May 13, 1982 |
|Listed height||5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)|
|Listed weight||145 lb (66 kg)|
|High school||Moundridge (Moundridge, Kansas)|
|College||Kansas State (2001–2005)|
|WNBA draft||2005 / Undrafted|
|Stats at WNBA.com|
Born in Newton, Kansas, Koehn attended Moundridge High School in Moundridge, Kansas. Koehn graduated from Kansas State University in 2005. While at K-state, Koehn achieved the All-Big 12 Second Team (2005, 2004), CoSIDA Academic All-American (2004), Big 12 All-Academic First Team (2005), Kansas State, Big 12 and NCAA all-time leader in three-pointers made (392). She once hit 132 out of 135 three pointers in a 5-minute period. Over the course of her college career, she hit 392 three-pointers, making her the NCAA Division I record-holder for made three-point attempts (tied with Heather Butler), a record she held until it was surpassed by Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis in 2015.
Koehn was a member of the USA Women's U18 team which won the gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Mar Del Plata, Argentina. The event was held in July 2000, when the USA team defeated Cuba to win the championship. Koehn started all five games and averaged 12.4 points per game, third highest behind Alana Beard and Diana Taurasi.
Koehn was named to the team representing the USA at the 2003 Pan American Games. The team lost the opening game to Cuba, then rebounded to win their next five games, including an overtime win against Brazil. They then faced Cuba for the gold medal, falling short 75–64 to take home the silver medal. Koehn averaged 8.9 points per game while hitting 17 of 30 three point attempts, to lead her team in made three pointers and percentage.
Kansas State statistics
|GP||Games played||GS||Games started||MPG||Minutes per game|
|FG%||Field goal percentage||3P%||3-point field goal percentage||FT%||Free throw percentage|
|RPG||Rebounds per game||APG||Assists per game||SPG||Steals per game|
|BPG||Blocks per game||PPG||Points per game||Bold||Career high|
Koehn was signed as a free-agent with the Washington Mystics in 2005. On April 30, 2009 Koehn signed a training camp contract with the Phoenix Mercury. On June 3, 2009 Koehn was waived along with 2 others. Extending her professional career, Laurie played during the 2010-11 season for the "Utex Row", a women's basketball team in Poland. Unfortunately, the team ended the season ranked twelfth out of the 13 member league. Koehn, however, performed well playing in all 14 games, averaging 17.9 points per game and tallying up an average of 36.4 minutes of play per game.
- Team(s): Atlanta Dream Phoenix Mercury Washington Mystics (WNBA), Panküp TED Kayseri Kolejliler (Turkey) (2008/2009), UTEX ROW Rybnik (Poland) (2010/2011), Matizol Lider Pruszków (Poland) (2011/2012)
In July 2015, Laurie Koehn was named as an assistant coach for the University of Northern Colorado women's basketball team.
- "Mercury Signs Laurie Koehn". April 30, 2009. Retrieved 17 Feb 2014.
- 132/135 3 points shouts YouTube video
- Fuller, Jim (30 March 2015). "UConn's Mosqueda-Lewis sets NCAA 3-point record". New Haven Register. Journal Register CT. Retrieved 23 Apr 2015.
- "Fourth Women's Junior World Championship Qualifying Team -- 2000". USA Basketball. June 10, 2010. Archived from the original on 12 September 2015. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
- "Fourteenth Pan American Games -- 2003". USA Basketball. February 20, 2014. Archived from the original on 7 September 2015. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
- "NCAA® Career Statistics". web1.ncaa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-21.
- "Women's Basketball Adds Two New Assistants". Retrieved 26 Jul 2015.