32  Alyssa Hammond
Alyssa Hammond
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Oak Hill, Ohio

High School:
Oak Hill

Height:
6-1

Position:
G/F

2008-09:
Appeared in all 32 games, starting 20 as a junior....was a starter in the final 19 games of the season....fourth best free throw shooter in C-USA and top on the Herd (.793)....No. 12 shooter in league, hitting 46.3% of her shots....hit 4-of-8 three-point attempts....averaged 10.3 PPG, a career best....dished out 53 assists, doubling her output from 07-08 and surpassing her previous career total by nine....opened season with 13 points and three assists against Appalachian State....recorded top game in two seasons, scoring 19 points against Morehead State, hit 11-of-12 free throws in that game....hit 20 points for the second time in her career against Mississippi State, hit 10 out of 12 free throws....scored 18 points in each game of road sweep at SMU and Tulsa....notched first double-double of career in home win over Memphis, scored 16 points while grabbing a career-high 11 rebounds....had top game of career at UCF, scoring 25 points, tied for the highest for an MU player in 08-09, hit 10-of-14 shots....played pivotal role in road sweep of UAB and Memphis, scoring double figures in each game while notching five assists in each contest, was also 6-6 from the charity stripe in each game....chipped in 15 points and career-high six assists in C-USA Tournament win over UTEP.

2007-08 (Sophomore):
Played in all 33 games for MU in 2007-08, starting 26 contests....averaged 10.0 points per game, third best on the team....scored 331 points, coupled with 218 as a freshman, currently stands at 549 for her career....grabbed 4.2 rebounds per game, fifth on the Herd....became a more accurate shooter in her second season, shooting .498 from the field, tops amongst all Marshall regulars and sixth in C-USA....the increased accuracy also showed in her free throw shooting (.746), which led all MU regulars and was No. 10 in the conference....after getting to the line 81 times as a freshman, increased her output in that area with 122 trips to the charity stripe as a sophomore....scored double digits in 19 contests, including 9 of the first 11 games of the year....was the Herd's only player to reach double digits with ten points against IUPUI....played a large role in MU's first win of the year at Morehead State, notching 16 points and eight boards....set season high with nine boards in win over Jackson State in 5/3 MU Classic, followed that up with a team high 17 points in 5/3 championship game against Pitt....tied career high with nine boards in OT loss at UAB....tied season high with 17 points at Southern Miss, before setting season mark in that category with 18 points against nationally ranked UTEP....in home game against UAB, was 10-of-12 from the free throw line, a career high in makes and attempts....her ten free throws made tied Kizzy Hart's total from the home UCF game for the most free throws made by an MU player during the season....scored 13 and 12 points, respectively, in the last two C-USA Tournament games against UAB and SMU, hitting 14 out of 18 field goal attempts in those two games....connected on 21 of her final 23 free throws of the season (.913).

2006-07 (Freshman):
Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team...ranked second on team in field goal percentage (42.1) and fourth in scoring (7.3 ppg, 8th among C-USA freshmen)...sank 37.5 percent of her 3-point field goal attempts (21-of-56), tying Kristina Behnfeldt (1995-96) for the sixth-highest percentage in Marshall single-season history...3-point field goal total (21) ranked second on team...attempted a team season-high 17 field goals vs. Robert Morris on Nov. 18 (8-for-17) en route to a game-high 16 points in championship game of Fifth Third MU Classic...scored team-high 12 points with career-high three assists in loss to Monmouth on Nov. 23...in second career start, scored a career-high 23 points in only 18 minutes on Dec. 21 at Niagara...point total at NU was the third highest single-game outing on team in 2006-07 and the fourth highest among C-USA freshmen...went 6-for-11 from the floor at NU, including 3-for-5 from 3-point range, along with an 8-for-8 mark from the free-throw line...started next game, at Richmond on Dec. 28, and scored 12 points in 14 minutes on 3-of-5 shooting and 2-of-3 from beyond the arc...nailed a 3-pointer with 1:02 left in overtime at UR to set up a Marshall win at the buzzer...hit three 3-pointers in a game (tied for team season-high) on two occasions...shot a team-best 57.9 percent from the floor in the last five minutes of games...hit a 3-pointer in six straight games from Jan. 18-Feb. 3, going 9-for-16 (56.3 percent) from distance in that span...scored 12 points in 12 minutes off bench in Jan. 28, nationally-televised game vs. eventual C-USA champion East Carolina...went 4-for-6 from floor and 3-for-4 from 3-point range vs. the Pirates...netted nine points in 14 minutes in first round C-USA Championship loss to Houston.

2005-06:
Missed season due to knee injury suffered in pre-season workouts...received medical redshirt.

High School:
A two-time All-State performer at Oak Hill HS...averaged 28.1 points and 8.0 rebounds per game her senior year...named the Ohio Div. III Player of the Year, Southern Ohio Conference and District Player of the Year after junior and senior campaigns...Oak Hill's all-time leading scorer with 1,897 points...set the Oak Hill single-game scoring mark with 52 points...led team to the Ohio state semifinals as a junior...ranked the 48th best guard/forward by the All-Star Girls Report, a national scouting service...sidelined for most of her sophomore season due to knee injury...played AAU ball with fellow Herd freshman Kari James for the West Virginia Thunder, averaging 23 points, seven rebounds per game for coach Larry Lambert.

Personal:
Born on March 23, 1987...daughter of Hayden Leon and Mae Hammond...has two brothers, Luke (12) and Chase (6), and a sister, Shae (8)...lists Lance Armstrong as her biggest role model...inducted into National Honor Society...career ambition is to become a physician...biology/pre-med major.