from the free-throw line on 11 occasions ... Recorded three free throws three times ... Was perfect from behind the three-point arc three times ... In collegiate debut against Memphis (11/16), drilled a pair of three pointers ... Netted a career-high nine points versus UT Martin (12/17) ... Also played a season-high 20 minutes on the hardwood and drained career-high four field goals against the Skyhawks ... Picked up first collegiate start at ETSU (1/15) ... Pulled down season-high four rebounds at Mercer (2/21) ... Against North Florida, notched a career-high four assists ... Earned Atlantic Sun All-Academic team honors.

Prior to Belmont: Prepped at West High School in Knoxville, Tenn., under her father, Head Coach Chris Kesler ... Leading scorer all-time at KWHS with 2,160 career points ... Four-time All-Region selection ... All-State and All-KIL honoree ... Named an East All-Star ... Led team in points all four years ... Led team in rebounds and assists her last two years as KWHS ... Averaged 17 points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals as a senior ... Played volleyball at KWHS, where she recorded most kills, most blocks, and most aces in a season ... Also earned All-KIL honors.

Personal: Born Crystal Danene Kesler on July 19, 1990 in Knoxville, Tennessee ... Daughter of Chris and Renee' Kesler ... Has two siblings: Sydney and Chris ... Lists greatest sports thrill as playing in a close game with all the pressure on you and the crowd is excited ... Lists favorite movies are Love and Basketball and Brown Sugar ... Favorite TV shows are CSI, Law and Order SVU and Army Wives ... Favorite athletes are Donna Brown Wynn, Allen Iverson and Kevin Garnett ... Her uncle, Joe Fishback, played for the Dallas Cowboys during their 1993 Super Bowl win ... Majoring in Marketing ... Member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.



Career Highs (*Most Recent Listed)

Points- 9 vs. UT Martin December 17, 2008

Rebounds- 5 vs. USC Upstate January 7, 2010

Assists- *4 vs. Mercer February 25, 2010

Blocks- *1 vs. Campbell January 21, 2010

Steals- *1 vs. Mercer February 25, 2010

FG- 4 vs. UT Martin December 17, 2008

FGA- 8 vs. UT Martin December 17, 2008

3FG- *2 at Mercer December 5, 2009

3FGA- 4 at Mercer December 5, 2010

FT- *3 at Mercer February 21, 2009

FTA- 5 at ETSU February 15, 2009

Minutes- 20 vs. UT Martin December 17, 2008