33 - Kayla Huss
Kayla Huss
Height: 5-7
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Everett, Wash.
High School: Cascade
Position: Guard

Coach Bento-Jackson on Huss: "Entering Kayla's senior season we look forward to her having a productive year. Kayla is very talented in the areas of ball-handling, shooting and passing, and she also has a marvelous feel for the game."  

AS A SENIOR IN 2005-06: Named to All-WCC First Team ... was named February's WCC Player of the Month ... Saw action in all 31 games, starting 25 ... finished a sterling career that cemented her status as one of the most clutch performers in Santa Clara history ... led the West Coast Conference with a 1.51 assist/turnover ratio ... ranked third in both assists (3.32/game) and three-point shooting percentage (43.1%) ... averaged 9.2 points and hit 47 threes during the season ... turned in 15 double-digit scoring performances ... scored 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting, including 4-of-6 from beyond the arc, in season opener at No. 8 Georgia ... scored 12 points and dished six assists in wins over Eastern Washington (12/15) and CS Northridge (12/28) ... hit running game-winner as time expired in 70-69 overtime win against Ball State ... scored 13 points on consecutive nights at Gonzaga (1/6) and Portland (1/8) ... scored 12 second-half points to lead Broncos to 67-63 victory at San Diego on Jan. 28 ... averaged 14.8 points over five games from Feb. 9-25 ... stretch included a 22-point outing and 4-of-6 shooting from three-point land at Loyola Marymount on Feb. 23 ... dished a season-high eight assists in opening-round WCC Tournament win over Portland ... scored 16 points and handed out four assists in semifinal win over San Francisco.

AS A REDSHIRT JUNIOR IN 2004-05: An honorable mention All-West Coast Conference selection... ranked second in the WCC in assist/turnover ratio (1.34) and fifth in assists (3.47)... started 19 contests and has seen action in 26 games... did not suit up for four games due to injury... has scored in double figures in seven of the last 12 contests... recorded five points and five rebounds against No. 3 Georgia... recorded the game-winning three-pointer with five seconds remaining at San Jose State to lift the Broncos to victory... returned to action against Nevada... posted seven assists against Portland State... netted nine points, six assists and four rebounds in a start against Saint Mary's... posted second game-winner of the season, scoring a banked three with 0.5 seconds on the clock against Loyola Marymount... added six assists against Pepperdine... added 11 points at San Diego, hitting 6-6 from the charity stripe... netted 13 points and five assists at San Francisco, hitting three of four from behind the arc... netted 11 points against Gonzaga... scored eight points and added five rebounds at Saint Mary's... led the team with 14 points at both Pepperdine and Loyola Marymount... posted a season-high 10 assists against San Francisco in the WCC First Round... was a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line against Loyola Marymount in the WCC Semifinal and finished with 16 points... added five assists and four steals against the Lions... named to the WCC All-Tournament Team for those efforts ... a member of the WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2003-04: Red-shirted the season due to a back injury.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2002-03: Earned first team All-WCC honors... saw action in 29 of 30 contests... missed WNIT game at Fresno State due to a bulging disk in back... started 19 straight games, but missed start at Gonzaga due to same injury... returned to starting lineup at Portland and had 23 overall starts... ranked 10th nationally in three-point field goal percentage... ranked tops in the league in assists (5.62), second in three-point field goal percentage (.432), third in three-point field goals made (1.97), fourth in assist/turnover ratio (1.23) and 12th in scoring (11.0)... saw 26 minutes of action against Temple... went 2-3 from field for five points... went 4-4 from the field against Arkansas-Little Rock, including three three-pointers... added five assists in just 18 minutes of play... came off the bench and went 6-10, including 3-6 from three-point distance, against Tulsa... added eight assists... made first start against Oregon... went 4-4 from three-point land... played a career-high 36 minutes against Loyola Chicago and contributed eight points and four assists... added 12 points and eight assists against Pacific... hit five three-pointers against Arkansas State for a game-high 15 points... led the Broncos with 11 points, 5 rebounds and 7 assists at San Jose State... had a 14-point, 5-assist night against TCU... added six assists and 11 points against Pepperdine... scored 19 points against LMU... was 6-8 from the field, 3-4 behind the arc and made all four free throw attempts... added eight assists and six steals in the all-around performance... played all 40 minutes for the first time in career at Saint Mary's... went 4-4 from the free throw line in the final minute of game to ensure the victory... registered eight assists against Portland... hit three three-pointers against Gonzaga, and finished with a team-high 15 points... added seven assists... scored a career-high 24 points at San Diego, 20 of which came in the second half... hit a career-high six three pointers, all after halftime... six threes in one game ties for fourth best in school history... went 6-10 from behind the arc and added six assists... scored 10 points in the final three minutes of the first half at LMU to give SCU the lead for the rest of the night... led the team with 15 points against San Francisco... tied a career high with six rebounds against the Dons... went 4-4 from free throw line in final three minutes to secure victory against Saint Mary's... went 5-6 from the field at Portland and earned a career-high 10 assists... went 4-4 from the field against LMU to open WCC Tournament... added seven assists and six rebounds... despite missing 10 of first 12 shots in semifinal game against Gonzaga, took the Broncos' last shot of regulation with the team down three points and five seconds left... three-point attempt looked more like a one-footed shot put heave, but it went in to send game into overtime... played the entire 45 minutes... named to the WCC Championship All-Tournament team.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2001-02: Saw action in 25 contests... earned first collegiate start against San Jose State... registered 10 points, seven assists and four rebounds as a reserve against Princeton... was perfect against CS Northridge, going 3-3 from the field and 2-2 from the charity stripe for nine points... two of those baskets came during a 13-0 first-half Bronco run... added a career-high nine assists while adding four rebounds in 18 minutes of action... came off the bench against San Francisco and nailed a three-pointer to tie the game midway through the second half... the Broncos won that contest by one point.

HIGH SCHOOL: Played guard for head coach Dave Roberts at Cascade High School in Everett, Wash... led Cascade to a sixth-place finish at the 4A state tournament as a sophomore... it marked the school's first appearance in the playoffs in 34 years... tied a state tournament record of six three-pointers in one game and had a tournament-high 94 percent at the free throw line (16 of 17)... averaged 18.8 points per game as a junior in addition to shooting 50 percent from the three-point line... became Cascade's all-time leading scorer as a senior and finished with 1,777 points... as the team's only senior, led the team back to the state tournament... averaged 21 points, five assists and shot 58 percent from the field as a senior... was named All-Wesco 4A all four years and first team All-State as a sophomore and senior... was named to the Washington-Oregon All-Star Team... also earned Emerald City All-Star honors... also lettered in volleyball.

PERSONAL: Full name is Kayla Marie Huss... born in Spokane, Wash... parents are Dave and Jan Huss... majoring in English with a minor in religious studies... spent the 2002 summer playing in the Blue Angels Summer League in Washington with Bronco teammates Becki Ashbaugh, Julie Butler and Quinn Thomas.

Huss' Career Statistics

Year G-GS MIN FG-AT PCT 3P-AT PCT FT-AT PCT REB AVG PF-D A TO B S TP AVG
01-02 25-1 224 23-58 .397 11-29 .379 6-6 1.000 30 1.2 16-0 40 26 1 8 63 2.5
02-03 29-23 912 108-239 .452 57-132 .432 45-53 .849 81 2.8 36-1 163 133 3 34 318 11.0
03-04 DNP - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
04-05 27-20 666 62-172 .360 20-69 .290 40-47 .851 67 2.5 40-0 94 70 4 31 184 6.8
05-06 31-25 800 104-233 .446 47-109 .431 30-40 .750 61 2.0 35-0 103 68 3 23 285 9.2
Career 112-69 2602 297-702 .423 135-339 .398 121-146 .829 239 2.1 127-1 400 297 11 96 850 7.6

Huss' Career Highs

Points 24 at San Diego, Feb. 8, 2003
Field Goals 9 at San Diego, Feb. 8, 2003
FG Attempts 16 at Loyola Marymount, Feb. 23, 2006
3-Pt Field Goals 6 at San Diego, Feb. 8, 2003
3-Pt FG Attempts 10 at San Diego, Feb. 8, 2003
Free Throws 10 vs. Loyola Marymount, Mar. 5, 2005
FT Attempts 10 vs. Loyola Marymount, Mar. 5, 2005
Rebounds 6 twice, last vs. Loyola Marymount, Mar. 8, 2003
Assists 10 twice, last vs. San Francisco, Mar. 3, 2005
Blocked Shots 2 twice, last at Pepperdine, Feb. 17, 2005
Steals 6 vs. Loyola Marymount, Jan. 18, 2003
Minutes 45 vs. Gonzaga, Mar. 8, 2003