Brett Crist
Graduation Year: 1991
Induction Year: 2015
Sport (s): Men's Basketball
BRETT M. CRIST ’91
Brett Crist graduated as the all-time leading scorer in DePauw men’s basketball history with 1,694 points, a record that still stands, and also holds the school record with 414 free throws made, while ranking fifth with 351
assists, sixth with 109 games played and started, and seventh with 123 steals.
 
He led the team in scoring in his sophomore and junior seasons, and his 604 points during the 1989-90 season is still a DePauw record. Crist’s 16-of-16 free throw performance against Wabash in 1991 also remains a school record.
 
The 1990 Indiana Collegiate Athletic Conference Player of the Year, Crist earned all-conference honors three times and was a three-time conference player of the week. He was a Basketball Gazette all-America selection in 1991 and honorable mention in 1990. In 1991 Crist was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches Division Ill Midwest Region first team.
 
The Tigers finished with an 80-30 record during his four years, including NCAA postseason appearances in 1990 and 1991. The 1990 team, inducted into the DePauw Athletics Hall of Fame in 2003, finished second in the nation after losing in the Division III championship game by one point to Rochester. During DePauw’s tournament run, Crist was named Most Outstanding Player of the Midwest-West Sectional and earned a spot on the alltournament team at the NCAA Finals.
 
Crist played the full game 25 times in his DePauw career, including all 50 minutes in a double-overtime win at St. Thomas in the NCAA round of 16.
 
Crist earned a B.A. degree in communication and is a managing partner of QDiscovery LLC.
 
Previously, he was owner and president of Preferred Imaging, director of sales and technology at ImageMax, Inc., and director of technology for GMG Worldwide.
 
Crist and his wife, Kim, are parents to Hunter and Hannah.