Krista  Donald
15 Krista Donald

Lake, Miss.

High School:
Lake HS




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2013-14 Season
◊ Junior who had an arthroscopic procedure during the summer of 2013 to address issues with the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) in her left knee that hindered her practice and playing time during her first two seasons in Athens.
◊ Enjoyed her most productive of three seasons at Georgia.
◊ Ranked No. 7 in the SEC in rebounding (7.0 rpg).
◊ After averaging 12.3 minutes per game during her freshman and sophomore years, logged 30.0 mpg during the 2013-14 season.
◊ Entered the season with a career high of 22 minutes played against Appalachian State as a freshman but played more than that in 29 of 32 games, including 17 outings of 30-plus minutes, a 40 MP contest at Florida and a career-high 44 minutes in an OT loss at Texas A&M.
◊ Her 44 minutes played at Texas A&M was a season high for all Georgia players during 2013-14.
◊ Recorded 16 double-figure scoring outputs and six double-figure rebounding performances, efforts which led to four double-double performances.
◊ A tribute to her all-around game: led the Lady Bulldogs in points only once but paced the team in rebounds 13 times, in assists in seven games, in steals in six contests and in blocks for three match-ups.
◊ Displayed what was to come throughout her junior season with a 10-point, 16-rebound effort against Ohio State in the third game of the year.
◊ Put up, as Andy Landers called it, "All-American-type stuff" in the second half against Buckeyes. Donald, who is 5-11, grabbed 12 of her career-best 16 rebounds following the intermission and did so playing against an OSU rotation that featured four forwards 6-2 or taller.
◊ Her 16 rebounds against Ohio State represented the most by any Lady Bulldog during the 2013-14 campaign.
◊ Posted her second straight double-double versus Furman...after notching two double-doubles in her first 50 games played at UGA.
◊ Scored 10 second-half points against Georgia State as Georgia rallied from a four-point deficit at the intermission to win by 12 points.
◊ Grabbed 10 first-half rebounds against Illinois, one less than Illini players collected as a team.
◊ Produced a season-high 18 points during what was then a career-high 38-minute outing against Tennessee.
◊ Played 44 minutes at Texas A&M, leaving the game only after suffering leg cramps during OT.
◊ A very consistent scorer in SEC play, with double-digit outputs in nine of 16 regular-season contests and also against Vanderbilt in the opening round of the SEC Tournament.
◊ Recorded a double-double of 10 points and a game-high 10 boards against Saint Joseph's in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.

2012-13 Season
◊ Missed the first dozen games of the season during the fall semester while focusing on her academics but returned to see action in 21 of the remaining 23 contests.
◊ Returned to workouts following the conclusion of Final Exams.
◊ Dressed out for the first time against Lipscomb and then saw her first action of the year at Illinois.
◊ Solid spark off the bench against Missouri in the SEC opener, hitting her first two shots from the floor in a span of 2:35 after checking in midway through the first half.
◊ Enjoyed a strong outing at Arkansas, producing to that point in the season what were her most points (, rebounds, assists and minutes. Made an athletic layup at the 5:27 mark of the second half in Fayetteville that put Georgia up for good.
◊ Notched her first start of the season - and the initial SEC start of her career - against Florida and responded with a season-high 11 points.
◊ Sat out Alabama game in Athens while nursing nagging knee injury...dressed out and was available but DNP via coach's decision.
◊ Was a solid contributor against LSU in the SEC Tournament quarterfinals, recording three assists in four minutes, as well as a great hustle play to save a ball headed out of bounds.
◊ Got the Lady Bulldogs off the schneid against Stanford in the "Sweet 16" by putting in her own miss at the 14:25 mark of the first half to end a 9-0 run by the Cardinal to open the contest.

2011-12 Season
◊ Freshman who displayed a keen penchant to contribute when the team was short-handed and needed her most...i.e. double-double versus Appalachian State and 18 points at Alabama.
◊ Hindered by a posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) injury in her left knee from the pre-season throughout her initial campaign in Athens. The setback greatly decreased her ability to practice and also cut her potential playing time on occasion.
◊ Posted a trio of double-digit scoring efforts and a pair of double-figure rebounding tallies during her initial campaign in Athens.
◊ Took care of a trio of career milestones against College of Charleston, notching her first double-digit performances for points and rebounds...and therefore her first double-double as well.
◊ Logged her first career start against of 72 Lady Bulldog freshmen to start under Andy Landers during his first 34 seasons in Athens.
◊ Recorded her second double-double of the season with 22 points and 13 rebounds against Appalachian that point, her 10 FGs made and 13 boards were single-game highs for the Lady Bulldogs.
◊ Had nine points and eight rebounds in the first half alone against the Mountaineers.
◊ Perfect from the field and impressively grabbed a pair of vital defensive rebounds in the final 84 seconds against Florida in Athens.
◊ Aggravated her PCL injury at Mississippi State. Dressed out but did not play versus Kentucky or Ole Miss.
◊ Returned to action at Vanderbilt and was a bright spot with five points and three boards in 14 minutes of PT.
◊ Named SEC Freshman of the Week on Feb. 6, largely due to her game-high tallies of 18 points and nine rebounds at Alabama the previous day.
◊ All told, 10 different Georgia freshmen - including current teammates Shacobia Barbee, Erika Ford and Khaalidah Miller - have combined to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors 21 times since the award's inception in 2006.
◊ Turned a solid linescore against Marist in the NCAA Tournament - 8 points (on 3-of-4 FG and 1-of-2 FT shooting) and a team-high nine boards in a season-most 27 minutes of playing time.

High School
◊ Coached by Victor Gilstrap at Lake High School.
◊ Versatile athlete who played all five positions at times during her prep career.
◊ Ranked as the No. 55 prospect in the country - and No. 12 wing - by the Girls' Basketball Report.
◊ A four-year starter who scored 2,456 points and hauled down 1,470 rebounds during her career at Lake.
◊ Named All-America by Parade Magazine as a senior.
◊ Tabbed as the state of Mississippi's Gatorade Player of the Year for 2011.
◊ Also named Miss Basketball by the Jackson Clarion-Ledger as a senior, as well as first-team All-State.
◊ A three-time member of the Clarion-Ledger's Dandy Dozen honoring the state's top 12 prep prospects.
◊ As a senior, averaged 24.1 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.7 blocks per game and shot 51 percent from the floor.
◊ Led Lake's Hornets to a 20-12 finish and and the semifinal round of the 2011 Mississippi 2A State Tournament as a senior.
◊ Scored eight points, grabbed five rebounds and rejected two shots in helping Mississippi defeat Alabama, 73-60, in their annual all-star matchup.
◊ As a junior, averaged 19.1 points, 11.7 rebounds and 1.7 steals.
◊ Named the ESPN Rise Regional Player of the Week for the Southeast on Feb. 17, 2010 as a junior after scoring a career-high 37 points in an upset of Newton, which entered the game with a 25-2 record.
◊ Said Lake High head coach Victor Gilstrap: "Any player of Krista's level has God-given talent, but what takes her above others and has made her the best player in the state is her tremendous work ethic. She's put in the time to develop her skills, not only the talents she's been blessed with but the cerebral parts of the game. She's also a very unselfish player. Krista is not only the most outstanding player I've had in my 10 years of coaching, she's also the most unselfish."

◊ Born January 10, 1993, Krista is the daughter of Angelia Donald.
◊ Major: Criminal Justice.
◊ Recipient of the Andy Landers Women's Basketball Scholarship for 2012-13.

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