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Kerry Bascom Poliquin | College Player | Inducted 1997

Kerry Bascom had an incredible career at the University of Connecticut. Her 1989, 1990 and 1991 teams were Big East Regular Season Champions, Big East Tournament Champions and NCAA Tournament participants. The 1991 team earned a trip to the NCAA Final Four for the first time in the program’s history. Bascom concluded her collegiate career as UCONN’s all-time leading scorer with 2,177 points. In 120 career games, Bascom averaged 18.1 points and 7.6 re-bounds per game and recorded 221 assists and 127 steals.

Bascom compiled an impressive list of individual honors during her career. She was a three-time Big East Player of the Year, First Team All-Big East Conference (unanimous selection), and member of the Big East All-Tournament Team. As a sophomore, she was named the Big East Tournament’s Most Outstanding Performer. Bascom was named to the Kodak Division I All-American team in 1991 and was a three-time member of the Kodak District I All-American team from 1989-91.

In her junior year, Bascom was a U.S. National Team Trial participant and selected Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year by the Connecticut Sports Writers’ Alliance. She was a member of the United States World University Games basketball team which won the gold medal in 1991.

Her list of all-tournament honors include: 1991 NCAA Tournament East Regional Most Outstanding Performer, Connecticut Classic and its Most Valuable Player and Duke Dial Classic team. In 1990, Kerry was named Harvard Invitational's Most Valuable Player and earned all-tournament teams honors at the LaSalle Invitational and Amana-Hawkeye Classic. In 1989, Kerry was also named to Virginia Commonwealth/Siegal's Classic all-tournament team. Street & Smith named Kerry to their Honorable Mention All-America team (1990) and chose her for their 1990-91 Pre-Season All America team. In her junior year, she was a US National Team Trial participant and also selected Collegiate Female Athlete-of-the-Year by the Connecticut Sports' Writers' Alliance. Kerry was a member of the United States World University Games basketball team which won the gold medal in 1991. Kerry concluded her collegiate career as UCONN's All-time leading scorer with 2,177 points. In 120 career games, Kerry averaged 18.1 points per game, 7.6 rebounds, 221 assists and 127 steals. For all her athletic achievements, The UCONN Club honored her with their prestigious, Outstanding Senior Athlete Award.