CAROL ANN KRUPA '85
The premier women's basketball player of the early 1980s, CAROL KRUPA, the second-leading scorer in Greyhounds' history, became the first Assumption College female player to be named an all-America and the first to average as many as 20 points-per-game in season for Coach Rita Castagna.
Krupa also enjoyed success as a designated hitter on the softball team in her first two years and ran cross country for a year as well. She batted .286 as the team DH in 1983 and was accorded second-team all-Northeast-8 Conference honors.
In basketball, she left a trail of success. And, despite missing the final nine games of her creer with a knee injury, she became the first female player to be named all-conference first-team twice (1983-84, 1984-85), the first to average as many as 20 points-per game; the first to lead the Northeast-8 Conference and New England Division II in scoring (1983-84) and the first to be named team Most Valuable Player in consecutive years (1983-84 and 1984-85).
She left as the career leader in points scored (1,233), field goals made (464), field goal attempts (1,081), free throws made (305), free throw attempts (462) and scoring average (14.9). In 1983-84 she set the then records for points (522), field goals made (196), field goals attempted (425), free throws made (130), free throws attempted (186) and scoring average (20.1). She is still among the career leaders in rebounds (793) and was the first to score over 500 points (522) (1983-84) in a single season.
Her top individual game efforts included 31 points vs. Springfield (1983-84) and 30 vs. Bryant (1981-82) in her first varsity start. She scored a record 24 points in the second half of the Bryant game. She finished with 24 20-point games.
She won the Alfred R. Berthiuame, A.A. '32 Memorial Award for "above and beyond" in 1984 and capped her career as the winner of the Rev. Armand Desautels, A.A. Memorial Award as the premier female senior student-athlete in 1985.
She was graduated in May 1985 with a bachelor of arts in business management.