May 25, 2007
Providence, Rhode Island - Brown University assistant women's basketball coach Cindy Blodgett has resigned to accept a position at her alma mater as head women's basketball coach at the University of Maine.
Blodgett has been an assistant coach at Brown for the last two years working as the Bears' recruiting coordinator. Blodgett also had scouting and on-court practice and game responsibilities for the Bears, and helped direct Brown to the Ivy League Championship in 2006.
A four-time Kodak All-American for the University of Maine, Blodgett was just the second woman in NCAA Division I history to lead the nation in scoring for two consecutive seasons, averaging over 27 point per game in her sophomore and junior years at Maine. She finished her career with the Black Bears with 3,005 points, sixth best in NCAA basketball history, breaking a total of 20 school records. She led Maine to its first four appearances in the NCAA Tournament in the school's history.
In both 1996 and 1998 she was the America East Player of the Year while in 1997 and 1998 she was a Pre-Season Naismith Player of the Year Candidate. She earned Academic All-American honors in 1998 as well.
After a storied career at Maine, Blodgett went on to play in the WNBA from 1998-2002. Drafted sixth overall in 1998, she played for the Cleveland Rockers for one season, before going on to play with the Sacramento Monarchs for three seasons.
In addition to playing professionally, she served as an assistant coach at Boston University from 1999-2000. For the last three years, Blodgett has run a summer skills basketball camp in Maine.
A native of Boston, MA, Blodgett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Maine, graduating cum laude.