Kinsaul reaches 1,000 point milestone

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Senior floor general Katelyn Kinsaul recently eclipsed the 1,000 point mark.

Senior floor general Katelyn Kinsaul recently eclipsed the 1,000 point mark.

In their final regular-season game of her high school career, Straughn’s Katelyn Kinsaul scored her 1,000th career point for the Straughn Lady Tigers.


It was no small feat for the senior guard. Playing five years for a varsity team isn’t uncommon, but to thrive all five years isn’t as common. Most eighth graders just aren’t skillfully advanced enough to have success against the upper-classmen that make up the varsity rosters. Kinsaul proved as an eighth grader that she belonged on the varsity squad.

“I’m humbled by the recognition for the career points, ” Katelyn said. “It’s not a goal I had set for myself. It is something that happened as a result of love for the game, and support of the team. It’s been a great year so far, and I look forward to a strong finish.”


Her coach, Scott Kinsaul, labels her as an unselfish player who does what needs doing to get her team the win.


“Katelyn has been playing on the varsity team since eighth grade, and has been a valuable contributor to the success that we’ve enjoyed the past two seasons’ making it to the Final Four in Birmingham,” Coach Kinsaul said. “She is a very good ball handler, and has done a great job running the point the last four years.”


Coach Kinsaul also said that she has thrived on the defensive side as well.


“I believe she is just as good defensively,” Coach Kinsaul said. “She has over 500 steals in her career.”


Coach Kinsaul said that it wasn’t just her actions on the court that make her special.


“As good as she has been on the court, I am proud of what she does off the court,” coach Kinsaul said. “She is well liked by her classmates, and other coaches as well. She displays the characteristics of what a student athlete should be, and she is a great representative of Straughn High School as well as for her family. I’m proud to be her coach, but more importantly, I’m proud to be her uncle even more.”


K. Kinsaul will lead the Straughn Lady Tigers against the Andalusia Lady Bulldogs Feb. 4, for the first round of the 4A Area 2 girls’ tournament in Ashford.


Lady Tigers’ senior Jacie Williamson is also approaching a career milestone, as she is just 9 points away from 2,000 for her career.