Ex-Clovis standout drafted by Sacramento

By John Eisel: CNJ sports writer From the time she started dribbling the basketball, Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt has always dreamed of playing in a professional basketball league. “There wasn’t one then, we just assumed there was going to be one,” said Greenwalt, who graduated from Clovis High School and moved on to Texas Tech University. […]

Greenwalt leaves mark on Tech

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent The first hurdle Cisti Greenwalt had to clear four years ago had nothing to do with basketball. It was her name. Fans in Lubbock couldn’t pronounce it. Kisti, Sisti, Christi … not since Michi Atkins in the mid-90s had Lady Raider fans had such a phonetic dilemma. It wasn’t […]

Big 12 standouts take different paths

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent One entered the college ranks as a highly touted player out of New Mexico. The other was all but overlooked while attending a small private school in Louisiana. Enter two Hall of Fame coaches who knew talent when they saw it, and Cisti Greenwalt and Sophia Young found themselves […]

Greenwalt leads Tech to rout of Missouri

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — Cisti Greenwalt did what seniors are called upon to do — lead the way. She blocked shots. Dominated the glass. And earned the 18th double-double of her career. Riding the Clovis native’s 20 points and 14 rebounds, Texas Tech’s Lady Raiders overcame a sluggish start to overwhelm […]

Lady Raiders pound conference rival

By Sue Jane Mayes: CNJ correspondent LUBBOCK — A clock shot malfunction early in the game was about the only thing that went wrong Wednesday for the Texas Tech Lady Raiders. In a battle of ranked teams, sophomore Alesha Robertson and Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt led Tech to a convincing 79-62 win over preseason Big 12 […]

Top stories in 2004: Greenwalt battles through adversity

By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Clovis’ Cisti Greenwalt is finally living up to her potential at Texas Tech after an off-season filled with adversity. With her long reach and uncanny timing — she’s Tech’s all-time leading shot blocker — the 6-foot-5 senior has always been a defensive presence. This season she’s shown the offensive […]

Greenwalt ready for challenge

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Cisti Greenwalt holds the single season and career records at Texas Tech for blocked shots. File photo By Rick White: CNJ managing editor Nothing could dent former Clovis High standout Cisti Greenwalt’s determination to play basketball this season. Not a broken ankle that ended her junior season. Not a month of strength-sapping chemotherapy to treat […]

Former CHS hoop star ‘lucky to be alive’

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Cisti Greenwalt helped Clovis win back-to-back state titles in 1999-2000. By Rick White: CNJ sports editor One minute Cisti Greenwalt was driving back to school after spending the weekend with her family. The next she was trapped in her mangled SUV in the middle of a cotton field and wondering if she would live. Greenwalt, […]

Greenwalt injured in rollover

The Associated Press LUBBOCK — A Texas Tech basketball player remained hospitalized Monday with injuries she received in a weekend traffic accident in West Texas. Senior Cisti Greenwalt, a 6-foot-5-inch center for the Lady Raiders, suffered bruises to both lungs when the vehicle she was traveling in rolled over Sunday night near Anton, about 25 […]

Former CHS standout battling cancer

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Cisti Greenwalt (left) averaged 7.9 points and 5.7 rebounds a game last season before breaking her ankle late in the season. CNJ file photo. By Rick White Terri Greenwalt was on her way to the tanning bed when she got the call from her daughter Cisti. The news wasn’t good. Cisti, a forward for the […]