Carey tallies sixth double-double of the season in loss to VT
Panthers allow a season-low 35 points in victory
Kiesel has 23 points and seven assists in the victory
Panthers look to tie longest home winning streak at Petersen Events Center
AS A SOPHOMORE (2014-15): Appeared in 30 games while averaging 18.6 minutes per game … Had four double-figure scoring performances, two of which came in ACC action … Scored a season-best 13 points against Saint Francis which was on the heels of a 12 point outing vs. Youngstown State … Helped the Panthers defeat Miami with 12 points … Logged a season-high 29 minutes against Virginia and scored 11 points in an overtime victory.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14): Appeared in 30 games, earning starts in nine of them ... averaged 20.1 minutes per game this season and 26.3 over the final 11 games ... averaged 4.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game ... had a career-high against NC State on Feb. 27 with 16 points on 6-of-9 shooting and 4-of-7 from behind the arc ... had 11 points on 3-of-3 shooting from long range against Boston College in 21 minutes ... pulled down a career-best six rebounds at Virginia Tech ... scored nine points and grabbed three rebounds vs. Notre Dame ... played 24 minutes and scored six points in her first collegiate game against Bucknell ... logged a career-best 36 minutes played in the regular-season finale at Miami.
HIGH SCHOOL: Standout point guard from Fairmont High School in Kettering, Ohio ... scored 1,437 career points over her four-year high school career, while dishing out 400 career assists ... averaged 13.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 3.2 steals per game in helping lead the Firebirds to the Division I State title as a senior ... rated the No. 4 player in Ohio by Max Preps ... four-time All GWOC Conference performer ... three times named to All-Division first team ... McDonald's All-American honoree and also a District 15 All-State following senior season ... personal single game bests of 12 assists in a single game and 10 steals highlighted scholastic career ... started all 109 names in high school ... over four years, Fairmont boasted a 99-10 overall record with trips to four-straight Ohio State Division championships ... as a junior selected AP Ohio All-State Second Team ... averaged 15.1 points, 4.0 assists and 4.2 rebounds a game junior campaign ... broke the school record for assists in a game as a junior (12) ... named Ohio High School Top 100 and a Third Team All Southwest District honoree ... her sophomore year posted 14.6 points a game, while also averaging 4.8 rebounds and 3.5 assists as team won 26 contests ... second team All-State and a 2011 All-Ohio selection after sophomore season ... captured the Dayton Daily News Press Poll All-Area DI Player of the Year crown ... also as a sophomore set the school record for steals in a season (73) .. averaged 10.6 points and 5.3 rebounds as a freshman at Fairmont, while earning a District 15 Underclassman All-Star nod ... played for the club team Dayton Metro Premier .... Tabbed MVP of the 2012 Music City Madness and the 2012 USJN Cincinnati ... also a 2011 selection to the Best AAU Players in America ... a member of the symphonic Chorale at Fairmont, a competition female choir ... participated in Varsity Volleyball senior season .... Named a Scholar Athlete as a junior and a senior ... Spanish Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born on July 27, 1995 ... daughter of Brian and Grace Welch... has two older siblings, Terry Daniels and Briana Welch ... sister Briana played college basketball at Fairmont State University in West Virginia ... Enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences.
COURTSIDE: Panthers Defeat UVA in Thrilling Fashion
Clutch Fourth Quarter Powers Pitt over Virginia, 62-54
Pitt Primed for Tilt with Cavaliers
Tenth Annual "Pink the Petersen" Set for Feb. 26
COURTSIDE: Panthers Trounce Tar Heels, 68-48
Pitt Knocks Out North Carolina, 68-48