Height: 6' 0"
Hometown: Beavercreek, OH
High School: Dayton Carroll
Austria had an amazing freshman season coming off the bench and appearing in all 31 games for the Flyers... She averaged 6.9 ppg and 1.9 apg, while playing 24.1 mgp... Had a career-high 21 points against St. John’s in the First Round of the NCAA tournament... Third on the team in field goal percentage (.441)... Led the team in steals with 2.0 per game and 63 total throughout the season...Had a career-high 6 rebounds against Wright State... Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team.
Prior to UD
High School: At nearby Dayton Carroll High School, Kelley Austria was a standout basketball player, named an all-league player all four years…As a freshman, she was named to the Second Team All-Greater Girls Cincinnati League and the Ohio District 15 All-Underclassman team, leading Carroll to a district title…he sophomore year in high school, Austria’s success continued and she was promoted to the First Team All-Greater Girls Cincinnati League and was once again named to the Ohio District 15 All-Underclassman team….The six-foot star racked up team MVP honors for the Dayton Carroll patriots while being named Honorable Mention All-Southwest Ohio….She also helped lead Carroll to the GGCL conference title…As a junior, Austria was chosen as Player of the Year in the GGCL and Underclassman Player of the Year for Ohio District 15…She was named First Team All-Southwest Ohio and Second Team All-Ohio... Austria helped Carroll finish as state runners-up in Division II…Once again, she was voted the team’s Most Valuable Player…She was named an AAU All-American at the AAU National Tournament in Orlando, Florida as a member of the Ohio Lady Attack…During her senior year, she helped the Lady Attack win the AAU National Championship. She was dubbed Player of the Year for the second straight season in the GGCL and racked up Division II Ohio Player of the Year honors, the Southwest Ohio Player of the Year and the Ohio District 15 Player of the Year…Austria was named a finalist for Ms. Ohio and capped off a third straight team MVP award at Carroll…She guided Carroll to the district title, regional runners-up and the GGCL title…She averaged 16.6 points, 4.9 assists and 7.3 steals a game while shooting 67% from the field and 87% from the foul line during her senior year... Her 529 career steals is 5th all-time in Ohio history…Austria was on the Honor Roll all four years of high school and was a member of the National Honors Society.
Kelley Austria is the daughter of Mike and Renae Austria. She has a younger brother named Andrew and her cousin, Allison Bockrath, plays basketball for Cornell University. She is currently undecided on her major, but her career ambition is to be in the medical field.
High School Accomplishments:
-Ranked No. 45 at her position by ESPN HoopGurlz
-Girl’s Greater Catholic League (GGCL) Player of the Year
-All South West
-Second Team All Ohio
AAU Team and Accomplishments:
- Ohio Lady Attack
- Led the Ohio Lady Attack to an AAU National Championship (2011)
WHAT THEY'RE SAYING:
“UD is a good fit for Kelley. Her family wanted her to stay in the Ohio area and she really liked Coach Jabir and the players. It will be good for her family to be able to go watch her play since she is in the area. I think Dayton will
be a top 30 team for years to come and she will be a good addition.”
-Carroll Coach Rob Berry
“Kelley Austria is a great addition to our program. She is an intelligent player, is very committed and is surprisingly athletic. She is a welcome addition to the Flyer Family.”
-UD Head Coach Jim Jabir
-One of the more methodical and fundamental ballhandlers and passers in the class. Sees the floor and anticipates while making effective decisions. Can create her own looks as well as set up her teammates not only with quality passes but sharp timing as well.
-Not many players have the natural instincts that this guard has with the ball in her hands.
-Her size and skills allow her to improve difficult angles as well as attack the rim on the break or in halfcourt sets.
-A smooth and calculated appearance to her game that can almost allow her to operate under the radar until you realize she's had an impact on almost every play. Her biggest asset may well be that rare quality that allows her to make the players around her better.
Points: 21, vs. St. John's -- 03/24/13
Rebounds: 6, at Wright State -- 11/28/12
Assists: 6, Eastern Illinois -- 11/25/12; at Rhode Island -- 1/20/13
Steals: 7, Buffalo -- 11/23/12
FG Made: 8, vs. St. John's -- 03/24/13
FG Attempts: 13, vs. St. John's -- 03/24/13
3FG Made: 3, vs. George Washington -- 03/09/13
3FG Attempts: 5, vs. St. John's -- 03/24/13
FT Made: 6, at Siena -- 12/22/12