May 6, 2014
WACO, Texas -
Kristy Wallace, a native of Queensland, Australia, has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Baylor, head coach Kim Mulkey announced Tuesday. Wallace will have four years of eligibility at Baylor.
Wallace, a 5-11 combo guard, currently competes in the South East Australian Basketball League and is attending the Basketball Australia National Centre of Excellence. In addition to attending the Australian Opals National Team AIS Training Camp in February, she helped lead her team to a bronze medal at the 2014 Australian U-20 Championships where she averaged 18.2 points. 6.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists a game. In 2012, Wallace was a member of the 3x3 U-18 World Championships team that won a bronze medal in Madrid, Spain.
Wallace chose Baylor over Louisville, Purdue and Washington.
"I met some amazing people and programs on my college visits and it was a hard decision to choose just one school. They all had something great to offer but I believe Baylor to be the best fit for me," said Wallace. "I really enjoyed my visit to Baylor and was very impressed with the facilities and hospitality demonstrated to my entire family. The perseverance, patience and professionalism of the coaching staff, the chance to be a part of such a great team of girls, and the success of the basketball program, were major factors in my decision to attend Baylor."
"With the graduation of two perimeter players (Odyssey Sims and Makenzie Robertson), we were looking to add another guard during the late signing period," said Mulkey. "Kristy is an athletic, ultra-competitive player that brings international experience to our squad. She fills a need for our team, and we are excited to welcome her into the Baylor family."
The addition of Wallace brings Baylor's 2014-15 signing class to three. Also entering the program as freshman are 6-2 power forward Dekeiya Cohen (Charleston, S.C./West Ashley HS) and 6-3 post Micayla Buckner (Garland, Texas/Naaman Forest HS).