(Ames) Hamlin native Hallie Christofferson will play the final home game of her illustrious Iowa State career Tuesday night when the (20-8, 9-8) Cyclones meet 9th ranked Baylor.
It's been quite a ride for all-american candidate. Coming from small-town Exira High School, Christofferson made an immediate impact as a freshman. Her first year in Ames she started 27 of the team's 33 games. Her 9.3 points and 5.1 rebounds per game earned her Big 12 All-Freshman team honors.
As a sophomore Christofferson became a double digit scorer for the Cyclones and cracked the starting lineup in 26 out of 31 games. Christofferson led ISU in scoring in 7 games a sophomore leading the way for a great last two years.
As a junior Christofferson earned first team All-Big 12 honors and honorable mention All-American accolades. In the Big 12 she ranked 6th in scoring and 10th in rebounding a season ago, starting all 33 games. Her 53.7% field goal shooting as a junior ranked 27th in the nation.
Christofferson has taken yet another step forward as a senior and is averaging 16.6 points per game while shooting over 90% from the free throw line. She is a finalist for the Senior Class Award which is given to a student-athlete with notable achievements in Community, Classroom, Character and Competition.
Christofferson ranks 6th in scoring in Iowa State history and is one of only five players in Cyclone history with over 1,600 points and over 750 rebounds. She ranks in the top 10 in school history in field goals made, free-throw's made, free-throw's attempted, blocked shots, and free-throw percentage.
Hilton Colliseum will likely give a grand sendoff to Chrisofferson Tuesday as she plays the final game of her career in that venue. IKM-Manning's Ashley Hagedorn and Panorama's Elly Argenbright are also playing the final home game of their careers Tuesday.
20-8 Iowa State tips things off with 9th ranked Baylor at 7:00 Tuesday night. The Big 12 Women's Tournament starts March 7th in Oklahoma City.