Claire Pallansch

Claire Pallansch

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Redmond, Wash.

High School:
Redmond

Height:
6-1

Position:
Forward

Experience:
HS

OREGON STATE
2004-05 Outlook:
Claire Pallansch comes to Oregon State after graduating from Redmond High School in Redmond, WA in 2004...will make an immediate impact for the Beavers in the forward position...brings speed, rebounding and scoring potential to the line-up.

HIGH SCHOOL
REDMOND, Redmond, WA:
Claire was a three-year starter and letterwinner while playing forward for head coach Pat Bangasser at Redmond High School in Redmond, WA (a three-year high school)...earned first team All-KingCo Conference honors in 2004...a McDonalds All-America nominee...was a three-year Eastside Athlete of the Week honoree...Seattle Times All-State honorable mention selection...was the Washington State rebounding leader at the 2003 4A State Tournament...team won the KingCo championship in 2003...named Most Valuable Player at the Oregon City Tournament in 2003...member of the All-Eastside Team...named a Winter All-Star by the Seattle Post Intelligencer...played in the Northwest Shootout - all-star Washington versus Oregon game.

PERSONAL
Born in Seattle, WA...daughter of Kathleen and Pat Pallansch...mother is a nurse...father works in cancer research...has an older sister, Mariah...graduated high school with a 3.3 GPA...enjoys running, lifting weights, and being with family...has several former teammates currently playing Division I basketball, including Katie Henderson (USC), Che Oh (Arizona), and Ashley Graham (Santa Clara)...lists Dirk Nowitski as her favorite athlete...biggest athletic thrill to date was winning the 2003 KingCo Championship...chose to attend Oregon State because it, "felt right, great coaches and team, and I knew OSU and the Pac-10 would challenge me to great extents."

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