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23  Natalie Ritchie
Natalie Ritchie

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Amarillo, Texas

High School:
Amarillo

Height:
5-9

Position:
Guard


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As a junior: Played in 34 games with 32 starts...missed Big 12 Tournament championship game after suffering a concussion against Kansas State in the semifinal game...named second team Academic All-Big 12...scored in double figures in 13 games...had two points, two assists and one rebound vs. Louisiana Tech...had 20 points and four three-pointers and added three rebounds vs. Washington...had 11 points, two rebounds and an assist vs. Valparaiso...had four points, two rebounds and two assists vs. Wyoming...scored nine points, had career-high seven rebounds, three assists and a season-high two steals against Oregon State...scored 10 points and had one block vs. Chattanooga...had seven points, three rebounds, two assists and one block at Hawai?i...had 11 points, four rebounds and a career-high five assists at Southern Miss...scored nine points at Rice...scored 18 points vs. Rutgers...had 10 points and three rebounds against Pacific...tied career-high five assists at Texas A&M...scored 13 points vs. Baylor...had 13 points at Oklahoma...had six points vs. Oklahoma State...tied season-high two steals at Texas...tied career-high 21 points and had season-high five three-pointers at Colorado...tied season-high two steals vs. Missouri...scored nine points against Texas A&M...scored seven points vs. Oklahoma...had 13 points and a career-high two blocks at Oklahoma State...had 11 points vs. Oklahoma State in the Big 12 Tournament...scored 14 points and hit four three-pointers vs. Kanas State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament...had eight points vs. SW Missouri State in first round of NCAA Tournament...scored 11 points against UC Santa Barbara in the second round of the NCAA Tournament...scored eight points vs. New Mexico in the NCAA Sweet 16.

As a sophomore: Named the female Big 12 Sportsperson of the Year...played in all 32 games with seven starts...scored in double figures in 20 games...came off the bench to score 16 points at Duke in 26 minutes of action...also had a career-high six rebounds and four three-pointers at Duke...scored a career-high 21 points and hit five three-pointers at Oregon State...had 11 points at Oregon...had 13 points at New Mexico...scored 20 points, while adding five three-pointers and three assists and having a career-high four steals vs. Rice...had nine points vs. Southern Miss...had 10 points and five rebounds at Rutgers...tied career-high 21 points and five three-pointers vs. Vanderbilt...had 12 points and four rebounds vs. Kansas...had 13 points, three rebounds and two assists against Oklahoma...had 11 points at Missouri...had eight points at Texas...scored 10 points vs. Baylor...had 17 points, two steals and tied career-high three assists at Iowa State...had 13 points and tied career-high six rebounds vs. Oklahoma State...had nine points at Kansas State...had five points vs. Colorado...had seven points vs. Texas...had seven points and three rebounds at Oklahoma State...scored 10 points vs. Wisconsin...scored 13 points vs. Texas A&M...tied career highs of 21 points and three assists and hit a career-high six three-pointers against Nebraska...had 18 points at Oklahoma...had 10 points vs. Missouri in the Big 12 Tournament...scored 13 points vs. Baylor in Big 12 Tournament...had 11 points vs. Stephen F. Austin in first round of NCAA Tournament...tied career-high three assists vs. Mississippi State.

As a freshman: Played in 24 games after sitting out the first six games due to arthroscopic knee surgery on her right knee Nov. 10...scored a career-high 15 points, three three-pointers, and had one rebound at Oklahoma...had an assist against Oregon...scored 10 points, including a three-pointer against Southeastern Louisiana...also recorded a rebound vs. SLU...scored four points vs. USC...had one rebound and one assist at Santa Clara...had one three-point basket vs. Missouri and scored five points...scored eight points and two three-pointers and one steal vs. Baylor...had seven points and one rebound and tied career-high one steal vs. Oklahoma State...scored 10 points, while recording two rebounds and a career-high three assists and tying career-high one steal vs. Kansas State...scored five points and had two rebounds at Kansas...had nine points and a career-high three rebounds at Colorado...scored 14 points, hitting three three-pointers, and tied career-high one steal at Texas...had 10 points and tied a career-high one steal vs. Texas in the Big 12 Tournament...scored eight points vs. Iowa State in the semifinals of the Big 12 Tournament...scored 14 points and sank a career-high four three-point baskets vs. Penn...tied career-high 15 points, while sinking three-three-pointers vs. Virginia Tech...tied career-high one block vs. Purdue.

High School: 2000 graduate of Class 5A Amarillo High School...As a freshman: Named Texas Association of Basketball Coaches first-team All-District and second-team All-Region...named Super Team Freshman of the Year and Newcomer of the Year by the Amarillo Globe News...selected All-State by Texas Basketball Magazine...As a sophomore: Was TABC first-team All-District and All-Region and second-team All-State...named first-team All-State by the Texas Girls Coaches Association...named Sophomore of the Year , 3-5A MVP and Super Team Player of the Year by the Amarillo Globe News...was team MVP...selected to the Sandra Meadows Classic All-Tournament team...named the Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Athlete of the Month in Jan. 1998...As a junior: Named TABC first-team All-District, All-Region and All-State...a TGCA first-team All-State honoree...named Super Team Player of the Year and 3-5A MVP by the Amarillo Globe News...was team captain and MVP...named Offensive MVP of the Sandra Meadows Classic...Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Athlete of the Month in Jan. 1999...honorable mention All-America by Street and Smith...named All-State by Texas Basketball Magazine and Texas Women's Sports Magazine...attended the Nike All-American Camp...As a senior: Named first-team All-District, All-Region and All-State...named to the Amarillo Globe News Super Team...team's MVP...named Amarillo Chamber of Commerce Athlete of the Month...was honorable mention All-America by Street and Smith, USA Today and Women's Basketball Coaches Association...was a TGCA and TBCA All-Star...an All-State selection by Texas Basketball Magazine and Texas Women's Sports Magazine...team advanced to regional semifinals...averaged 22 points, 5.5 rebounds, four assists and two steals...high school coaches were Dale Blant, Mike Martin and Laura Meinzer.

AAU: Played for the West Texas Flyers...team was national runner-up in 1995 and 1996...team was National Champions in 1997, 1998, 1999..was an AAU All-American in 1999...father was AAU coach all eight years.

Personal: Natalie Jann Ritchie...born April 23, 1982...daughter of Tim and Lisa Ritchie...father attended Texas, Texas Tech and UTHSC-Dental School, while mother attended Texas Tech...father is a dentist...has an older brother Aaron, who is a senior at Texas Tech, and has a younger brother, Peter and a younger sister, Annie...hobbies include collecting Audrey Hepburn things, outdoor sports and spending time with her family...majoring in Communication Studies.

Career Stats

Year 	GP/GS	Min	FG-A	Pct.	3P-A	Pct.	FT-A	Pct.	Reb./Avg.	A	S	B	Pts./Avg.
00-01	24/0	274	55-139	.396	29-82	.354	6-10	.600	18/0.8	11	5	2	145/6.0
01-02	32/8	650	106-283	.375	65-177	.367	62-71	.873	56/1.8	31	18	0	339/10.6
02-03	34/32	905	98-276	.355	61-187	.326	43-51	.843	76/2.2	36	13	5	300/8.8
Totals	90/40	1829	259-698	.371	155-446	.348	111-132	.841	150/1.7	78	36	7	784/8.7

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