AS A SENIOR (2012-13)
Kelsey Hatcher jumped into the starting lineup to open the season for the Razorbacks as a senior in 2012-13. She played in 10 games before a back injury sidelined her for the rest of the season. In those 10 games, Hatcher averaged 2.5 ppg and 0.5 rpg in 11.5 minutes per contest. She posted or tied career bests in 12 statistical categories including points and rebounds. Hatcher scored a career-best 12 points against Texas Southern going 5-for-10 from the floor - also career highs. She tied her career best with two rebounds against Northwestern State and played a career-high 39 minutes in an overtime game at Tulsa. Hatcher hit a huge three-pointer with time running out at Tulsa to send the game into overtime where Arkansas rallied to win. Hatcher graduated with a degree in fashion merchandising.
AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2011-12)
Hatcher saw time in 17 games in 2011-12 after redshirting last year. Hatcher averaged 6.5 minutes per game and scored 19 points with eight rebounds. Hatcher’s best scoring game was a six-point effort in a win over Morgan State going 2-for-3 from beyond the arc. Look for Hatcher to average more minutes and more points in her final season.
AS A JUNIOR (2010-11)
Hatcher sat out the 2010-11 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
PRIOR TO ARKANSAS
Hatcher has found her home at Arkansas after stints at Oklahoma State and Southern Methodist. Hatcher inked with the Cowgirls out of high school and appeared in 25 games as a true freshman. She shot 28-of-60 from the field and was 16-of-38 from three-point range for a .421 shooting percentage. That mark ranked second on the team. She had 15 rebounds and 10 assists in her first season.
Hatcher transferred to SMU following her freshman season at OSU and sat out the 2009-10 season due to NCAA rules.
AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS CHRISTIAN
Hatcher was an all-state selection as a senior leading CAC to a 27-5 record and a berth in the 4A State Tournament. She averaged 24 ppg as a senior and finished her career third on the school’s all-time scoring list with 1,518 career points in three seasons. Hatcher was a four-time all-conference and two-time all-state selection and scored 1,974 career points with 283 three-pointers over her four-year prep career (Pulaski Academy and CAC).
In addition to basketball, Hatcher was active in cross country, soccer and track helping her teams to 11 state titles. She was featured in Sports Illustrated’s “Faces In The Crowd”.
Born Jan. 17, 1990, Kelsey Brooke Hatcher is the oldest of six children to Greg Hatcher and Tammy Childress of Little Rock, Ark. She has four sisters, Haley, Larkin, Lynley and Mattie and a brother, Layne. Hatcher graduated in May with a bachelor’s degree in communication at Arkansas and is currently pursuing her master’s degree.