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  Kalee Whipple
Kalee Whipple

Player Profile
Hometown:
Hiko, Nev.

High School:
Pahranagat Valley HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
F

Experience:
4VL

Fast Breaks
2010 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-America ... four-time All-MWC (first-team in 2009 and 2010) ... 2009 and 2010 MWC All-Tournament Team ... 1,964 career points ranks third all-time in MWC and fourth at Utah ... 14.8 career scoring average ... scored Utah and MWC record 45 points against TCU on Feb. 10, 2010 ... 238 three-point field goals made ranks second all-time at Utah ... 905 rebounds and 218 career steals both fourth all-time at Utah.

2009-10 (Senior)
Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American ... First-Team All-Mountain West Conference ... All-MWC Tournament Team ... Feb. 8 and Feb. 22 MWC Player of the Week ... 16.4 points per game (second in MWC) ... 6.9 rebounds per game (sixth in MWC) ... 64 three-pointers (.311 percentage) ... 61 steals ... team-high 76.3 free-throw percentage ... 37.0 minutes per game led the MWC ... made 5-of-6 free throws down the stretch as part of 18 points to help clinch a win over Santa Clara (11/29) ... 25 points, 19 of which came in the second half, and made four free throws down the stretch against South Dakota State (12/19) ... hit the game-tying three-pointer against Oregon to push the game to overtime and scored five of Utah's nine points in the OT period with first double-double of the year with 25 points and 10 rebounds (12/22) ... scored a team-high 28 points, including 18 in the first half to help Utah overcome an early deficit, against SMU (1/2) ... second double -double of season against UNLV with 23 points (five 3-pointers) and 10 rebounds (1/16) ... third double -double of the year with 25 points and 10 rebounds against Wyoming (1/27) ... double-double against BYU with 16 points and a season-high 11 rebounds, including 8-of-8 from the free-throw line (1/30) ... earned MWC Player of the Week honors on Feb. 8 after leading Utah to a win at Colorado State with 20 points, including the game-tying three and two game-clinching free throws (2/3) ... set an MWC record for points (45) in four-overtime win vs. TCU, scoring seven three-pointers and pulling down 11 rebounds in a school-record 59 minutes (2/10) ... sixth double-double of year with 19 points and 11 rebounds against UNLV, along with two blocks and three steals (2/17) ... a key player in the final minute in the win over Wyoming, hitting the game-winning free-throws and coming up with a block and a defensive rebound as part of 17 points (2/28) ... seventh double-double of the year vs. Air Force in MWC Tournament with 16 points, 12 rebounds and a career-high seven assists (3/9) ... career-high 16 rebounds and a game-deciding three-pointer in overtime against New Mexico in MWC Tournament (3/10) ... scored 14 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished out two assists and made two steals in MWC Tournament vs. TCU (3/12) ... 15 points with nine rebounds and two steals against San Diego State in the MWC Tourney (3/13) ... 17 points vs. Saint Mary's in the WNIT (3/21).

2008-09 (Junior)
First-team All-Mountain West Conference ... became Utah's 21st 1,000-point scorer against Oregon ... ranked second in the MWC in scoring (17.0 ppg) and was 10th in rebounding (6.2 rpg) ... also ranked in the top 10 in the conference in three-point field goals (2nd, 2.33 p/g), steals (4th, 2.18 p/g), three-point field goal percentage (5th, .376), field goal percentage (7th, .440) and assists (9th, 3.12 p/g) ... MWC Player of the Week on Jan. 5 and Feb. 8... started all 33 games ... scored in double figures in all but two games, including three games with 30 or more points ... 562 points was sixth all-time in a season at Utah ... 77 three-pointers ranked fourth on the single season list at Utah and 205 attempts was also fourth ... career-high 11-of-12 in free-throw shooting with 30 points against Marquette (11/30) ... WBCA Classic All-Tournament team ... led Utah with four steals against Virginia (11/28) and had five vs. Gonzaga (11/29) ... career-high three blocks vs. Mississippi State (12/20) ... 31 points against USC (12/30) ... career-high 32 points with 10 rebounds for first double-double of the year against Wyoming (1/7) ... 12 points with seven rebounds against New Mexico, including the game-tying three-pointer with 37 seconds left (2/1) ... double-double with 21 points and 11 rebounds vs. TCU (2/4) ... led Utah with 14 points and eight rebounds against New Mexico in MWC Tournament (3/13) ... named to MWC All-Tournament Team after scoring 21 points with seven rebounds and five assists against San Diego State in title game (3/14) ... 15 points and eight rebounds with a career-high three blocks against Villanova in NCAA Tournament (3/22) ... team-best 24 points vs. Maryland at NCAA Tournament (3/24).

2007-08 (Sophomore)
Started all 32 games ... second-team All-Mountain West Conference ... averaged 14.7 points and a team-high 7.3 rebounds ... fifth in the league in both scoring and rebounding ... led the MWC in both three-point percentage (.441) and second in field goal percentage (.496) ... ranked 74th in the country in field goal percentage ... named Mountain West Conference Player of the Week three times ... double-digit scorer in 25 games with 10 double-doubles ... six 20-plus point games, including one 30-point outing ... tallied a double-double with a career- and season-high 30 points and 10 rebounds at TCU ... 27 points in season-opener against UC Irvine ... 21 points at UNLV and at New Mexico ... 20-point afternoons against Eastern Michigan and UNLV ... career-high nine field goals versus UC Irvine (9-for-9), Nebraska (9-for-14, 18 points and at TCU (9-for-11, 30 points) ... season-high 11 rebounds four times, collecting them against South Dakota State, Saint Mary's, San Diego State and Colorado State ... had seven 10-rebound games ... career-high six assists against TCU and had five assists against Fresno State, SDSU and Colorado State ... career-high six steals against Wyoming.

2006-07 (Freshman)
Third-team All-MWC ... played in all 33 games and made 17 starts ... averaged 28 minutes, playing double-figure minutes in all 33 games ... started the last five games of the season ... averaged 10.8 points and a team-best 6.8 boards ... shot .421 from the floor, .343 from three-point range ... shot .845 from the free throw line ... five double-doubles ... finished the season with four straight double-figure scoring efforts ... career-high 24 points against Air Force ... tallied 22 against USC ... scored 19 in WNIT second-round game at Illinois ... three 18-point outings ... double-double with a 18 points and a career high 12 boards against UVSC ... also had 12 rebounds in a double-double at Air Force (13 points) ... double-double versus USC with 10 boards ... handed out four assists against Wyoming ... five games with three assists ... five steals in WNIT matchup against Illinois.

High School
Led Pahranagat Valley High School to four consecutive state championships ... named first-team all-Greater Nevada for three seasons ... third-team all-Greater Nevada as a freshman ... named Most Valuable Player of Southern Nevada Class 1A for four straight years ... also earned first-team all-Southern Nevada 1A honors in all four years of high school ... averaged 25.3 points, 11.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 3.6 steals per game as a senior ... set a Class 1A state tournament record with 36 points in a semifinal game during the 2003 tournament ... team earned academic state championships in 2003, 2005 and 2006 ... also won three straight Class 1A championships in volleyball, playing under her mother Ginger Whipple, who has led Pahranagat Valley to 10 state championships in her career ... conference MVP in volleyball in 2004 ... three-time all-conference selection in volleyball ... named all-conference in softball in 2003-04.

Personal
Daughter of Murry and Ginger Whipple ... born April 26, 1988 in St. George, Utah ... comes from a family of six children ... majoring in human development and family studies.

WHIPPLE, Kalee

Total 3-Point Rebounds Year GP-GS Min/Avg FG-FGA Pct FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot Avg PF-FO Ast TO Blk Stl Pts/Avg 2006 33-17 910/27.6 118-280 .421 34-99 .343 87-103 .845 76-150 226 6.8 75-2 41 65 3 38 357/10.8 2007 32-32 1102/34.4 169-341 .496 63-143 .441 69-88 .784 71-161 232 7.3 90-1 78 89 10 47 470/14.7 2008 33-33 1183/35.8 202-459 .440 77-205 .376 81-106 .764 54-151 205 6.2 95-5 103 112 18 72 562/17.0 2009 35-35 1295/37.0 196-534 .367 64-206 .311 119-156 .763 65-177 242 6.9 72-2 79 100 10 61 575/16.4 TOTAL 133-117 4490/33.8 685-1614 .424 238-653 .364 356-453 .786 266-639 905 6.8 332-10 301 366 41 218 1964/14.8


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