KARA WOLTERS

Olympic Gold Medalist, WNBA Champion, and 2017 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee

TOPIC OF DISCUSSION:
OVERCOMING CRITICISM AND ACHIEVING SUCCESS 

Having overcome much adversity throughout her life, Kara will be speaking on the trials and tribulations of being successful and overcoming obstacles.  Life is full of ups and downs both personally and professionally.  Kara will be sharing her best-demonstrated practices in terms of staying mentally strong, handling pressure, and how to dig deep within yourself to reach your goals.  You’ll gain insight into her team building strategies, how to overcome criticism and truly understand her journey.  Accomplishing Kara’s level of success is not easy, but this is an opportunity to gain insight into what it takes to reach Olympic level achievement.  

ABOUT KARA:

Kara Wolters, a 1997 Uconn graduate, became the first player with the Huskies to be named to a postseason all-tournament team in all four of her seasons and was twice (1995-96) named the Most Outstanding Player of the Big East tournament.

In 1997, Wolters was named the Big East and the Associated Press national Player of the Year. She was also selected to the WBCA All-America team and was part of the first class inducted into the Huskies of Honor in 2006.

UConn compiled a 132-8 record in Wolters’ four seasons and won four Big East regular season and tournament titles, advanced to the Final Four twice, and finished off a 35-0 season with a 70-64 win over Tennessee in the National Championship Game.

This year, she’ll be inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of fame, which is an incredible honor.

Internationally, she was named to the 1994 United States national team as a 19-year-old and went on to win gold with Team USA at the 1998 FIBA world championships and 2000 Olympics.