September 30, 2005

Cindy Blodgett Added To Women's Basketball Staff

Sept. 30, 2005

Providence, RI - Cindy Blodgett has been added to the Brown women's basketball coaching staff, announced Head Coach Jean Marie Burr on Friday. Blodgett, the NCAA's sixth all-time leading scorer, comes to Brown with amble experience as both a player and coach.

After a storied career at the University of 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 two years, Blodgett has run a summer skills basketball camp in Maine.

A four-time Kodak All-American, 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, 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.

A native of Boston, MA, Blodgett earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Maine, graduating cum laude.