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Player Profiles



Christal                           Caldwell
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Christal
Caldwell
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Charlotte, N.C.
Height: 5-9
Sport: Women's Basketball
Position: G

Biography

Career Highlights:

  • Helped WVU to consecutive NCAA Tournament Appearances and 13 wins over ranked opponents in each season with the team
  • Is No. 20 in WVU’s all-time scoring record book with 1,211 points
  • Ranks eighth all-time in WVU’s career record books for 229 offensive rebounds
  • Finished her career with 13 20-point games, 65 double-figure scoring games and five double-figure rebounding games
  • Recorded three career-double doubles, led WVU in scoring 28 times and in rebounding 18 times
  • Had 93 career starts in 100 career games played
  • Averaged double-figure scoring numbers in each season she played

At West Virginia (2013-14):

  • Helped WVU to its most single-season wins (30) in program history
  • Became the 29th player in WVU women's basketball history and 11th player under coach Mike Carey to join the 1,000-point club, doing so at Texas Tech on Jan. 22
  • Was WVU's third-leading scorer and rebounder with 12.5 points  and 4.4 rebounds per game, respectively 
  • Her scoring average ranked as the 13th-highest average of all Big 12 Conference players
  • Started all 35 games at guard, recording four 30-point outings, 24 games scoring in double figures and led WVU's scoring efforts seven times
  • Was the leading rebounder in five different games, including a season-best 10 boards against Marshall on Dec. 14
  • Collected the third-most 3-pointers made (46) for the team 
  • Made 81.5 percent (75-92) of her free throws as WVU’s season-leading free throw shooter
  • Her 81.5 season free throw percentage ranks No. 6 by a senior in WVU’s record books and the sixth highest of all Big 12 players
  • Ranks in the top-10 (No. 10) in WVU’s senior season record books for 70 offensive rebounds
  • Recorded a career-best 26 points on 10-of-16 shooting, with three 3-pointers, in WVU's NCAA First Round win over Albany on March 23 
  • Went 5-for-5 from 3-point range against Oklahoma on Jan. 18, recording a season-best 1.000 3-point field goal percentage--the only Big 12 player to do so that season, breaking WVU's record for 3-point field goal percentage in a game by a senior
  • Made 100 percent (8-8) of her free throws against Texas on March 9
  • Named to the Rainbow Wahine Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 14.0 points per game
  • Preseason All-Big 12 Honorable Mention

At West Virginia (2012-13):

  • All-Big 12 First Team
  • Led the Mountaineers in scoring (13.1 ppg) and steals (51)
  • Her 13.1 points per game ranked as the 12th highest scoring average in the Big 12
  • Averaged 13.7 points per Big 12 game, the ninth-highest league average
  • Made up 22.1 percent (406/1978) of WVU’s Big 12 scoring in all games
  • Averaged 1.6 steals per game, the 10th highest steals average for Big 12 players
  • Held the sixth-highest steals per game average (1.94) in Big 12 only games
  • Recorded 13.7 ppg in Big 12 only games, ranking in the league’s top 10
  • Had six 20-point scoring games
  • Led WVU in scoring 13 times, the most of any player on the team
  • Had 22 double-digit scoring outings
  • Had back-to-back 20-point games in wins over No. 19 Oklahoma State and No. 21 Oklahoma
  • Posted six consecutive games with scoring numbers in double figures from Jan. 5-22
  • Recorded the second-most 3-pointers on the team with 45, shooting 35.4 percent (45-127)
  • Averaged 1.61 3-pointers per league outing, the 13th highest average of all Big 12 players
  • Held the second-highest free throw percentage for the Mountaineers (74%), converting 57-of-77 attempts
  • Averaged 29.1 minutes per game, the most of any player on the team, in all 31 starts this season
  • Finished the season with 56 consecutive starts
  • Led WVU in rebounding four times Closed out the season with 406 points, 140 rebounds and 51 steals

At West Virginia (2011-12):

  • All-Big East honorable mention
  • Second-leading scorer at 10.8 points per game
  • Averaged 13.9 points per game in conference-only games as WVU’s leading scorer and 14th highest average in the BIG EAST
  • Third-leading rebounder with 5.7 boards per game
  • Her 6.3 rebounds per game in conference games only was the third-highest average for WVU and 16th highest in the BIG EAST
  • Recorded double-figure scoring numbers in 16 consecutive games and 19 total games for the season
  • Led WVU in scoring with a career-best 25 points against Georgetown
  • Played in all 34 games, earning 26 starts
At West Virginia (2010-11):
  • Sat out in compliance with NCAA transfer rules
At Florida (2009-10):
  • Appeared in 18 games for the Gators, averaging 1.9 points per game and 5.6 minutes per contest
  • Was 15-for-35 from the field with 17 rebounds and seven steals
In High School:
  • Was 2009 North Carolina Ms. Basketball at West Charlotte High
  • Led West Charlotte to back-to-back appearances in the state title game, winning the school’s first championship her senior year
  • A two-time Associated Press North Carolina first team all-state honoree
  • The leading vote getter for the 2008 and 2009 Associated Press North Carolina all-State teams
  • Led WCHS to the 2009 4A state championship, the program’s first-ever state title
  • Averaged 17.1 points, 8.0 rebounds, three assists and three steals per game her final season
  • Voted 2009 Western Regional and State Finals MVP
  • The Charlotte Observer’s 2008 and 2009 ME-CA 7 4A Player of the Year
  • The Lions' leading scorer and rebounder all four years, compiling a 103-18 record
  • Played in the 35th North Carolina Coaches Association East-West All-Star Game
  • A 2008 Western Regional MVP and a 2009 McDonald’s All-American Game nominee
  • Led WCHS to the 2008 NCHSAA 4A State Championship game – its first-ever trip to the final - before falling to Westover, 58-53, as Caldwell scored 22 points
  • The Lions posted a 30-3 overall record in 2008, including a 12-0 mark in league play, when she averaged 19.1 points, seven rebounds and three assists per game
  • She eclipsed the 1,000-point career milestone during her junior year
  • Her 39-point performance is a WCHS single-game record for boys and girls
  • A 2008 EA Sports second team All-American
  • Also played AAU for Lady Star Elite and for Peach State Elite
Personal:
  • Daughter of Christopher and Angela Caldwell
  • Birthday is Nov. 1
  • Is an only child
  • Majoring in psychology with minors in child development and family studies and communication studies
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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