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Bryn Gerlich Returns Distribution Skills and Defense to the Lady Raiders

Gerlich will look to come back this year as one of the teams’ starters and leaders as she goes into her junior year and 2nd season with the Lady Raiders while playing for her mom who is head coach Krista Gerlich.

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After transferring from Oklahoma State to play for her mom, she got her waiver granted by the NCAA. Last season for the Lady Raiders, Gerlich averaged career-highs of 5.0 points, 3.1 rebounds, and 3.5 assists. Her 3.5 assists per game led the team and were good enough for 11th in the Big 12. Her 1.7 assist-turnover ratio ranked No. 8 in the conference. She was a do-it-all player for the Lady Raiders and she definitely would pad the stat sheet on nights. Gerlich led the Lady Raiders in steals seven times and blocks four times. She would also average 6.3 assists per game over the final four games of the season.

Gerlich had her best games towards the end of the season when Tech played Kansas and set a new career-high with 12 points, along with two rebounds, six assists, a block, and a career-best four steals in the win over Kansas. And in the Big 12 Tournament, she had new career-highs of 13 points, six rebounds, and eight assists against Kansas State.

Her game is to out-hustle you whenever given the chance. She shot 30% last year from 3pt-range so she can knock down shots when necessary. But, she will go and do whatever is needed of her, whether it is to get a steal, a block, a rebound, she can do it all. I expect her to get more of an opportunity to prove herself and show how good she can be.

Look for Gerlich this season to achieve more career highs and take on a bigger role. With transfers coming in, recruits, I expect her to take a big step in establishing herself as a leader of this team and leading them to a Big 12 Title. She should be exciting to watch this season and being able the connection between her and her mom out on the court grow even stronger!

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