SPECIAL FEATURE ON SENIORS (March 17, 2020) – The Our Lady of the Lake University (OLLU) women's basketball team had a season to remember in 2019-2020. The Saints set the single-game scoring record twice this season, first with a 131-63 win over the University of the Southwest (USW) and then a 136-104 win against LSU-Alexandria (LSUA) later in the season - the NAIA's record this year.
Senior Kasey Saldana (SR/San Antonio, Texas) became the all-time leading scorer in Saints history when she scored 23 points against Texas College (TC) on Feb. 6. She led the Saints in scoring by averaging 17.47 points per game and shooting 42 percent from the field. See below for her career, season and game-high stats.
When asked about her fondest memory from this season, Saldana said, "My favorite memory would have to be beating the all-time scoring record as a team and then beating it again." Despite her personal record of becoming the Saints all-time scorer, Saldana puts the team first and above all.
Saldana reflected on the season saying, "I really thought this team could shock the nation with our performance at nationals. We had so much potential and the opportunity just got pulled away so quickly. I loved playing with everyone on the team. Four years of playing with Lena Wilson (SR/Converse, Texas) went by too quickly, but we grew so much together in that time and I'm so thankful for that. My teammates helped me learn and grow my final year. I knew this day would come, but I wasn't ready yet. Right now, I think all we can do is be thankful for the memories we do have and pray that God continues to bless us all in the future."
During her time at OLLU, Saldana was named a Red River Athletic Conference (RRAC) Scholar-Athlete two times, First Team All-Conference, twice, First Team All-Tournament, NAIA All-American, Saint's 1000-Point Club and was a national's semifinalist in 2019.
Saldana has also dedicated her school years as a tutor and has been consistently named to the Dean's List throughout her four years.
Saldana is a San Antonio native and played at O'Connor High School before committing to OLLU. At O'Connor, she received First Team Academic All-District four times, All-District First Team three times and was named to the All-Region Team.
She will be graduating with a degree in biology in May. She plans to get into medical school in the next few years. She names her brother as her top athletic role model.
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