2011-12 (REDSHIRT SEASON) Played in four games and made three starts before foot injury curtailed season...Collected six points, two rebounds and four assists in Seahawk debut vs. Maryland...Made first start and collected seven points and two rebounds at Dayton...Scored two points and dished out five assists vs. Marshall...Had five points, four rebounds and two assists in final appearance vs. Davidson...Designated as redshirt by Coach Buzz Peterson on Nov. 28, 2011.
2010-11 (PREP SCHOOL) Spent prep year at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va... Played for Coach Kevin Keatts at HMA...Member of Hargrave team that was top seed in national prep school championship...Had six points and two rebounds in loss to St. Thomas Moore in national tourney.
HIGH SCHOOL Averaged 19.1 points, 3.3 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.4 steals at Bluefield (W.Va,) High School...Powered Coach Buster Large's Bluefield team to 16-8 record...Poured in 56 points in team's 85-83 loss in regional semifinals...Named First-Team All-State in 2A classification...Voted Pocahontas Coal Association/Bluefield Daily Telegraph Player-of-the-Year.
PERSONAL Full Name: Craig Clifford Anthony Ponder...Born in Bluefield, W.Va...Son of Craig Campbell and Sarah Ponder...Brother, Ansel, is wide receiver at Concord College in Concord, W.Va.