5 Michelle Kirk
5 Michelle Kirk
Height: 6-0
Year: Junior
Hometown: Painted Post, N.Y.
High School: Corning-Painted Post West
Position: F

   
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2009-10 (Junior): Named 2010 Patriot League Player of the Year, the first Eagle ever to be recognized with the conference’s top honor... one of 10 student-athletes in the country to be selected to the Division I-AAA Athletics Directors Association Scholar-Athlete Team, the program’s first ever honoree … also recognized to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I All-Star Third Team, AU women’s basketball’s first ever selection … named team most valuable player … started all 32 games … led the Patriot League in scoring with 17.7 points per contest … finished the season with 1,168 career points, eighth most in program history … led team in scoring in 25 of 32 games... scored at least 17 points in 20 games ... grabbed 4.9 rebounds per game, good for 13th in the conference … her 81.4 free throw percentage was third in the Patriot League and eighth-highest single-season mark in AU history … finished fifth in the conference with a 35.6 percent clip from three-point range … second in the Patriot League with 36.0 minutes played per game … named Patriot League Player of the Week a conference-high five times (11/30, 12/21, 1/11 and 1/18, 1/25) ... also recognized as ECAC Division I Co-Player of the Week on 12/22 ... scored game-high 21 points in WNIT at Old Dominion (3/17) ... registered a game-high 18 points on only seven total shot attempts, including 4-5 from three-point range, in PL Quarterfinal win over Lafayette (3/6) ... scored a team-high 21 points and recorded 8 rebounds vs. Navy (2/24) ... posted a team-high 17 points vs. Holy Cross (2/20) ... recorded a team-high 15 points in victory at Army (2/17) ... scored game-high 19 points in win at Bucknell (2/10) ... recorded 1,000th career point on a first-half three-pointer in win over Lafayette (1/30) ... scored game-high 17 points in victory at Navy (1/27) ... recorded game-highs with 21 points and eight rebounds in win at Holy Cross (1/24) ... scored game-high 26 points, along with six rebounds, four assists and career-high-matching four steals, in victory at Colgate (1/16) ... recorded game-high 20 points, matching career-high with five-three pointers, in win over Bucknell (1/13) ... scored a career-high 32 points on 10-21 shooting from the floor, including a career-best five three-pointers and 7-7 from the free throw line in overtime win over Lehigh (1/9) ... also played all 45 minutes in Lehigh game, a career-high ... recorded 19 points, eight rebounds  and three assists in victory over Maryland-Eastern Shore (1/4) ... notched a career-high four steals at Columbia (1/2) ... named to the Hatter Classic All-Tournament Team after averaging 17 ppg and 7 rpg against Buffalo (12/28) and St. Francis (Pa.) (12/29) ... also went 12-of-12 from the free throw line in victory over Buffalo, becoming ninth Eagle in program history to shoot perfect from the charity stripe in a single-game (minimum of 10 attempts) ... recorded a team-high 18 points on seven-of-14 shooting against Maryland (12/20) ... scored a game-high 20 points

on eight-of-13 shooting in win over Morgan State (12/16) ... recorded a game-high 22 points along with seven rebounds in 40 minutes of action in victory over High Point (12/6) ... scored a game-high 25 points against Wagner, including a perfect three-of-three from three-point range ... scored a game-high 24 points and grabbed seven rebounds in victory over NJIT ... had a team-high 19 points against East Carolina (11/22) ... recorded career-high with 27 points and grabbed eight rebounds in win at Brown (11/18) ... scored 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting at Howard and added seven rebounds ... Preseason All-Patriot League selection ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the third straight season.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Named All-Patriot League First Team ... started all 30 games in which she appeared ... led team in scoring 14.0 points per game ... netted 419 total points ... scored in double figures in 23 of 30 contests ... shot 79.3 percent from the free throw line (88-111), good for 11th highest single-season percentage in school history ... currently fifth in program history in career free throw percentage (77.3) ... earned first-career double-double (18 points, 10 rebounds) versus Holy Cross (1/24) ... earned second-ever double-double in following game with career-highs in points (27) and rebounds (11) versus Navy (1/28) ... made career-high 12 field goals in contest against Midshipmen ... knocked home a career-high four three-pointers versus North Carolina State (11/23) ... converted career-best nine free throws in 10 attempts at Lafayette (1/31) ... had career-high five assists in back-to-back contests, versus Columbia (1/4) and Brown (1/6) ... set career-high in steals with three in contests versus Drexel (11/16) and Navy (2/25) ... shot 85.7 percent from the field (six of seven) in game versus Rhode Island (12/7) ... played career-high 40 minutes against Army (2/18) ... one of six Patriot League women's basketball student-athletes to earn a perfect 4.0 GPA in the spring 2009 semester ... named to Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive year.

2007-08 (Freshman):
Played in all 32 games as a freshman, making six starts ... started first-career game at George Mason (12/19) ... scored a career-high 16 points against Navy (2/27) ... tallied double-digits in seven games ... played a career-high 32 minutes twice ... recorded a personal-best nine rebounds against Radford (12/22) ... named Patriot League Rookie of the Week (12/27) ... averaged 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds per game.

High School: Earned four varsity letters in basketball at Corning-Painted Post West ... named the Twin Tiers Player of the Year in junior and senior seasons ... two-time Leader Player of the Year ... member of the Class AA All-State Team ... holds all-time scoring record at Corning-Painted Post West with 1,964 points ... also first in school history in blocked shots with 293 ... holds single-game scoring record at high school with 43 points ... eighth-leading scorer in N.Y. State, Section IV ... led her squad in winning the STAC Conference Championship and the STAC-West Division title ... member of the National Honor Society ... served as a volunteer referee ... member of Elmira Lady Express AAU squad.

Personal: Daughter of Karen and Bruce Kirk ... has one brother, Chris ... majoring in communications with a minor in psychology.