Lexy Kresl made a nice transition to the collegiate game, establishing herself as one of the top freshmen in the Pac-12. She has a great stroke and is a fearless shooter from beyond the arc. Kresl will look to develop an all-around game as she aspires to make her mark as one of the top overall shooters in the Pac-12.
Career: After a record-setting freshman season from beyond the arc, Kresl already ranks 16th on CU's all-time list for 3-pointers made with 63.
2011-12 (Freshman): Kresl averaged nine points and led Colorado in 3-pointers made (63) and attemtped (198) en route to Pac-12 All-Freshman honors voted on by the media. She earned honorable mention to the coaches' All-Freshman team. Kresl ranked second among Pac-12 freshman in 3-pointers and fifth in scoring. On the overall league charts, she was fifth in 3-pointers made (1.8 3mpg), 12th in 3-point percentage (.318) and 28th in scoring. Her 63 3-pointers were most by a CU freshman breaking the mark of 57 previously held by Brittany Spears (2007-08) and Shelley Sheetz (1991-92). It was the 12th time a CU player has made 60 3-pointers in one season and just the seventh different player to do so. She made a 3-pointer in 31-of-35 games. Kresl scored a career high 20 points on 6-of-7 from downtown in the win over Oregon State (3/3), the top single-game 3-point percentage in the Pac-12 this season. She was named to the UTSA Classic All-Tournament team, averaging 14.5 points and hitting 50 percent from the field. Kresl topped off the tournament in style by hitting the game-winning 3-point shot at the buzzer against Creighton (12/21). She earned Omni Hotels Classic All-Tournament Team honors, scoring 16 points in the championship game against Wisconsin (11/26) including a team season-best 8-for-8 from the free throw line. She made 36-of-40 free throws on the season, and will carry a string of 17 straight made into the 2012-13 season. Kresl enjoyed a spectacular collegiate debut, tying a school record by hitting five 3-pointers in the first half against Northern Arizona (11/11), finishing with 15 points on 5-of-8 shooting. She registered six straight double-figure scoring games to begin her career, tying Shelley Sheetz for the second most in team history.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lexy Kresl is a 2011 graduate of Shadow Mountain High School in Paradise Valley, Ariz., where she is the program’s all-time leading scorer with 2,404 points. She earned consecutive All-Arizona, first-team all-state and regional player of the year accolades and was Arizona’s leading scorer her junior and senior years. As a senior, she was a McDonald’s All-American nominee after averaging 25 points and 14 rebounds per game. She was named Outstanding Female Athlete of the Year as a senior and earned an Arizona Women’s Wendy’s Heisman as a junior. During her junior season, Kresl led Shadow Mountain High School to the 2010 Arizona 4AI state title and was named tournament MVP. She was an ESPN Rise All-American after averaging 27 points and 12 rebounds per game. The same year she named Western Sky Player of the Year and earned all tournament honors at the Nike Tournament of Champions. As a sophomore in 2009, she averaged 16 points and seven rebounds, earning all-region honors. Kresl guided Shadow Mountain to a four-year record of 90-27. She played for two Nike Sponsored summer all-star teams, the Gregory Strickling Basketball program (2010-11) and the Arizona Swish (2007-09). Kresl also was a one-year letterwinner for the Shadow Mountain track & field team and recorded a sixth place finish in the state in the 800-meter run.
ACADEMICS: Kresl is an integrative physiology major at CU. She wants to be an orthodontist after she graduates from CU.
PERSONAL: Alexis "Lexy" Kresl was born on July 15, 1993, in Wisconsin to John and Julie Kresl. She has two younger brothers Logan (17) and Colten (13). Logan is a brain cancer survivor, having been diagnosed at age 7 and fought through surgery and chemotherapy treatments. Kresl says he is her inspiration both on and off the court. Her mother played basketball at TCU. She lists her hobbies as running, shopping, listening to music and watching movies.