Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#35 - Kelly Watts
2008-09 Women's Basketball
POS.
F
HT.
6'0"
YR.
Jr.*
HOMETOWN
Gary, Ind.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
East Chicago Central (Eastern Michigan)
Kelly Watts
2009-2010: Appeared in 29 games for the Crusaders, making 16 starts ... averaged 6.2 points and 5.9 rebounds per game ... scored in double figures on six occasions ... tallied a career-high 14 points against Detroit on Jan. 21 ... grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds on Jan. 4 against Loyola (Chicago) ... registered a pair of double-doubles, one at Butler (Jan. 9) with 13 points and 15 boards and another at Milwaukee (Jan. 28) with 12 points and 11 rebounds ... made two three-point field goals against Central Michigan (Dec. 5) ... made five of six free throws against Detroit ... had four steals against both Chicago State (Dec. 2) and Butler (Jan. 9) ... pulled down five or more rebounds in a game nine times ... made Valpo debut on Nov. 14 against Indiana Tech in a starting role.

2008-2009: Had to sit out the season per NCAA transfer rules.

2007-2008 (EMU): Played in 29 games, starting 22, as a sophomore for the Eagles ... averaged 7.0 points and 6.2 rebounds per game ... shot 71.8% from the free throw line ... scored a season-high 16 points at Weber State (Nov. 29) and at Ball State (Jan. 15) ... tallied double figures in scoring eight times on the season ... grabbed 14 rebounds, including eight offensive, against Western Michigan on Jan. 23 ... also pulled down 14 boards against Miami (Ohio) on Jan. 29 ... had eight or more rebounds 11 times on the season ... started every Mid-American Conference game of the season.

2006-2007 (EMU): Appeared in all 29 games for the Eagles as a rookie ... averaged 4.6 points and 3.1 rebounds per game as a freshman ... shot 45.9% from the field including 46.4% (13-of-28) from three-point range ... scored a career-high 17 points against #20 Bowling Green on Jan. 28 ... added 16 points at Central Michigan on Feb. 28 ... tallied double figures in scoring four times ... grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds, including six offensive, at Kent State (Jan. 20) ... had three steals against Buffalo on Jan. 24 ... made 6-of-7 from the floor in the game against Bowling Green.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Cardinals ... led East Chicago Central to the sectional championship as a senior ... averaged 17.0 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.0 assists per game in 2004-2005 while leading team to a 21-4 record ... earned Second Team All-Area honors as a junior ... selected as one of the top-100 players in the state of Indiana ... named one of the top-25 seniors by the 2005-2006 Region Roundball Review ... played for coach Ron Heflin.

Personal: Kelly is the daughter of Samuel and Brenda Watts ... born Aug. 14, 1988 ... major is physical therapy.
W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay