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#11 Kate Galligan
Position: Guard
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
City/State: Cedar Rapids, Iowa
High School: Jefferson
Graduating Year: 1996

One of the best pure shooters in Nebraska history, Kate Galligan ranks second on the Husker all-time list with 145 made three-pointers in her four-year career, trailing only Amy Stephens. She also ranks 17th all time at Nebraska with 1,069 points. Galligan's 377 career three-point attempts rank third on the NU charts, while her .385 career three-point percentage also ranks third. Her six made three-pointers in a 94-85 loss at Kansas on Feb. 11, 1996, ranks as the fourth-highest single-game total in school history.

Not surprisingly, the 5-8 guard from Cedar Rapids, Iowa, is also one of the best free throw shooters in school history, connecting on 77.6 percent (242-312) of her attempts to rank fourth in Husker history. Her 12-for-12 shooting performance from the free throw line against Missouri on Feb. 18, 1996, and her 10-for-10 effort at the line against Iowa State on Feb. 27, 1994, rank as two of only seven perfect free throw performances in NU history. She also ranks 10th at Nebraska with 299 career assists. She earned honorable-mention All-Big Eight honors as a senior in 1995-96. Along with being a standout shooter, Galligan was an outstanding student, becoming a four-time first-team academic all-conference selection.

Galligan helped the Huskers to the third NCAA Tournament bid in school history during her senior season, where she scored a team-high 12 points, while adding four assists and three rebounds in a 66-62 loss to Colorado State at Stanford, Calif., on March 17, 1996. Galligan scored a career-high 26 points in an 84-71 win at Iowa State on Feb. 27, 1994.

After graduating from Nebraska, Galligan served as a graduate assistant with the Huskers before taking assistant coaching positions at Pittsburgh, Texas-Pan American and the University of Nebraska-Kearney. She served as an assistant coach at Kansas in 2003-04.

Galligan's Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

Pts-Avg.

1992-93

17-14

34-86

.395

4-22

.181

40-56

.714

37-2.2

112-6.6

1993-94

30-20

100-243

.411

50-123

.406

73-90

.811

91-3.0

323-10.8

1994-95

27-20

99-262

.377

39-118

.330

53-72

.736

84-3.1

390-10.7

1995-96 29-25 108-233 .463 52-114 .456 76-94 .808 113-3.9 344-11.9

Career

103-79

341-824

.413

145-377

.384

242-312

.775

325-3.2

1, 069-9.5

 

 

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