Player Profiles

Crystal                            Leary

Class: Sr.
Hometown: Norfolk, Va.
Height: 6-2


At West Virginia (2014-15):

  • Team Captain
  • Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Completed the year with 145 points, 192 rebounds, 37 steals and 11 assists in 38 games and 701 minutes played
  • Tied the school record with 38 games played
  • Her field goal percentage of 52.7% (39-of-74) ranks sixth highest by a West Virginia senior in a season
  • Grabbed 89 offensive rebounds on the year, ranking sixth most by a Mountaineer senior in a single-season
  • Finished career with 517 rebounds, 403 points, 102 steals, 43 assists, 36 blocks in 120 games and 1,928 minutes played
  • Her 2.34 offensive rebounds per game ranked 10th in the Big 12 Conference
  • Blocked a four shots, pulling in 11 rebounds in the win over Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 15) 
  • Posted five points and pulled in six rebounds in the win over Seton Hall (Nov. 17) 
  • Pulled in a team-leading nine rebounds and scored five points at Mississippi State (Nov. 20)
  • Netted career-highs with 14 points, six made field goals, seven field goal attempts and four blocks vs. Evansville (Nov. 26) 
  • Tallied nine points, grabbed seven rebounds and connected on five field goals vs. Fairfield
  • Matched her career-high with 14 points and also pulled in six rebounds in win over Saint Francis (Dec. 29) 
  • Went a perfect 6-of-6 from the charity stripe and reeled in five rebounds at No. 3 Texas (Jan. 7)
  • Collected nine rebounds and handed out a season-high two assists vs. Texas Tech (Jan. 14)
  • Snatched eight rebounds and scored six points vs. TCU (Feb. 4) 
  • Earned her first start of the season vs. No. 24 Texas (March 1)
  • Scored six points and pulled in three rebounds in the win over the Longhorns
  • Matched a season-high with 11 rebounds, eight offensive boards and scored eight points vs. Villanova (March 29)
  • Her eight offensive rebounds were tied for the 10th most by a senior in a game 
  • Posted eight rebounds and scored five points in the WNIT Championship game versus UCLA (April 4)

At West Virginia (2013-14):

  • Appeared in all 35 games, averaging 13.7 minutes per game
  • Averaged 3.7 rebounds per game as the fourth-leading rebounder for WVU
  • Collected 52 offensive boards, totaling 131 rebounds
  • Grabbed 21 steals, recorded nine blocked shots and dished out 16 assists
  • Pulled down a career-best 12 rebounds to lead WVU in rebounding against Virginia on Nov. 24
  • Led WVU's rebounding efforts three times
  • Recorded a season-high 10 points in WVU's win over Delaware State on Dec. 18
  • Totaled 102 points, averaging 2.9 points per game
  • Was perfect from the field in nine different games, finishing the season shooting 61.1 percent (33-54)
  • Shot 75 percent (36-48) from the free throw line, making 100 percent of her attempts in seven different games
  • Finished the season with a .513 career field goal percentage (80-156), which ranks fourth in WVU's all-time record book

At West Virginia (2012-13):

  • Named to the Academic All-Big 12 Second Team
  • Played in all 31 games, averaging 18.4 minutes per game
  • Was WVU’s third-leading rebounder with 4.8 rebounds per game
  • Rounded out the Mountaineers’ top five rebounders in Big 12 only games with 4.2 rebounds per game
  • Led WVU off the boards five times, including four occasions with double-digit numbers
  • Recorded a career-best 11 rebounds three times
  • Averaged 2.3 offensive rebounds in all games, the 14th-highest average of all Big 12 players
  • Had back-to-back double-figure rebounding games at Baylor and against Texas Tech with 11 rebounds in each game
  • Recorded a career-best 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting with five steals in 32 minutes against Marshall
  • Added 11 rebounds to her 12 points against Marshall for her first career double-double
  • Recorded the highest field goal percentage on the team (49.3%) on 35-of-71 shooting
  • Converted 100 percent of her free throw attempts in six games
  • Had a pair of games scoring in double figures
  • Totaled 114 points, 149 rebounds and 33 steals

At West Virginia (2011-12):

  • Appeared in 16 games, earning three starts
  • Was a 72 percent (18-25) shooter from the free throw line
  • Recorded a career-best eight points in the win over North Florida
  • Had a career-best 10 rebounds, twice, leading WVU in rebounding against UCLA
  • Collected 42 points, 45 rebounds and 11 steals
  • Averaged 11.1 minutes per game as a true freshman
  • A sprained ankle early in the season hindered time on the court
In High School:
  • Ranked among the top-100 girls basketball players in the country as she was No. 77 by Blue Star Report
  • Named the 2010 defensive player of the year at Lake Taylor
  • Played her first two seasons at Granby High
  • Was the second leading scorer for Lake Taylor, a team that finished 30-1 and won the group AAA Virginia state title in 2010
  • Lake Taylor ranked No. 1 in the state by South Hampton Roads and the Associated Press AAA polls and ranked 22nd in the nation, winning seven games by more than 50 points
  • Reached the 1,000-point milestone
  • A first team all-district, all-tidewater and all-state honoree
  • A McDonald’s All-American nominee
  • Earned Virginia AP AAA All-State second team honors her junior season
  • Played for Boo Williams AAU Elite alongside fellow teammate Linda Stepney
  • Leary and Stepney have played basketball together since they were 11 years old
  • Daughter of Chris and Theresa Leary
  • Birthday is April 11
  • Has two brothers and three sisters
  • Obtained degree in child development and family studies in May 2015
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll

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