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Katie Lou Samuelson's Bio

About Katie Lou Samuelson

WNBA TRANSACTIONS

  • April 10, 2019 – Drafted No. 4 overall by the Chicago Sky in 2019 WNBA Draft
  • Feb. 14, 2020 ­– Acquired by Dallas Wings in trade with Chicago Sky

2019 (Chicago)

  • Appeared in 20 games for the Sky
  • Averaged 2.4 points, 0.9 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.3 steals in 7.6 minutes her game
  • Scored a career-high 10 points against the Las Vegas Aces on Aug. 18
  • Sidelined for four weeks from middle of June to beginning of July due to fractured hand

COLLEGE

  • 2018-19 – Senior (UConn)
    • All-American Athletic Conference First Team (2019)
    • AAC Defensive Player of the Year (2019)
    • AP Third Team All-American (2019)
    • NCAA Albany Regional All-Tournament Team (2019)
    • USBWA Second Team All-American (2019)
    • WBCA Coaches’ All-American (2019)
    • Became 10th player in UConn history to score more than 2,000 points
    • Ranked No. 4 leading scorer in history of women’s basketball program
    • Second in three-pointers made in history of UConn women’s basketball
    • Helped lead Huskies to finish season with 35-3 record, winning American Athletic Conference Tournament and advancing to NCAA Final Four
  • 2017-18 ­– Junior (UConn)
    • AP First Team All-American (2018)
    • American Athletic Conference Player of the Year (2018)
    • American Athletic Conference First Team (2018)
    • American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team (2018)
    • USBWA First Team All-American (2018)
    • WBCA Coaches’ All-American (2018)
    • Led the team with 17.4 points per game
    • Led the nation with a 47.5 three-point field goal percentage
    • Scored double-digit points in 30 games
    • Recorded first career double-double with 18 points and 10 assists while adding seven rebounds vs. Saint Francis on March 17
  • 2016-17 ­– Sophomore (UConn)
    • American Athletic Conference Tournament Most Outstanding Player (2017)
    • AP First Team All-American (2017)
    • American Athletic Conference – Player of the Year (2017)
    • American Athletic Conference First Team (2017)
    • American Athletic Conference All-Tournament Team (2017)
    • USBWA First Team All-American (2017)
    • WBCA Coaches’ All-American (2017)
    • Started all 37 games
    • Ranked second on the team with 20.2 points per game
    • Scored in double digits in 35 games, helping Huskies reach 2017 NCAA Final Four
  • 2015-16 – Freshman (UConn)
    • American Athletic Conference All-Freshman Team (2016)
    • ESPNW National Freshman of the Year (2016)
    • Played 37 games with 22 starts
    • Led the team with 78 three-point field goals made, helping Huskies capture 2016 NCAA Tournament title

USA BASKETBALL

  • Member of 2019 USA AmeriCup Team
  • Gold Medal: 2019 FIBA AmeriCup
  • One of five collegiate athletes to participate in 2017 USA National Team training camp
  • Participated in 2017 USA U23 National Team training camp
  • Named to the 2015 USA U19 World Championship Team
  • Honors: 2014 FIBA U17 World Cup All-Star Five
  • Bronze Medal: 2014 Youth Olympic Games Shootout
  • Gold Medal: 2014 Youth Olympic Games
  • Gold Medal: 2014 FIBA U17 World Championship
  • Gold Medal: 2013 FIBA Americas U16 Championship
  • Gold Medal: 2013 FIBA 3×3 U18 World Championship
  • Gold Medal: 2013 FIBA Americas 3×3 U18 Championship

PERSONAL

Katie Lou Samuelson (born June 13, 1997) is a guard for the Chicago Sky. She played college basketball at University of Connecticut. Samuelson is the daughter of Karen and Jon Samuelson. Her two older sisters, Bonnie and Karlie both played basketball at Stanford. Samuelson’s father played basketball collegiately at Cal State Fullerton and professionally in Europe, and her mother was on the All-England Netball Team. Samuelson wears No. 33 after Larry Bird.

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