TAIPEI, Taiwan – Baylor women’s basketball senior Kristy Wallace earned her first international gold medal with the Emerging Opals with an 85-78 victory over Japan in the 2017 World University Games early Monday morning inside Taipei Arena.
The Emerging Opals was dominant from the start, jumping out to a 24-16 lead after the first quarter. They never surrendered their lead and went on to lead Japan by as much as 22-points. Wallace contributed four points, six rebounds, three assists and one steal in the win.
As a starter in all six games for Australia, Wallace averaged 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 0.8 steals per contest. This is her second medal playing internationally, as she earned bronze at the 2016 U19 Women’s World Championship in Chekov, Russia. The guard averaged 10.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 3.6 assists in seven games for the Gems in that tournament.