Cassie Baalke

#2 Cassie Baalke

HOMETOWN Loveland, Colo. (Thompson Valley HS)

Thompson Valley High School: A three-sport athlete at Thompson Valley High School, Baalke averaged 9.5 points (200 points) per game to sit second on the team... Added 4.6 rebounds (97 rebounds) and 1.9 assists (39 assists) per game... Led the team in steals with 71 (3.4 spg) and 3-pointers with 20 in her final prep season... Added 10 games in double-digits scoring, including an 18 point performance against Silver Creek Feb. 15... Recorded 10 points and a season-high 10 rebounds with five assists and a two steals versus Valor Christian Dec. 18... Averaged 6.2 points and 3.9 rebounds per game as a junior to rank third on the team in both categories… Helped guide the Eagles to the second round of the 2012 4A State Tournament with a team-best 11 points (3-for-6 from beyond the arc), four steals and three rebounds… Scored in double-figures on five occasions as a junior... Added a season-high eight steals in the contest against Berthoud and compiled 64 steals to finish second on the team… Totaled 11 blocks to rank third and 27 assists to finish fourth on the squad… In her four three seasons on varsity, Baalke complied a 66-63 record and made four state tournament appearances… A four-year letter winner and state participant on the girl’s soccer team, Baalke also assumed kicking duties on the Eagle football team.

Personal: Born June 17, 1995… Daughter of Trent and Beth Baalke… Undecided major… Both Trent (’87) and Beth (Buckingham) (‘88) attended Bemidji State and were student-athletes… Trent, now the general manager for the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers, was a two-time all-conference football player and was honored as an Outstanding Alumni in 2011… Beth was a women’s basketball player at BSU and was enshrined into the Bemidji State Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011 as a member of the 1986-87 women’s basketball team that went to the NAIA national tournament after a 25-3 overall and a perfect 12-0 record in conference play.

Season Highs

Points: 2, 3x last vs Winona State (1/3/14)
FG made: 1, 2x last vs Winona State (1/3/14)
FG attempts: 4 vs Finlandia (11/19/13)
3Pt FG made: None
3Pt FG attempts: 1, 2x vs Minnesota State (2/14/14)
FT made: 2 vs Western State (11/16/13)
FT attempts: 2 vs Western State (11/16/13)
Rebounds: 1, 3x last at Minnesota Duluth (2/21/14)
Assists: 1 vs Western State (11/16/13)
Steals: 1 vs Winona State (1/3/14)
Blocked Shots: None
Minutes: 11 vs UC-Colorado Springs (11/15/13)