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Kate Starbird | 30
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2005
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Position:  G
Born: Jul 30, 1975
Height: 6-1 /  1,85
Weight: 153  lbs. /  69,4  kg.
College : Stanford '97
Career Highlights
  • Finished college career as Stanford's all-time leading scorer (2,215 pts.)
  • 1997 Naismith Player of the Year
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    BACKGROUND

    2003:
    Starbird was in camp with the Seattle Storm, but was waived prior to the regular season

    2002 Playoffs:
    Appeared in both games of the 2002 First Round playoff series against Los Angeles, made the first 3-pt FG of her WNBA postseason career, she totaled five points with three rebounds, one assist, one steal and one blocked shot in two games for ...Averaged 2.5 points, 1.5 rebounds and 11.5 minutes

    2002:
    Was traded by Utah to Seattle in exchange for Semeka Randall, 7/22/02…in nine games for the Storm, she averaged 5.9 points per game and shot 45.5 percent from the floor…drawn out over an entire season her scoring average and field goal percentage would have been career-highs…in her first three WNBA seasons, she had never shot better than 40 percent FG from the field…with Seattle, she shot 5-11 3-pt FG, matching her highest total for an entire season…prior to being traded, she logged 15 games for the Starzz and totaled 26 points on 10-25 FG, 2-8 3-pt FG and 4-7 FT…she scored 10+ points once the entire season, scoring 13 points on 6-9 FG and 1-1 3-pt FG in one of her first games with the Storm, at Detroit, 7/28

    2001 Playoffs:
    In 2001 first round playoff series vs. Sacramento saw action in one game (August 17) and played two scoreless minutes

    2001:
    Played in 22 of 32 games, missing the final two games of the regular season due to a strained lower back and recording eight DNP-Coach’s Decision…Averaged 4.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.9 assists in an average of 14.0 minutes per game…Started seven games (June 21-July 3)…Notched three double figure scoring games including a career-high 21 points on 8-13 shooting on June 23 versus Minnesota…In a career-high 35 minutes on June 27 tallied 15 points and along with a career-high 5 rebounds

    2000:
    Selected by Miami in the 2000 Expansion Draft, the Sol traded her to Utah in exchange for Elena Baranova and a 2000 draft pick…in her first season with the Starzz, she averaged 4.0 ppg and 1.0 apg...she recorded a career-high four assists vs. Los Angeles, 8/9...she played in 29 games, averaging 11.7 mpg…she scored in double figures three times, including a 17-point outing at Portland, 6/8…in that game, she shot 5-7 FG and 7-8 FT…she scored 10+ points twice against L.A., hitting for 10 points at STAPLES Center, 7/9, and then ending the season with 13 points at the Delta Center, 8/9

    1999 Playoffs:
    She made her WNBA postseason debut by scoring two points with two rebounds and a blocked shot in 16 minutes vs. L.A., 8/24

    1999:
    She started in her WNBA debut with Sacramento, scoring five points with an assist, a steal and a blocked shot vs. L.A., 6/10…that was her only start in her first two seasons in the WNBA…that five-point game against the Sparks was her high for the season and she averaged 2.0 ppg in 24 appearances for the Monarchs

    OTHER PRO/OVERSEAS:
    2003-04: Starbird played in Spain, averaging 18.7 points and 5.1 rebounds in 14 games with Adecco Estudiantes Madrid...2001-02: Spent offseason playing in France...2000-01: Spent part of the offseason playing in Austria...1997-99: Played two seasons with the Seattle Reign of the ABL, averaging 12.9 ppg (.431 FG percent, .394 3PT percent, .822 FT percent) 2.8 rpg and 2.8 apg in 59 games …Averaged 13.6 ppg (.424 FG percent, .431 3PT percent, .770 FT percent), 2.5 rpg, 2.0 apg and 1.67 spg in 15 games with the Reign in 1998-99 and ranked 4th in the league in three-point percentage (25-58) and 13th in scoring…Averaged 12.7 ppg (.433 FG percent, .378 3PT percent, .848 FT percent), 3.0 rpg, 3.0 apg, and 1.43 spg in 44 games in the 1997-98 season…Led the team in three-point accuracy, ranked 2nd in assists, and 3rd in scoring in her rookie ABL season…Originally selected by Seattle with the fourth pick overall in the 1997 ABL Draft

    COLLEGE:
    Averaged 16.9 ppg (.501 FG percent, .392 3PT percent, .815 FT percent), 3.9 rpg, 3.3 apg and 1.92 spg in 131 games played during four-year collegiate career at Stanford…Finished career as school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,215 points and fourth all-time on the Pac-10 career scoring list…Led Stanford to four straight NCAA Tournaments, including three Final Four appearances (1995-97)…Awarded the 1997 Naismith Player of the Year Award and named First Team Associated Press All-America as a senior after averaging 20.9 ppg (.511 FG percent, .425 3PT percent, .822 FT percent), 3.7 rpg, 3.2 apg and 1.61 spg in 36 games played


    PERSONAL

  • Nickname is Bird
  • Finished high school career as the state of Washington’s all-time scoring leader (boys and girls) with 2,753 points
  • Named First Team Parade All-America and USA TODAY Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 29.3 ppg, 7.7 rpg and 4.2 apg in 1992-93
  • Comes from a military family spanning four generations at the U.S. Military Academy
  • Considers Stanford Coach Tara VanDerveer an inspiration to her basketball career
  • Is left-handed at everything except basketball
  • Enjoys water-skiing, snowboarding and playing the guitar
  • Is founder of 3HC, a 3-D animation company



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