Kara Wolters (born August 15, 1975 in Holliston, Massachusetts) was a collegiate and professional basketball player. Standing at six feet and seven inches (2.01 m), she was appropriately nicknamed “Big Girl”.
2 University of Connecticut
3 WNBA Career
4 International Competition
She grew up in a basketball family. Her father, William Wolters, is in the Boston College Hall of Fame and played professional basketball for the Seattle SuperSonics in the NBA. Her brother, Ray, played at Eastern Connecticut State University, and her sister, Kristen, was a standout player at the University of Rhode Island.
She formed the “Kara Kares Foundation”, which supports brain tumor research.
University of Connecticut
She played for the women’s basketball team at the University of Connecticut from 1994 to 1997. She was a member of the 1995 team that won the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship, which capped a perfect 35-0 won-loss record.
Wolters was selected by the Houston Comets in the third round (36th overall) during in the 1999 WNBA Draft, Fourth round pick (No. 16 overall) and then the 2000 Expansion Draft by Indiana Fever on December 15, 1999.
Wolters was then traded to the Sacramento Monarchs for the 14th pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft on April 11, 2000.
Wolters was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
Also, she ranks second among all-time USA World Championship competitors for the most blocked shots (11).
Height: 6 foot 7 inches
Weight: 227 lbs
College: University of Connecticut 1997