#24 Laura Crittendon
Hometown: Martin, Tenn.
Previous School: Westview HS
Laura is one of the best leaders on our team because she loves everyone on our team. She has come into this year with a new enthusiasm for our team. She is a great shooter and plays with great intelligence. She has been well coached and is used to winning. Laura is ready to give our team what it needs at any given time. She is a great teammate.
Crittendon spent four years as a member of the basketball and softball teams at Westview High School. In basketball, she helped lead her team to a four-year record of 108-19. During her freshman season, Westview posted a runner-up finish in the state tournament, and then a quarterfinal appearance when Crittendon was a junior. During her career, Crittendon was named Mid-South Classic All-Tournament and Lions Club Christmas All-Tournament twice. For her efforts as a senior, she was named All-District 13AA, District 13AA All-Tournament, and Region 7AA All-Tournament. In her final two season at Westview, Crittendon averaged 12.1 points and 5.1 assists per game. She made a combined 156 three pointers as a junior and senior. During the same two seasons, Crittendon posted 2-to-1 assist-to-turnover ratio. Her 92 three-pointers made as a junior broke a school record. She was an All-District and All-Tournament in District 13AA softball. In the classroom, Crittendon was a member of the National Honor Society, Beta Club, Who's Who Among American High School Students, and is ranked third in her graduation class.