Krista  Donald
15 Krista Donald
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lake, Miss.

High School:
Lake HS

Height:
5-11

Position:
F


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2014-15 Season
◊ Starter for 25 of 29 games played, averaging 8.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per contest.
◊ Posted 10 double-figure scoring games and five double-figure rebounding contests, efforts that resulted in three double-doubles.
◊ Led the Lady Bulldogs in rebounding a team-high 11 times, headlined by a season-high 13 boards at Seton Hall.
◊ Registered two DNPs, missing the LSU game after suffering a sprained ankle in a home outing versus Florida and the South Carolina contest due to suspension for violation of team rules.
◊ Solid contributor in successive key early-season wins over TCU, Ohio State and Georgia Tech. Averaged 12.0 ppg and 9.3 rpg in those contest with double-doubles against both the Horned Frogs and Yellow Jackets.
◊ Came within one rebound of another double-double with 12 points and nine boards versus Michigan State.
◊ Missed the final 16:57 of the Florida game on Feb. 12 after suffering a left ankle sprain.
◊ A solid contributor during the final three games of the season, hauling in 11 rebounds in the regular-season finale at Florida, notching a double-double of 13 points and 15 boards versus Missouri in the opening round of the SEC Tournament and scoring a team-high 13 points against Tennessee in the SEC Tourney quarterfinals.

2013-14 Season
◊ 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 at Georgia.
◊ 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 2013-14.
◊ 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, tallies 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 matchups.
◊ Previewed 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.
◊ 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.
◊ 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 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.
◊ Returned to see action in 21 of the remaining 23 contests, including 14 of 16 SEC dates and all six of Georgia's postseason outings.
◊ Returned to the Lady Bulldogs 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 a layup at the 5:27 mark of the second half 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, 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.
◊ Posted a trio of double-digit scoring efforts and a pair of double-figure rebounding tallies.
◊ Took care of a trio of career milestones against Charleston, notching her first double-digit performances for points and rebounds...and her first double-double as well.
◊ Logged her first career start against Northeastern.
◊ Recorded her second double-double of the season with 22 points and 13 rebounds against Appalachian State...at that point, her 10 FGs made and baker's dozen of boards were single-game highs for the Lady Bulldogs.
◊ Had nine points and eight rebounds in the first half alone against the Mountaineers.
◊ Perfect on FGs and 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 in the next two games versus Kentucky and Ole Miss.
◊ Returned to action at Vanderbilt and was a bright spot with five points and three boards in 14 MP.
◊ 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, 11 different Georgia freshmen have combined to earn SEC Freshman of the Week honors 22 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.
◊ A four-year starter who scored 2,456 points and hauled down 1,470 rebounds at Lake.
◊ Ranked as the No. 55 prospect in the country -- and No. 12 wing -- by the Girls' Basketball Report.
◊ 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.
◊ Led Lake's Hornets to a 20-12 finish and and the semifinas of the 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.

Personal
◊ 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, 2013-14 and 2014-15.
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