NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Former UConn star and present WNBA participant Katie Lou Samuelson has been employed as Vanderbilt’s director of participant improvement for ladies’s basketball.
Samuelson, who performs for the Los Angeles Sparks, will help with recruiting and technique for Vanderbilt throughout her offseason, the college introduced Sunday.
“She is without doubt one of the hardest-working, best gamers I’ve ever coached,” Vanderbilt coach Shea Ralph mentioned. “She has excelled at each stage in our sport, beginning with championships in school and now making a reputation for herself within the WNBA and abroad as a standout skilled.
“She has true life expertise in ‘maximizing your potential,’ which is the purpose and mission for each particular person related to this program.”
Samuelson helped UConn win the 2016 NCAA title, when Ralph was an assistant coach for the Huskies. She earned the American Athletic Convention participant of the yr award in 2017 and 2018. The ahead was the tenth participant in Connecticut’s historical past to document 2,000 factors in a profession, and completed fourth on the Huskies’ all-time scoring listing.
The No. 4 choose within the 2019 WNBA draft, Samuelson additionally performed for Dallas and Seattle. She led Perfumerías Avenida to the 2021 Euroleague Ultimate and a Spanish league championship throughout her abroad skilled profession.
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