Kate Starbird

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Kate Starbird
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
World University Games
Gold 1997 World University Games Marsala, Sicily, Italy Team Competition

Kate Starbird (born Catharine Evelyn Starbird on July 30, 1975 in West Point, New York) is a former professional basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the American Basketball League (ABL). Since September 2012, she is a faculty member of the University of Washington Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering as an assistant professor.[1]

Starbird attended Lakes High School in Lakewood, Washington where she was named a High School All-American by the WBCA.[2] She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game in 1993, scoring twelve points, and earning MVP honors.[2][3]

At Stanford University, the 6'2" Starbird held the all-time Cardinal career scoring record with 2,215 points until January 31, 2008 when Candice Wiggins broke the record. In 1997, she was awarded the women's Naismith College Player of the Year award. After college, she joined the ABL's Seattle Reign.

In 1999 she was drafted into the WNBA by the Sacramento Monarchs, who selected her 26th overall in the 3rd round of the 1999 WNBA Draft. She was then picked up by the Miami Sol in the 1999 expansion draft, then traded to the Utah Starzz for Elena Baranova and a second-round pick. She was then traded by the Starzz to the Seattle Storm for Semeka Randall in 2002. She missed the 2003 season, then joined the Fever in 2004.

She was inducted to the Stanford Athletic Hall of Fame on November 2, 2007.

USA Basketball[edit]

Starbird represented the USA at the 1997 World University Games held in Marsala, Sicily, Italy in August of 1997. The USA team won all six games, earning the gold medal at the event. Starbird averaged 8.7 points per game.[4]

ABL career[edit]

1997-1999: Seattle Reign

WNBA career[edit]

1999: Sacramento Monarchs
2000–2002: Utah Starzz
2002: Seattle Storm
2004: Indiana Fever

Academic career[edit]

Since September 2012, she is a faculty member of the University of Washington Department of Human Centered Design & Engineering as an assistant professor.[1] Starbird received her Ph.D. in the A.T.L.A.S. (Alliance of Technology, Learning, And Society) program at the University of Colorado at Boulder in 2012. She studies educational possibilities of social media as well as Crisis Informatics. She received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship in 2009.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kate Starbird Joins HCDE Faculty". April 13, 2012. Retrieved April 13, 2012. 
  2. ^ a b "WBCA High School All-America Game Box Scores". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  3. ^ "WBCA High School All-America Game Team MVP's". Women's Basketball Coaches Association. Retrieved 29 Jun 2014. 
  4. ^ "EIGHTEENTH WORLD UNIVERSITY GAMES -- 1997". USA Basketball. Retrieved 27 Oct 2013. 
  5. ^ "Starbird Earns Second Place in Random Hacks of Kindness Event Competition". University of Colorado at Boulder Computer Science web site. University of Colorado at Boulder Office of Media Relations and News Services. December 2009. Retrieved 2009-12-15. 

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