UW-Stout two-time All-American center Kelsey Duoss (Sr, Janesville/Clinton) has inked a professional contract and will play in Australia.
Duoss, a two-time Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (WIAC) player of the year and three-time all-conference selection, will play for the Dandenong Jayco Rangers and will leave in September for a 24 game schedule that will conclude in February.
Dandenong is just east of Melbourne and is located in the southeast province of Victoria of the island continent. The Rangers are a member of the eight team WNBL.
Duoss was twice selected to the first team of the NCAA Division III Kodak All-American squad and to the first team of the D3hoops.com All-American team. Duoss was also a WIAC all-defensive team pick for the third straight year, led the Blue Devils to their third straight WIAC regular season and tournament titles and third consecutive NCAA playoff appearance this year. Duoss led the conference with a .593 field goal percentage and 80 blocked shots, while ranking second with 8.4 rebounds per contest and third with 15.8 points per game. Duoss has posted a league-best eight double-doubles (points-rebounds) and led the team in rebounding in 23 of 29 games and scoring in 22 contests. Her 10 blocked shots against UW-Whitewater on January 27 is the second-highest single-game total in WIAC history. Her 2.8 blocked shots per contest ranked her 17th nationally.
Stout finished the season at 23-6 overall, their third consecutive season with 20-plus wins. They also compiled a 13-3 conference record and 12-1 home record.
The Blue Devils have compiled a 69-21 record in Duoss’ three seasons and her 258 career blocked shots rank second on the WIAC all-time list. She has registered 1,413 career points and 750 career rebounds – both totals place her second on UW-Stout’s all-time charts. Her 457 points this season places her third on the Stout single season scoring list - Duoss's 552 points last season is second - and her 244 rebounds this year places her tied for ninth on the single season rebounding list.
A transfer to UW-Stout from Illinois-Chicago after her freshman year, Duoss averaged a 15.9 points per game for her career, 8.4 rebounds per game and 2.9 blocked shots per game. Duoss led the WIAC in scoring during her junior year, averaging 19 points per game.
Duoss is the first UW-Stout female basketball player to play professional basketball.