#45 Colleen McKay
|HOMETOWN||Barnum, Minn. (Barnum HS)|
2009-10 (Junior): McKay averaged 6.9 points and 4.1 rebounds while playing an average of 16 minutes per game for the Beavers as a junior...Was second on the team in rebounds last season...Earned nine starts while playing in all 27 games...Tied career-high 20 points in loss to Winona State...Scored in double figures on three more occasions with 15 points against Minnesota, Crookston and 15 versus Winona State in road win in December and double-double against Minnesota Duluth.
2008-09 (Sophomore): McKay finished her sophomore season third on the team in points with 233 (8.6 ppg) and second in rebounds with 130 (4.8 rpg), playing in all 27 games, starting 19…She was one of only two Beavers to record a double-double, posting two in one weekend Feb. 6-7 against Concordia University-St. Paul (10 points and 11 rebounds) and St. Cloud State University (season-high 17 points and 11 rebounds)…She scored in double-figures 11 times and collected 10-plus rebounds three times…Had a career-high 11 rebounds twice against SCSU and CU…Posted a career-high three assists against Upper Iowa (Nov. 29).
2007-08 (Freshman): Made an appearance in 26 of 28 games earning 16 starts during her freshman campaign...made an immediate impact on the court for BSU as she had eleven double-digit scoring games including a career-high performance of 20 points at Mayville State (1//2/08)...in her first collegiate contest she pulled down a career-high 11 rebounds vs. St. Scholastica (11/24/07)...was fifth among her teammates with 9.0 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest...shot .426 percent from the field (84-197) while leading the Beavers from behind the arc shooting .538 (14-26)...averaged 22.0 minutes per game which was most among freshmen.
Barnum High School Career: A fout-time letter winner at Barnum High, she stepped away from the school after leaving quite a footprint on the program. During her four seasons, she piled up a school record of 2,213 points standing as one of just six players in the Northland to top the 2,000-mark. She also set the single-game standard at the school in a 49-point Section 7A Tournament game. For her career, she hit on better than 66-percent of her field goal attempts and helped lead the Bombers to a Section 7A championship and a third place finish at the 2006 Minnesota State High School Tournament. She is a three-time All-Polar League first team selection, earning conference Most Valuable Player honors in both 2006 and 2007. She was named to the Duluth News Tribune All-Tournament team twice and was honored as the media outlets Player of the Week on four occasions. She eclipsed the 1,000-point and 1,000 rebound plateaus by powering her team into the post season, earning a spot on the Wells Fargo All-State Tournamnet Team.During her senior season she averaged 28 points, 12 rebounds and two blocks per contest, she was named as the Duluth News Tribune’s 2007 Player of the Year, earned a spot on the Pioneer Press All-State Second Team and made her second consecutive appearance on the list of Minnesota Basketball News Top 100 Players in the State. She was also selected as an All-Star by the Minnesot Girl’s Basketball Coaches’ Association.McKay was also a four-year letterwinner in volleyball and track and field. She was a captain of the volleyball team, where she was three times honored as a Polar League All-Conference selection earning first team accolades at the conclusion of her final two campaigns. McKay was equally as successful outside of athletics. In addition to earning four academic awards and being a member of the “A” Honor Roll at BHS, she was invovled in a number of extracurricular activities such as math league, choir, swing choir, student council National Honor Society and Key Club.
Personal: The daughter of Wesley and Irene McKay...she was born November 22, 1988 in Duluth, Minn...following in the footsteps of her sister Heidi who played basketball at Wisconsin-Superior...she will be majoring in nursing at BSU.