Kara Wolters played four years at the Unversity of Connecticut before being drafted in the third round of the 1999 WNBA Draft. Wolters was drafted by the Houston Comets with the 36th overall pick. While at Connecticut, Wolters was the tallest player to play at the university. Not only was she tall, but Wolters could also play the game of basketball.


Wolters played from 1993 to 1997 as a Huskie. In her time there, the Huskies played in four NCCA tournaments and won an NCAA Championship in 1995. In 1997 Wolters won the Big East Player of the Year and AP Player of the Year. That season Wolters averaged 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 2.8 blocks per game. At 6’7″ Wolters was a great shot blocker, she is Connecticut’s all-time leading shot blocker with 396. Also, she is the Huskies, all-time leading rebounder with 1,286 rebounds grabbed. Wolters had an outstanding four years as a Huskie.


Kara Wolters played only four years in the WNBA. First, with the Houston Comets as a rookie. She only played in 10 games with the Comets and averaged 1.6 points and 1.2 rebounds per game. Wolters did not play much, but she did manage to win the WNBA championship with the Comets before joining the Indiana Fever.

With the Fever, Wolters had the best season of her WNBA career. The former Connecticut Huskie played well in a staring role with the fever; she played more like the way she played in college. Wolters averaged 11.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks per game with Indiana.

In 2001 Wolters was traded to the Sacramento Monarchs for the 14th pick on the 2001 WNBA draft. Wolters played two seasons in Sacramento, averaging 4.9 points 2001 and 1.7 points in 2002. After the 2002 season, she was released and never played in the WNBA again.

Wolters’s college career was way more successful than her WNBA career but she is still well known in women’s basketball circles. Wolters also won a Gold Medal in the 2000 Olympics as a member of the USA basketball team. Cool fact, Wolters is one of 12 players to win a WNBA Championship, NCAA Championship, and receive a Gold Medal. She is also a member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame.

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    Determined to erase from our memory the other womens professional league, the ABL, aren’t you? For a story about Wolters to fail to mention her participation in this league is beyond absurd, it’s frightening.

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