Kristy Wallace is one of Queensland’s most promising young talents. Coming out of the High Performance Program, Wallace went on to represent Australia and gain a scholarship at Baylor University, an NCAA Division 1 College in Texas.
Wallace has been making a name for herself in Basketball for many years now with her hard work and success. After assisting the Jayco Australian Gems to qualify for the U19’s FIBA World Championships in Russia, her team then went on to claim the bronze medal. During which Wallace averaged 10 points, 5 rebounds and 3 assists. She has gained a lot of experience from a young age, having won two Australian Junior Championships. She was also named Basketball Queensland’s Female Player of the Year in 2013. Also in 2013, prior to signing at Baylor, Wallace competed at the FIBA Pacific Games where she won MVP and led her country to the Championship.
Since becoming a Baylor Bear in 2014 Wallace has been one of their key players. Not letting the rookie status intimidate her, Wallace dominated her first year at Baylor which led to her selection as one of the Big 12 Conference All-Freshman Team. Ultimately this means she was one of the best freshman’s in the league and was even named Big 12 Freshman of the Week three times. Not only is Wallace gaining fast success as an athlete but also as an academic after making the Dean’s List and Big 12 Commissioners Honor Roll.
Kristy had proven herself a force to be reckoned with in Australian and internationally. We hope to see her tearing it up on home soil soon in the green and gold! Kristy’s journey goes to show that with hard work and determination you can be well on your way to achieving your goals.