San Diego State women's basketball battled Mountain West foe San Jose State to the final second but ultimately fell in a heartbreaking 81-80 overtime loss to the Spartans Wednesday night. McKynzie Fort, who notched her second-career double-double, became the 21st member of the program's 1,000-point club during the game.
As A Junior (2015-16 Season)
Played in all 31 games as a reserve in her first season at SDSU, averaging 4.5 points in 12.6 minutes of action ... Ranked second on the team with 33 three-point field goals and tied for fifth on the squad with five double-digit scoring performances ... Sank at least one triple in 10 straight games from Jan. 23-Feb. 27 ... Enjoyed an auspicious Aztec debut in the season opener at Long Beach State, scoring 11 points on 4-for-5 shooting, highlighted by three treys (11-13-15) ... Was the team's top scorer with 14 points against the University of San Diego, connecting on 5 of 9 field goals (12-3-15) ... Nailed three triples en route to an 11-point effort in the non-conference finale vs. San Diego Christian (12-21-15) ... Dished out a collegiate-high three assists at Utah State (1-23-16) ... Logged a career-long 25 minutes of playing time against Nevada (1-27-16) ... Came up with a season-high four steals at UNLV (1-30-16) ... Was one of five SDSU players to reach double figures in scoring at home against San José State, finishing with 11 points in an 87-70 victory (2-20-16).
As A Redshirt (2014-15 Season)
Sat out the 2014-15 campaign per NCAA transfer rules ... Served as a valuable practice performer and scout team player ... Worked on improving her game and conditioning ... Received SDSU scholar-athlete recognition.
At Georgia Tech
Appeared in 15 games over a span of two seasons with the Yellow Jackets ... Logged a collegiate-best seven minutes against Duke in the second round of the 2014 ACC Tournament (3-7-14) ... Grabbed her first two career rebounds vs. Alabama State (12-29-13) ... Tallied her first basket as a collegian in a victory at Clemson during her freshman campaign, draining a long three-pointer with the shot clock winding down (1-6-13) ... Earned a spot on the Dean's List following the 2013 spring semester.
At Hardaway High School
Earned four varsity letters and was a four-time team captain for head coach Kendall Mills ... Scored over 1,000 points during her prep career ... Received class 4A all-state honorable mention by the Georgia Sports Writers Association after leading the squad with an average of 15.2 points, 7.3 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.1 steals during her senior season ... Also garnered first-team all-Bi-City accolades and played in the Georgia North-South All-Star Game ... Helped the Hawks reach the Georgia state tournament in her first three years, including a quarterfinal appearance as a freshman in 2009 ... Was a multi-sport star at Hardaway High, collecting all-area honors in both volleyball and tennis, while winning two letters in soccer ... National Honor Society member.
Kymberly Dale Ellison was born in Columbus, Ga. ... Daughter of Dale and Shari Ellison ... Has one sister, Kelly, who played three years of college basketball at Shorter University in Rome, Ga. ... Lists Allen Iverson as her favorite athlete ... Intended major is business with career plans to become an entrepreneur.