O’Connor Inducted into Durham Academy Hall of Fame
DURHAM, N.C. – Kansas women’s basketball assistant coach Katie O’Connor was inducted into the Durham Academy Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday, Dec. 6.
As a multi-sport student-athlete from 1991-95 at Durham, O’Connor earned all-state and All-American honors as a standout on the basketball court. She was also a member of the field hockey and track teams. O’Connor is one of eight inaugural inductees into the Athletics Hall of Fame.
At Kansas, O’Connor helped the Jayhawks reach the NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 in 2013. She has aided in the development of three All-Big 12 selections, all three of which went on to play professionally in the WNBA or overseas.
O’Connor, a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., was a four-year starter for the Virginia Tech Hokies from 1995-99. She helped lead Tech to an Atlantic 10 Conference tournament title in 1998, an A-10 regular-season title in 1999 and to two NCAA Tournament appearances.
In her senior season, the program enjoyed its most successful year, posting a 28-3 record, a Sweet 16 appearance and the program’s highest ranking of No. 9. As a senior, she was named the Atlantic 10 Conference’s most improved player.
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