5 Kelsey Minato
Kelsey Minato


Huntington Beach, Calif.

High School:
Huntington Beach




Minato Scores 27 In NCAA Tournament Loss To Maryland

Black Knights End Season At 25-8


Army Gets Down To Business On Saturday

Black Knights Took The Comcast Center Floor Saturday Afternoon


Women's Basketball Radio Show Set For Saturday Evening

Army Radio Show Will Feature Interviews With Players And Coaches


Army Travels To Maryland For NCAA Tournament Tilt

Black Knights Face Terrapins In NCAA First Round


Minato Named AAA Athlete Of The Week Following PL Championship Win

Sophomore Collects Award After Leading Army To Its Second NCAA Berth


Army vs. Maryland | 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament

13th-seeded Army vs. 4th-seeded Maryland in the first round of the 2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.

NOTES: Terrific skill set ... brings an impressive feel for the game ... lone freshman to start every game in 2012-13 ... enters sophomore season with a Patriot League-best 16 game double-digit scoring streak ... first player in conference history to garner both Patriot League Player and Rookie of the Year accolades ... lone freshman named All-Met ... 2013-14 Preseason All-Patriot League

2012-13 (FRESHMAN): First in Patriot League history to be voted Player and Rookie of the Year ... All-Patriot League first team ... unanimous All-Rookie selection ... All-Met second team ... Army record eight-time Patriot League Rookie of the Week ... matched conference standard ... two-time AAA Athlete of the Week ... league's leading scorer in conference games (16.1 ppg) ... six 20+ point games this season ranks second on the team ... Army's second-leading scorer (12.8 ppg) ... season point total (397) is most all-time by an Army plebe ... average (12.8) ranks third ... 55 three-pointers rank fourth on Army's single-season list ... free-throw percentage (.829) ranks sixth ... second consecutive season a freshman started at point guard ... 12 points, six rebounds in collegiate debut at Wagner (11/9) ... 15 points all from threes vs. St. Francis (11/12) ... shooting woes the next three games before a breakout game at Air Force (11/23) ... set Army single-game record for free-throws with 13 en route to her first 20-point game ... 13-of-16 from the charity stripe ... played all 40 minutes against Columbia (11/28) ... first of 11 games without taking a seat ... first Rookie of the Week (12/3) nod after averaging 11 points, five rebounds vs. the Lions and Yale ... tabbed the top rookie the next week as well ... career-best 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting against Bryant (12/30) for her third newcomer certificate ... first conference game vs. Bucknell (1/12) marked the beginning of a 15-game double-digit scoring streak ... 18 points, five rebounds vs. the Bison ... 21 points at Lafayette (1/16) the following game ... tied for the game high with 17 vs. Navy (1/20) including 3-for-5 from outside ... third player in Patriot League history to sweep Player and Rookie of the Week honors (1/21) ... eclipsed the 20-point mark for the second time in three games with a game-high 22 vs. Colgate (1/23) ... game-high 12 points at American ... matched Army record with seventh ROW certificate and fourth consecutive after averaging 11 points in loss to Holy Cross and the Black Knights' first win at Lehigh since 2007 ... turned the corner in league play with 14 points at Bucknell (2/9) ... tacked on another 20-point game vs. Lafayette (2/13) on 7-of-15 shooting ... game-high 19 points led Army to its first season sweep of Navy since 2008 ... named one of three National Player of the Week nominees by espnW (2/17) ... voted the conference's top player of the week for the second time (2/18) ... added another 20-point game vs. American (2/23) ... helped Army clinch the regular-season title and top seed by averaging 14.5 points per game in final week of the regular season ... broke program record with eighth Rookie of the Week nod in final ballot of the season (2/4) ... capped freshman campaign with first career double-double of 13 points, 11 rebounds in Army's WNIT loss at Fordham (3/21).

BACKGROUND: Four-year letterwinner and starting point guard for Huntington Beach High School ... two-time team captain ... established school records for points (1,863), three-point field goals (215) and three-pointers in one game (eight) ... No. 5 jersey was retired ... California All-State ... senior year scoring average of 20.8 PPG led Orange County ... also averaged 6.1 rebounds and 3.4 assists per contest ... led Huntington Beach to its first CIF Division 1A Championship game in 34 years ... multitude of other accolades included two-time All-Sea View League selection, All-Sunset League honoree and ESPN-LA Athlete of the Week (2/22/11) ... successful in the classroom as well ... two-time Scholar-Athlete selection ... Principal's Distinguished Honor Roll 2008; 2010-12 ... Principal's Honor Roll 2009-10.

PERSONAL: Kelsey Marcella Minato ... born Sept. 18, 1994, in Artesia, Calif. ... daughter of Rick and Dorothy Minato ... brother, Brandon ... long history of military in her family ... great-grandfather fought in World War I ... grandfather served in the Army Air Corps and fought in Europe during World War II ... uncle also served in the Army ... started playing basketball at age four ... credits coaches Pablo Martinez and Russell McClurg with having the most influence on her career ... certified SCUBA instructor ... enjoys traveling, reading, shopping and going to the beach during her free time ... Environmental Geography major.

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