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Kara Wolters | 52
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Position:  C
Born: 08/15/75
Height: 6-7 /  2,01
Weight: 227  lbs. / 103,0  kg.
College: Connecticut '97
BACKGROUND

2001:
Averaged 4.9 ppg (.470 FG%, ---3PT%, .806 FT%), 2.4 rpg, 0.5 apg, 0.13 spg, 0.81 bpg and 12.2 mpg in 31 games played (one started)...Grabbed season-high seven rebounds vs. Portland (7/27)...Scored team-high/season-high 18 points and tied career-high eight field goals vs. Houston (6/28)...Ranked 19th in league in blocks per game with 0.81 average.

2000:
Leading scorer and rebounder on the Indiana Fever’s inaugural team averaging 11.9 ppg and 5.3 rpg . . . Scored in double-figures in a team-high 20 of her 31 appearances...Ranked second in the WNBA with a mark of 56.1 percent FGs... Hit less than half her shots from the floor in just six of 31 games ... Over the last six games of the season, averaged 14.0 ppg on 35-56 FGs (.625) and 14-25 FTs (.560... Also averaged 2.2 assists per game over the last six games ... Averaged 8.0 rebounds per game over the last six games ... One of 19 players in the WNBA that had at least three double-doubles; she recorded her first career double-double with 18 points and 10 rebounds against her former teammates in Houston, 6/24 . . . Sixth in the WNBA with 2.38 blocked shots per game... Blocked at least one shot in each of the last 10 games... In the first game in franchise history in Miami on 6/1, she had three blocked shots in the last 39 seconds to help preserve the win.

1999:
Member of the 1999 WNBA Champion Houston Comets... Averaged 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game in 10 games with Houston...Despite averaging only 4.1 minutes per game, contributed to her team's 85-46 defeat of Detroit on July 27, scoring four points and grabbing three rebounds.

OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Played two seasons for the ABL’s New England Blizzard...During the 1998-99 season in New England, averaged 11.0 points and 5.3 rebounds in 13 games... In 1997-98 with New England, led the league in blocked shots (1.5 per game)... Named to the 1998 All-ABL First Team...Finished second in the 1998 ABL All-Star Dunk Contest.

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE:
Member of the 2000 U.S. Women’s National Team that won Gold in the Sydney Olympics . . . Represented the US at the Basketball World Championship in 1994 (bronze) and 1998 (gold).

COLLEGE:
During four seasons at Connecticut, appeared in four NCAA Tournaments...Helped UConn to a 35-0 record and an NCAA Championship in 1995... Named AP Player of the Year and Kodak, AP and USBWA All-America in 1996-97...1997 Big East Player of the Year...Finished career as Connecticut’s all-time leading rebounder (1286) and shot blocker (396).


PERSONAL

  • Nickname is “Big Girl”
  • Wears a gold basketball around her neck, rubs it 52 times and listens to Van Halen as a pregame ritual
  • Has always worn No. 52, the same number as her father
  • Is most proud of winning the NCAA Championship in 1995 and graduating college in four years
  • Began the Kara Kares Foundation for brain tumor research (one of her sisters has had a tumor for 22 years)
  • Wants to be a talk show host after basketball.



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