Charlotte Women's Basketball BIO
Ciara Gregory
Player Profile:
Ciara Gregory 1436137
Position: Guard
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Jeannette, Pa.
High School: Jeannette
Experience: 3 Letters
2015-16: Started a career-high 17 games among the 30 in which she played … Was among the first five for the opening 16 contests of the campaign, through at UAB (Jan. 16), and in home regular-season finale against North Texas (March 5) … Named to the Nov. 16 Conference USA Honor Roll … Recorded a career year from 3-point territory, including making a career-best 67 to tie for third on the program’s single-season chart … Her 194 attempts from behind the arc place her second on the single-season list in school history … Matched a program mark with a 71.4 conversion rate on 5-of-7 from deep at Davidson (Dec. 20) … Became the first player in school history to knock down at least six triples in three or more career games … Drained a half-dozen treys at (RV/RV) North Carolina State (Dec. 6), against College of Charleston (Dec. 8) and against FIU (Jan. 28) in addition to three other contests with five makes … Her 12 trifectas in back-to-back contests at (RV/RV) North Carolina State and against College of Charleston are the most by a player in school history for consecutive games … The six 3-pointers are the most by any player under head coach Cara Consuegra … Dropped in at least one triple in 25 of her 30 contests … Launched 15 attempts from behind the arc at Elon (Nov. 19) to rank second in single-game school history, while her 13 in the season opener against Ball State (Nov. 13) tie for third in the single-season listings … Had seven games with double-digit attempts from 3-point range … Likely would have finished among the national and conference leaders if she had more attempts at the foul line … Connected on 41-of-44 (93.2 percent) of her charity tosses … Opened the season by making her first 27 attempts, including a career-best performance of 8-of-8 against Ball State … Snapped her streak, which is the third longest in school history, on her final attempt at Davidson … Earned her weekly league mention, which was presented to the runner-up for the player-of-the-week award, after averaging 21.5 points in the first two games against Ball State and Robert Morris … Her average and 43 total points was the highest among all players in the conference through the first weekend of action … Tossed in a career-best 27 points in the opener against Ball State … Surpassed the 20-point plateau at North Carolina State, at Davidson and against FIU … Tallied 13 double-figure scoring contests, including the WNIT First Round matchup with Wake Forest (March 17) … Carried a four-game stretch of double-digit scoring outings from at (RV/RV) North Carolina State through at No. 23/RV Missouri (Dec. 29) to conclude the non-conference slate … Hauled in a career-high seven caroms, all defensively, and handed out a career-best five assists against College of Charleston … Credited with her only blocked shot against North Texas … Tallied a career-high five steals at No. 23/RV Missouri (Dec. 29) … Added three steal performances at Davidson and against North Texas.

2014-15: One of five players to see action in all 32 games … Earned her first three career starts … Member of the opening five at Ball State (Dec. 15), against Presbyterian (Dec. 18) on Education Day and in Conference USA action at Louisiana Tech (Feb. 19) … Was on the floor for a season-best 29 minutes against the Lady Techsters … Played at least 20 minutes in each outing of a four-game stretch from against Charleston Southern (Dec. 7) through against Davidson (Dec. 21) … Tallied a season-high 13 points, including three 3-pointers, versus Wake Forest (Nov. 28) at the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge Mayan Tournament … Opened the event with 10 points versus Montana (Nov. 27) … Registered 10 points in three contests against league foes, against UTEP (Feb. 12), at Louisiana Tech and against North Texas (Feb. 26) … Buried three triples against Middle Tennessee (Jan. 24) in a national TV game on the Fox Sports Networks … Attempted a season-best 15 field goals, including a season-high nine from behind the arc, at Ball State … Dropped in 6-of-6 free throws against UTSA (Feb. 12) in the annual Play4Kay game before adding 4-of-4 in the next outing at Louisiana Tech … Corralled a season-best six rebounds against North Texas … Grabbed five caroms two days later against Rice (Feb. 28) in the home finale … Distributed a season-high three assists against Presbyterian and at Louisiana Tech … Registered three of her four blocked shots in non-conference action, including back-to-back games versus Princeton (Nov. 29) at the Triple Crown Cancun Challenge Mayan Tournament and at No. 1/2 South Carolina (Dec. 4) on the SEC Network … Credited with a season-best three steals versus Montana, against Davidson and at Louisiana Tech.

 Played in 27 games, including 14 regular-season conference matchups, the Conference USA Championships contest versus Louisiana Tech (March 12) and the WNIT tilt at St. Bonaventure (March 21) … Tallied a then career-best 14 points in the regular-season meeting at Louisiana Tech (Feb. 13) in game televised on the Fox Sports Networks … Fired 4-of-8 from behind the 3-point arc among her 5-of-10 field goals in only 15 minutes against the Lady Techsters … Hit her first three trifectas from the same spot, earning her the label of the team’s first half “X-factor” on the TV broadcast … Topped the double-digit scoring plateau for the first time in her career with another four triples made at Davidson (Dec. 21) … Buried an NBA-range trey against the Wildcats … Capped the home slate with 11 points, featuring three 3-pointers, against Marshall (March 1) … Nearly had another double-figure scoring game with nine at Marshall (Feb. 15), while grabbing a season-high four rebounds and handing out a season-best two assists against the Thundering Herd … Connected on her only shot, a 3-pointer, just 16 seconds into game action against No. 12/10 South Carolina (Dec. 8) … Hauled in three boards against UNC Wilmington (Jan. 3) on Education Day and against Florida Atlantic (Feb. 19) … Registered a blocked shot in the season opener, in her collegiate debut, against Liberty (Nov. 8) and against Florida Atlantic … Swiped four steals during the campaign, including one at St. Bonaventure … Played double-digit minutes eight times, including a season-high 16 against Marshall … Saw action for at least 10 minutes in three-straight league meetings, at Louisiana Tech, at Marshall and against Florida Atlantic.

High School: Named a 2013 Parade All-American … One of 40 on the prestigious national list and believed to be just the third in program history … Selected as the state 2A player of the year as a senior … Received 2013 player of the year accolades from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review and Pittsburgh Post-Gazette … Named as an all-state first team honoree by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers Association following her senior year … Led Western Pennsylvania in scoring for the second-straight season with 30.4 ppg … One of 31 players since 1985 to average 30.0 ppg or more in the Western Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic League (WPIAL) … Joined the 2,000-point club with a school-record 2,130 … Listed as the ninth-leading scorer in the country in 2012-13 … Voted the Westmoreland County Player of the Year as a senior … Averaged 34.3 ppg in her team’s three playoff games … Named MVP at the 2013 Char-Valley All-Star Game … Added another MVP plaudit from the West squad at the 2013 Roundball Classic All-Star Game after leading her team with 14 points … Honored as the Feb. 15, 2013, U.S. Air Force High Flyer of the Week after a triple-double against Derry HS … Chosen as the Feb. 21, 2013, WTAE/Clearview Federal Credit Union Student-Athlete of the Week … Garnered MSA Sports Network Player of the Year and All-Netters First Team accolades after her senior campaign … Averaged 27.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 steals and 4.8 assists per game as a junior, including a 50-point game featuring a 50-footer at the halftime buzzer … Picked as the 2012 Greensburg Tribune-Review Player of the Year and to the newspaper’s Terrific 10 list after each of her last three seasons … Selected as the Post-Gazette Female High School Athlete of the Week for December 14, 2011, and March 29, 2012 … Chosen as one of the Post-Gazette’s Fabulous 5 … Garnered a 2012-13 Preseason Player of the Year plaudit from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review … Tallied her 1,000th career point before the halfway mark of her junior year … Ranked as high as No. 4 in her class on the Greater Pittsburgh Top 25 chart by the Pittsburgh Basketball Report … Helped guide her high school team to the 2010 WPIAL crown with a 25-3 record and 2011 runner-up result … Converted several key free throws late to clinch the title as part of her team-high 14 points, including the final seven in a three-point win over Seton-LaSalle HS … Led the WPIAL with her scoring average as a junior and ranked second in the state … Tabbed to the 2A all-state third team by the Pennsylvania sports writers after her sophomore campaign … Named to the 2011 Franklin Regional all-tournament team … Averaged 19.0 points per game as a sophomore and 14.0 points per game as a freshman … Member of the AAU squad that won the 2011 U15 national championship.

Personal: Born Nov. 17, 1994 … Daughter of Terry and Christy Gregory … Majoring in psychology.
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