#41 Michelle Krall
|Club Team||San Diego Swish||Major||Biology-Environmental Studies|
Junior season (2008-09) - Named NWC Student-Athlete of Week in December after earning MVP honors at a tournament in Spokane; averaged 18.5 points and 6.0 rebounds in her two tournament games ... Despite a lingering knee problem that worsened as the season progressed, led Whitman in scoring five times and in rebounding nine times ... Averaged 10.2 points and 5.3 rebounds on the season ... Made 86.2 percent of her free throws (81-93) to finish second in the NWC in that statistical category, trailing only teammate Jenele Peterson, who made the same number of charity tosses with one less attempt ... Matched her career high with 20 points against Corban, making 13 of 13 free throws ... Scored all 19 of her points in the second half, making five 3-pointers, as Whitman knocked off nationally-ranked Washington University (St. Louis, Mo.); she also grabbed seven rebounds in that game ... Just missed a double-double against Pacific with 18 points, nine rebounds (and three steals).
Sophomore season (2007-08) - Named to the All-NWC Second Team ... As part of a balanced Whitman attack, Krall scored 8.7 points per game and led the team in assists, averaging 2.9 per outing ... Was Whitman's second-leading rebounder, averaging 4.5 boards, and tied for the team lead in steals with 28 apiece ... One of Whitman's more deadly 3-point threats, making 40 percent (30-75) of her shots from beyond the arc, which was third-best percentage in the conference ... In 16 NWC games, she was 19 of 45 (42.2 percent) from the 3-point line ... Scored a career-high 20 points against Northwest Nazarene ... Had 15 points and five rebounds in a victory over Willamette, and she handed out eight assists in a win at Pomona-Pitzer.
First season (2006-07) - Started 24 out of 25 games ... Averaged 7.2 points and 4.1 rebounds while leading the team in steals and blocked shots ... Pulled down 11 rebounds in an overtime win against NWC rival Lewis & Clark ... Had a strong performance in a close non-conference game against Warner Pacific, contributing 15 points, six rebounds, and six assists.
Prep - Four-year starter at Poway High School ... Averaged 15 points and 8.0 rebounds as a senior ... Was team captain and MVP as both a junior and senior... Named to the All-Palomar League Second Team as a junior ... First-Team All Palomar League and Second-Team AllCIF as a senior.
Academics - Majoring in Biology-Environmental Studies ... Michelle says the best aspect about Whitman is the accessibility of professors ... Received a U.S. Fish & Wildlife grant (summer 2009) to work as a field technician for California's Karuk Tribe, doing research on freshwater mussels ... Received a Shapiro Fellowship (summer 2008) as an intern at the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, Calif. ... Member of the National Honor Society and California Scholarship Federation in high school.Personal - Daughter of Bunny and Dan Krall ... Has one older sister ... Loves reptiles and folding origami ... Volunteers at the Odd Fellows Home in Walla Walla ... Competes in a number of intramural sports including tennis, softball and ultimate frisbee.