Member of 2001 MSU Final Four Squad to Leave Coaching Profession
2012 Bears All-Sports Showcase Features Numerous Student-Athlete Honors
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Honors: First-Team All-Missouri Valley Conference (2009, 2010, 2011)...WBCA All-Region 6 (2010)...Naismith Player of the Year preseason watch list (2010)...Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year (2010)...MVC Freshman of the Year (2009)...MVC All-Defensive Team (2010)...MVC All-Freshman Team (2009)...MVC Player of the Week (eight times)...MVC Newcomer of the Week (four times)...Missouri State Team MVP (2009, 2010, 2011)...Missouri State Team Captain (2010, 2011).
At Missouri State: Three-time All-Missouri Valley Conference first-team performer Casey Garrison returns for her final collegiate campaign with the opportunity to etch her name alongside the league's all-time greats. The Bolivar, Mo., product ranks among the Valley's all-time top 25 in total points, scoring average, free throws made, free throw percentage and field goals made.
2010-11: For the third straight year Garrison was named to the MVC's first team after leading the Lady Bears in scoring, assists and steals...Ranked second in the Valley and 33rd nationally with an 18.2 point-per-game average and led the league in total points scored (636); also finished second in free throw percentage (.898), three-point field goal percentage (.392), third in assist-turnover ratio (1.6) and fourth in assists (3.8)...Her free throw percentage rated fifth in all of Division I, second all-time in a single season at MSU and sixth overall in MVC history; her 168 free throws made is the fifth-highest total for a Lady Bear and her point total is the seventh-best figure on MSU's career list and 15th in Valley history...Led MSU in assists 25 times and in scoring on 22 occasions; posted 33 double-figure scoring games and topped the 20-point mark six times in MVC play...Hit on 52.5 percent of her field goal attempts and averaged 11.2 points in the second half...Connected on 72-of-75 (.960) free throws on the road and 94.4 (34-of-36) percent of her free throw attempts overall in the final two minutes of regulation...Notched her fourth and fifth career 30+ point games in the Preseason WNIT, totaling 33 points in MSU's season-opener against Lamar (Nov. 12) and 32 in the Lady Bears' win at Toledo (Nov. 20)...Topped the 1,300-point mark for her career with a 19-point effort at Coppin State (Dec. 17); also matched a season high with nine boards...Moved onto the MSU top 10 career scoring list and eclipsed the 1,400-point mark with her 17-point effort vs. Illinois State (Jan. 11) to help the Lady Bears snap an eight-game losing streak to the Redbirds...Broke Lisa Davies's 13-year-old school record for consecutive free throws made Jan. 16 vs. Indiana State with her 6-for-6 performance at the stripe; hit her next four foul shots to stretch the streak to 37 vs. Wichita State (Jan. 21) en route to a 22-point night...Notched her second straight 20+ point game at Creighton (Jan. 27), totaling 18 of her 24 points in the second half...Turned in a career-high 36 points at Drake (Jan. 29), posting personal bests for field goals (13) and three-pointers (5) to earn her fourth MVC Player of the Week award (Jan. 31)...Tallied 25 points and six assists in MSU's 92-82 win over Drake (Feb. 25), and 28 points and a season-best 10 boards in a 12-point win over Southern Illinois (March 5) on the final day of the regular season...Led MSU with 22 points in its MVC semifinal win over Indiana State (March 12)...Just missed a triple-double vs. Rice (March 17) totaling 18 points, eight rebounds and a season-high nine assists.
2009-10: Garrison registered one of the top all-around seasons in school history, earning Jackie Stiles MVC Player of the Year and WBCA All-Region 6 honors after averaging a league-high 19.9 points to go along with 7.3 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.7 steals per outing...Received First-Team All-MVC honors for the second straight year and added MVC All-Defensive Team recognition as well after leading the conference in steals...Finished the year 13th in the country in individual scoring and ranked as the only Division I player among the top 35 nationally in points, assists and steals per game...Came up just one rebound and three assists shy of a triple-double against Saint Louis (Nov. 18), finishing with team highs of 20 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and four steals to help the Lady Bears to their first win of the season (75-59)...Led MSU with 19 points, seven boards, six assists and three steals in a 26-point win over SEMO (Nov. 21)...Posted a career game in MSU's road win at Arkansas State (Nov. 27), finishing with personal highs of 35 points, 17 rebounds and 13 field goals...Scored 18 points and registered nine assists and a career-best seven steals in MSU's loss at Eastern Michigan (Nov. 29)...Knocked down 9-of-10 free throws in the last 3:09 of regulation to help seal an 80-73 win over UTEP (Dec. 4) en route to a 24-point afternoon; recorded a team-high seven boards in the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic championship vs. Kansas State (Dec. 5) to earn all-tournament honors...Posted just the second triple-double in school history vs. Tulsa (Dec. 8), finishing with 11 points, 11 rebounds and a career-high 13 assists in MSU's 88-73 win; earned her second MVC Player of the Week award (Dec. 14) in three weeks...Nearly posted her second triple-double in a row against Murray State (Dec. 16), totaling game highs of 23 points, nine rebounds, seven assists and two steals in the 76-70 win...Paced the Lady Bears with 23 points on 8-of-11 shooting to go along with a team-high seven rebounds in a 76-60 win at SIUE (Dec. 22)...Scored 17 of her game-high 27 points in the second half to lead MSU's comeback vs. UNI (Jan. 2); totaled seven boards and four assists as well, and connected on 10-of-11 free throw attempts in the 90-80 victory...Had game highs of 27 points and four assists to go along with six boards and two steals in MSU's 69-65 win over Indiana State (Jan. 16)...Led MSU with 21 points, seven rebounds and three assists vs. Illinois State (Jan. 18)...Totaled 21 points and eight assists in a 92-85 loss to Wichita State (Jan. 23)...Posted her fourth straight 20+ point game, scoring a team-high 22 points in MSU's 69-68 victory over Southern Illinois (Jan. 28)...Totaled 28 points on a 12-of-13 shooting effort in just 28 minutes of MSU's 86-57 win at Evansville (Jan. 30)...Scored 15 points in the Lady Bears' 70-64 win over Creighton (Feb. 5) to move onto MSU's career top 25 scoring list...Posted a 25-point effort to lead MSU's comeback from an 18-point deficit vs. Drake (Feb. 7) to move up to No. 22 on the Lady Bears' all-time scoring list...Recorded her third double-double of the season with a 19-point, 11-rebound effort in MSU's win at Indiana State (Feb. 12)...Finished in double-figures for the 50th time in her MSU career at Illinois State (Feb. 14), totaling 18 points to go along with team highs of seven rebounds and four assists...Had a 24-point effort in MSU's 11-point win over SIU (Feb. 26)...Scored 21 of her 27 points in the first 11:24 of the second half to lead MSU to an 83-60 win over Evansville (Feb. 28); became the second-quickest Valley player to 1,000 points, accomplishing the feat in just her 57th career game...Named MVC Player of the Week for the third time in 2009-10 on March 1...Scored 24 points on 10-of-18 shooting at UNI (March 4) to help the Lady Bears post their 20th victory of the season with a 95-79 win...Became the first Lady Bear to be named MVC Player of the Year since 2005 and the first sophomore to earn the honor since fellow MSU standout Kari Koch in 2004...Totaled 26 points and eight boards in MSU's WNIT opener vs. Oral Roberts (March 19), a 75-53 victory for MSU...Helped the Lady Bears run their WNIT win streak to seven straight games with a double-double of 32 points and 12 rebounds vs. Samford (March 21)...Finished the year by extending her streak of consecutive double-figure scoring games to 26 with a 10-point effort vs. Illinois in the third round of the WNIT.
2008-09: Garrison led the Lady Bears in nearly every offensive category as a freshman...Became the first MSU player to lead her club in scoring, rebounding, assists, steals and blocks in the same year...Against Arkansas State (Nov. 23), led MSU with 21 points on 7-of-15 shooting that included a pair of three-pointers that sparked a 15-0 scoring run...Named MVC Newcomer of the Week for Nov. 17-23, after averaging 15.5 ppg., 7.0 rpg., and 2.5 apg in two contests...Poured home 33 points--the second-highest point total for a Lady Bear freshman ever--on 11-of-19 shooting in MSU's 77-70 loss to Western Kentucky (Dec. 7); also posted team highs of 11 rebounds, four assists and three steals...Picked up her second MVC Newcomer of the Week honor (Dec. 8) after averaging 26.0 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 steals for the week of Dec. 1-7...Earned her third MVC Newcomer of the Week award on Dec. 22 after leading the Lady Bears to wins over SFA and Chattanooga at the Caribbean Classic, averaging 17 points, 4.5 boards and 4.5 assists; totaled 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting to go along with three steals and four assists in the 77-68 win over Chattanooga (Dec. 20)...Recorded her fourth 20+ point game of the season against Bradley (Jan. 4), finishing with a game-high 21 points to go along with eight assists...Posted her second double-double, finishing with 18 points and 11 rebounds to go along with a game-high five assists in a 77-53 win over Indiana State (Jan. 17); earned sweep of MVC weekly awards for her performance vs. the Sycamores...Posted her second double-double in three games, finishing with 21 points and 13 rebounds in a four-point loss at Wichita State (Jan. 24)...Recorded another double-double to help the Lady Bears post their first road win of the season at Evansville (Jan. 29), finishing with team highs of 19 points, 10 rebounds and five steals in the 76-63 win...Topped the 20-point barrier for the sixth time, tallying 21 points to go along with a game-high five assists in a six-point loss to Drake (Feb. 8)...Led MSU in scoring for the 21st time and rebounding for the 13th time with a 14-point, 8-board effort in the Lady Bears' 52-51 loss to Wichita State in the opening round of the State Farm MVC Tournament (March 12).
Background: A four-time all-state selection at Bolivar (Mo.) High, Garrison finished her prep career as the No. 10 scorer in Missouri girls high school basketball history, averaging 23.1 points per contest...Led the Liberators of coach Gary Keeling to three state tournament appearances, as well as the first Central Ozarks Conference title in school history (2006-07)...Averaged 25.6 points, 8.4 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 4.2 steals per game in piloting Bolivar to the Class 4 state title as a senior...Posted nine 30+ point games, including a 41-point effort vs. Purdy and a 40-point game against Nixa, as well as a triple-double (13 points/10 rebounds/10 steals) vs. Camdenton...Tallied 24.0 points, 3.9 steals and 3.2 assists as a junior in helping the Liberators to a third-place finish at the state tourney...Was a three-time Springfield News-Leader All-Ozarks pick and a McDonald's High School All-America nominee her senior year.
Personal: Casey Hannah Garrison is the daughter of Martin and Susie Garrison...Born in Springfield, Mo...Has two sisters, Carie and Callie, and three brothers, Corey, Coday and Conley...Cousin of former MSU men's basketball standout and Lady Bears assistant coach Chuck Williams...Turned 21 over the summer...Majoring in psychology.