CPHS Basketball: Holly Kersgieter signs with University of Kansas


Charles Page High School senior Holly Kersgieter signed a letter of intent Wednesday morning to play basketball for the University of Kansas.

Kersgieter is a fourth-year starter for the varsity squad and was the number-one scorer on the team last season. She averaged 18.1 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 2.5 steals per game with a 49.7% field goal percentage and 73.1% free throw percentage. She recorded four double-doubles and led her team in scoring on sixteen occasions with a career-high of 29 points.

The University of Kansas is located in Lawrence and competes in the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I in the Big 12 Conference. They went 12-18 last season under fourth-year Head Coach Brandon Schneider.

The Lady Sandites went 18-8 last season and advanced to the State Tournament for the second-straight year. They won their third-straight Bishop Kelley Invitational Championship, second-straight Regional Championship, and second-straight Area Championship. The Sandites also won the Coffeyville Interstate Classic during Kersgieter’s freshman and sophomore years and the Frontier Valley Conference Championship her sophomore year.

Kersgieter was named FVC Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and All-Bishop Kelley Tournament MVP as a junior. She made the FVC All-Conference team as a sophomore and junior, the All-Bishop Kelley Tournament team as a sophomore and junior, and the All-State team as a junior.

Kersgieter’s senior season will kick off November 27th at Ponca City High School.